Kari is the lead teacher of four year old classes. Kari earned her bachelor’s degree from University of Michigan, her teaching certificate from Eastern Michigan University, and has recently furthered her knowledge of early childhood education through the University of Arizona. She has taught in preschool settings and lower elementary classrooms, coordinated a reading tutor program in South Lyon, and is currently a literacy specialist at the library in addition to using those early literacy education strategies with the students at SLCP. Kari has lived in South Lyon and raised her family here for almost 20 years.
Stephanie is the teacher director and parent-toddler class lead teacher. Stephanie earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education with a concentration in early childhood education from Martin Luther College and a master's degree from Oakland University in early childhood education. Prior to working at SLCP, she taught elementary education, various preschool levels, middle school art and social studies along with being an assistant director at a nationally accredited early childhood program. Stephanie is a South Lyon resident with her family and has been a member of the South Lyon Cooperative Preschool since 2010.
Emily McAbier is the lead teacher for the 3 year old class and the 3/4 split class. Emily earned her bachelors degree in English and elementary education along with her teaching certificate from Albion College. She has since continued her education at Schoolcraft college with early childhood education courses. Prior to joining SLCP, Emily taught 2nd grade, 6th grade and 3/4 Preschool and has also been a substitute teacher. Emily and her family have been South Lyon residents for 3 years.