Ms. Laura Tinsley

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Ms. Laura Tinsley

Laura Tinsley is the Principal of Early Learning for the Birmingham Public Schools. Laura earned a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Michigan State University, a Master's degree from Oakland University in Early Childhood Education and a K-12 Administrative Certificate from Michigan State University. Laura began her career teaching Kindergarten. Prior to becoming director of the ECC, she taught in the 4s program at our center. In addition to supervising staff at the Early Childhood Center, she oversees all early learning programs in our school district. Laura has lived in Beverly Hills with her husband, Bart, since 1994. She is a proud mom of two BPS graduates as well as one child who attends Groves high school. She has been active on several district committees such as Education Council, Strategic Planning, BEF Advisory Board as well as PTA, and she and her family are actively involved with the Metro Detroit Youth Clubs. "I am blessed to work with such a dedicated and highly - qualified staff team, and a wonderful, supportive parent community. Together we are building a strong foundation for children's future success. Teaching young children is, by far, the best job in the world!"

 

Ms. Nicole Crawford - Office Manager

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Ms. Nicole Crawford - Office Manager

Nicole Crawford is in her third year as Office Manager for the Birmingham Early Childhood Center. She has worked at both Wee-Care and the Early Childhood Center for a combination of 6 years between both schools. Ms. Nicole graduated from Grand Valley State University with a degree in Broadcast Production. "I am excited to take on this role. I love that from the front desk I still get to watch the children learn and explore, while helping to ensure that they are in a safe and loving environment."

Ms. Dawn McDaniel - Floater

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Ms. Dawn McDaniel - Floater

Ms. Dawn has worked at the Early Childhood Center, during the summer program and as a floater, for the last 16 years. She has worked as a Special Education Paraeducator beginning with all disabilities, then specializing in the preschool autism program for 20 years. Ms. Dawn recently retired from the district and is now returning to work in the same building she started in! "I get so much pleasure from working with little children. I want to be part of shaping our young for the future. It gives me great joy."

Ms. Laurel Seizert - Toddler Floater

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Ms. Laurel Seizert - Toddler Floater

Ms. Laurel has worked at the Early Childhood Center for 1 year. Sha has an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and Studies from Lynn University. Ms. Laurel has 14 years experience working as an Early Childhood assistant teacher. "I like being a teacher because it gives me great pleasure to know that I am making a difference in the kids lives; it makes me feel good."