Meet The Team

It is our commitment to parents to staff our center with teachers who have a heart both for ministry and for young children. We strive to make Handprints a positive environment both for the little ones and their teachers, and as a result we enjoy a rather low turnover rate in our staff. If you are interested in working for Handprints, please email your resume to handprints@rockpointe.org.

Becky

Becky McKeever

Director

Becky McKeever serves as Handprints’ Director. She began her professional career as an elementary school teacher in 1998 after graduating with a Bachelor’s in elementary education with certifications in both kindergarten and pre-kindergarten. Becky came to Handprints in the fall of 2008.

becky@handprints.org (586) 446 7700

Amelia Schohl

Amelia Schohl

Assistant Director

Amelia Schohl has a Bachelor’s in elementary education and also holds a Master’s in early childhood education. Amelia is also one of our traditional half day pre-kindergarten teachers. She joined Handprints in 2012.

amelia@handprints.org (586) 446 7700

Kate Badalamenti

Kate Badalamenti

Assistant Director

Kate Badalamenti holds a Bachelor’s in elementary education. Kate is also one of our traditional half day pre-kindergarten teachers. She began at Handprints in the fall of 2014.

kate@handprints.org (586) 446 7700

Crystal Steiniger
Business Manager

handprints@rockpointe.org (586) 446 7700

Katelyn

Katelyn Piekarski

Lead Infant Teacher

Katelyn Piekarski has been with Handprints since 2011 where she served as an assistant teacher before becoming promoted to the lead infant teacher within a few months. Katelyn has completed the Michigan requirement for early childhood education. She has a unique gift and a strong passion for working with babies.

Alissa

Sarah Allar

Lead Walker Teacher

Sarah Allar has served in many classrooms at Handprints since she began here in the fall of 2011. Sarah has completed the Michigan requirement for early childhood education. Sarah loves the busyness and spontaneity of working with her favorite age, the one year olds.

Kathleen

Kathleen Rehs

Lead Toddler Teacher

Kathleen Rehs has worked in the field of early childhood since the late 1990s. She has worked as a lead teacher and center director, as well as a home nanny. Kathleen loves the creativity of the little ones in her class, and provides unique opportunities for learning in her classroom.

Becca Schwartz

Emily Beekman

Lead Childcare Preschool Teacher

Emily Beekman has been at Handprints since 2015. Emily has her bachelor degree in Special education. Emily loves the independence the preschoolers are developing and has a passion for working with young children.

Jennifer Iwasko

Jennifer Iwasko

Lead Childcare Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Jennifer Iwasko is our lead childcare pre-kindergarten teacher. She has completed the Michigan requirement for early childhood education. She has been with Handprints since the fall of 2014. Jennifer loves the learning that takes place in the four year old room, and actively works to prepare each child for kindergarten.

Jill Good

Danielle Hammer

Traditional Half-Day Preschool Teacher

Danielle works at nurturing and developing the three year old’s interests in age-appropriate subjects through hands on learning.

Amelia

Amelia Schohl

Traditional Half-Day Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Amelia Schohl began at Handprints in 2012. She has a Bachelor’s in elementary education and also holds a Master’s in early childhood education. Amelia encourages positive social interactions and fosters a creative learning environment that prepares the four year olds for kindergarten.

Kate Badalamenti

Kate Badalamenti

Traditional Half-Day Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Kate began at Handprints in 2010 as the walker lead teacher. She left in 2011 to be home with her baby, and returned to us in the fall of 2014. She holds a Bachelor’s in elementary education. Kate knows four year olds are energetic, enthusiastic and ready to learn and creates lessons that prepare them for kindergarten.