Mrs. Cristy Seely


Mrs. Seely has been with EWP since 2010. She has a B.Ed in Early Childhood Education which she attained from the University of Toledo. Mrs. Seely has been working in the early childhood field for over 20 years in various capacities including Montessori and Children’s Ministry. She believes that the first five years of a child’s life are the most important. It is during those critical years that children are molded into who they will become as an adult. Her goal is to offer students enriching experiences that nourish them spiritually, inspire them academically, support them emotionally and guide them socially. She is married and the mother of four adult children. In her spare time, Mrs. Seely loves to kayak and travel with her husband. She also teaches professional development classes for early childhood educators and CDA classes through the YWCA.

Mrs. Tina Faulkner

Assistant Director

Mrs. Faulkner began her career at EWP in 2007 teaching 3-year-olds. In the fall of 2020, she transitioned from the classroom to administration and took on the role of Assistant Director.  She has a degree in Business from Owens State Community College. She strives to provide an environment that makes students feel welcomed and loved. She recognizes that each child is unique and her goal is to encourage them to develop and grow at their own pace and style. She is married and the mother of two sons. Her oldest son is serving in the United States Marine Corps and her youngest son is an EWP graduate!

Ms. Morgan Hefner

Specials Teacher

Ms. Hefner holds a Child Development Associate Certification and a bachelor’s degree in Applied Health Science with a specialization in Public Health from Bowling Green State University.  As an intern for BGSU, she designed and implemented health and wellness programs for K-6th grade children. During her internship, she quickly fell in love with working with children and believes every child deserves to live a happy and healthy life.  Ms. Hefner is humorous and creative and enjoys playing sports, listening to music, and spending time with family and friends. She has been with EWP since the fall of 2020 and she is thrilled to be helping students learn valuable skills and have fun doing so!

Mrs. Jeny Mazza

Lead Teacher

Mrs. Mazza acquired her Associate’s Degree in early childhood education from Owens State Community College. She is committed to providing families with a loving and developmentally sound foundation for a lifetime of learning. She believes children should be allowed to explore, inquire, play and discover the world around them. Her goal as a teacher is to provide children with a rich environment where they feel safe to explore, initiate learning, and feel free to express themselves.  Mrs. Mazza is married and has one daughter. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family.  She started teaching at EWP in the fall of 2016.

Mrs. Molly Gillespie

Assistant Teacher

Mrs. Gillespie (Mrs.G) holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, as well as a Special Education degree, from Campbell University. She started her journy at EWP as a parent, transitioned into a substitute, and is excited to be in the classroom full time starting this fall! She believes children learn through playing with their peers, asking questions, and exploring! Mrs. Gillespie is maried and has four rambunctious boys. She can often be found singing her heart out, reading as many books as she can, and being silly with the kids.

Ms. Kelsey Smith

Assistant Teacher

Ms. Smith holds a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Wyoming.  She loves to draw, listen to music, do anything outside, and above all else; learn!  She truly believes that knowledge is power and is incredibly exited to teach, nurture and inspire her students. She can’t wait to see what the school year will bring at Elizabeth Wayne!

Mrs. Erin Perry

Lead Teacher

Mrs. Perry attained her Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Owens State Community College. She is passionate about providing experiences for young children to develop their capabilities so they can enter kindergarten with skills that will help them succeed in their education and everyday life. Mrs. Perry believes that when children are excited about learning and providing opportunities they become intrinsically motivated to learn, develop and have fun doing so. She grew up in Elmore and resides there still with her husband and two daughters. In her spare time, she enjoys camping with her family and supporting her daughters in their sports and extracurricular activities. She joined the EWP team in 2014.

Mrs. Amanda Wilt

Assistant Teacher

Mrs. Wilt is no stranger to Elizabeth Wayne Preschool, not only did she attend school here when she was little, but she also sent her children here as well!  She studied business at Owens Community College and has been moonlighting as an office assistant/bookkeeper at her friend’s dance studio for several years.  When all of her children were in school full time, she began teaching at EWP 2018 to assist Mrs. Perry to create a comfortable and loving environment for their students.  Mrs. Wilt is organized, creative, and loves working with children.  She is married and has four boys. 

Mrs. Maria Fisher

Lead Teacher

Mrs. Fisher holds a degree in Human Services from the University of Toledo. She has been teaching at EWP since 2001. She has been working in the field of early childhood education since 1989. She enjoys helping students prepare for kindergarten through developmentally appropriate activities that challenge each student’s wide range of abilities. She is married and the mother of three children.

Mrs. Courtney Moyer

Assistant Teacher

Mrs. Moyer joined the EWP team in 2022 and has a bachelor’s degree from The University of Toledo. After spending the last few years at home raising her children, she is excited for the opportunity to join the EWP family. She loves outdoor learning- nature is our greatest playground! Her mission is to ensure that every child who enters EWP be accepted and cherished for who they are.

Mrs. Jenny Robbins

Lead Teacher

Mrs. Robbins graduated from Huntington University with a degree in Education. She has been teaching at EWP since 2008. She believes that preschool is a place to have fun and be silly while learning the necessary skills to excel as a student. Mrs. Robbins knows the importance of challenging students to help them reach goals while encouraging growth with love, patience, and excitement. She is married and the mother of three children.

Mrs. Nikkole Ellis

Lead Teacher

Mrs. Ellis has been with EWP since the fall of 2020. She holds a B.A. in Early Childhood Education from Lourdes College. Mrs. Ellis has a passion for helping children through using conscious discipline techniques. She is a wife and mother of two.

Mrs. Michelle Lott

Lead Teacher


Mrs. Lott joined the EWP team in the fall of 2020 after taking some time off from the preschool setting. During her time away she focused on raising her two girls who are now in high school and college.  She was a preschool teacher for 11 years and has an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Owens State Community College. She enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom and being able to be completely involved with her girls’ after-school activities. In her spare time, she loves to read and spend time with family.  She loves Broadway shows and can’t wait to see one in New York City!  She loves working with children and watching them grow.  She believes children learn and develop best through self-directed activities.  

Mrs. Casey Haywood

Bible Teacher/Monitor


Mrs. Haywood is a mom to three boys, all of whom have been EWP students.  She went to Miami University to study education and then because she loves school so much herself, she continued at the University of Findlay, receiving a Masters in Ed with a focus on literacy instruction. Casey taught 6th and 8th grade Language Arts, Reading, and Social Studies for four years and coached middle school volleyball before transitioning to non-profit work at an organization called After-School All-Stars.  There, as the State Program Director, she supervised after-school programming in low-income schools across the state for students in grades K-8. She also trained and taught collegiate students how to interact with students and create an engaging classroom experience. She currently teaches education classes at Owens State Community College.  In any brief moment of free time, you will find Casey reading, hiking with her boys, and traveling- especially most recently to National Parks where her family loves to explore! 

Mr. Thomas brock

Assistant Teacher

Mr. Brock started with EWP in the fall of 2022.  He is a graduate of Penta Career Center Early Childhood Program and holds a CDA credential.  Mr. Brock is committed to providing a nurturing environment where children can learn and grow at their own pace. He is dedicated to making sure each child feels safe and secure. In his free time, Mr. Brock loves to read, write, listen to music, and swim.

Mrs. Meg Duesing



Mrs. Duesing began working at EWP in the fall of 2019.  For the last 14 years, she has been a stay-at-home mom to her four children. She is an active volunteer in her children’s schools and extracurricular activities including lacrosse and swim teams. Mrs. Duesing studied political science and elementary education at Wittenberg University. She believes that children are capable individuals and with love and encouragement they will gain the skills they need to be successful. She and her husband have lived in Perrysburg for the last 17 years.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, being creative, being at the lake, and swimming. She loves all things Michigan and especially loves rooting on the Wolverines- Go Blue!