Hello, my name is Ms. Amy and I am the Program Director here at Appletree. I am originally from Middleville but I have lived in the greater Grand Rapids area since I started college at Grand Valley State University in 2001. I have a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Grand Valley and my K-5 teaching certificate in mathematics. After graduating I have worked as a substitute teacher for Kent ISD and was a site supervisor for the YMCA in Lowell at Cherry Creek and Alto Elementary. I have also worked for Appletree for a little over 4 years teaching everything from the 4 year old room to School Age. I love being a teacher for many reasons. Each child has a different story but they all share a curiosity for the world around them, a love for learning, laughter and innocence. I chose to work at Appletree because Appletree provides quality care for families and those families in turn see Appletree as an extension of their families. In my free time I like to read and do crafts and spend time with my husband and daughter Evelyn, who also attends AppleTree.