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
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Mrs. Faulkner began her career at EWP in 2007 teaching 3 year olds. In the fall of 2020, she transitioned from the classroom to adminsitration 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 in 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!
Mrs. Sky Chacko
3 Year Old Teacher Email
Mrs. Chacko attained her associates degree in Early Childhood Education from Hawaii Community College. She also has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and certificate in Educational Studies from the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Mrs. Chacko believes that the preschool years are pivotal in a child’s educational career and it’s where they establish a solid foundation. She strives to have her students fall in love with learning all while having fun doing so! Mrs. Chacko was born and raised in Hawaii and recently moved to Maumee with her husband. She enjoys traveling and anything Disney!
Mrs. Brianna Halm
3 Year Old Assistant Teacher Email
This is Mrs. Halm’s first year at Elizabeth Wayne and she could not be more excited! Mrs. Halm loves teaching and watching the children start to develop their personalities and become their own person. She has been in a preschool setting for the last five years. She is currently pursuing her Child Development Associate Credential in Preschool. In her spare time, Mrs. Halm enjoys reading, camping and spending time with her son Liam. She is married and her husband is in the United States Marine Corps. She loves to travel and collect coffee cups from the places she has visited.
Mrs. Jeny Mazza
Morning 3 Year Old and Afternoon 4 Year Old Teacher Email
Mrs. Mazza acquired her Associates 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. Mrs. Mazza is married and has one daughter. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family. She especially likes to go camping, go to her cabin up north, and hang at the barn watching her daughter ride. She started teaching at EWP in the fall of 2016.
Ms. Morgan Hefner
Morning 3 Year Old and Afternoon 4 Year Old Assistant Teacher Email
Ms. Morgan holds a bachelors 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. Morgan is humorous and creative and enjoys playing sports, listening to music, and spending time with family and friends. This is her first year at EWP and is thrilled to be helping students learn valuable skills and have fun doing so!
Mrs. Erin Perry
4 Year Old Teacher Email
Mrs. Perry attained her Associates 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 provided 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
4 Year Old Assistant Teacher Email
Mrs. Wilt is no stranger to Elizabeth Wayne Preschool as she was a parent here long before becoming an Assistant Teacher in 2018. 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. Now that all of her children are in school, full-time, she is looking forward to assisting Mrs. Perry 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
4 Year Old Teacher Email
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.
Miss Kyra Mcclure
4 Year Old Assistant Teacher Email
Miss Kyra brings experience, enthusiasm and a love for teaching children to the classroom. She is currently a Junior at the University of Toledo where she is majoring in Elementary Education. Miss Kyra is originally from the Dayton area where she studied Early Childhood Education at Miami Valley Career Technology Center. She previously worked as an Assistant Teacher at a Montessori school in Dayton. This is Miss Kyra’s first year at EWP.
Mrs. Jenny Robbins
Kinder Start Teacher Email
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
Kinder Start Assistant Teacher Email
This is Mrs. Ellis’ first year at EWP and she is thrilled to be a part of the team! She holds a bachelors degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Lourdes University. She has worked in early childhood education for five years in different positions including teaching littles and mentoring teachers. Mrs. Ellis feels that working with young children is very important because these are the most influential years of their lives. She loves helping them learn new skills but most importantly, guiding them through tough social emotional situations. Her hobbies include visiting metroparks and spending time with her husband and son.
Mrs. Kristin Sluhan
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Mrs. Sluhan began teaching art at EWP in the fall of 2016. She studied art at the University of Kentucky and Lourdes College and then began a career in event planning and design. She loves children and is excited to bring the arts to EWP preschoolers. She is married and the mother of two girls.
Mrs. Meg Duesing
Lunch Bunch Teacher Email
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 team . 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!
Mrs. Michelle Lott
Lunch Bunch Teacher Email
Mrs. Lott will be helping with Lunch Bunch. This is her first year at EWP, and her first year back to working in a preschool setting after taking some time off. 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 invloved with her girls’ after school activities. In her spare tie she loves to read and spend time with family. She loves Broadway shows and can’t wait to one day see on 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. Lott is excited to working with children again.