Roxann Marchesi — TEACHER — MWF AM & PM CLASSES
My husband, Steve and I reside in Oxford with two daughters, Kristen 18 years old and Caitlin 16
years old & our lab Prince! Both girls were students here at Holy Cross Christian Preschool and are now successful High School/College students.
I have been a church member at Holy Cross for 25 years now. This will be my 12th year at Holy Cross Preschool. My educational background includes a child development associate credential, an associates degree in early childhood development, a bachelor’s in business, and hundreds of training hours in early childhood education. I’m looking forward to getting to know everyone. I’m excited for the friendships, field trips, messy art projects, science experiments, Bible lessons and organized chaos that is preschool!
Teachers and aides
Denise Evanson — Teacher — am CLASSES
I am very excited to return to Holy Cross Preschool for the 2016/17 school year. I have been in the field of Early Childhood Education for over 30 years as a teacher and caregiver. It is a privilege to share the gospel of Jesus with the children and families here at Holy Cross Preschool! I have an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Development. I have been married to Kevin for 37 years. We have three wonderful adult children, heather, Kevin II and Mandi and we have 5 fantastic grandchildren! They all bring me such joy!! As an active member of St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Waterford, I presently serve on the Altar Guild, Women in God’s Service Ministry, LWML, Choir and handbell choir.
JULIE BRANDT — Aide — PM CLASSES
I am happy to be returning to work again this year with the great staff at Holy Cross. Over the past 11 years I have had the wonderful opportunity to become familiar with the preschool program through volunteer work while my children attended Holy Cross, then substituting and now working part time. I grew up in Lake Orion and earned a BA in Communications from Oakland university. I worked as an Activities Director at a senior community before my daughter was born, and then decided to be a stay at home mom. My husband, Greg and I live in Oxford with our two children Ashley (14) and Jackson (11). I have also enjoyed working with children as a volunteer at Lake Orion United Methodist Church, Clear Lake Elementary, and OMS. My time at Holy Cross has been an exciting and rewarding experience. I look forward to another fun year with the awesome kids at Holy Cross!
MELISSA CLARK — Aide — MWF am & PM Classes
I’m very blessed to be apart of the Holy Cross family, for this my 6th year. I’m excited to help and watch your children learn about the world around them and grow in God’s love. I have been married for 27 years to my husband Bob. We have two children Bryce (20) graduate of OHS and Hanna (17), is a senior at Oxford High School. I’m a member at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (since 1996) and I have lived in Ortonville for over 22 years. I have been a MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) mom, on the steering committee and a caregiver. I have worked at Good Shepherd Lutheran School as a preschool aide and lunch/recess monitor for 6 years. I have an associates degree in Fine Arts from Oakland Community College. I love volunteering at VBS, Sunday School and coordinating the Operation Christmas Child Program. It will be a pleasure and fun to get to know you and your children.
MELODEE DUNN—Aide—All Morning Classes
I am looking forward to yet another year at Holy Cross Christian Preschool. I will tell you that I have been at HCCP so long that I had Roxann Marchesi’s girls in my class! What a joy to work each year with these Christian women and your precious children.
Hubby Mike and I are lifelong Oxford residents and Oxford High School graduates. God has blessed us with 3 sons and now 3 beautiful daughters-in-law as well as 8 grandchildren. I know the Lord has placed me here as I love what I do which includes sharing the love of Jesus with your children. Please pray for all of us this year and know that we will be praying for our preschool families. Matthew 19:13 ‘Then little children were brought to Him (Jesus) that He might put His hands on them and pray...’
MARY SOVIS — AIDE — T/TH AM and PM classes
I have been married to my wonderful husband Roger for 28 years. We have 4 children—3 girls and 1 boy. Our family has lived in the Oxford area for 17 years. I enjoy working with children of all ages. I have been an active volunteer in Kids Church, Awana, and many other activities at Oxford Schools and in the community. I am excited and looking forward to working with your children throughout the coming year.