Office Staff

Joni Gerardi

Kate Haynes

This is my 15th year at Assumption! I  have worked as an assistant and teacher throughout the building, and have served in a Director role for 4 years. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood; Children and Families from the University of Michigan. My husband, Michael, and I have an awesome son, Jack, who just started Kindergarten, and a mini-zoo of pets; 3 dogs, a cat, a chinchilla, a rabbit, 2 gerbils, and a leopard gecko! In our spare time, my family and I enjoy visiting farms, parks, and playing outside. I am looking forward to another awesome year at Assumption!

Paula Armbruster

This is my 11th year at Assumption as the Office Manager.   I have 3 daughters Emily, Anne, and Grace.  Emily and Anne live in Arizona, Emily is the Head of Charter for Cutter Aviation and Anne is an Art teacher for 3 schools in the Mesa School district. My youngest daughter Grace is in her Senior year at Chapman University, in Orange, California studying dance. My husband Brad is a Math teacher at Grosse Pointe North High School. In my free time I enjoy traveling with my husband and spending time with my family and friends. I really enjoy getting to know your children.   I am looking forward to an exciting year at Assumption.

Rene’ Garkinos

This is my 12th year at Assumption. I started as a classroom assistant for 3 years, Logistics Coordinator for 4 years, COVID Team Leader for 2 years, and now an Administrative Assistant for the past 2 years. I enjoy greeting the children every morning and listening to their laughter. I have a dog walking/pet sitting business that my cats are CEO and CFO. I enjoy traveling, reading, shopping, and spending time with my family and friends. I look forward to an amazing year at Assumption!