Our Staff

Suzanne Merrill

Owner/Teacher

My name is Suzanne. I graduated from college with a teaching certificate in secondary education but have since found that my true love is the younger ages. I have taught preschool for ten years and first grade for one. I am excited to get back to working with this wonderful age.

The emphasis with my students is in reading and math. I feel that these two are important to helping them in the future. Every day we will be reciting the alphabet, counting, talking about colors, shapes, science, and other aspects of learning. We will also be learning how to play well with others and alone. I believe that play is an important way to learn. Most of the pre-kindergarten students will be reading short books and doing simple math problems by the end of their time with me.

 

 

Lauren

Teacher - 3-4 year old classes

My name is Lauren, and I am excited to be a part of Little Tiger Preschool!  I graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelors in Psychology and a Minor in Business. After college, I was able to teach at a private school. I loved the opportunity I had there to help children learn, and grow close with my students. I am married and have three children. I love to spend time with my family, vacation, be outside, and read. I hope to instill my love of reading with your little ones!

 

 

Elizabeth

Teacher - Pre-Kindergarten classes

My name is Elizabeth "Bethi"  Baron and I'm so excited to join the wonderful community at Little Tiger preschool. I moved from the Central Coast of California with my husband and 4 kids one year ago.  I studied child development at Dixie State and taught Montessori pre-school in Southern Utah for 5 years. I love the spontaneity that comes with teaching preschool aged children. I loved introducing the important foundations and structures for their first introduction to school. Since then I've been a busy mom of 4 active children, and am so excited to dive back into teaching the ages I love so much. I look forward to sharing my experiences and love of nature and the outdoors with all the students I meet!  

 

 

Marcy

Assistant

Hello, my name is Marcy Slater. This will be my 1st year assisting at Little Tiger Preschool and I’m looking forward to a roaring fun year! My husband is from Utah and I being a “ Air Force Brat” as they say have lived in Colorado, Virginia and Washington DC before my final destination to Utah. We have one 6-year old daughter and she will be attending 1st grade this year and we have a 13 year old dog named Doyle. My daughter attended Little Tiger Preschool and she loved every minute of it! Of course, I loved volunteering and helping in any capacity. As a family we enjoy gathering with family and friends and attend fun family events around the city. Arts and Crafts are a passion of mine, especially during any holiday! I am delighted to be part of the Little Tiger Preschool this year and excited to meet all the new students! 

 

 

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