Toddlers (Room 11)

Andrea Sorensen

This is my 9th year at Assumption and I’m excited to be co-lead teaching in the toddler room with Ms. Brandi and Emily S. I’ve enjoyed working with the little ones and look forward to what this year brings. This past spring, my husband Craig and I celebrated our 17th wedding anniversary. We have three children, Vincenzio, Haley and Ava. As a family, we enjoy camping, bike riding, swimming and bowling.

Brandi D’Angelo

This is my 4th year at Assumption and I am excited to be co-lead teaching in the toddler room with Ms. Andrea and Ms. Emily S.  I have an Associates degree in Early Childhood Education and have a little one of my own, who will be a year old in November.  Working with children has always been something I am very passionate about and I look forward to an exciting year.


Emily Surzyn

For the past few years I have been an assistant at Assumption and am very excited to spend this year as a Lead Teacher alongside Ms. Andrea and Ms. Brandi ! Toddlers are one of my favorite ages and I love to see their personalities and minds blossom every day.  I am in my final year of pursuing  my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with concentration in Early Childhood Education and Language Arts at Oakland University, when not at work or school, I enjoy nannying, teaching yoga, reading, traveling, and spending time with my family.  I look forward to a wonderful year ahead.

Claudia Kiriazis

This is my second year at Assumption.  I love working with the children and seeing all their happy faces. My first 10 years of experience working with toddlers and preschoolers was working with my mother who owned and operated two Gymboree learning programs in the area.  Since 2005, I have worked as an assistant teacher at 2 child care centers in the Royal Oak area and assist in Sunday School at our church.  I am looking forward to spending many years at Assumption.  I enjoy watching movies, working puzzles, spending time with my family/friends and babysitting.


Emily Athey

I am a student at Wayne State pursing a degree in Elementary Education.  This is my 2nd year at Assumption and it is such a joy! I love coming to work everyday and watching the toddlers learn and grow.  When I’m not at work, I might be face painting, traveling or just spending time with my family.  I look forward to a great year getting to know your little ones as their personalities blossom.

Keri Charetien

This my 2nd year at Assumption Pre-School and Toddler Center.  I am an assistant teacher to Ms. Brandi, Ms. Emily and Ms. Andrea in room 11. My husband Mike and I have been married for almost 25 years.  We have four beautiful daughters; Lindsey, Lauren, Hannah and Hailey.  We also have two beautiful grandchildren; Michael and Pennelope.  As a family we enjoy soccer, traveling, boating and camping.  It is such a pleasure for me to be at school and be part of your children’s developments.

Kathy Michaux

This is my 2nd year at Assumption.  I ran my own at-home day care for 8 years and after taking some time to pursue  other dreams, it is great to be back working with children and watching them grow.  I have two daughters, Becca and Jenna that make me a very proud mother.  They both attended the preschool program here at Assumption so it is nice to be a part of this school again.  In my free time, I enjoy bike riding, walking my two dogs, watching movies, going out with friends and spending time with my daughters.