• Ms. Dorothy
    Dorothy Heitjan
    ECP Teacher
    Welcome to Dorothy Heitjan's Early Childhood Preschool (ECP) Classroom Website!
    Welcome to the 19-20 School Year!
    ECP Parents: Please use this website to find information about our classroom program, such as upcoming events, weekly newsletters, featured songs, and other special topics.





    I have been employed with the Grosse Pointe Public School System since 1992.  I received my Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Communication Disorders and Sciences from Wayne State University. I also have a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Oakland University.  I am a Speech-Language Pathologist and an Early Childhood Program (ECP) Teacher.  I have both an AM ECP and PM ECP Classroom.  I really enjoy teaching the Early Childhood Preschool Program here at the Barnes Early Childhood Center! My full time classroom paraprofessional is Victoria Horsley along with Sheilagh Riley (PM Class).   Additionally, our therapy staff members are:

    • Occupational Therapist: Maribeth Saylor
    • Speech-Language Pathologists: Maria Deskins and Kelly Vess
    • Physical Therapist: Jordan Kondrat, Katie Garner
    • Social Worker: Brandy Rokicki 
    • Barnes Team Psychologists: Helen Landuyt, Alisha Salli