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Meet the Staff


Stephanie Rino
Stephanie Rino is the owner and director of Foundations Early Care & Education.  She has been in the early childhood field since 1998 and has worked in various settings with children and families including childcare and preschool centers, inclusive preschool programs for students with special needs, and teen parent programs. Stephanie holds a Master of Arts in Teaching in Early Childhood Education with an undergraduate degree in Child and Family Studies.  On a personal note Stephanie is married with three children who were the driving force behind her desire to bring a quality early care and education facility to Casper.  Brady is 14, Celby is 11, and Davis is 9, they are regulars at Foundations and enjoy spending time helping out in all of the classrooms!  She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, gardening, running, camping, and reading. 

Kathryn Douglas
Preschool Program Coordinator
Pre-K Teacher
Classroom 6
Kathryn and her family have recently relocated from Texas to Casper. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Education and has taught children in pre-k through the 4th grade. Kathryn has worked with children since high school, and is looking forward to learning more about the Reggio Approach and how it can enhance her teaching style. She is an avid sports fan and enjoys being outdoors with her husband Josh and son Cooper! Kathryn joined the Foundations teaching team August of 2014.

Kelsey Anderson
Pre-K Assistant Teacher
Classroom 6

Betsy Hurst
Part-day Preschool Teacher
Ms. Betsy is the program lead for our new part-day preschool program. Betsy and her husband James just relocated to Wyoming from Louisiana. She has a Bachelor's degree from Louisiana Tech University in Family and Child Studies as well as a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education. Betsy has been working with young children in various capacities for 7 years. While in college, Betsy discovered her love of teaching young children through her work at the Early Childhood Education Center on campus at LaTech. She then decided to pursue a degree in education. Betsy has taught preschool and kindergarten. Betsy is excited to learn more about the Reggio approach and how it can enhance your student's learning and school experience. In her spare time, Betsy enjoys exploring Wyoming and completing various craft projects.

Justina Wallis 
Preschool Teacher
Classroom 7

Rickie Stoner
Transition Preschool Teacher
Classroom 5

Soren Phelps
Transition Preschool Teacher
Classroom 5
Soren is from Golden, CO and has her Associate's of Arts degree in Elementary Education. Soren was a counselor at an outdoor camp when she was in high school and it was then she decided she wanted to work with children. Before moving to Casper, she was a Pre-K teacher at a daycare in Laramie. When Soren is not working, she enjoys scrapbooking and playing roller derby as a member of A'Salt Creek Roller Girls. Soren joined the Foundations team in October of 2012.

Sally Talmadge
Two's Teacher
Classroom 4

Two's Assistant Teacher
Classroom 4

Shelby Jelly
Toddler Teacher
Classroom 3

Saundra Larson
Toddler Assistant Teacher
Classroom 3

Delaney Crossan
Toddler Teacher
Classroom 2
Delaney joined the Foundations team Fall 2014.  She was born and raised in Casper and graduated from Kelly Walsh High School and Star Lane Center in 2013.  She is currently pursuing an early childhood education degree from Casper College.  In her free time she likes to hike, travel, listen to music and write.  She looks forward to spending time with your children and getting to know them better. 

Amanda Schlup
Toddler Teacher
Classroom 2

Erika Guerra
Infant Teacher
Classroom 1
Erika joined the Foundation team in August of 2013.  She has spent the past 5 years working with infants and toddlers in childcare settings and especially enjoys working with the youngest age group of children.  Erika will complete her Child Development Associate Certificate in August of 2014 and has plans of continuing her education focusing on a degree in Physical Therapy.  When she isn't at work Erika enjoys spending time at home with her family.

Kasey Sumearll
Infant Teacher
Classroom 1

Jodi Cole
Before and After School Program Coordinator

Nature Based Educator
Outdoor Classroom

Hailee Rushing
Studio Specialist

Andy Holzhausen
Infant/Toddler Assistant Teacher
Classrooms 1, 2, 3
Andy was born and raised in Casper and enjoys spending her free time with family and friends. She was first introduced to Foundations as a parent in our program when she enrolled her two children here in 2012. Andy will be in a unique role at Foundations supporting all three of our infant/toddler classrooms. She is looking forward to getting to know all of the children this fall.  Andy joined the Foundations team in July of 2014.

Kaylee Glanz
Classroom Aide
Kaylee joined the Foundations team January of 2015 as a classroom aide.  She is an education major at Casper College. Kaylee also teaches dance and tumbling classes at Rising Star Tumbling and Dance Studio.  

Luna Nelson
Classroom Aide
Luna is a junior at Natrona County High School.  She has many years of babysitting experience and is excited to join the teaching team at Foundations. 

Substitute Teachers:
Cheri Pryde
Taylor Smith
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