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.




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!




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!  





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! 




Teacher 3/4 year olds and
Pre kindergarten

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!



Teacher  -Pre Kindergarten class




Daycare Teacher

Hello, my name is Taylon.  I'm excite to be a part of the Little Tiger daycare team. I love working with kids and helping them learn, and watching them learn new things.  

I enjoy baking, cooking, reading and being outside.



Daycare Teacher

Hello, my name is Hannah, I am so excited to be part of Little Tigers!  I graduated from high school this past spring and dedicated most of my time and education to the children in the childcare center!  I have adored children my whole life and been working with them for the past three years and love it!  

I love being outside, especially at the lake and traveling with my family.  I love holidays and spending time with people I love!  I can't wait to continue caring for children at Little Tiger Academy and to share my love with each child!



Daycare Teacher

My name is Cheyenne and I am loving being a part of the Little Tiger team! I graduated in 2018 with a bachelors degree in psychology with an emphasis in child development. I worked with children with developmental disabilities for years before I had my own little one. He is now 2, and I absolutely love parenthood. It’s safe to say that working with children is my favorite. I love watching them learn and grow and develop! I love being a part of such a wholesome environment and look forward to many more crafts, laughs, and games with the kids!



Daycare Teacher



Cook - Kitchen helper

Hi, My name is Priscilla Manivanh.  I was born in Oakland, California.  I move to Syracuse, Utah in 2004.  I come to Little Tiger Academy from Millcreek Youth Center in Ogden, as a cook.  I've worked in many Thai restaurants.  I am the oldest of 4.  I have 2 sisters and 1 brother.  In my free time, I like to babysit my nephews and go to the movies and shop.


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