Our Staff

Ms. Bev 

Director/Lead Teacher 4 Year Program
Ms. Bev has been owner and operator of Academic Gardens for over 30 years. She is a life long resident of Plymouth. She has been teaching for over 35 years, originally a special education major. She graduated from Eastern Michigan University. Her goal for your child is to teach them to enjoy school and understand that learning can be fun and exciting too!.

Ms. Tiffany 

Assistant Director & Lead Begindergarten Teacher

Ms. Tiffany has been working at Academic Gardens for 4 years. She has been teaching since 2007, in a variety of educational settings. She has a Bachelors Degree in Education: Math major and Early Childhood minor, From Wayne State University. Her academic goals for your child are to gain confidence and feel pride in their accomplishments. In addition, envision themselves as readers and writers, but most of all to love school! She would love to pass on her love of learning, thinking and asking questions about the world around us to all of her students. 


Ms. Joyce

4 Year Program Teacher

Ms. Joyce is one of our 4 year old teachers.  She received her teaching degree from Eastern Michigan University. She has been working with us for 12 years, but has been teaching for over 20 years. Her goals for your child are to love school and reading as much as she does. She is a really caring teacher who has the unique ability to connect with of the students, especially those who struggle with the transition of a first school experience.  She really puts the “Joy” in education.


Ms. Ashley 

Ms. Ashley

3 Year Program Lead Teacher 


I have always known that I have wanted to help people, specifically children. As a teacher, it is essential to be patient, understanding, and compassionate. I am whole heartedly prepared to bring these qualities into the classroom.

I believe that children are capable beings and it is extremely important to promote independence in the classroom. Working in the field has taught me to view each child as an individual and to accommodate any needs that will help their development. My ultimate goal is to have given my students the tools and motivation they need to reach their full potential, and lead successful lives.

My academic experiences, tutoring experiences, volunteer experiences, and my experience in the work force have prepared me to become the knowledgeable teacher that students need. I have worked with students as young as three, all the way to twelve years old. I have a strong desire to work with children of any age, and working in the field has reinforced that desire. I believe that I will be a great asset to your school’s community and am ready to reveal to you my strengths that make me an effective teacher!

Ms. Ann 

Ms. Ann

3 Year Program Assistant Teacher 


Ms. Ann has been one of our most reliable teachers. She has worked at Academic Gardens for over 25 years. She has worked Ealry Drop-off, mornings, afternoons, with all ages 3, 4, 5 year olds! She is a life time citizen of Plymouth. She goes above and beyond when it comes to educational training, she annual maintains the 16 required hours, for lead teachers, and is CPR certified.

Ms Nicole 

3 Year Program/Extended Day Assistant Teacher 

Ms. Nicole is a lifelong resident of Plymouth. She is an assistant teacher for the 3 and 4 year programs.  She is very interactive with the children both in the classroom and on the playground. Nicole is currently working on her teaching certification.

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