Our Team

Teacher Arlette

UMC Co-Director

Teacher Arlette has taught at UMC for the past 26 years, she holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration and a Child Development Program Directors Permit.

Teacher Arlette’s first experience with UMC was a co-op parent – with both her children now former graduates of UMC. Arlette loves to read, write and spend time with family and friends.

“When a child graduates from UMC, they take with them a solid foundation that will help them throughout their life. Knowing that I’m making a positive difference in the lives of these little ones and hearing them say ‘I love school’ makes me proud because I know I’m doing my job”.

She helps out in the Toddler M/W class and in other classes as needed and her emphasis has always been looking at each child individually and helping them to celebrate their own accomplishments.

Teacher Vikki

UMC Co-Director

Vikki holds a BA in Liberal Arts with a major in Sociology, and has a supervisor level in Early Childhood Education. Vikki has been at UMC for 14 years, starting her teaching career at UMC as an aide, and then lead teacher for the last ten years.

Outside of UMC, she loves spending time with her family, reading, gardening and dabbling in arts and crafts at home. Vikki is rather inspirational with her personal goals of learning something new every day, and making each day count.

“For me, I love the wonder and excitement in children’s eyes, and when they realize an accomplishment and smile with pride. I love when they find their own words to share their independence and feelings. I truly love being a teacher!”

She teaches two of the toddler classes and she teaches the Preschool class on Fridays. By nurturing, listening and guiding her pupils, Vikki teaches the values of love, respect, the freedom to problem solve and make decisions.