• Bluegills - Room E40 - Phone: 734-439-5107
    Lead Teacher: Angelica Wilson, wilsona@milanareaschools.org

    Welcome to our Bluegills community!  In our preschool classroom, children are active participants in the process of learning new concepts through individual and group experiences and activities. Our preschoolers have many opportunities incorporated into their day to support the development of self-help and social skills which are an important component for their transition to kindergarten. 

    Young children like to seek out activities and play experiences where they can make discoveries and achieve an understanding of their world. Each week our lesson plan will link together specific curriculum items integrating activities that reflect the children’s interests. Through play, these activities support development in the HighScope Curriculum which supports these experiences that children need to help them grow and prosper. The HighScope Curriculum’s content areas and key developmental indicators (KDIs) are guideposts defining both our beliefs about how children develop and the actions we must take to support that development. HighScope’s eight curriculum content areas are: 

    1. Approaches to Learning 
    2. Social and Emotional Development 
    3. Physical Development and Health 
    4. Language, Literacy, and Communication
    5. Mathematics 
    6. Creative Arts 
    7. Science and Technology
    8. Social Studies

    The children have opportunities for hands-on experimenting and interactions with classmates, which encourages them to make predictions and experience outcomes in all areas of learning.  There are also special activities, which include visits to the nature center, music, and gym. Through teacher-directed and child-initiated activities, teachers can observe and assess as children develop and strengthen their skills.  These outcomes are shared with parents during conferences.

    Our goal for the children is a relationship-based environment with peers, teachers, and families working together to enhance learning, create friendships, and promote positive outcomes.

    If you have any questions about our classroom’s curriculum, please do not hesitate to ask a teacher. We are so happy to be working with you this year!



Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Angelica Wilson

Welcome! My name is Angelica Wilson. I am thrilled to welcome you and your child to preschool!  I am so excited to be your child's Bluegill teacher this school year, as all the students will be engaged and thrive together in the classroom. I look forward to watching your child grow and learn with us.

This will be my 10th year with Paddock's Early Childhood Center and 6th year teaching preschool and second year as a Lead and I absolutely love it! I received my Child Development Associates (CDA) for Preschool in 2017. 

I currently live in Milan with my husband Patrick, celebrating 19 years of marriage, and our three beautiful children.  My son will be starting Washtenaw Community College in the fall, pursuing Global Studies, and my twin daughters will be sophomores at Milan High School. I also have a dog. He is my fur-baby.

Together we love traveling and visiting MLB ballparks. 

I look forward to watching your child grow and learn with us. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your child’s preschool experience.  

Welcome to the Bluegill Room!



Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Renee Senne

Hi, my name is Deborah ‘Renee’ Senne and I will be one of your child’s teachers this year. I am starting my third year with PECC at Paddock Elementary. I have volunteered for many years in several different school settings. I have extensive training in early childhood trauma and early childhood development.

This year I will celebrate my 35th wedding anniversary with my high school sweetheart, Mark. For many of those years, we opened our home to foster children from many different communities. We have five children with an age range from 33 to 7. We also have a daughter-in-law and 2 grandchildren. We have 2 cats, Gus and Rus, who were adopted from an animal rescue.

We love spending time with family, outdoors, camping and fishing. I am excited about spending the school year with your child having fun and learning.



Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Jessica Nicholson

I am thrilled to be an Assistant Teacher in the Bluegill classroom this year.

I started at PECC in 2023 after my daughter went through the program. I have a background in healthcare and was a volunteer firefighter in Putnam Township before moving to this area. 

My husband and I were married in 2014 and adopted our beautiful daughter in 2018. We also brought home a new yellow Lab puppy last summer named Arlo.

We enjoy spending time outside as a family and taking walks with Arlo. I love being with our preschoolers and look forward to lots of play and art with your children this year!