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Outdoor Family Day

Meet the Staff

Your children are very important to us and we take extra care to make sure they are in the best possible environment. Caregivers have first aid and CPR training, Medicine Administration Training, take and renew classes annually, TB test, and background checks.


led us here

Sandy Sawyer


Loved by students and staff past & present, Sandy's infectious personality is what sets us apart! When Sandy isn't at the daycare, she can be found at the baseball field or courtside at her grandchildren's ball games.  She is also very close with her sons and daughters.  Sandy also enjoys bike rides and walking. 


SNACK: Werther's Originals & candy bars

SCHOOL SUPPLY: post-It Notes

READING: People Magazine

COLOR: Rainbow

Rebecca Rudelt


Energetic and driven, we were thrilled when Rebecca joined as our director.  Rebecca is always excited to take on the next challenge and push our team forward. In her personal time, Rebecca loves crafting and going to the gym.  You will usually find her spending time with her beautiful son and daughter.


SNACK: Watermelon

SCHOOL SUPPLY: Good pens & Post It Notes

BOOK: All Dr. Seuss Books

Restaurant: Mexican food

Katie Sawyer


As Sandy's daughter, Katie grew up in her mom's daycare. She inherited her mother's love of children and perseverance. Her business experience came from years of managing a successful local restaurant. All of her free time is spent at the baseball field cheering on her son or the pool or the beach.


SNACK: Reese's

HOBBY: Ziplining, swimming, riding jet skis, anything in the water. Roller-coasters! Would love to go skydiving again!

Jessica Anderson

Junior Preschool Lead Teacher

Jessica was enrolled at Sandy’s as a toddler along with her newborn brother. She stayed close with the family over the years and continued growing her experience babysitting. She is cool and calm under pressure and genuinely loves spending time with the children. She is currently in college to be a dental hygienist where she is Vice President of Delta Sigma Pre-Dental Society. She likes going to the beach, hiking, & painting.



SNACK/CANDY: chocolate covered pretzels

BOOK: Legend by Marie Lu

HOBBY: Painting

Hala Sefen

Infant Lead Teacher

We absolutely love Hala! Her gentle demeanor makes her a magical infant aide. She patiently and is tentative to their needs. The babies in turn, are constantly smiling and being happy. As she is teaching them to use their words, her English is expanding constantly! In her personal time, she likes spending time with family and friends. Before coming to us, she was teacher of the month in Egypt.


SNACK/CANDY: Chocolate & ALL chips

RESTAURANT: Crazy Buffett

HOBBY: Painting

Sara Shehata

Preschool Lead Teacher

Sara’s genuinely nurturing and sweet personality makes her a favorite among our children! When she’s not here chasing our littles, she enjoys spending time with her family, relaxing, and watching movies. Her 34 years teaching Sunday school makes her a priceless asset to our team. In the future, she hopes to be an elementary school teacher.

SNACK/CANDY: Dark Chocolate
HOBBY: draw & cook

Itoa Ferrell

Toddler Lead Teacher

Itoa, affectionately known as Mimi, brings such a calming energy to our rowdy toddlers. Her experience and patience brings a safe space, comforting atmosphere that we love! In her free time she enjoys being with her two children, as well as writing, music, and movies.



SNACK/CANDY: Strawberry Twizzlers

BOOK: Goodnight Moon

HOBBY: Doing hair/ Locs 

Ashley Maloney

Lead Teacher

Ashley has consistently brought passion and dedication every single day since joining us. Her confidence and friendly personality make her a perfect fit to our team! In Ashley's downtime, she enjoys time with her son and daughter at the beach or shopping. She and her husband love a good DIY project or a long walk with their dog, Jack. 


SNACK/CANDY: Chips & Dip

BOOK: Where the Crawdads Sing

HOBBY: Netflix

Samantha Hargis

Lead Teacher

Samantha or Sam, who is Sandy's granddaughter, spent her early years at Sandy's Angels Daycare while her mom worked here. She learned very early how to keep everyone active and engaged.  The kids in her care know that if Miss Sam is in their class, there will be FUN! She also spent her summers lifeguarding, making her proficient in CPR & First Aid. In Sam’s spare time she enjoys long walks and cooking. Her future passions are to save the world!





BOOK: The Giving Tree

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