Office Staff


Paula Armbruster

I will be starting my 8th year at Assumption.  I enjoy seeing and getting to know all of your children as they pass by my office and wave. I have 3 daughters, Emily 24, Anne 22, and Grace 18.  My husband Brad is a math teacher at Grosse Pointe North High School.  We enjoy hanging out with family and friends, and traveling in our spare time.

Teresa Poletis

This is my 10th year as bookkeeper at Assumption Nursery School. My husband David and I have 3 children all of whom attended Assumption Nursery School.  I enjoy reading in my spare time.

Rene’ Garkinos

This will be my 10th year at Assumption.  I worked here 24 years ago and was happy to come back. The last 4 years I’ve been working in the office as the Logistics Coordinator and love it !  I enjoy interacting with the kids, watching their growth and hearing their laughter.  I’ve been working with children from teaching Gymboree to coaching basketball.  I also have a dog walking/pet sitting business, which my cats are the CEO and CFO! In my spare time I enjoy reading, traveling,decorating and spending time with my family and friends.

Deborah White

This is my 6th year at Assumption.  This year I will be in the office for the afternoon as well as filling in when needed in the classrooms.  I am a retired school teacher of 23 years.  I received my college degrees from Wayne State University and Mary Grove College.  I feel fortunate that I have this opportunity to continue working with children at Assumption Nursery School.