Kelsey Mangeni

Kelsey started teaching at Ward Preschool in the Fall of 2019. She is a strong believer in Christian education, and incorporating music and movement into learning.

Kelsey has a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Eastern Michigan University. After graduating from college she moved to Uganda and taught music in international schools for 4 years, working with students from 3 years old up to high school. There, Kelsey met her husband Michael. Outside of school Kelsey loves reading, playing the cello, exercising and traveling.

Liza Sliwka

Liza began working at Ward Preschool as a lunchtime and teacher assistant in the fall of 2014.  Liza attended Eastern Michigan University studying elementary education.

Liza treasures the many lovely relationships she has been blessed with through her affiliation with the Ward families and staff.  Through the past years the students taught me many things.  Most importantly, I’ve been privileged to see firsthand what it means to have the faith of a child.

When she isn’t teaching Mrs. Sliwka enjoys spending time with her husband, Kenny and their two daughters Gracie and Sabrina.

Jessica Fahr

Jessica became an Assistant Teacher at Ward Preschool in the Fall of 2023. She graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor and Master’s degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders. She was a Speech Language Pathologist in the school setting for 5 years before becoming a stay-at-home mom in 2016.

Jessica married her high school sweetheart, Matt, in 2011 and they have two children Mackenzie and Connor. They have lived in five different states before moving back to Michigan in 2021. At that time, their son Connor attended the fours program at Ward Preschool.

Jessica enjoys volunteering at her children’s school, being outdoors with her family, camping, skiing, and attending Lions football games.