Our Staff

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DIRECTOR & ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Brad Guoan has been a Lead Teacher at Gretchen’s House since 2006, he was promoted to Assistant Director in 2015 and now to Director in 2018.  Brad is originally from Bay City, MI and went to Saginaw Valley State University where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with minors in English and Social Studies. His wife Sara also works at Gretchen’s House as the Director of the Stadium location. Brad & Sara live in Brighton on Island Lake with their daughter Birdie and their two cats (Hip-hip and Luna), where they enjoy going out on their pontoon, hiking, and traveling.  Brad is very thankful to work at Gretchen’s House and have the opportunity to work with so many great families and develop so many meaningful relationships.
Assistant Director & Lead Teacher Teresa Bonner graduated with her Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Development from Central Michigan University in the spring of 2013. Teresa is also HighScope certified. In June of 2013, she joined the Gretchen’s House Team. Her background includes working with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers for 9 years. Teresa is originally from the Upper Peninsula and enjoys the outdoors. During her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with friends and family, watching sports, and snuggling her puppy, Boo.

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SUPPORT STAFF

Cook and Afternoon Teacher Michele Wilson is from Bloomfield Hills.  She attended Oakland University and graduated with a dual bachelor’s degree majoring in Psychology and Nutrition.  Prior to graduating she interned at Gateway Pediatric Therapy and was  offered the position of Behavioral Therapist providing care for children with Autism which she did for 3 years.  Michele enjoys driving her Mustang, going to Art Museums and exhibitions, and spending time with friends and family.
Infant Support Teacher Sherry Hafner received her Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education from Eastern Michigan University with an Early Childhood Education certification as well. She taught preschool at the University of Michigan for five years. Sherry enjoys spending time with her family, doing outdoor activities, reading, and listening to music.

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TEACHERS

Lead Teacher Kyara Payne is attending Eastern Michigan University, working on her degree in Elementary Education.  She has worked at Bach Elementary child care for the past four years.  Kyara grew up in Ann Arbor and loves walking downtown, going to UofM football games and playing soccer.  Kyara is excited about being a a part of the Gretchen’s House team! Kyara
Teacher Rehab Fahmy is originally from Cairo, Egypt. She moved to the USA in 2012 to provide a new experience for herself and her daughters. Rehab joined the Gretchen’s house team in August 2019. In 2017, she began her early childhood career at Visible Learning Center. Also, she is an applied behavioral technician who works at Centria Healthcare. In the past three years, Rehab discovered her passion for teaching and working with children. She can’t picture herself doing anything else other than working and bonding with children. Rehab has a Bachelor’s degree in Business with a double major in Marketing and Finance from the Arab Academy for Science and Technology and she has a CDA (Child Development Associate) . Rehab is eager to learn and her main goal that she is currently working on is receiving her associate degree in Early Childhood Development. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with her two daughters, Gharam and Mariam. In her free time, she enjoys cooking with her daughters.
Afternoon teacher Mary Noe recently moved here from St. Petersburg, Florida to be near family and is looking forward to re-experiencing the change of seasons.   She has a degree in Psychology from the University of Cincinnati.  After graduation Mary worked for five years teaching preschool and loved every minute of it.  She believes all children deserve a warm, nurturing and fun setting to grow and thrive in.  That’s why she is so excited to be a part of Gretchen’s House High Scope programs.  Mary loves the community feeling and the way parents and teachers work together to create an exceptional learning environment.