EC3 Staff


EC3 is staffed by early childhood professionals who are committed to creating a positive environment for young children.

Twenty-three full-time teachers staff the eleven EC3 classrooms. All of our lead teachers hold either a bachelor's degree, associate's degree, or CDA credential.  All of our teachers are certified in infant/pediatric CPR and first aid.

EC3 also boasts support staff who are trained in child development and are filled with a love of children; they are also all certified in infant/pediatric CPR and first aid. The support staff are very familiar faces to every EC3 child, and smoothly transition into the classrooms when primary caregivers are away from the classroom. Click here to learn more about EC3's current roster of support staff.

Prior to employment all staff members (teachers and office staff) must submit to reference checks, pass a criminal background check, and receive clearance from Michigan’s database of those who are even suspected of child abuse or neglect.

Cheryl Adkins

Preschool Teacher | Bluegill

Symone Ayers-Hanes

Infant Teacher | Bumblebee

Wanda Bancroft

Preschool Teacher | Bear

Audrianna Bello

Program Liaison

Krista Besley

Toddler Teacher | Seal

Jessica Boggus

Toddler Teacher | Penguin

Betsy Clinton

Program Director

Claudia Conley

Toddler Teacher | Penguin

Julie Douglas

Toddler Teacher | Gecko

Amy Dungey

Toddler Teacher | Frog

Jennifer Enterline

Toddler Teacher | Dolphin

Tammy Epling

Toddler Teacher | Gecko

Alex Foster

Preschool Teacher | Tiger

Casey Fowler

Infant Teacher | Ladybug

Lisa Gross

Toddler Teacher | Otter

Rachel Hutchins

Office Manager

Lori Ireland

Infant Teacher | Bumblebee

Danielle Martin

Preschool Teacher | Bear

Ryan Mayes

Toddler Teacher | Seal

Angela Mendenhall

Preschool Teacher | Tiger

Ada Scott

Toddler Teacher | Dolphin

Mercedes Steward

Toddler Teacher | Frog

Tammy Stoops

Toddler Teacher | Frog

Julie Waterbury

Preschool Teacher | Bluegill

Elisabeth Weston

Executive Director

Melissa Whitaker

Toddler Teacher | Gecko

Christina Young

Infant Teacher | Ladybug

We love EC3 and it's a GREAT place for our toddler!

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