Lisa Higley- Director & Teacher: 9:15am 4's M/W/F & 9:15am 3's T/TH
I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Development from Madonna University and have been in the early childhood field for over 25 years. I live in Farmington Hills with my husband and we are the proud parents of 4 boys. We also have 2 dogs, Sally and Jules. In my spare time, I enjoy exercising, gardening and shopping. I have been teaching / directing at Northville Presbyterian Preschool since 2005.
Cindy Korpela- Assistant Director & Teacher: 9am 4's M/W/F & 9am 3's T/TH
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development from Central Michigan University and have been teaching preschool children since 1983! I have lived in Livonia since 1985 and have two daughters. We also include in our family an adorable orange tabby cat named Baxter! In my spare time, I enjoy gardening, eating out, volunteering at my church and relaxing with my family. I have been on staff since 2005.
Kady Becker- Teacher: 9:30am 4's M/W/F
I have a Bachelor of Arts degree from DePauw Univeristy and a Masters of Arts in Elementary Education from Marian University. I have taught first grade and kindergarten in both Indiana and Michigan. My husband, Tyson, and I are native (Indiana) Hoosiers - we moved to Northville in 2013 and we have three children. I enjoy watching my kids in all their activities, spending time at the lake, taking vacations, and reading! I joined the NPP staff in 2018!
Melanie Bugar- Teacher: Young Fives
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Child Development and Teaching from Michigan State University and a Master's Degree in Literacy Education from Madonna University. I taught first grade for ten years before taking time off to start my own family. My husband and I both grew up in Northville and are happy to be raising our boys (13 & 11) in our hometown. I enjoy watching my boys play sports, reading, music, walking, gardening and spending time with my family and friends. I have been teaching at NPP since 2011.
Dawn Frederick- Teacher: Terrific Two's (Parent / Child Class) 9:30 - 11 am W/TH/F
I have a Bachelor's Degree in ELA and Child Development from Central Michigan University and a Master's Degree in Reading from Oakland University. I previously taught kindergarten for 20 years. I live in Novi with my husband, Mark, and our two children (17 and 14). I enjoy golfing, reading, traveling and spending time with my family and friends.
Jennifer Klaus- Teacher: 9:30am 3's M/T/TH
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Eastern Michigan University. I am excited to teach preschool here at Northville Presbyterian Preschool. My husband and I reside in Northville and have two children, ages 3 and 5. In my spare time, I enjoy exercising and reading.
Jamie Danielsen- Assistant Teacher: 9am 4's M/W/F
I graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Retail Management. My family has lived in Novi for 20+ years. We have two children (who are both married) and a one-year-old grandson. In our free time, my husband and I like to spend time with our families, travel, bike ride and have dinner with friends. I joined the Northville Presbyterian Preschool staff in 2004. Prior to joining Northville Presbyterian Preschool I worked in the Novi public school system for several years.
Angela DiSalvo- Assistant Teacher: 9:30am 4's M/W/F
My husband and I live in Plymouth and have two sons (who both attended NPP). My greatest joy is being their mom! I love watching them play sports, attending sporting events, traveling and spending time with family and friends. When my youngest son completed the four year old class here, I was sad to think of saying goodbye. When the opportunity came to accept the position here, I said yes without hesitation! I have been teaching here since 2016.
Jena Metropulos- Assistant Teacher: 9am 3's T/TH
I graduated from Indiana University with a B.S in Business and also hold a Masters of Accounting Science from the University of Illinois. I live in Plymouth with my husband and two children, both who attended NPP. I worked as a substitute teacher at NPP during the 2017-18 school year and am thrilled to now be joining the staff as an assistant teacher! In my free time, I enjoy playing soccer, spending time with family and watching my children grow and learn.
Michelle Soave- Assistant Teacher: Young Fives
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Eastern Michigan University. I taught both preschool and kindergarten for 9 years before starting a family of my own. My husband and I both grew up in Livonia and are now raising our three children in Northville. I like watching my children play soccer, volleyball and basketball and I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I have been teaching at Northville Presbyterian Preschool since 2012.
Tracy Purty- Assistant Teacher: 9:30am 3's M/T/TH
I graduated from Oakland University with a Bachelor of Science in Human Resources. My family and I moved to Northville 2 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand. We lived overseas for 9+ years where I helped and supported the international school system that my boys attended. My husband and I have two beautiful boys (10 and 12) in the Northville School System and I'm excited to be a part of the Northville Presbyterian Preschool team. I enjoy traveling, exercising, reading, and spending time with family and friends.
Christine Walter- Assistant Teacher: 9:15am 4's M/W/F & 9:15am 3's T/TH
I was born and raised in Los Angeles. I currently live in Northville with my husband, 3 children and our crazy cat Bo. All of my kids are NPP graduates and I have spent many hours in the classroom as a parent volunteer. This is my first year as an assistant teacher and I am thrilled to join this amazing team of teachers. When I’m not enjoying all of the activities that my kids are involved in, I enjoy reading, baking tasty treats and exploring my love of all things Disney.