Upper School

Myia Love

Myia is originally from Fenton Michigan, and recently graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a bachelors’ degree in anthropology. Myia finds herself passionate about pursuing a career in the education field and accumulating experience working in early childhood education. She plans on attending graduate school in the Fall of 2024 and is currently securing a Child Development Associate credential during her gap year. Myia hopes to combine her love of anthropology and her passion for early childhood education during her graduate studies. In her free time, Myia enjoys small social gatherings, writing, and learning new languages.

Matt Cooper

Upper School Co-Teacher

I have been in the teaching/education field for about 23 years now. I have taught at all levels, from K-12 to adjuncting at the college level. I am passionate about teaching, and I hope that it will show when you see me interacting with the students.

Eddie Carrillo

Upper School Co-Teacher

Eddie relocated to Ann Arbor shortly after graduating from The University of Texas at El Paso in 2021. He earned a BS in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Ecology and Evolution. As an undergraduate, Eddie conducted research in education improvement in the biological sciences department. He primarily worked with qualitative data to discover correlations between how instructors speak to students and the affects it has on student outcomes. He has collaborated with multiple Universities such as the University of Georgia, the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, and the University of UC Davis. When Eddie has free time, he enjoys going to the gym, reading books, walking through Ann Arbor’s beautiful parks, trying new foods, and nerding out on some video games/comic books.

Eddie started as a teacher assistant for the middle school at Summers-Knoll and will now be an associate teacher for the 2022-2023 school year for the 7th/8th-grade class. Eddie will lead the Summers-Knoll Chess Club and looks forward to participating in the Washtenaw Elementary Science Olympiad team once again. From his research and teaching experiences, Eddie has learned how important it is to conceptualize material for students and believes Summers-Knoll grants the freedom for students and teachers to make those connections. Eddie focuses on meeting the specific needs of each student and strives to create a comfortable environment to allow students to take ask questions and take risks. Eddie enjoys the opportunity that students have at SK to express their creativity and build on the real-world skills that they will use throughout their lives.

Mary Perrin

Art Teacher

This is my 8th year at Summers-Knoll. My BFA is from EMU, and my skill base in the arts is wide, varied, and always growing. I currently work with an artist’s collective based in Detroit, building themed vehicles, sets, and activities for creative events.

Though I am working towards becoming a certified teacher, I believe my background in the “real world” of Art, as opposed to arts education, is one of the strengths I bring to the school. Many things can only be learned through doing, and I have a lifetime of experience being an artist, working with other artists, and presenting my art to the public. My goal is to teach your children how to teach themselves art so they can continue to learn and grow as artists and creative thinkers long after they leave my classroom. 

Imogen Giles

French and Latin Teacher

I am the Languages teacher at Summers-Knoll and have been an SK faculty member for over a decade. I teach Latin to every class from Preschool to 8th grade and French from 1st to 8th grade. This role in our school life means I am known as Magistra and as Madame, and I consider myself very fortunate to have had the opportunity to begin a Latin program for the School when I was first appointed to transform what was a small French program to one that embraces all our students.

I gained my Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from the University of London in England. I taught in a number of independent schools before becoming the Head of Classics at Cobham Hall School in Kent and then moving to this country.

I am an ardent reader and love classical music, ballet, drawing, and painting. I also love to travel and look forward to spending each Summer with my family in our home in France.

Colin Coviello

Music Teacher

Colin is very excited for his second year as the music teacher at Summers-Knoll! He recently moved to Michigan with his wife, Ashani, who is in a graduate program at the University of Michigan. Colin is a recent music education graduate with a passion for all things music.

Colin began studying and performing music at a young age when he began violin lessons at 3 years old. Having grown up in a musical household, there was never a time when Colin was not involved in some musical activity. Colin inherited a love for music education from his mother, who is a choral director. He has performed in orchestras, choirs, and musical theater productions which has given him an appreciation for the broad and diverse field of music.
Colin believes there is a place for music in everyone’s life, whether it be listening, performing, creating, or teaching. As a teacher, Colin wants to foster curiosity and appreciation for music no matter what interest his students have. Colin strives to show his students the beautiful and complex art form that is music, and make sure to have some fun along the way.

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