I am in my 10th year at Assumption and every year has been in Room 9. I moved to Michigan in 2011 from Pennsylvania. I have 2 two wonderful sons, Ian who lives in Utah and works at Pipe Springs National Park in Arizona, and Zane who lives here in Michigan. Erik and I have 2 adorable dogs, Ila and Yasheu. Hockey is my favorite sport (I’m a huge Pittsburgh Penguins fan!).
My name is Valentina Izzi, this will be my 4th year at Assumption. I just graduated MCC with my Associates Degree in Early Education and will further my education at Rochester College. I was the lead teacher in Room 10 but this year I join Ms. Lisa in Room 9 as co-lead.
I will be starting my 14th year here at Assumption. I enjoy spending my day with the wonderful and loving staff, watching the young friendships develop, and seeing the growth that occurs over the course of the school year. I have an Associate’s Degree in Liberal arts from Oakland Community College. I have one son, Brandon, who is 22 years old and is attending Macomb Community College. I enjoy spending time with my family, working in the yard and walking.
This is my third year at Assumption and I love it. It’s such a happy, safe and secure place for children to grow and learn. As a teen, I worked with my mother who owned and operated two Gymboree learning programs in the area. I’ve worked with preschool and toddlers for 15 years in Royal Oak and as a Sunday School assistant. I look forward to spending many years at Assumption. I enjoy painting, watching movies, solving puzzles and spending time with family and friends.
I’m completing my third year at Assumption Toddler Center. I have an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Studies and I’m currently attending Wayne State to complete a Bachelors Degree in Education. My current hobbies are online shopping and spending time with my friends and family.