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 23, Anne 21, and Grace 17.  Grace is a junior at Grosse Pointe North where my husband Brad is a math teacher.


Teresa Poletis

This is my 9th 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 9th year at Assumption.  I worked here 23 years ago and was happy to come back.  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,decorating and spending time with my family and friends.


Deborah White

This is my 5th 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.