BEAUTIFUL SAVIOR EARLY LEARNING CENTER

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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.

Credentials:

  • 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.

Credentials:

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

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

Teachers

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. 

Credentials:

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

Sheila Judd

Sheila joined BSELC in 2010. She is the lead teacher in the Toddler room where she utilizes her creativity to bring exciting experiences to the classroom. Sheila is also very involved with her church and her love for Jesus is evident as her caring spirit shines for all to see.

Credentials:

  • Associate's degree in Child Development

  • More than 10 years of early childhood experience

Assistants

Lindsay Gill

Lindsay is a teaching assistant in various classrooms. 

Credentials:

  • Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood (Central Michigan University)

Katie Lafever

Katie is a full time older toddler room assistant. 

Credentials:

  • Bachelor's degree (Grand Valley State University)

Ms. Kimi

Kimi is a preschool teaching assistant and has earned a master’s in teaching. She was a 1st and 3rd grade teacher for several years before joining the BSELC team in 2017.

Credentials:

  • Master's degree in Education

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BSLC is an Evangelical Lutheran Church

Learning Center Email
dcarene@bslcmi.org
Learning Center Phone
(248) 646-1298

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