The Talented Early Childhood Center and Hackett Infant & Toddler Center Staff
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.
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.
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.
LEAD PREK 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 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.
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 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.
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!