Early Childhood Education Staff

ECE Leadership Team

Robert Fillmore

Director of Early Childhood Education
Master’s Degree in Early Childhood |

Nicole Calvin-Stewart

Administrative Support Professional
Head Start | Since 2016

Taylor Picon

Assistant Director (Imagination Station)
Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education | Since 2018

Renee Nagel

Pedagogista (Imagination Station)
Master's Degree in Education | Since 2008

Felicia Jackson

Behavior Coach
Master's Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) | Since 2021

Stacey Hankel

Office Assistant (Imagination Station)
Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education | Since 2022

Aprille Baylock

Education Manager
Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education | Since 2015

Natasha Kendle

Family Services Manager
Bachelor's degree in Social Work | Since 2015

Kamilah Richmond

Health and Disability Services Manager
Bachelor's degree in Health Services Administration | Since 2015

Jami Jackson

Quality and Data Specialist
Bachelor’s degree in Social Work | Since 2017

Kawthar Alaoui

ECE Fiscal Specialist
Bachelor's degree in Business Administration | Since 2021

Our Locations

Imagination Station

Located in the heart of the Edgewood Neighborhood in Michigan City.

Head Start

Niemann School; Home of Head Start of LaPorte County

Head Start

Bethany Lutheran Church; Home of Head Start of LaPorte County

All Sites Are Equipped With

  • Closed circuit monitoring of every room
  • Secured entry system
  • Radio Communication System
  • One-touch emergency call buttons
  • Strict adherence to licensing, health, and fire regulations
  • ADA accessible and developmentally appropriate fenced-in playgrounds
  • Comprehensive staff training on safety drills, emergency procedures, and active supervision.

Ready to Help?

We need your support! As a non-profit agency, Paladin relies on volunteers and donor gifts to continue the work. For LaPorte County's children, Paladin will continue to provide the highest quality care with experiential learning experiences that get kids school ready. May we count on you today?