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Center Director

Dawn Carene

Since beginning her career at BSELC in 2002, Dawn has served as the lead teacher in the older toddler room, lead teacher in the preschool classroom and is now Director. Before joining BSELC, Dawn served as Director and Preschool Teacher at another learning center in Birmingham.


  • Master's degree in Education; Specialization in Teacher Leadership 

  • Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education (Wayne State University)

  • Certification in Childcare Administration (Michigan State University)

  • Permanent teaching certification from the State of Michigan for K-8

Assistant Director

Celeste Buhler

Celeste joined BSELC in 2005. She was the lead teacher in the older toddler room for five years before becoming the lead teacher in our preschool room and Assistant Director. Celeste is loved by all our children and her attention to detail makes her an excellent resource for parents and staff alike. She is a team player and brings many new ideas to our center and staff.


  • Bachelor's degree in Education (Michigan State University)

  • Permanent teaching certification from the State of Michigan for 6-12


Kelli Polk

Kelli has been with BSELC since October 2004. She is an assistant in all of the classrooms and the lead teacher in our infant room and plans age appropriate and developmentally engaging activities for children age six weeks through 15 months. 


  • Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood (Rochester College)


Katie Lafever

Katie is a full time older toddler room assistant. 


  • Bachelor's degree (Grand Valley State University)


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(248) 646-1298

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