Ericka Chen- Program Director

Ericka Chen has been part of our team since January 2012 and served as a lead preschool teacher. In June of 2013 she took over the position of Program Director. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Liberty University. She taught kindergarten for 2 years at an international school in China before joining our team. She is an active member here at Heritage Baptist Church and works in the AWANA program. She enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her husband!
 

 

Kristina Taylor - Lead Infant Teacher


 


Kirstin Mjaatvedt- Lead Young Toddler Teacher

Kirstin has been apart of the HELC team since April of 2011 as an assistant and has recently been promoted up to the lead teacher of the mobile infant room. She is currently enrolled in macomb Community college going for her early childhood degree. She has been involved in a kids camp for foster kids called Royal Family Kids Camp of Michigan for the past three years through her church. She also is a part time nanny. Kids are where her heart is! 

 

Connie Frikken- Lead Young Preschool Teacher

Connie Frikken has been part of our team since the center first opened in September 2009 where she serves as our lead older toddler teacher. She is pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education from Macomb Community College. She has worked in the field for the past 6 years with every age and loves them all! She is a member here at Heritage Baptist Church and is involved in both the Children’s and music ministry! She also enjoys coaching volleyball, basketball, and softball at her former elementary school.

 

Shea Harris- Lead Preschool Teacher

 

 


Luann Markovitch- Lead Pre-kindergarten Teacher

Luann Markovitch has been part of our team since August of 2010 and serves as  one of our lead pre-kindergarten teachers. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Bob Jones University. She has over 20 years of experience teaching preschool and elementary aged children. She is a member of Antioch Baptist Church where she serves in numerous ministries. She is a mother of six wonderful children and grandmother of one!