Ana Mueller

My name is Ms. Ana and I am one of the Annex lead teachers. I started at Assumption in the Fall of 2021. Before coming here, I worked as a teacher at the Lakeshore Family Y from 2007, until we closed in 2020 due to the pandemic. After that, I nannied a little girl for just over a year. I am incredibly grateful to have found myself back in a childcare setting, doing what I love. I am looking forward to meeting all of the children, and working with my fellow teachers to help our toddlers explore the world!

Julie Horvath

I am the lead teacher in the Tot 2 room in the Annex. I am excited to start my 2nd year here at Assumption. I have an Early Childhood Education background and have been teaching for 25+ years. I love working with children and seeing them learn and grow. When I’m not at work, I enjoy being with family and my two fur babies.

Dawn Aikin

Hi! My name is Ms. Dawn and I work in the Tot 2 room in the Annex. This is my 2nd year at Assumption Nursery School. I have enjoyed working with toddlers in childcare for the past 15 years. When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband, 3 children, and 3 adorable grandchildren. I love cooking, doing hair, and camping. I love seeing the toddlers faces light up when they accomplish something – it is such a rewarding job!

Alanna Barr

Hi, I’m Alanna! I have been here at Assumption since February of 2021 but I have been in childcare for 4 years prior to that. I am working on getting my CDA to better care for the children in my class. I love watching them learn and grow at such a great rate! My hobbies include gardening, reading, and video games.

Anahita Bharucha

This is my 2nd year at Assumption. I have a son in 6th grade at Pierce Middle School and a daughter right here at Assumption! I lvoe working with the tiny tots and helping them learn and grow. In my free time, I listen to music and read books. I am looking forward to a fun filled year!

Katie Choike

This is my second year at Assumption, and it’s an honor being able to see the children grow and learn! I have a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan in Linguistics and German, and I’m currently finishing up my second Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Disorders. In January, I will be starting a Master’s Program in Linguistics at Wayne State University. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, listening to music, cooking, and spending time with my niece and nephew. I live in St. Clair Shores with my family, and pet hamster, Peach.

Sondi Cyccone

I am a former legal secretary who began working in daycare at Assumption in April 2022. I enjoy getting to know the children, caring for them, and helping them to learn, play and grow! I have a wonderful daughter, son-in-law, and “grand-dog” who live in Canada, where my son-in-law is stationed at the naval base on Vancouver Island. Many years ago, my daughter attended nursery school at Assumption!

Marie Mueller

I’ve been working at Assumption for a year now, and have been working in daycare since 2015. I enjoy spending time with all the little ones and watching them learn and grow. I love watching their smiles turn to giggles and then turn to belly laughs. It’s no wonder I always leave work smiling!

Natia Reynolds

My name is Natia and I have been a part of Assumption for a year. I am currently in the process of getting my CDA. I have been in childcare for 9 years and I enjoy it a lot! Toddlers are amazing and the sweetest. During my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with family and friends, shopping, home decor, cleaning, and cooking.

Ann Tepper

I have worked at Assumption for almost a year. I worked at a daycare in Germany for 2 years. I love taking care of children, hearing them laugh, and comforting them when needed!