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Meet Us

Margaret Schumacher, School Director
Margaret Schumacher, School Director

My name is Margaret, but please call me Mugsy! I have worked in early childhood education for over 32 years and I have both an AA in Early Childhood Education and a Bachelors of Arts degree.

I have been married to my husband, Pat, for nearly 30 years and even though I am the actual mother to four grown children, I see myself as everyone’s mother. I work to be a champion for all children and all families. I consider it an honor to provide our children a strong educational foundation and I work relentlessly to improve our school. I continue to take courses and read often to make certain that I'm doing everything I can to provide great care for our kids and the Sleater-Kinney Cadence Academy community.

Aarika Loverly, Teacher
Aarika Loverly, Teacher

Hello, my name is Aarika. I have been working in childcare for three years and currently I am the lead preschool teacher here at Cadence Academy. I am working on completing my CDA and am also involved in the leadership training program offered through Cadence Academy. I love being a teacher and getting to spend all day with the kids helping them to grow. One of my main focus’s with parents is communication both written and verbal. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my fiancé, Kaleb, and my six month old son, Jace.


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Address & Directions

4110 6th Avenue Northeast
Lacey, WA 98516
Corner of 6th and Sleater Kinney directly across the street from North Thurston High School



Monday - Friday
7:00am - 6:00pm
Recognized as a Cadence Education 
School of Excellence

Recognized as a Cadence Education School of Excellence

Sleater-Kinney, Lacey, WA