Staff of My Small Wonders

Director of My Small Wonders

Lindsay was born and raised an Okie, and currently lives in Edmond with her husband and their two daughters. She attended the University of Central Oklahoma, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development followed by a Master’s Degree in Family Life Education, with an emphasis in Child Development. She has been in the field for 18 years. Her journey in the child care field began as a classroom teacher in 2000, and she has worked in Early Childhood Administration since 2006, in both the private and corporate settings. As a leader and a professional, Lindsay strives to support and encourage those around her to achieve their highest potential.

Chalyssa (pronounced like ‘Alyssa with a K’) began her journey in child care working part-time for several centers while in high school. She earned an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education in 2014, and founded the Teen Mom Infant Program of First United Methodist Church in Norfolk, Nebraska in 2015. She has experience teaching in a variety of children’s age groups, as well as adult teacher preparation, special needs classes and working with the blind. Chalyssa was born and raised in Nebraska, but for the last few years has happily called the “warm” state of Oklahoma her home along with her daughter and other immediate family members! To Chalyssa, being a big kid at heart helps her to remain relatable to children, and allows her to coach the next generation of teachers with enthusiasm. According to Chalyssa, there are never too many smiles, unicorns or baby shark songs to be shared!

Kari has lived in Edmond most of her life. She graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications. Kari has extensive experience in childcare. She began as a classroom teacher at My Small Wonders in 2016 and joined the management team in 2017. Kari has a great eye for detail and desire to produce excellence in all that she does. Her passion is making a positive impact in children’s lives and seeing them grow.