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.

Sharon Jeffery

This year is my 17th enjoyable year working with the toddlers.  I love seeing their smiling faces and knowing they are in a happy and secure environment .  My husband Jim and I have 3 sons.  Jimmy and Kevin are MSU graduates and Christopher is a marine.  We are blessed with 3 grandchildren; Ethan (13), Madden (5), and Bryson (2).  In my spare time I enjoy walking and reading.

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.

Lily Schmidt

My name is Lily Schmidt and this is my second year working at Assumption in the toddler rooms.  I am currently attending Macomb Community College as an Elementary Education Major.  In my free time I love being outside, drawing, singing, and relaxing.  I live with my mom , sister and our 2 pets our dog Leo, and our cat Sassy are a great addition to the family.

Daniela Garibay

My name is Daniela Garibay and I’m completing my first year at Assumption Toddle 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.

Maegan Parker

My name is Maegan.  I am 30 years old and a mom of 4 amazing children! I have always had a dream of working with children in a classroom setting.  Now that all my kids are in school, I finally get to fulfill that dream.  In between school and sports, my family and I like to travel, camp, fish and take day trips to places in Michigan.  We also enjoy baking as a family as well.