This is Mrs. Hammond's 21st year of teaching and her 7th year with RCS Pre-K. She went to college at Humber College in Ontario, Canada where she earned a degree in Early Childhood Education. She says that the best thing about teaching is "having fun while learning."
She has been married for 25 years, has a son going to Michigan State in the Fall of 2022, and an adorable boxer named Stella. Her favorite color is blue, her favorite food is pizza, and she enjoys doing puzzles and watching her son play hockey.
Mrs. Hernandez-Mares, Caregiver
This is Mrs. Herndandez's 2nd year of teaching with RCS Pre-K. She went to college at UAM Azcapotzalco in Mexico City where she earned a degree in Business Administration. She says the best thing about teaching is "making a difference in a child's life."
She has been married for 22 years and has a daughter who studies music performance at OU, and a son who is a junior at SCHS. Her favorite color is purple, her favorite food is tacos, her favorite place is home, and she enjoys dancing and going to her daughter's recitals.
This is Mrs. Kraft's 7th year of teaching. She went to Michigan State University. She says that the best thing about teaching is "having the opportunity to form strong relationships with both students and families, and knowing what a profound influence you have on children's development."
Mrs. Kraft lives with her husband, Brent and their corgi, Charlie. Her favorite color is pink, her favorite food is french fries, and she enjoys reading and hiking.
Ms. Diener, Associate Teacher
This is Ms. Diener's 4th year of teaching. She went to Macomb Community College to get her General Associates and Rochester College where she earned a Bachelor's in Early Childhood Studies. Ms. Diener is currently in #TEACH Program to become a certified teacher. She says the best thing about teaching is "being a part of a child's preschool journey, watching them bloom throughout the school year, and building relationships with the students."
Ms. Diener lives with her parents and her dachshund, Peanut. Her favorite color is yellow, her favorite food is pasta, and she enjoys coffee and traveling and spending time with her family, especially her 16 month old nephew Hayes.