About Us

Kristie Fagan

Kristie Fagan

Owner/Director of Inspire Learning Center

With almost 20 years of experience, I started my career working in the daycare setting when I was 22. My first teaching position was as a preschool teacher for approximately 5 years and then opened my first In-Home Daycare in Howell.

Our business was growing so fast that we decided to build a home in Hartland, to accommodate the need for our current and future families looking for quality child care. Once again, we outgrew that space! Then we established The Little Red Schoolhouse as we moved the daycare outside of our home to pursue my lifelong dream of owning a daycare center. Soon after, we opened this location, Inspire Learning Center here in Northville.

I also worked for Great Start to Quality as a Quality Improvement Specialist assisting childcare providers with their in-home daycare operations and helping them achieve a 5 star rated daycare program.

My education background includes Early Childhood Development and Learning at CMU, and I continue to take classes yearly to stay current on the standards that are set by MDE and NAEYC.

Howell is home for my family.   I love to both bake and cook for my family and host holidays at our home. In the warmer months here in Michigan we love to camp, and in the winter months, we love to travel to warm places.

I look forward to working with your family and can’t wait to speak with you.

Samia Ali

Samia Ali

Assistant Director

I am very excited to join Inspire Learning Center as Assistant Director and Preschool Teacher.
I am CDA certified along with having a diploma in TEFL(Teaching English as a Foreign Language) to young children. I am currently pursuing my Associates in Early Childhood Education at Schoolcraft. My long-term goals are to further my education as I believe education is a lifelong journey.

I started my career in education as an elementary teacher being homeroom to grade 2 boys and Guided Reading Teacher to PreK to Grade 4. After 4 years, I started my own preschool in 2011 and ran it successfully for 8 years before moving to Michigan. My preschool was one of the pioneers of inclusive classrooms for preschoolers in Saudi Arabia. I have also worked closely with special needs kids in coordination with intervention centers. I strongly believe “no child is left behind”. Every child has a different way of learning and we, as educators must be innovative in our approach.