Mrs. Beqiri, or Mrs. B, is loved by the children for her warmth and enthusiasm and by the parents for her cheerful leadership and her collaborative approach to education. Mrs. B joined Garfield Co-op in 2013. She holds a B.A. in Early Childhood Education from the University of Michigan Dearborn with a Z.A. Certification. Mrs. B has also earned a M.A. in ESL/Bilingual Education from the University of Michigan Dearborn.
In 1996, Amanda Bird graduated from Macomb Community College with a degree in Early Childhood education. Over the course of her career, she has amassed 20+ years of experience working with three and four year olds in both preschool and child care settings and serving as assistant director in her previous job.
In the fall of 2014, Miss Amanda joined the Mayfair family as our lead teacher and director. She has been busily putting her education and experience to work teaching Parent and Tot, 3’s, 4’s, and the fours extended day class. Mayfair has come to appreciate her easy going manner and her passion for teaching.
When she’s not elbow deep in playdough or paint, Miss Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband and grandson. She enjoys traveling, boating, golfing and shopping. She also participates in many city events and charity events through her husband’s sportsmans club.