OUR STAFF

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Mrs. Suzette Quail
Early Childhood Director

Mrs. Suzette Quail, Early Childhood Director

I am blessed to oversee an outstanding preschool program and a team of early childhood educators who love children and are dedicated to academic excellence, Christian leadership, and who strive every day to be an inspiration to students and families of God’s grace, mercy and love.   

My boys are graduates of Peace Lutheran and Lutheran High School North.  Our positive experience in the preschool program and the loving, caring, gifted teachers are what made us stay for K-8.  I am grateful that I was led to be the Early Childhood Director after serving Peace as an Office Administrator and preschool teacher.

I enjoy visiting the preschool classrooms each day!  The laughter, the smiles, the hugs, and hellos warm my heart.  I feel like a rock star when I walk in the room and the children shout “Mrs. Quail!”  I love to watch the children learn, grow and develop into strong Christian boys and girls. The progression from the beginning of the year to the end of the year is amazing!


I welcome you to join our Peace family.  Peace is home and where you are accepted and welcomed as you are.  Here you and your children will feel loved and cared for.

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Mrs. Dena Galovich
Preschool Teacher Assistant

Mrs. Dena Galovich, Preschool Teacher Assistant

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Mrs. Ann Hamilton
Preschool Teacher

Mrs. Ann Hamilton, Preschool Teacher

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Mrs. Lisa Johnson
Preschool Teacher Assistant

Mrs. Lisa Johnson, Preschool Teacher Assistant

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Mrs. Melissa Jones
Preschool Teacher

Mrs. Melissa Jones, Preschool Teacher

Hi, my name is Melissa Jones, and I have been a part of the Peace family for nine years. I have taught preschool 3s, 4s and Young Fives here at Peace. Outside of school, I am a wife and a mom to three girls. In my free time, I enjoy camping, shopping, bike riding, going up north, and spending time with my family.  I believe every child is unique and deserves a caring and engaging environment in which to grow emotionally, intellectually, and socially. 

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Mrs. Michelle Jones
Preschool Teacher Assistant

Mrs. Michelle Jones, Preschool Teacher Assistant

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Mrs. Heather Lewis
Preschool Teacher Assistant

Mrs. Heather Lewis, Preschool Teacher Assistant

I am a preschool aide.  I have been attending Peace since 2008 and my children have been students at school here for the past 14 years.  This place just feels like a warm hug on most days.  When I decided to go back to work, I didn’t want to work in the field I got my degree in.  I wanted to work with kids.  I love the Lord and I love kids.  I love watching how much the kids grow academically and spiritually over the school year.  Learning is fun and we make it fun in preschool.

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Mrs. Lana McIntosh
Preschool Teacher Assistant

Mrs. Lana McIntosh, Preschool Teacher Assistant

We came to Peace because a friend recommended it. I’m so thankful that we took her advice. After the amazing experience that we had with Mrs. Towne and Mrs. Yarrington, I wanted to be more involved. I have had the honor of working in the Young 5’s and 4’s classroom. I have learned so much because at this young age they are so eager to learn, so they are always asking questions. I love coming to work because everyday is different and fun. It has been so fulfilling to know that I have the honor of planting seeds of faith and a love for God through art, science, math, music and movement. Having religion as part of our daily curriculum has helped me grow in God, and it is so sweet listening to how they understand and view God. I feel most comfortable when hanging out with these little cuties, I’m thankful to be a part of Peace team where staff and parents can become a “dream team” to lead little children to the throne of Heaven.

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Mrs. Erin Olsen
Preschool Teacher Assistant

Mrs. Erin Olsen, Preschool Teacher Assistant

The last two years my twin boys attended 3 and 4-year preschool at Peace and it has made a huge impact on our family. The outpouring of love from the teachers, Pastor, and staff not only had me wanting my kids to be a part of this community long term, but also had me praying for an opportunity to get involved on a deeper level. My mission is to help spread the love and light of our savior to precious young minds, as the previous teachers did for our family.

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Mrs. Amanda Pate
Preschool Teacher

Mrs. Amanda Pate, Preschool Teacher

A passion for teaching was grown in me from a young age, coming from a family of educators. The opportunity to join the Peace team brings together my enthusiasm for working with families and an opportunity to share the joy of Jesus with a new generation. I am looking forward to helping your child discover and build upon new abilities, grow social skills and expand their faith in the year ahead. I live in Shelby Township with my husband and three children. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education, and my work experience includes teaching Kindergarten, Lead Teacher in an Early Head Start program, and working with families in their homes as a Home Visitor.

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Mrs. Heather VanTorre
Preschool Teacher

Mrs. Heather VanTorre, Preschool Teacher

I am so lucky to have found the career I know I was put on this earth to do.  The classroom is the place where I can bring all my passions, talents, and hobbies together to create an environment that is nurturing, exciting, and full of curiosity.  After teaching for a decade, I started a family and decided to be a stay-at-home parent. After eleven years and three children, teaching found me again. My youngest attended Peace for 3-year-old preschool, where we had an amazing experience.  It was the next year, for 4-year-old preschool, that an opportunity came up for me to be a part of the teaching staff at Peace. All things happen for a reason and I knew this was the time and the place that was meant for me to get back into the classroom. I have my Bachelor’s Degree in Education with a double major in English and Theatre from Western Michigan University, where I graduated Cum Laude, along with masters’ credits in Teacher as a Leader from Saginaw Valley State University. I love being a volunteer for two non-profits in our community, a hockey mom, a dance mom, a musician and a performer. And I truly enjoy being a partner with young minds on their journey to discovery, and being there to celebrate in that moment of their success.  

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Mrs. Carla Vermiglio
Preschool Teacher Assistant

Mrs. Carla Vermiglio, Preschool Teacher Assistant

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Mrs. Bailey Winget
Preschool Teacher Assistant

Mrs. Bailey Winget, Preschool Teacher Assistant