Our Staff  

Suzanne Merrill

Owner      Teacher    Director

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 fifteen 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

Lead 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 (Bethi)

Lead 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!  

 

 

Shalee

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Hello!  I'm a graduate from BYU where some of my favorite classes were in the Early Childhood Education department.  I love teaching and have taught preschool co-ops in my home.  Reading time is my favorite and I love sharing books with kids and seeing their excitement and love for reading.  I believe learning should be fun and we learn best through play.  I'm grateful for preschool teachers who have helped my child get a good start with education and I plan to do the same for your child.  I have been married for over 16 years and we have 5 children.  I love to travel, play games, and be outdoors.

 

 

Alie

Teacher 3/4 year olds and
Daycare Assistant

Hello, my name is Alie Stevens and I am so excited to be joining the Little Tiger team! I love the outdoors and being active. I have 3 sisters and a niece and a nephew who are three years old. I am currently studying Family and Child Sciences at Weber State University. I’ve really enjoyed working with children the past few years through college classes and volunteering at elementary schools and I’m excited to continue to work with them here!

 

Melanie

Pre Kindergarten teacher

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Paige

Daycare Teacher - 2 year old lead

Coming soon

 

Elisabeth

Daycare Teacher

Coming soon

 

Abby H

Daycare helper

Hi, my name is Abby and I love being a part of Little Tigers!  I have loved children all my life and have been working with them for a while now. I am a senior in high school and I am planning to study childcare at Weber State University. I love to listen to music, travel, and spend time with my nieces. I am so happy to be able to have this opportunity to work with these children!

 

Maddie

Daycare worker

Hello!  My name is Madelynn Garcia,  but I go by Maddie!  I am so excited to be working with these awesome kids and getting to know them more and more each day.  I live in West Point, Utah had I have grown up there my entire life.  I have done competitive dancing for almost 13 years and I also was a part of my high school drill team for two years.  I am currently going to Weber State University to get my associates degree ad further my education!  I enjoy reading, being in the outdoors, and getting to see my friends and family.  I am so excited for all the students I will get to meet and the memories I hope to remember forever!

Kiah

Daycare worker

Hey, my name is Kiah Jaques.  I was born and raised in Utah.  I come from a blended family.  I have 4 sisters and 5 brothers.  I also have 4 dogs that I love so much.  I am so excited to be working at Little Tiger Academy!  I am going into early childhood education at Weber State this upcoming semester.  I absolutely love kids!  They are just so precious.  I can't wait to get to know every one of them!

 

Abby M

Daycare worker

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Jamie

Daycare helper

Coming soon

 

Savannah

Daycare helper

Coming soon

 

Sydney

Cook - Kitchen helper

Coming soon