Our Team

Our teachers are carefully chosen through an extensive interview process. They are selected on the basis of their educational backgrounds, their ability to meet the individual needs of the children and their overall teamwork skills.

The majority of our teachers have formal education or training in the field of Early Childhood. We believe that ongoing training is not only important, but also imperative. All of our ECC teachers receive formal HighScope training, and attend conferences and monthly training meetings to ensure the highest quality of educational training is reached.

MELISSA REJC

ECC DIRECTOR

Our Director, Melissa Rejc, has a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Central Michigan University.

She has been working with children for the past 13 years and has had the opportunity to be the Head Teacher in the Infant, Toddler and Preschool classrooms.

Melissa has been with The Community House since January of 2007.

Jennifer wacker

INFANT TODDLER TEACHER

Jennifer has a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work from Siena Heights University.

She has been working with children for the past 10 years and has been with The Community House since July 5, 2016.

During her spare time, Jennifer enjoys sewing, cooking, knitting and spending time outdoors with her family.

SARAH WINKLER

INFANT TEACHER

Sarah has a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Development and Learning with a minor in Recreation from Central Michigan University.

She has been working with children for the past five years and has been with The Community House since September 26, 2016.

Sarah enjoys reading and playing golf and tennis during her spare time.

Jessica Marosan

LEAD INFANT TEACHER

Jessica has a Bachelor's Degree in Family Community Services with a concentration in Child and Youth Development.

She has been working with children for the past eight years and has been with The Community House since October 5, 2015.

When Jessica is not at The Community House, she spends her time baking, reading or enjoying outdoor walks.

Aubrey Hage

LEAD TODDLER TEACHER

Aubrey has a Bachelor's Degree in English and Vocal Music Education along with a Master's in Early Childhood Development with both 7-12 and K-12 certifications.

She has been working in Early Childhood for 15 years and has three years of experience working with older children. Aubrey has been with The Community House since August 27, 2012.

Aubrey loves to spend her free time reading and watching movies.

Kathleen McFadden

TODDLER TEACHER

Kathleen received her degree in Early Childhood Development from Columbus State University.

She has been working with children for three years and has been with The Community House since April 11, 2016.

During her spare time, Kathleen loves cooking, bike riding and taking yoga classes.

Candis Brooks

LEAD PRESCHOOL TEACHER

Candis completed two years of her education at the University of Phoenix.

She has been working with children for 10 years and has been with The Community House since March of 2016.

Candis enjoys reading Batman comics and watching political dramas during her down time.

Debbie Erlandson

PRESCHOOL TEACHER

Debbie received her Bachelor's Degree in Interpersonal Communication with a minor in Psychology and Family Resources from Eastern Michigan University. She is also certified and trained in HighScope.

She has been working with children for over 20 years and has been with The Community House since September 10, 2012.

During her spare time, Debbie loves to play the keyboard, paint and visit family and friends.

Misty Fronczak

LEAD PRESCHOOL TEACHER

Misty earned her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Development from Mid-Michigan Community College and will be pursuing her Bachelor's Degree in 2017.

She has been working with children since she was 12 years old as a camp counselor and has been professionally in the field for three years. Misty has been with The Community House since June 6, 2016.

Misty likes to crochet and read during her spare time. She also loves to play with her dog Bandit and enjoys visiting the zoo from time to time.

Rose Holland

LEAD PREK TEACHER

Rose earned her Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Language Arts and Social Studies. She also has an Early Childhood Endorsement from Alma College.

Rose has been working with children for five years and has been with The Community House since April of 2016.

When she's not at the ECC, Rose likes to read, sing in a local choir, watch movies, hike and camp. She loves to find new, weird adventures!

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