La Petite Academy

Welcome

Welcome

  • Put text here, highlight, then select Link from the menu

Contact Us

Main Campus
Child Care Center
Phone: 419.530.1070
Fax: 419.530.1072 sroush@utnet.utoledo.edu

Meet the staff

"As the Director of Apple Tree, I am proud of our staff of professional and dedicated teachers, and administrators.  Over fifty percent of our staff have been a part of our Apple Tree family for five years or more.  One of the key elements that helps distinguish Apple Tree from the crowd is the quality of our people!

For each of our staff members, we have posted a short "bio" sketch intended to serve as an introduction to who they are as individuals.  I cordially invite you to meet the members of the Apple Tree family both here online and in person when you visit the centers."

 

-- Sarah Szymanowski

 

 

Administrators

Name: Sarah
Position: Director
Month/Year I joined Apple Tree Family : August 2002
Educational & Professional Background: Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Owens

Three things always found in my office: Pictures of my family, Chocolate, & To Do Lists!! 
Favorite Childhood Memory: Always being together with my big Polish family on the weekends playing in my grandparents basement.
Favorite Apple Tree Memory: Watching my children grow up at Apple Tree and the Apple Tree Reverse Raffle

Name: Renee
Position: Business Manager
Month/Year I joined the Apple Tree Family: July 1998
Educational & Professional Background: Associates Degree in Business Management, Bachelors Degree in Accounting
Three things always found in my office: Pictures of my kids, someone making a copy, and "EASY" button (if only everything were easy).
Favorite Childhood Memory: Spending my summers at my grandparents house in Mackinaw City.
Favorite Apple Tree Memory: Getting to watch my own boys grow up at Apple Tree.
Name: Jami
Position: Administrative Assistant
Month/Year I joined the Apple Tree Family: June 2000
Educational & Professional Background: Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Owens
Three things always found in my office: Diet Pepsi, Paperwork, & Music
Favorite Childhood Memory: Vactioning at the ocean with my family
Favorite Apple Tree Memory: The Apple Tree Reverse Raffle

 

 

 

 

 

Apple Tree Teachers

 

Name: Samantha -Infant Teacher


Month/Year I joined the Apple Tree Family: February 1999


Educational & Professional Background: BS from Michigan State University, member of NAEYC


Three things always found in my classroom: Laughter, smiles, babies


Favorite Childhood Memory: Spending time with my family at the lake.


Favorite Apple Tree Memory: Doing the limbo in the classroom with the children.

Name:  Beth-Preschool Teacher

Month/Year I joined the Apple Tree Family:  November 2012

Educational & Professional Background: Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education

Three things always found in my classroom:

Favorite Childhood Memory:

Favorite Apple Tree Memory:

Name:


Month/Year I joined the Apple Tree Family:


Educational & Professional Background

Three things always found in my classroom:


Favorite Childhood Memory:

Favorite Apple Tree Memory:

Name:  Brenda- Infant Teacher


Month/Year I joined the Apple Tree Family: January 2013

 
Educational & Professional Background: Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and working towards a Bachelors degree


Three things always found in my classroom: Crayons, stickers, markers, tissues and playdough


Favorite Childhood Memory: When I was a little girl we had a big cozy chair my mom would always read books to me before bed.


Favorite Apple Tree Memory: When I first started parents were warm and welcomed me to the Apple Tree family

Name:Renita - Toddler Teacher                    

                                                                                                                                                                                               
Month/Year I joined the Apple Tree Family:
August 2010


Educational & Professional Background: Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education  from Owens State Community College

                                                                           
Three things always found in my classroom:
Books, Music, and love.


Favorite Childhood Memory: Spending time with my family and friends.


Favorite Apple Tree Memory: Meeting new families and making new friends.

Name:  Melissa S -Preschool teacher

Month/Year I joined the Apple Tree Family: August 2013       

Educational & Professional Background:   Bachelors Degree in Early Education

Three things always found in my classroom: Laughter, Lots of books, 3 Hermit Crabs

  Favorite Childhood Memory:  Going to Ocean City with all my family and camping 

Favorite Apple Tree Memory:  Being new I would say all the help and support I've had from the staff and getting hugs from the kids!

Name: Kathy -Preschool Teacher    

Month/Year I joined the Apple Tree Family: July 2000


Educational & Professional Background: Associates Degree in  Early Childhood Education


Three things always found in my classroom: Children’s books, balls, and bubbles.


Favorite Childhood Memory: The "clubhouse" my cousin built for me in the backyard.


Favorite Apple Tree Memory:
The boat ride on the Maumee river with the Apple Tree Staff.

 

Name:


Month/Year I joined the Apple Tree Family:


Educational & Professional Background:


Three things always found in my classroom:


Favorite Childhood Memory:


Favorite Apple Tree Memory:

Name: Lauri- Preschool Teacher


Month/Year I joined the Apple Tree Family: April 2008


Educational & Professional Background: Associates Degree in Early Childhood from Youngstown State University


Three things always found in my classroom: Laughter, children's artwork and singing.


Favorite Childhood Memory: Going to the beach with my family.


Favorite Apple Tree Memory: Watching the children grow!

Name: Erin- Toddler Teacher


Month/Year I joined the Apple Tree Family: November 2002


Educational & Professional Background: BS in Early Childhood Education from UT Currently working towards Masters Degree.


Three things always found in my classroom: Books, music, and family pictures.


Favorite Childhood Memory: Playing make believe with my older sister.


Favorite Apple Tree Memory:I have many special memories of all the children

and families that have been in my classrooms over the years.

Name: Shelly-Preschool Teacher


Month/Year I joined the Apple Tree Family: August 1997


Educational & Professional Background: Assocaites in Early Childhood Education


Three things always found in my classroom: Music, pictures of families, children playing and laughing.


Favorite Childhood Memory: Dressing up in my Little House on the Prairie clothes

and playing Little House with my childhood friend.


Favorite Apple Tree Memory: There are so many...

 

 

Name: Kyle-Toddler Teacher


Month/Year I joined the Apple Tree Family: February 2012


Educational & Professional Background: BS Degree in Early Childhood Education from BGSU  

Three things always found in my classroom: Hugs, smiles, & music.


Favorite Childhood Memory: Movie nights with the whole family


Favorite Apple Tree Memory: Water play in the summer!!!!

Name: Kristi -Toddler Teacher

Month/Year I joined the Apple Tree Family: August 2013

Educational & Professional Background:   Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education                                                                                            

Three things always found in my classroom:

Favorite Childhood Memory:                                                                                                                 

Favorite Apple Tree Memory:

Name: Erica -Preschool Teacher                                                                                                 

Month/Yea-Preschool Teacherr I joined the Apple Tree Family: November 2011

Educational & Professional Background: Associates Degree in Early Education from Owens State Community College

Three things always found in my classroom: Laughter, Music, Silliness

Favorite Childhood Memory: Camping trips with my family

Favorite Apple Tree Memory: Our Talent Show

Name: Melissa D -Infant Teacher

Month/Year I joined the Apple Tree Family: August 2003

Educational & Professional Background: Associates Degree in Early Childhood and working on Bachelors Degree

Three things always found in my classroom: Books, Music, & lots of hugs & kisses

Favorite Childhood Memory:

Favorite Apple Tree Memory: I enjoy our family zoo nights!!!

Name: Juda-Preschool teacher 

Month/Year I joined the Apple Tree Family: October 2012

Educational & Professional Background:  Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education                                                                                             

Three things always found in my classroom: Piano, puppets and computer

Favorite Childhood Memory: Getting lost in 60 acres of corn while playing hide and seek with my brothers and sisters.

Favorite Apple Tree Memory: Being told on my first day by a child that I am balding because of the aliens. (At least now I have an excuse)

Name: 

Month/Year I joined the Apple Tree Family: 

Educational & Professional Background:

Three things always found in my classroom:

Favorite Childhood Memory:

Favorite Apple Tree Memory:  

 Name:

Month/Year I joined Apple Tree: 

Educational & Professional Background:

Three things always found in my classroom:

Favorite Childhood Memory:

Favorite Apple Tree Memory:

 
Last Updated: 6/26/15