Angie McKee

Angie McKee has worked at Ward Preschool since the fall of 2011. She brings energy and enthusiasm to our youngest learners and loves to have fun while learning!

She graduated with a degree in Elementary Education from Wayne State University in 1992. In addition to her work at Ward Preschool, she has many years of volunteer experience with preschoolers as a Sunday School teacher, Christmas program director and even a soccer coach.  Investing in children has been her lifelong passion.

She is the proud mother of three children-Duncan, Connor and Gracie. Her family enjoys swimming, camping and traveling together in the summers.  She has been happily married to her amazing and supportive husband Scott for over 30 years.

Amy Story

Amy Story has been investing in children for as long as she can remember. Babysitting not only helped with spending money in high school, it also inspired her to seek a career in education. After getting a degree in English and Secondary Education from Hillsdale College in 1995, Amy taught English for 19 years. She also holds degree in Educational Leadership from Madonna University.  In addition, she has many years of volunteer experience with preschoolers as a Sunday School teacher.

Most recently, she has volunteered with pre-readers at an elementary school in Detroit. Amy and her husband Tim met at Ward Church as teenagers and have been married for 23 years. Her family enjoys spending time together traveling and playing golf. Their children, Jack (17) and Kate (14) are both students at Northville High School and are active in sports. Amy is thrilled to be teaching the Friendly Frogs at Ward Preschool!

Michele Gunderson

Michele Gunderson has been a member of Ward church for over 30 years and has many years of volunteer experience with children. She has been a preschool Sunday school teacher, a youth group leader, a VBS teacher and superintendent, and has volunteered in our special needs ministry.

She graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in elementary education in 1990. She stayed home with her three daughters and homeschooled them for 15 years. After her youngest left for college, she started teaching preschool and was so excited to join the Ward Preschool team!

Michele and her husband, Joel, have been married for over 30 years and have three adult daughters- Kiersten, Gretchen, and Grace and one son-in-law, Jonah. She loves spending time with her family, reading, walking, and traveling.

Jennifer Putz

Jennifer started at Ward Preschool in 2011 and has always worked with the three year old program. She has 14 years of experience in total as an Assistant Teacher working with threes, fours and young fives. She has also served and taught Sunday school for several years at her church, along with substituting within the Plymouth-Canton preschool programs. Through these years of working with children she has found her calling and feels blessed to have been given the opportunity to make a difference in their lives.

Jennifer graduated from the University of Michigan-Dearborn with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. This is also where she met her husband Chris. They have been happily married for 23 years, residing in Canton where they have raised their two children. Currently their daughter Allison attends Central Michigan University and their son Nick just started as a freshman at Grand Valley State University. Family vacations, U of M football games, and chicken dinners at Frankenmuth are favorite ways to share their time together.

Jill Ehlers

Jill began at Ward Preschool as a parent of Preschoolers. She then started Assistant Teaching at Ward Preschool in 2016. Jill has completed classes in Early Childhood Education from Washtenaw Community College.  She has served Ward children’s ministry in volunteer positions including Sunday morning preschool, and VBS volunteer. She feels blessed to be a part of the Ward Preschool family after experiencing how amazing the preschool was for her own three children.

Jill and her husband Bodo have three children at home: Sophia in high school, Quinn in middle school, and Parker in elementary school.

Amanda Lynn

Amanda Lynn brings six years of volunteer experience teaching Sunday school at Ward Church and providing childcare for weekly Bible studies and special events. She graduated in 2015 from Central Michigan University and holds a secondary Ed degree specializing in English and Communication.

Amanda is married to her husband, Dan and they have a toddler daughter, Abigail.