Director of My Small Wonders
Danniel, our Director, currently resides in Edmond with her husband and children. She graduated from Oklahoma State University with a bachelor’s degree in Nutritional Sciences. She currently holds a Gold Director’s Credential which was awarded by the University of Oklahoma Center for Early Childhood Professional Development and is certified to train Early Childhood Professionals in the state of Oklahoma. Danniel has nearly a decade of Child Development experience and 2 years of Human Resources experience. She is an exceptional leader who brings out the best in those who work with her. After accepting the role of Director in 2015, she has earned the trust and respect of the parents our center serves in remarkable ways. Her focus is always on the child while keeping in mind the big picture. Her greatest desire is to be her very best in all that she does. That is evident day in and day out in her role as the director of our center for which we are truly grateful.
Laura loves and has always been around kids!! She was 1 of 7 from a military family and now is the proud mom of two boys. Oklahoma has been her home since her dad’s retirement in 1998. She graduated with her Associates degree in 2011. Laura has extensive experience having worked in childcare for over 10 years. She started at MSW in 2014 as a classroom teacher where she excelled in connecting with the hearts and minds of children. She has since worked in every age group, led our curriculum team and was asked to join the management team in 2017. For Laura, the most rewarding thing is to see a child’s eyes light up when they learn something new. She is exceptionally gifted in connecting at a personal level with teachers, parents and children alike and is a trusted asset to our leadership team.
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.
Mandy Shermoen-Rokicki has been a trusted teacher at My Small wonders for over 4 years. She is highly skilled and treasured by children and parents alike. She has been in childcare for over 10 years, with experience teaching two’s, three’s, PreK and Kindergarten students in childcare and public school classroom settings. She has seven years’ experience writing efficient lesson plans and five years experience writing age appropriate curriculum for different age groups as well as maintaining classroom inventories and reordering for new lesson themes along with numerous years of experience administering and completing developmental evaluations of individual milestones in 3-5 year olds and working with parents/guardians on a plan of action to help each child meet their potential.
Mandy has recently completed a Master’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis in child and adolescent behavior and is currently working towards her PhD in Education. She has done extensive training as an Elementary School counselor with experience with IEPs as a teacher as well as a counselor. We are pleased to have Mandy’s help in addressing specific challenges and situations we face in our ongoing partnership with parents in the care and development of their children.