Miss Hali Larsen-Director/Teacher for all classes

Miss Hali- Director/Teacher at SmartyPants Preschool for the last 8 years.  She was previously the Director/Teacher at Dots & Doodles Preschool and the Accelerated Learners Chinese Kindergarten programs in the Mtn Green Elementary School.  Hali is a graduate from Weber State University where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree. She is married and has 6 busy kids!!  She loves to spend time with her family and is rarely seen without a Diet Coke in her hand! 

She enjoys watching her students grow and develop with each new skill they master.  She loves challenging her students while teaching them to be independent thinkers.  She believes the BEST part of her day is the hugs and loves she receives from her students.   Miss Hali implements curriculum/development and oversees the day to day business operations at Smarty Pants. 

Miss Jodi LaFeber- Teacher for all classes

Miss Jodi earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Weber State University in Elementary Education, with an emphasis in Music and Child Development.  She has taught for the Weber School District, Hooper Elementary, and most recently as a 4th grade teacher at Majestic Elementary. 

 

Through her teaching experiences and raising 3 children of her own, she has gained valuable insight as to how to help children learn in a fun, hands-on way, with the use of many different techniques and mediums. 

 

She believes all children can succeed at learning if they are given a nurturing environment where they receive support and encouragement as they try new things. She loves children and feels the most rewarding part of her job is seeing them reach their full potential.  Jodi implements an integrated art program (including our awesome Christmas and Year End programs) to Smarty Pants!  

Miss Heidi Doman- Teacher M/W/F & TU/TH

Miss Heidi is a forty something mom to 5 girls.  She has been married to her best friend and high school sweetheart Jared for 25 years.  She lives in Deweyville and works as a therapist, gourmet chef, doctor, dog trainer, chauffeur, farmer and hair stylist.  Before she was promoted to Domestic Engineer, Heidi managed a retail store for over 10 years.  Prior to that she was a world traveler army wife.  Heidi loves music, running, daisies, spicy food, the color pink, heels, and anything that brings out her creative side.  She especially loves getting to know all the students at school and appreciates the opportunity to teach and help them learn everyday! 

Miss Marcela Chard- Teacher all classes- Spanish teacher

Miss Marcela was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  Many years ago she left her beloved country for love and opportunity.  She is married to Gabriel Chard and they have 3 amazing boys.  Marcela loves the process of learning and she is a natural teacher.  She loves little ones and feels an obligation to teach and protect!  She is currently attending BYU Pathway Worldwide and looks forward to being one of the first in her family to finish a University education.  Marcela is thankful for the opportunity of nurturing the hears and minds of her students at Smarty Pants Preschool.

Nicole Roundy- Teacher M/Tu/Th W/F

My Name is Nicole Roundy, I was born and raised in Hooper Utah where I lived on, what I like to call, a small farm. We had chickens, ducks, geese, rabbits, sheep, several dogs, and cats.  I learned the value of hard work and many lessons on learning to live self-sufficiently.   I graduated from Roy High School in 1991 and attended Weber State University for two years before I met my Husband Brian. We were married on March 9, 1995. We have four children, Wilson (20) Briley (13) Sidney (10) and Savana (8).  We reside in Pleasant View and LOVE it!! I Have been lucky enough to be a stay-at-home mom for 20 years.  I have always loved kids and their sweet spirits.   I am So excited to start my next adventure at Smarty Pants Preschool.    

Miss Sydney Moore- Teacher aide-all classes

Miss Sydney graduated from Weber High School in 2017.  She loves spending her time with family and friends.  She has been working with students at Smarty Pants for the last 2 years and loves it!  She works in our classroom as an aide and in the summer camp program.  Her soft and tender way with students make them feel safe and secure.  

Miss Rachelle Peterson-STEAM Teacher

Miss Rachelle is mom to 2 boys and also teaches English online to Chinese students. She loves coming up with creative ways for her children and many others to learn and to love learning. She has a passion for books and reading in her home. She also loves to provide unique experiences through adventures, sensory bins, fine motor activities and especially STEAM.  She is passionate about helping students succeed and have fun along the way. She is full of positive encouragement and love.  She has a BS in Public Health and an ESL certification. 

Miss Nicole Overdiek- After School Clubs

Nicole fell in love with teaching after working in the WeeWeber preschool before she graduated in 2017. She is now studying Early Childhood Education at Weber State University. Nicole has worked with kids since her senior year of high school and loves the way they are so anxious to learn and willing to love. She believes the first step in teaching a child is connecting with them and showing them that they can trust her to help them no matter what.

 

When Nicole isnt working or doing school work, you can usually find her with her nose in a book, sprawled out in front of her latest Disney puzzle, or practicing her newfound love for calligraphy. She considers herself "spontaneously creative" and enjoys art. She also loves being with her family and going on adventures. 

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