Administration and Staff



  • Karen Sanders, M.Ed., Director
  • Wendy Hartke, M.Ed., Facilitating Teacher
  • Marcia Huckins, Assistant Teacher
  • Meredith Leighton, B.S. Early Childhood Teacher II
  • Amanda Myles, B.S., Early Childhood Teacher
  • Kayla Roper, B.S., Early Childhood Teacher II
  • Carly Roy, B.S., Early Childhood Teacher I
  • Natalka Sywenkyj, B.S., Early Childhood Teacher


  • Plymouth State University Early Childhood Students
  • Plymouth State University Students as Student Classroom Aides


Featured in Plymouth Magazine

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Building a First-Year Class

PSU’s overwhelming success with enrollment for the 2015–16 academic year was the result of focused multi-year investments in admissions, marketing, academic and co-curricular programs, and new and repurposed facilities.

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¡Bienvenidos a Cuba!

PSU professor and her students discover the challenges and joys of visiting Cuba » Political science professor Filiz Otucu Ruhm always dreamed of going to Cuba. In fact, she planned on visiting the island more than a decade ago. “The social scientist in me wanted to observe Castro’s Cuba, then go back after Castro, and […]

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And Justice for All

Alisha Medeiros ’15 wants to help troubled youth make better choices and live fulfilling lives. This desire, influenced by a family tragedy, led her to pursue a career in criminal justice.