Meet Our Staff

Michelle Miller

I have been with Building Blocks since winter of 2007.  I started working as an intern here to finish my Associates degree for Early Childhood Education at Glen Oaks Community College, and in May of 2007 I graduated with that degree.  I have been the lead teacher for the 3 year room for three years now and have enjoyed every minute of it with the children.  I feel very blessed to be working with the 3 year olds.  The children here have been a big part of my life.  So far they have amazed me with everything they can do. In 2015, I became the Associate Director and am currently serving as intern Director. 

On July 18, 2009 I married my husband Corey and in December 2014, we welcomed our first child Logan to our family.  We also have one cat named Emma.   

When I am not working at Building Blocks, I can be found working at New Hope with the infants and toddlers and preschool age children on Sundays or Wednesdays teaching them about God.  I enjoy being with them and teaching them valuable lessons.  I also enjoy spending time with my family just relaxing at home, going on walks with them or celebrating family events. 

I am very happy to be working at Building Blocks.  I love being able to work with the different age groups.  I feel this is a very positive experience for me, and I believe God has brought me here for a reason.  I feel very blessed to be working with everybody here.

 

 
 
Building Blocks Director
Lead Teacher | 3 year olds
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Mindy Swartz

My name is Mindy Swartz and this will be my third year teaching four year olds at Building Blocks. I am the Lead GSRP Teacher and also the GSRP Director for Building Blocks. I previously taught a GSRP class in Swartz Creek, Michigan.
 
I grew up in Swartz Creek, Michigan and still visit family there frequently. I moved to Three Rivers in May of 2014 when I married my husband, Jon. We have three dogs at home who keep us on our toes. We both enjoy the outdoors and love spending time with our families. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, sewing, gardening and being outdoors.
 
I graduated from Maranatha Baptist Bible College, located in Wisconsin. My bachelor’s degree is in Elementary Education with minors in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. I fell in love with this age group after receiving a full time job teaching in a GSRP classroom. I love seeing all the different personalities of the children and watching them grow throughout the school year. It is a true blessing for me to have this opportunity to work at Building Blocks.

 

 
 
GSRP Director
Lead Teacher | GSRP

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Mindy Swartz

 

Kara Parish

I am the associate teacher in the full day GSRP classroom. The 2014-2015 school year was my first year in the preschool classroom. I have thoroughly enjoyed it.
I graduate from Ivy Tech in 2006 with an associates degree in Early Childhood Education. During my eight year lapse before finding my passion, I managed a coffee shop and worked in customer service at an RV manufacture company.
I have been married to my high school sweetheart, Matt, since September 2008. We have no children but consider our yellow lab Marshall, to be our spoiled rotten “child”. We enjoy boating. going to Nascar races, four wheeling and spending time with our friends and especially. 
I am very excited to be a part of Building Blocks Preschool. It may have taken eight years to find my path but I am blessed that God showed me the way. 

 

Associate Teacher | GSRP

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Kara Parish

McKay Stafford

Hi my name is McKay Stafford. I have been working at Building Blocks since November of 2012. I am the lead 4 year old preschool teacher. Previously I worked as the lead toddler teacher and as an associate for our GSRP class. Right now I have my Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and eventually I would like to continue on and get my Bachelor’s degree!

I married my wonderful husband Roy in August of 2015 and we welcomed our first child, Oliver, in September 2016. Being a mom is my favorite thing in the entire world!

Working with kids is a passion of mine and I am so grateful and blessed for the years I’ve spent here at Building Blocks! 

 
 
Building Blocks
Lead Teacher | 4 yr olds

McKay Stafford

Childcare Providers:

Martha

Martha Young | Toddler Lead

Justine

Justine Bishop | Nursery Lead