Teaching Staff

Program Director

MOLLY GROSVENOR grew up in Leland and attended LCC when it was in the church basement 30 years ago. She was a teacher at LCC for 10 years before entering the role of Program Director in 2006. She has two sons and two stepsons (a total of four teenage boys!). If you have questions about anything to do with programming, billing, scholarships, schedules, etc., she is the woman to field your questions. Please email her at

The Crib (toddler classroom)

RHONDA MACK has worn many hats at the LCC since 2003; parent, board member, preschool teacher, and most recently one of our toddler teachers. She has a Masters in Early Childhood Education and posses a geniune passion for working with young children.

CASSIE BURDA has been with the LCC since 2008. SHe has her Child Development Associates and is Mom to two LCC alumni. We are fortunate she has the heart and energy to do it all.

Fox Island (preschool classroom)

AARON RYDER has been teaching at LCC since 2006. He has an elementary teaching degree, a Child Development Associates, and is "Olive and Wyn's Dad." Aaron brings both calm and fun to the classroom and his story circles are dynamite.

SARAH JOHNSON has taught in LCC classrooms since 2001 before having triplets, who are now seven years old (and all LCC alumni). She returned to the classroom after several years of providing LCC staff support - for a total of seventeen years with the LCC. Sara has a degree in Early Childhood Development.

Manitou Island (preschool classroom)

NORA STONE is returning to LCC and we couldn't be more thrilled. She was support staff in 2013 and was clearly a natural with kids. She just returned to her hometown of Traverse City after teaching in Seattle and New Hampshire. Please join us in welcoming her to her new teaching position at LCC!

RACHAEL DYER has been a teacher at LCC since 2001 and is the mom of two LCC alumni. She is a great observer of children and plans inviting and enriching curriculum. She holds a Bachelors Degree and a Child Development Associates.

Support Staff

SARA MALESKI has been with the LCC since 2006. She has a child development associates degree and will be in Leland in many capacities supporting all three of the classrooms.

M BROWN has been with the LCC since 2006, and comes to us with tons of enthusiasm and a lot of schooling under her belt in elementary and special education. All three classrooms benefit from M's support.

Kitchen Staff

ANGELA BOTRUFF is Leland's amazing cooker woman. She is magical in the kitchen, and nourishes children and staff in a multitude of ways. She has unbelievable patience and skills and includes children in the process of food from beginning to end. Angela is the mom of three sons who are all LCC alumni.



LCC Leland Staff

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