Meet Our Staff

Audrey Pallone-Bugeja, M.A​

Executive Director/Owner

Ms. Audrey earned her Bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University in Elementary Education and earned her Master’s degree from Marygrove College Detroit in Early Childhood Education. She earned her credentials from Michigan State University in Administration in a Childcare Center. Ms. Audrey founded Little Scholars Preparatory School in 2009, with a mission to provide high-quality childcare, focusing on early education. Little Scholars Downtown was licensed and opened it’s doors in April of 2010. Two years later, she opened a second location in DeWitt. Little Scholars North Campus became licensed and opened it’s doors in April of 2012. Prior to founding Little Scholars, Ms. Audrey was a 1st grade teacher for 5 years. Her teaching experience also includes kindergarten and preschool—both Montessori and traditional methods. 


Ms. Katherine is originally from Puerto Rico, and was raised in Florida. She attended Polk State College, Kaplan University, and Ashford University. She has been working in the Early Childhood Education field since 2004. She has worked a variety of roles from volunteer, to cleaning, assistant teacher, to lead teacher, and eventually Director. Each position has helped her grow professionally into the leader she is today, where she has been in a Director role for the past 8 years. Her passion for early education continues to grow each year. Ms. Katherine is fluent in Spanish and incorporates it into the curriculum at Little Scholars, teaching a Spanish Immersion course to each classroom on a weekly basis. We are so lucky to have her on our Little Scholars team!


Katherine Ramos-Martinez

Assistant Directors

Mariah Grant

Katie Shattuck

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