Creating a Positive Environment for Our Children.

Toddlers (Room 9)

Valentina Izzi

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.

Michelle Pavlovich

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.

Lisa Harvey

I am starting my 9th year in Room 9.  I moved to Michigan in 2011.  I have 2 sons, Ian, who is a Park Ranger at Oklahoma City National Park and Zane , who is a recent graduate of Wayne State.  Erik and I have 2 adorable dogs, Ila and Yasheu.  Hockey is my favorite sport (go Penguins….sorry I had to ). I am looking forward to a wonderful year in Room 9.

Claudia Kiriazis

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.

Daniela Garibay

My name is Daniela Garibay and I’m completing my first year at Assumption Toddler Center.  I have an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Studies and I’m currently attends Wayne State for a Bachelors Degree in Education.  My current hobbies are studying at Starbucks and spending time with my friends and family.