The EMU Bright Futures Site Coordinator at Perry Early Learning Center is Andaiye Spencer. She graduated from The University of Michigan in 2003 with a Bachelors in Elementary Education. She has also completed a Master of Arts in Drama/Theatre for the Young at Eastern Michigan University, as well as a Master of Arts in Applied Drama at the University of Exeter in the UK. She has spent the last 6 years as a full time teacher teaching 1st grade, 3rd & 4th grade split, 6th grade English, and middle school theatre & dance.
Aside from teaching, Andaiye has worked with numerous youth programing and after school organizations both in Michigan and across the globe. Some of them include, Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit, Matrix Theatre Company, Girls Empowered, The NED Show, Emerson School, White Horse Theatre (Germany), ACLE (Italy), and many more.
When she is not working Andaiye is probably singing karaoke, reading about historical piracy, going to pub trivia, building scenery for plays, traveling the world, or lounging in the ball pit in her home.
EMU Bright Futures at Perry Early Learning Center serves kindergarten and first grade students. The main emphasis is on enrichment, academic support, social-emotional learning, building leadership skills, and exposing the students to new experiences. The goal of the program is to provide a safe, supportive, and loving after school program that students love to attend! To make this happen, everyone engages in team builders, clubs, reflection, fitness, and community time. EMUBF at Perry ELC runs Monday through Thursday during the school from 3:15-3:45pm.