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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
(765) 494-5580

B.S., Early Childhood Education and Exceptional Needs, Purdue University

I graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education and Exceptional Needs. Since January 2012, I have done field experiences at the laboratory school, including my student teaching semester in the Blue Room.

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 playing 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 working with children, I enjoy spending time with my husband! We enjoy cooking together and spending as much time with our family as we can.

Heather Gerrard


Heather Gerrard
Associate Teacher

BS in 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 13 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.



Deanna Holderfield


Deanna Holderfield
Child Care Aide
(765) 494-0240

Child Development Associate Credential (CDA)

I have completed a CDA in preschool education and have had the privilege of working with children since I was in high school. I have served as an aide, assistant and lead in classrooms between infancy and preschool age.

I love the unique joy of getting to know each family's personality and culture. The partnership formed with each parent as we work together in their child's best interest is irreplaceable. My favorite place in the classroom is the art table. It's truly fascinating to witness the ingenuity in each child as they create. I believe process-oriented and open-ended activities are essential for a child's development of countless skills (and lifelong confidence) at this age.

Outside of the classroom, I enjoy spending time outdoors, being with animals, cooking and do-it-yourself projects of all kinds. Family is important to me and I spend a lot of time with them!



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