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Green Room

Ages: 2½ - 4½ years old

Enrollment: 14 children

Fowler Memorial House, Room 181

Danielle Bryant

Danielle Bryant

Head Teacher
(Pronouns: she/her/hers)
(765) 494-5580
daniellebryant@purdue.edu

M.S., Elementary Education, Teaching Students with Special Needs, Purdue University Global
B.S., Early Childhood Education and Exceptional Needs, Purdue University

I graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Early Childhood Education and Exceptional Needs. I have received a Master’s of Science degree in Education, focusing on teaching students with special needs, through Purdue University Global. Since January 2012, I have done field experiences at the laboratory school, including my full-time student teaching semester in the Blue Room. I became employed at the Lab School in January 2014.

I thoroughly enjoy working with young children. Their smiles and hugs always make every day worthwhile. I believe children learn best when they are able to freely explore objects and create meaning out of what they are engaging with. I believe my role as a teacher is to facilitate, support, and guide children’s learning. I love watching as children learn and accomplish new things.

When I am not at the Lab School, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two children. We enjoy playing outside, baking and cooking, reading books, and having movie nights!

Heather Gerrard

Heather Gerrard

Associate Teacher
(Pronouns: she/her/hers)
494-0240
hgerrard@purdue.edu

M.S., Education, Educational Leadership, Purdue University Global, 2021
B.S., Child Development and Family Studies, Purdue University, 2002

I am the Associate teacher in the Green Room. I come to the Miller Child Development Laboratory School from Area IV Head Start. I have spent many years being with children and watching them learn and grow from day to day. It is my goal to provide a loving, safe environment where I hope that the children and the parents enjoy coming to everyday. One of my favorite quotes is “Kids don’t care what you know until they know you care.” -Teddy Roosevelt.

When I am not at school, I love to spend time with my husband, two teenage children, and two dogs. You will find me at sporting events for my children in each season. My family loves music, camping, and sports.

Amy Harshman

Amy Harshman

Child Care Aide
(765) 494-0240
abharshm@purdue.edu

I received my Registered Nurse license in 1989 and my BS in Nursing from Indiana State University. I have worked in a variety of nursing positions these past 31 years, with the most recent position as a school nurse.

I joined MCDLS as a float childcare aide in October 2020. I then transferred to the childcare aide position in the green room in February 2021. I enjoy working alongside children as they grow and learn about themselves and the world around them.

I am married to Paul and we have two grown children, Drew and Nina. We live in the small town of Mulberry. We enjoy traveling, being outdoors, family time, and are avid antique car enthusiasts.

 

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