Allison joined the Children’s Discovery Center in the Fall of 2015 from Houston, Texas. She worked as the Teacher of the Preschool class for almost 2 years before becoming the Director in the Summer of 2017. She has a BS in Communication Disorders in Speech-Language Pathology from Lamar University.
Allison is a nurturer as well as an educator, someone who encourages learning through exploration, and who understands the balance between what a student needs to feel safe and what they require to reach their potential.
Head Teacher (4-5 year olds)
Ms. Brianna believes in the magic and importance of child-centered, project-based education, allowing children to explore their interests to foster natural curiosity and a love of learning. She grew up with the Montessori theory and has eight years of experience working in educational programs. In the classroom, Brianna especially enjoys integrating science and art activities, as well as exploring nature. Ms. Brianna has a positive, friendly, energetic approach to all our daily adventures.
Brianna joined us in Fall 2014. She enjoys spending time outdoors with friends, family, and her dogs, Kiah and Cooper.
Toddler Teacher (2 year olds)
Morgan recently moved from California to Wyoming to be with family and have a slower pace of life. In additional to running a family owned business, she has over 15 years experience of working and volunteering in various organizations such as the school district, Girl Scouts, gymnastic facilities, and classrooms. Morgan is excited to be in Pinedale working with children. Morgan has a 17 year old daughter and a 20 year old son.
Meet Cindy Igou. Cindy recently moved to Pinedale from Savannah, Georgia in June 2020. She has taught for 20 years, and has 23 years of experience in childcare. After graduating high school, she started working at First Baptist Church of Rincon's Weekday Ministries and then worked with the afterschool program while she went to college. After graduating with her Bachelor's Degree, she taught fifth grade for four years before moving to Michigan. She also obtained a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah, Georgia. She was an Early Head Start Home Visitor in Michigan and went to the homes of children with developmental delays who were aged birth to three. She moved back to Georgia and taught Kindergarten and Pre-K. She's excited for the opportunity to work with children at the CDC.
Head Cook/Assistant Director
Ms. Kalie is thrilled when she gets to witness enthusiastic, imaginative, creative play unfolding alongside the wonder of discovery. Ms. Kalie is dedicated to creating an environment where each child is healthy, safe, engaged, supported and challenged. Supporting the whole child approach to learning, teaching, and community engagement through her work in the kitchen and the classroom. Ms. Kalie joined us in the Fall of 2014. She and her husband moved from South Dakota, and have lived in Pinedale since 2011. Kalie and her husband two kids, a daughter, and a son.
Preschool Teacher (3-4 year olds)
Ms. Charlsey started working at the CDC in August 2018. She has had the opportunity to work with kids of all ages and has eight years’ experience working in educational programs. Having been a camp counselor, she believes in the importance of hands-on learning and bringing the classroom outdoors. Ms. Charlsey loves to spend time outdoors with her family and pups, giving her baby girl experiences to cherish forever. We are excited to have Ms. Charlsey as a part of our team!
2-3 year old Toddler Teacher
CIntia is originally from Salt Lake City, Utah and moved to Pinedale 8 years ago. This is her first year at the Children's Discovery Center and she is excited to be the Toddler Teacher. She loves reading books, eating tacos and visiting National Parks. We are happy to have her on our team.