Teacher - 4 Year Olds
Lori Peppin has been the Director of St. John Preschools for more than ten years. She also teaches both Early Five and 4 Year Old classrooms. Before expanding the program, Lori taught preschool students in the Child Development classroom for eight years. She has a Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education, experience in Montessori, and has taught Cooperative Preschool. Lori is dedicated to the education of young children and continues her education with conferences, seminars, and has a professional membership with the National Association for the Education of Young Children and the Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children. Lori is married to her husband of 30 years, Gary. They have two children, Kyle and Kara. Lori is a member of St. John the Evangelist parish and was a first grade religious education teacher for 5 years. Teaching young children is her passion. Lori feels blessed to be a part of the St. John community and hopes to meet you and your child soon!
Assistant - 4 Year Olds
Emily is a recent graduate of the University of Michigan - Flint with a Bachelor's degree. Over the past 5 years, she has been involved with Early Childhood Education and Child Development. She is a parishioner at St. John and has taught religious education classes. Emily and Lori Peppin have a mutual respect and have become a strong educational team.
Assistant - 4 Year Olds
Erin graduated from Birch Run High School in 2013. She is currently working toward accomplishing her CDA credential. Her plan is to work her way up to becoming a preschool teacher. She has always been interested in learning how young children's minds work and understanding why they do certain things or act a certain way. She also loves helping them grow and excel as a person.. She is excited for this opportunity to start working toward her career and challenge her abilities. Erin is thankful to work with the children and be a part of the St. John Preschools team.
GSRP Lead Teacher
Tracy earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Early Childhood from the University of Michigan- Flint. She and her husband Rick have been married for 21 years. They have three children. Tracy has been at St. John Preschools for eight years, with this being her fourth year teaching GSRP. She has worked with preschoolers and school age children for over 25 years. Previously, she worked for Davison GSRP and Swartz Creek Michigan School Readiness Program.
GSRP Associate Teacher
Lisa Brown joined the St. John Preschools team in February of 2017 as an aide in the Montessori classroom. She is back for the 2017/18 school year as the Associate Teacher in the GSRP classroom. Lisa has a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education from Central Michigan University. She is a long-time parishioner at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Her and her husband have 8 children and live in the Lapeer area. Lisa is very excited to be here working with the children.
Secretary / GSRP Associate Teacher Sub
Marsha Livingston is the secretary at St. John Preschools. This year she will also be working periodically as an Associate Teacher in the GSRP classroom. Marsha started her employment at St. John Preschools in September 2016. She lives in the Lapeer area with her husband and three children. Her children attend Bishop Kelley Catholic School and Dryden High School. Marsha likes to spend her time volunteering at Bishop Kelley Catholic School as an art docent and helping as a library aide. She also enjoys learning and continues to take classes at Mott Community College.