Owners

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Bev Venables

Owner

Ms. Bev has been the owner, operator, at Academic Gardens for 35 years. She was Director and lead 4 year old teacher for 33 years. She has dedicated herself  to the education of children all of her adult life.  Ms. Bev has since retired from the classroom, but we still see her in passing here and there!

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Phil Venables

"Mr. Fix-it"

Mr. Phil the “Fix it Man” is Ms. Bev’s husband and our personal handy-man around the gardens. He is seen around here and there fixing toys, lights, and more.

Management

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Director

Kim Mitton-Hahn

Ms. Kim holds a Masters Degree from Eastern Michigan University, in the field of Family and Child Development and also a Michigan Secondary Teaching Certification. She has over 25 years of experience working with children and their families. In addition, she is a proud member of our community and a resident of Canton.

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Assistant Director

Ms. Melissa Fitzpatrick

Ms. Melissa has spent the last 3 years teaching here with us. She teaches the in the 4 year old class and brings so many fun numbers and science activities to our class! She brings years worth of experience not only the business world, but in education too! She is known as the organizer or housekeeper here, and is known for her abilities to keep the building organized, running smooth and clean!

Four Year Teachers

Ms. Ann

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Ms. Carrie

Assistant Teacher

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Ms. Melissa

Lead Teacher

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Ms. Ann

Assistant Teacher

Ms. Cheryl

Assistant Teacher

3 Year Teachers

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Ms. Ashley

Lead Teacher

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Ms. Abby

Assistant Teacher

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Ms. Alyssa

Assistant Teacher

Teacher Aides

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Ms. Madison

Teacher's Aide

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Ms. Angel

Teacher's Aide

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Ms. Lily

Teacher's Aide

Special Instructors

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Ms. Joyce

Substitute Teacher

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Mr. Justin

Music Teacher