Staff Bios

(Picture #1) I’m Hannah I have been in childcare and/or being a Nanny children for 10 years. I love interacting and being with children much more than adults. I work mainly with 3 and under, but have been a nanny for children of all ages.


(No picture yet) I’m Miss Shelly and I teach the pre-k class. I have my CDA in preschool as well as continuing my education for early childhood education. I’ve been in this field for 3+ years. A goal of mine is to teach the children to respect and love mother earth, part of my philosophy is to help mold young children into respectful, responsible and caring human beings that will be the future. As a teacher I feel so grateful to be apart of the children life and helping build their brains as well as getting to see them grow! A little something about me is I’m vegan, been for over a year now and counting, love the lifestyle I live. Any questions feel free to ask.


(Picture #8) Ya a` teh! (Hello) My name is Lindsey and I teach the Kindergarten class. I have been working at this center for two years. I started as the grade school teacher/van driver. IT has been a fun journey watching the children grow. I was born and raised on the Navajo Reservation (AZ and NM). I moved to Utah right after high school. I have a daughter that I love and adore so much! Currently I am working on getting my CDA. Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of your childs education. Ahehee! (Thank You!)


(Picture #3) I’m Katie and I have been the assistant at this center for almost 4 years. I’ve been in childcare for 13 years. I have been in every classroom, babies to the graders. I have 25 years of experience in children with all kinds of special needs but mainly autism, down syndrome and learning disabilities.


(picture #11) I’m Amanda I started working with kids professionally when I was 16. Two year olds are my favorite age, I love to potty train and the looks on their faces when you teach them something new. I don’t have children of my own yet, but I have been with my husband since I was 19 so hopefully soon. But I do have two pit bulls named Ryot and Teraz and a cat named Sage that are my babies.


(picture #7) I’m Mr. Justin and I am currently the grader teacher at Smart Start Learning Centers. I have been in childcare for 6 years, I have 200 hours of professional class trainings. I am the youngest of 4 kids I have two brothers and one sister. My parents have been happily married for 37 years. We didn’t have a lot when we were younger but we had each other. My favorite quote is “Some people dream of meeting there hero, I teach mine.”


(Picture #4) I’m Katelyn I have been in child care since August of 2014. I have been in the infants, toddlers, and twos class. I enjoy playing with the little ones and seeing them grow! I enjoy being able to watch them because of their individual personalities and it helps me grow and learn in this field as much as them.



(picture #5) Hi, I’m Kimber and I work in the office part time. I have been here since September of last year and this is the first time I have worked in child care! It has been such a learning experience and I have grown to love daycare and these kids so much over the last 6 months. I have my bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Studies with a minor in Psychology. I have loved working with the children and families here at Smart Start Learning Centers.


(picture #14) I’m Heather and I am a floater. I have worked here since 2014. I decided to be in childcare because I love children. I love to make them laugh, see their personalities grow, smile, and watch them learn new things. I like working at Smart Start Learning Centers because of my coworker, they are kind and respect me as a person. I get along with all of them. I love to help people when they need help. I am very loving and caring. A couple of things you probably don’t know about me is I LOVE dolphins and I have horse named Dolly. I love to spend time with my family and can’t wait for my sister to have my nephew in April.