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The Staff

Karin Cooney

Executive Director

What do you like about working at Angel Care?
I have been at Angel Care for almost nine years.  I have over 21 years of child care experience including my own licensed home child care and executive director of a foundation focused on subsidizing child care fees.  I like Angel Care because of its top-notch staff.  Although it is center-based care, the staff creates lasting bonds as they nurture the children—bonds as strong as those achieved in home care settings.  The dedication and commitment of the staff to Angel Care families motivates me to create more opportunities for these wonderful caregivers to provide the care and education they know is important for developing each child’s full potential.

What do you like about working in early childhood?
It matters.  How we treat our children will impact our future.  These amazing children are the leaders of tomorrow.  It is our responsibility to enrich their lives in ways that develop their full potential.  When you look into the face of a young child, you see endless opportunities!  When you listen to the voice of a small child, you realize that there are no limits to what he/she can accomplish.

Hobbies
Activities I can do with my own three children (and others that may join us) like biking, camping, soccer, running, Nordic skiing, downhill skiing, Scouts and swimming.  I also like scrapbooking and reading.

Credentials/Education
M.B.A.; B.A.; A.A. Early Childhood Ed; Leadership Grand Traverse; CPR/First Aid; various early childhood trainings

 

Tammy Haywood

Infant Lead Teacher

What do you like about working at Angel Care?
I have worked at Angel Care for 11 years.  I have worked over 21 years in child care.  I like Angel Care because even though it’s center-based care, it’s like one big family.

What do you like about working in early childhood?
There is nothing better than a smile and love of a child.  Also, there is nothing like making a difference.

Hobbies
Church, 4-H, gardening and time with my family

Credentials/Education
CDA – Child Development Associate; former Licensed Home Child Care Provider; CPR/First Aid; many various trainings and conferences in early childhood issues

 

Shelby Miller

Infant Assistant Teacher

What do you like about working at Angel Care?
Although I have worked at Angel Care for 3 years, I have worked in early childhood for six years.  I love watching the children grow and learn.  There is no better feeling than being a part of their growth and development.

What do you like about working in early childhood?
I love the innocence in the children, and how they look up to you for everything.

Hobbies
Running, cycling, drawing, painting and other crafts.

Credentials/Education
A.A. Early Childhood Education in progress; TBAISD Career Tech Early Childhood; CPR/First Aid; many various early childhood trainings.

 

Cindy Bartz

Assistant Teacher in Infant Room

What do you like about working at Angel Care?
Although I have been at Angel Care a short time, I have worked in child care for fifteen years. I like Angel Care for its relaxed, family-based atmosphere. There is open involvement.

What do you like about working in early childhood?
I like watching children: they are so interesting and fun.

Hobbies
Drawing, photo-genealogy, going to movies, being with family and garage sales.

Credentials/Education
CDA candidate; CPR/First Aid; many various trainings in early childhood issues

 

 

Danielle Mundinger

Toddler Lead Teacher

What do you like about working at Angel Care?
Although I have been at Angel Care for a little over a year, I have worked in home and center based child care for over twenty years. At Angel Care I like the staff, families, and of course, the children!

What do you like about working in early childhood?
I believe that everyone has a niche. For me it's my passion for children. I love knowing that I can make a child's day brighter being around them, as well as make them feel safe. Teaching them--seeing that moment they catch on and start using what has been taught is rewarding.

Hobbies
Anything outdoors: kayaking, fishing, loving the water, walking my dog; drawing, painting and spending time with my family

Credentials/Education
CDA Candidate; Child Care Management; 300 Clock Hours in Early Childhood Education; CPR/First Aid; many various trainings in early childhood issues

 

Alyssa DeHeer

Toddler Assistant Teacher

What do you like about working at Angel Care?
I have worked at Angel Care for almost two years. Although I have worked with children for many years, this is my first experience working in a child care center. I like Angel Care because my coworkers are so welcoming, and Angel Care has such a positive, warm and friendly environment.

What do you like about working in early childhood?
I like watching children learn and grow, and helping them along the way.

Hobbies
Photography and walking my dog

Credentials/Education
NMC Student, A.A. in Early Childhood Education in progress; CPR/First Aid; many various trainings in early childhood issues

 

Emalee Hurst

Toddler Assistant Teacher

What do you like about working at Angel Care?
Before my year at Angel Care, my mom owned a home childcare center while I was growing up. In addition, I worked as a nanny for three and a half years. I like the staff and how everyone works as a team. Everyone helps each other; it is like a big family. I also really like the environment here at Angel Care, it is very safe and welcoming.
 
What do you like about working in early childhood?
I like to see all the children grow and learn. I like watching and helping them develop. I love learning new things and when working in childcare I am always learning.
 
Hobbies
Spending time with my family and friends, kayaking in the summer.
 
Credentials/Education
A.A. Early Childhood Education in progress; TBAISD Early Childhood Education; CPR/First Aid; many various early childhood trainings
 

Taylor Patton

Toddler Assistant Teacher

What do you like about working at Angel Care?
Although I'm new at Angel Care, I have worked at an employer owned childcare facility for a year. I enjoy that everyone takes turns cleaning and not one person is responsible. I also love hat it's a licensed facility where child to adult ratios are respected.

What do you like about working in early childhood?
I enjoy how interested the children are in learning new things and how quickly they remember new materials. I love how trusting, honest, and loving children can be at this age.

Hobbies
Hunting, bowling, nature walks through the woods, and playing with my dogs.

Credentials/Education
A.A. Science and Art, B.A. 

 

 

Alexis DeWitt

Preschool B Lead Teacher

What do you like about working at Angel Care?
Angel Care has provided me with my first opportunity to work in child care. I have been here almost two years. I enjoy how all of my coworkers and I love children. I love that we are all determined to shape these children into well-functioning humans through love and compassion.

What do you like about working in early childhood?
I love children, and I love being able to watch them grow. I love to play and connect with them.

Hobbies
Going on car adventures, hosting family bonfires, helping my sister achieve her dreams

Credentials/Education
NMC Student, A.A. Early Childhood Education in progress; C.D.A.;  CPR/First Aid; many various trainings about early childhood issues

 

Grandma Joan (Joan) Jolitz

Preschool Room B Assistant Teacher

What do you like about working at Angel Care?
I have been at Angel Care for ten years.  I started babysitting at age 11.  I taught Sunday School and VBS.  Children are in my blood.  I have also worked at the Presbyterian Church for Mothers' Morning Out for two years.  The people I work with our great!  We work together as a team.

What do you like about working in early childhood?
The children make my heart smile.  Watching the excitment of them learning new things: putting on their coats, taking off their coats and zipping them, too!  The smile on each one's face along with the "I did it!" 

Hobbies
Outdoors all summer long--I love the outdoors in summer...winter not so much!

Credentials/Education
I've worked in some form with children for forty years.  One thing I've learned in all my years is children want to feel loved and safe.  Various early childhood trainings. 

Patti Ramoie

Morning Office Assistant/Meal Coordinator

What do you like about working at Angel Care?
I have been at Angel Care for almost two years.  I have taught art classes to children for over twenty years.  I enjoy the children and staff at Angel Care.  It is a very warm and caring place.

What do you like about working in early childhood?
I love being with the children.  They put a smile on my face every day!

Hobbies
gardening, kayaking, reading, yoga, painting and art.

Credentials/Education
B.A.;
My child care training consists for raising two adult children and being a grandmother.  I do attend various trainings on early childhood issues. 

Grandma Janet (Janet) Bryant

Receptionist and Girl Friday

What do you like about working at Angel Care?
I have been at Angel Care for eight years working as a substitute teacher and manning the reception desk.  I have many years of child care experience as I have four children, eight grandchildren and one great granddaughter.  I really enjoy the children and my coworkers here.

What do you like about working in early childhood?
I love working with children and watching them grow up.

Hobbies
Golfing, swimming and collecting antiques

Credentials/Education
Mother to four, Grandmother to eight and Great Grandma to one.  

 

Katie Cooney

Administrative Assistant/Substitute Teacher

What do you like about working at Angel Care?
I have been at Angel Care for five years in various roles. I love listening to what the kids say. They are always so funny and genuine.

What do you like about working in early childhood?
I love seeing the kids reach new milestones.

Hobbies
Ultimate Frisbee, the outdoors, exercise, spending time with my family.

Credentials/Education
MSU student, B.S. in progress. Various jobs providing in home child care.