Our Staff

Director 
Young 5s / School Age / Summer Camp Lead Teacher

Kristine Conklin

Our Director

Teacher Kristy has been employed at The Crayon Box since 2012.   Prior to being named the Director in 2016, she worked as the Administrative Assistant of The Crayon Box. 

Kristy and her husband live in Berrien Springs with their two boys.  They have a corgi named Zoey, a guinea pig named Winston, a cat named Olive and four Polish chickens named Betty, Olga, Agnes and Gretchen.

Teacher Kristy has an BA in Business Administration from Franklin University and is currently pursuing a MBA from Andrews University.

Some things she enjoys doing during her spare time are: spending time with family, reading, writing, gardening, and baking.

Her favorite times at The Crayon Box are all the family events especially annual concerts and family potlucks.

Teacher Kristy is a member in good standing with both the Michigan Association for the Education of Young Children (MIAEYC) and The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).

Favorite Quote:

“Enjoy TODAY.  Someday you'll miss it"

Favorite Bible Verse:

"For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Infants

LEAD CAREGIVER
Teacher Judy 

ASSISTANT CAREGIVER
Teacher Rita

Young Toddlers

LEAD CAREGIVER
Teacher Millie

ASSISTANT CAREGIVER
Teacher Beverly

Older Toddlers


LEAD CAREGIVER / ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Teacher Stephanie

LEAD CAREGIVER
Teacher Launa 

Pre-School


LEAD CAREGIVER
Teacher Rita

 

ASSISTANT CAREGIVER
Teacher Yessica

ASSISTANT CAREGIVER
Teacher Karin

Pre-Kindergarten


LEAD CAREGIVER
Teacher Lily 

ASSISTANT CAREGIVER
Teacher Julie

 

SUMMER CAMP:

Teacher Margaux

Teacher Hannah

 

CLASSROOM FLOATER
Teacher Becky