Estabrook Elementary School
Katie Dreyer, Site Coordinator
My name is Katie Dreyer and I am so excited to be the site coordinator at Estabrook! I graduated from Oakland University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. I hold a Michigan Provisional Teacher Certificate and am highly qualified in social studies and language arts. I taught kindergarten for two years and fifth and sixth grade for one year. I also ran an after school running club called STRIDE and coached volleyball. In college, I was a softball player and I still love to play sports and stay active! When I am not working, I enjoy running, yoga, volleyball, softball, and tennis. My other passion is traveling. I love exploring new places and experiencing the culture! Please let me know if you have any questions about the program!
Larissa Shumpert, Assistant Site Coordinator
My name is Larissa Shumpert and I am happy to be a part of Estabrook's Bright Futures program. I currently attend Eastern Michigan University, pursuing a Bachelors in Science in Criminal Justice. I love working with children of all ages and have worked in various children's mentoring and summer programs. My goal throughout Bright Futures is to make an impact in students lives by giving them someone to look up to and by helping them in all different aspects of their lives. When I am not working or at school, I love to play basketball and spend time with my family.
EMU Bright Futures is so excited to be a part of the Estabrook community! We strive to create opportunities for 2nd-5th grade students to explore, learn, have fun and participate in community building and leadership activities/projects. The program runs Monday through Thursday, directly after school for three hours (3:20p.m.-6:20p.m.) It includes snack, homework time, fitness, various clubs (lego, cooking, dance, music, arts and crafts, sports, games, etc.) and reflection. During academic time, staff will be available to help students complete their homework from the school day.
We hope to provide students with a service that will help them grow as individuals, as well as a group within the Ypsilanti community. We encourage parent and family involvement and will be providing many opportunities for you to be a part of our program this year.
There is also a six-week summer program that runs Monday through Thursday from mid-June to late July.