Key Personnel


Administrative Team

Debbie B.

Director

Debbie has been with The Discovery Center since 1985. She has been an Assistant Teacher, Key Teacher, Head Key Teacher and Administrator. She has served as Director of the program since 1990. She also does the shopping and cooking and many other kitchen tasks at the center. Debbie earned her B.A. in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Hillsdale College. She completed her Masters degree in Early Childhood Education at Eastern Michigan University. She was a part-time instructor at Washtenaw Community College in the Child Care Professional Program for seventeen years. Beginning in 2017, Debbie began work on her Phd. in Early Childhood Education at The University of Toledo. Debbie is involved with many organizations and community groups in the local Ann Arbor area. Debbie loves to cook, bake, and entertain, and she cherishes her time with friends and family.


Roxann L.

Administrative Assistant

A former hairstylist for 28 years and salon owner for 22 years, Roxann has been the Administrative Assistant at The Discovery Center since 2000. She is the official greeter to all those who enter the building and will answer any question, while also assisting families and staff in the program. She is also responsible for updating and maintaining all the information in our children's files. When she is not working, she enjoys scrapbooking, crafts, reading, going to the movies, and spending time with her family and friends.


Wanda N.

Bookkeeper

Wanda has worked in accounting since 1983 and has a Bachelors degree in Accounting from Eastern Michigan University. She has been with The Discovery Center since 2007. In her spare time, Wanda likes to quilt and knit.


George M.

Owner

George has been affiliated with The Discovery Center since it was founded in 1974 by his wife, Jacki. He provides overall leadership guidance to the center and tries to stay out of the way of the work of the excellent teaching and administrative staff. While staying out of the way, he is an operations researcher who conducts health systems research for a local non-profit research institute. In his free time, he enjoys eating, bicycling (to compensate for the eating), traveling, and playing the clarinet. George's daughter Kathryn is a 1991 graduate of The Discovery Center.