Ms. Missy

 Preschool Program Teacher 

Hello, I teach in the Preschool classroom. I enjoy being outside in nature and working with children. I’m so excited to be on this new journey at Building Blocks doing both. I realized that I was meant to work with children when I began as a camp counselor at age 14. Since then, I’ve continued to work in environments which help to foster their learning, such as the Flint Children’s Museum and For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum. At For-Mar, I was a naturalist and environmental educator. At the Flint Children’s museum, I was the sproutside educator where I was in charge of the outdoor space and programming. Throughout my 11 years of working with children, I have valued bringing Reggio Emilia style education into the lessons that inspire myself and the children I’m grateful to work with.

I have a two-year-old blue Quaker parrot named Gonzo, who my nephew named after the Muppet. He talks and loves to give kisses. I will be bringing him in to socialize and meet the students. I also have hermit crabs, Madagascar hissing cockroaches, as well as a dog and cat. Lastly, I recently added a yellow parakeet named Aurora, Roxann the tortuous, and Mia the tabby cat to my animal family. I love to spend time with my nieces and nephews. In my spare time, I love tending to my plants and making fairy gardens and dream catchers. I have a passion for creating things and learning to work with new mediums. I am excited to have a creative mindset at Building Blocks and to help the children and program grow.