Oak Valley

2340 Oak Valley Drive
Ann Arbor MI 48103
734.327.6125

Open: 7:45 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Programs:

  • Full-day preschool
  • Full-day preschool (GSRP)
  • Full-day infant & toddler
  • After school care for school-age children from Dicken and Lawton Elementary
  • Summer Camp for school-age children

History

GH Oak Valley, which opened in 1998, is the first center that Gretchen built from the ground up. To give it a home-like, cozy feeling, the building has several “pods” of classrooms each centered around their own living space and kitchen as well as a designated children’s garden. It also has a large gym for large muscle play and special events. There are three playgrounds: one for infants and toddlers, and two for preschoolers that includes winding bike paths and an antique playhouse. This center is located on the edge of several newer neighborhoods which are linked by footpaths and parks through a wooded area. It is next to two popular sports facilities: Wide World of Sports and the Ice Cube. In addition, one of the Ann Arbor District Library’s newest branches opened across the street in 2006.

Tour this Location

Meet the Staff

Karin Nowak, Director

Pronouns: she/her

Educational background: B.A. in Child Development, M.S. in Early Childhood Studies/Education

Administrative Team


Heike Hampel

Office Manager


Kelly Lessard

Assistant Director


Knar Pifer

Assistant Director


Pam Preston

Assistant Director


Elena Moosa-Zahab

Office Assistant

Infant/Toddler Team


Lindsey Hayes

Lead Infant/Toddler Teacher


Debbie Worden

Infant/Toddler Teacher


Sophie Jaworski

Infant/Toddler Teacher


Malika Gunaratne

Infant/Toddler Teacher


Jasmine Beemon-Thompson

Infant/Toddler Teacher


Bailey Zhu

Afternoon Infant/Toddler Teacher


Heather Motta

Lead Infant/Toddler Teacher


Megan Liskiewicz

Infant/Toddler Teacher


Madison Millross

Infant/Toddler Teacher


Jenna Church

Infant/Toddler Teacher


Kristall Tedesco

Infant/Toddler Teacher


Isabelle Enciso

Infant/Toddler Teacher


Theresa Messacar

Lead Infant/Toddler Teacher


Sam Brown

Afternoon Infant/Toddler Teacher


Pyper Keller

Afternoon Infant/Toddler Teacher


Lily Johnson

Infant/Toddler Teacher


Shannon Garrett

Infant/Toddler Teacher


Lily Segall

Infant/Toddler Teacher

Preschool Team


Cassie Wooley

Lead Preschool Teacher


Amy Kasvin

Lead Preschool Teacher


Brittany Pennington

Preschool Teacher


Sara Fields

Preschool Teacher


Stephanie Lingo

Lead Preschool Teacher & Lead School Age Teacher


Alyssa Hyde

Lead Preschool Teacher


Marsha Tam

Preschool Teacher


Ruth Brinkert

Preschool Teacher


Jen Smith

Afternoon Preschool Teacher


Corinne Griffin

Afternoon Preschool Teacher


Nathan Carrera

Preschool Teacher & School Age Teacher


Justin Christopher-Moody

AM Building Resource Teacher & PM Preschool Teacher


Noor Hamasha

Preschool Teacher


Jennifer McArdle

Preschool Teacher

Classroom Support Team


Anne Wilber

Building Resource Teacher


Michelle Ashley

Building Resource Teacher


Ashley Wilcox

Building Resource Teacher


Josh Nowak

Kitchen Manager


Mauricette Dossou

Building Resource Teacher


Emma Galland

Building Resource Teacher


Justin Christopher-Moody

AM Building Resource Teacher & PM Preschool Teacher


Toyona Howard

Building Resource Teacher

School-Age Team


Stephanie Lingo

Lead Preschool Teacher & Lead School Age Teacher


Nathan Carrera

Preschool Teacher & School Age Teacher


Camire Juno

School Age Teacher

Center Inquiry

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