Teaching schedule

Each class is taught by a team of three teachers.  The lead teacher for each class is listed first and designated in bold.

Monday-Wednesday-Friday morning

Christy Vostrizansky
Lynn Stumpfig
Marin Whitten

Monday-Wednesday-Friday afternoon

Maria Cook
Lynn Stumpfig
Christy Vostrizansky

Tuesday-Thursday morning

Lynda Schoonover
Jackie Karshner
Lynn Stumpfig
Beth Cook

Tuesday-Thursday afternoon

Beth Cook
Lynda Schoonover
Jackie Karshner

Teacher Bios

Christy Vostrizansky
I graduated from Oakland University with a BA in Communications and a minor in Journalism.  I worked 5 years for Ford Communications Network in Sterling Heights. I then pursued a teaching degree from MSU and graduated with a Post BA Teacher Certification.  I went on to teaching first and second grade for 4 years.  During my 4 years of teaching, I continued my education and received a Masters degree in Teaching from Marygrove College.  Stepping away from the classroom teaching to raise three daughters, I continued to keep my teaching certificate current by attending yearly conferences and certification programs. I also have been an active member in the DeWitt community as a Girl Scout Leader, substitute teacher, and a member of the Clinton County Parent Coalition.  My daughters all attended Prime Time Preschool and we loved this amazing program, its philosophy and the dedication to providing children with a positive first school experience.

Beth Cook
I have taught at Prime Time Preschool for sixteen years.  After receiving a B. A. and teaching certificate from Alma College in 1967, I began my career in education teaching kindergarten. Once I had raised my three children, I returned to teaching in a preschool called Sunshine House in Lansing, MI from 1991 through 1993. Prime Time Preschool opened in 1994 and I taught there for two years before my husband and I left the area in 1996. We returned in 2000 and I resumed teaching at Prime Time from that time to the present.

Maria Cook
I have taught at Prime Time Preschool for eighteen years. I graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and have a teaching certificate in Elementary Education. I began my teaching career at St. Mary's in Westphalia teaching Fifth Grade. Following that year, I moved to the Waverly Community Schools where I taught Second Grade for five years and Kindergarten for three years. I am currently a head teacher for the MWF P.M. class. In addition to teaching part time at Prime Time, I have also worked for Clinton Memorial Hospital as the Clinton County Safe Kids Coordinator, taught parenting classes for Clinton County Counselling Center, and currently work part time for Clinton County RESA as the Parent Coalition Liaison for the Great Start Program. I have two teenage daughters that both attended two years of Prime Time.

Jackie Karshner
I have taught at Prime Time Preschool for 18 years. I had visited and substituted at the school while my daughter Mariah attended during its first two years. I was so impressed with the genuine care, love and acceptance the children received, I applied to be a part of the Prime Time team. I have a B.S. in Public Health Educations from CMU and an LPN from Alma Nursing.

Lynda Schoonover
I have been Director and head teacher at Prime Time Preschool for 20 years. After receiving a B.A. and an Elementary Teaching Certificate from Adrian College, I began my career in teaching third and fourth grade in the Pickney Community School System. I completed work on my masters in Education at EMU. When my youngest of three sons entered first grade I taught preschool at Sunshine House Preschool in Lansing. We opened Prime Time in 1994 and I have been teaching there even since.

Lynn Stumpfig
I have taught at Prime Time Preschool for 15 years.  I received my bachelors degree from Hope College in 1985.  I became acquainted and subsequently, fell in love with Prime Time's program when my daughters attended.

Marin Whitten
I graduated from Northern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Preschool and Family Life Services. The year we moved to DeWitt my husband and I enrolled our middle son in Prime Time. Soon thereafter, I fell in love with the warm and caring environment. Our younger two children went on to attend and I later served on the Prime Time Board as a Member at Large. After spending time raising our four children, I returned to teaching. I love working with preschoolers and firmly believe in the philosophy at Prime Time. I am pleased to be a part of such a quality program.