Mrs. Cristy Seely, Director

 

Mrs. Seely has been with EWP since 2010.  She became the director in 2014.  She has a B.Ed in Early Childhood Education which she attained from the University of Toledo.  Mrs. Seely has been working in the early childhood field for over 20 years in various capacities including Montessori and Children's Ministry.  She believes that the first five years of a child's life are the most important.  It is during those critical years that children are molded into who they will become as an adult.  Her goal is to offer students enriching experiences that nourish them spiritually, inspire them academically, support them emotionally and guide them socially.  She is married and the mother of three children.

 

 

Mrs. Tina Faulkner, 3 Year Old Teacher

 

Mrs. Faulkner has been teaching at EWP since 2007.  She has a degree in Business     from Owens State Community College.  She strives to provide a classroom that makes students feel welcomed and loved.  She recognizes that each child in unique and her goal is to encourage them to develop and grow at their own pace and style.  She is married and the mother of two sons. Her oldest son is serving in the United States Marine Corps and her youngest son is an EWP graduate!

 

  

 

 

Mrs. Chris Skiba, 3 Year Old Teacher

 

Mrs. Skiba has been with EWP since the fall of 2009 and began teaching in 2014.  Before coming to EWP, Mrs. Skiba worked as a substitute for the Rossford School District, primarily in their preschool classrooms.  Her goal for her students is to make their first educational experience the best and begin to lay the foundation for academic success.  She believes that education starts with a solid partnership between parents, students and teachers.  She is married and the mother of two children.

 

 

 

Mrs. Maria Fisher, 4 Year Old Teacher

 

Mrs. Fisher holds a degree in Human Services from the University of Toledo.  She has been teaching at EWP since 2001.  She has been working in the field of early childhood education since 1989.  She enjoys helping students prepare for kindergarten through developmentally appropriate activities that challenge each student's wide range of abilities.  She is married and the mother of three children.

  

 

 

 

Mrs. Erin Perry, All Day 4 Year Old Teacher

 

Mrs. Perry attained her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Owens State Community College.  She is passionate about providing experiences for young children to develop their capabilities so they can enter kindergarten with skills that will help them succeed in their education and everyday life.  Mrs. Perry believes that when children are excited about learning and provided opportunities they become intrinsically motivated to learn, develop and have fun doing so.  She grew up in Elmore and resides there still with her husband and two daughters.  In her spare time she enjoys camping with her family and supporting her daughters in their sports and extracurricular activities.  She joined the EWP team in 2014.

   

 

Mrs Jenny Robbins, Kinder Start Teacher

 

Mrs. Robbins graduated from Huntington University with a degree in Education.  She has been teaching at EWP since 2008.  She believes that preschool is a place to have fun and be silly while learning the necessary skills to excel as a student.  Mrs. Robbins knows the importance of challenging students to help them reach goals while encouraging growth with love, patience and excitement.  She is married and the mother of three children.

 

 

  

Mrs. Julie Hickman, 4 Year Old and Science Teacher 

 

Mrs. Hickman started at EWP as the morning 4 year old Aide in 2011.  She began teaching in 2015.  She has a B.S. in Biology and a M.S.P.H. in Environmental Science and Engineering.  She is the married mother of three children and is active in her children's many activities including the Boy Scouts of America.  She enjoys running, reading, gardening and traveling.  Miss Julie loves working with students, helping them prepare for the transition to kindergarten. 

 

 

 

Mrs. Kerry Dembowski, Lunch Bunch, Music and Bible Teacher

 

Mrs. Dembowski came to EWP after being with Kindermusik for six years.  She became a licensed Kindermusik instructor after her two children attended the program.  She fell in love with the music foundations of learning the curriculum that was geared to whole child development.  She also worked as a nursery teacher at New Harvest Church for over 13 years.  She began working as the school music teacher and afternoon 4 year old and Kinder Start Aide in 2015.  She has a Business Degree from the University of Toledo, but her passion for children and learning has brought her to the field of early childhood education.  She strongly believes that a nurturing environment where children can learn by doing things hands-on with practice fosters their retention and independence. In her free time you will find her cooking, baking, playing music, working on photography and playing with her new puppy.  She is married and the mother of two.

 

 

Mrs. Tamie Daly, Friday Enrichment Teacher 

 

Mrs. Daly rejoined EWP as a Lunch Bunch and Floater Teacher in 2015.  She originally worked at EWP as a Teacher Aide from 2006 to 2010.  She enjoys working with children and helping them learn everyday.  She is married and has one daughter. Mrs. Daly enjoys traveling with her family and antiquing at estate sales. 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Kristin Sluhan, Art Teacher

 

Mrs. Sluhan began teaching art at EWP in the fall of 2016.  She studied art at the University of Kentucky and Lourdes College and then began a career in event planning and design.  She loves children and is excited to bring the arts to EWP preschoolers.  She is married and the mother of two girls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Jeny Mazza, Morning 3 Year Old and Afternoon 4 Year Old Teacher

 

Mrs. Mazza acquired her Associates Degree in early childhood education from Owens State Community College.  She is committed to providing families with a loving and developmentally sound foundation for a time of learning. She believes children should be allowed to explore, inquire, play and discover the world around them. Mrs. Mazza is married and has one daughter.  In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family.  She especially likes to go camping, go to the cabin and hang at the barn watching her daughter ride.  She started teaching at EWP in the fall of 2016. 

 

 

Mrs. Kelly Schuh, Lunch Bunch and Floater Teacher 

 

Mrs. Schuh has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from The University of Toledo.  She had a son in 2005 that was born with special needs.  After his birth she quit her corporate job to stay at home and learn more about child development.  Mrs. Schuh started babysitting in 2010 so that she would not be away from her son.  She has always had a love of children and thinks that all children are gifts.  She joined the EWP team in 2016.

 

 

 

 Mrs. Jamie Ayers, All Day 4 Year Old Assistant Teacher 

 

Mrs. Ayers is rejoining EWP this year.  She previously worked as a teacher's aide for the 3 year old classrooms while her son attended the program in 2015.  Mrs. Ayers has a college background in psychology and art, and is currently working toward a degree in Early Childhood Education.  She adores working with children and families and loves to watch them as they discover the world around them. She is married to her high school sweetheart and best friend.  She has three children.  Two very active boys and a daughter who walks in heaven.  In her spare time, Mrs. Ayers likes to stay strong in both her faith and fitness.  She loves learning, writing, painting, traveling, and lots of coffee!

 

 

Ms. Debra Gallagher, Kinder Start Assistant Teacher

 

This will be Ms. Gallagher's first year as a member of EWP's staff.  She is looking forward to assisting Mrs. Robbins with Kinder Start.  Ms. Gallagher has a B.Ed. at the elementary level from the University of Toledo and her Master's from Marygrove College in Detroit.  She's a retired classroom teacher of 35 years but remains a teacher with Safe-T-City Summer Program sponsored by the Toledo Police Department.  She firmly believes that her mission is to promote and nurture in those students entrusted to her, the belief that they can do whatever they put their minds to.  Ms. Gallagher is eager to become a member of your child's educational team here at EWP. 

 

 

Mrs. Rachel Williams, Morning 3 Year Old and Afternoon 4 Year Old Assistant Teacher

 

Mrs. Williams graduated from the United States Military Academy with a Bachelor of Science in 2006 and spent five years serving in the military on active duty. She volunteers in her church's preschool ministry and is currently the preschool coordinator for the evening service.  She loves engaging children to discover their interests and finds ways to use those interests to help them grow and learn in a way they feel empowered.  She is married and has two boys (one an EWP graduate) and a corgi.