Welcome to Jackson Early Childhood Center!
From Building Administrator Katie M. Dodge, Ph.D.
Dear Jackson Early Childhood Center Families,
Hello! My name is Katie Dodge and it is with the greatest excitement and enthusiasm that I write this letter to introduce myself as the new Principal at Jackson. I have been an LPS educator (2nd-6th grades, General Education, Gifted and Talented Education, and Special Education), Teacher Consultant, and Coordinator of Student Services during the past 19 years. I am also a graduate of Churchill High School and Madonna University. The Livonia Community is near and dear to my heart. As a life-long learner, I have also earned my Ph.D. from the University of Toledo and several Administration Certifications from Grand Valley State University.
I look forward to working with your family this school year and getting to know your child/children. I am deeply invested in ensuring that each child at Jackson feels safe and secure at school while learning through exploration and play. I look forward to listening to their laughter and supporting their growth. This is a true passion for me!
I would love to meet with parents before the school year starts to begin developing a relationship and learning from you. Building a strong school community is a top priority for me. Please join me at Jackson in the gym on 8/24/21 from 9:00 AM-10:00 AM or 6:00 PM-7:00 PM. If meeting face to face does not work for your family, I will also be hosting a virtual meet and greet on 8/26/21 from 9:00 AM-10:00 AM Meet and Greet Link.
When I am not at Jackson, I enjoy spending time with my six-year-old son, Crosby. We enjoy playing outdoors, using our imaginations, and reading together. Otherwise, you can find us walking our dog Pal and playing with our cat, Patches. I also enjoy gardening, golf, hot tea, and reading 😊
I can’t wait to meet your family and begin this wonderful school year!
Katie M. Dodge, Ph.D.
734-744-2813, ext. 22990
Jackson Center Information
Main Office: 734-744-2813
Early Childhood Special Education: 734-744-2813, ext. 22902
Livonia, MI 48154
Office Hours: 8:00a-4:00p
Jackson Center is an early childhood center that offers a variety of programs:
- Childcare from 6 weeks to 5 years
- Preschool classes for 3 and 4 year olds
- Early childhood special education programs for 3 and 4 year olds
- Parent/child classes.