Our Teachers

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
Marin Whitten
Jeanette Johnson

Monday-Wednesday-Friday afternoon

Marin Whitten
Christy Vostrizansky
Meg Reed

Tuesday-Thursday morning

Lynda Schoonover
Meg Reed
Sadie Wastell
Desha Bambenek

Tuesday-Thursday afternoon

Sadie Wastell
Lynda Schoonover
Marin Whitten
Desha Bambenek

Teacher Bios

Christy Vostrizansky
I began my teaching career at Corunna Public Schools teaching 1st and 2nd grade. In 2011, I started teaching at Prime Time Preschool.  I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and a Minor in Journalism from Oakland University.  I also have a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Michigan State University and a Masters degree in Teaching from Marygrove College.  In 2015 I became Assistant Director at Prime Time and work alongside the director, Lynda Schoonover.  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

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.

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.

Meg Reed
Since 2008, when my daughter started at Prime Time Preschool, becoming a teacher here has been my dream job. I graduated from Alma College in 2001 with a degree in elementary education. In 2005, I started a home daycare, to allow me to stay home with my children, and which I ran until 2012. For five years, I homeschooled our three children. They went back to public school in 2017. With two children in high school, and one in middle school, it was time for a change for me. Being able to realize my dream after twelve years is amazing! I look forward to being a part of this amazing program.

Jeanette Johnson
I am honored to be joining the wonderful staff at Prime Time Preschool. I graduated from Eastern Michigan University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in teaching with three minors: Early Childhood Education, Elementary Science, and Reading. My husband Shaun and I moved to Dewitt 15 years ago as newlyweds, and our family has grown to one daughter, one son, and three dogs. :-) I previously worked in a preschool and childcare setting, but decided to stay home when my daughter was born, and have been a stay at home mom for the last 12 years. I am excited to get back in the classroom and help provide the students with the same great experience my children received here at Prime Time.

Desha Bambenek
My family moved to DeWitt in 2017. We have four children that I stayed home to raise & we were lucky to gain a spot at Prime Time where we quickly became passionate about the school & staff. I graduated from Central Michigan University where I ran the 400m hurdles for the track team (my legs aren’t as quick as they use to be!). We lived in Farmington Hills, then spent a decade near Lake Michigan in St. Joseph, before settling closer to family. We love the DeWitt community & now that my youngest is in Kindergarten, I am blessed & excited to be involved with the children & families of the Prime Time community. I love fun & laughter & that is what I hope to share with my new little friends!