Staff

Jodie Fish
Business Manager/Preschool Director
Jodie studied business at Grand Valley State University and is currently taking child development classes to further her education. She has worked at New Community Preschool since 2013.
Grace Dykstra
Lead Teacher
Grace is a graduate of Hope College with an Elementary Education Certificate and Degree in Fine Arts. She has a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood from Michigan State University. She has been teaching for 31 years, and joined us here at New Community Preschool in 2001.
Maggie Franklin
Lead Teacher
Maggie has been in the Early Childhood Development field for over 20 years in a variety of teaching positions. She attended GRJC and GVSU studying Early Childhood Education, and continues to learn through continued education classes and teaching her students. Maggie has been teaching at New Community Preschool Since 2006.
Monica Nederhood
Lead Teacher
Monica graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University with a major in Early Childhood Development and a minor in Family Life. Monica has worked at New Community Preschool since 2013.
Heidi VanOverloop
Lead Teacher
Heidi graduated from GVSU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a major in special education. She taught in public schools for 5 years in a variety of grade levels. She was also a Parent Educator for 10 years through the KISD, in which she worked with parents and children birth - 5 years old to help parents become their child's first and best teacher. She is trained in both Zoo Phonics and Handwriting without Tears, and has worked at New Community Preschool since 2014.
Donna Fassler
Teacher Aide
Donna has been with us since 2011.
Jamie Gibson
Teacher Aide
Jamie joined our team in 2015.
Lori Greene
Teacher Aide
Lori has worked with us since 2015.