Shawna Gall // Director

Shawna Gall has been at DLC since 2014. She earned her BS in Education in 1991 from Northeastern State University. She has taught for more than 20 years in early childhood before joining the DLC team. She is a firm believer that being an early childhood educator

is a unique profession that is a life calling for her and her staff. Shawna and her husband Keith have three sons now adding to their title, very proud “Grandparents.”   When she is not spending time with her grandson you can find her at the lake with her family, fishing with Keith or shopping with friends.

Ashley Knight // Assistant

Ashley has been at Discovery Learning Center since 2014. Prior to working at DLC, she worked in childcare and also enjoyed being a nanny. She also volunteered with Shawna’s class as a kindergarten aide her last two years of teaching. Ashley has always enjoyed working with kids because they’re always doing something to put a smile on her face. When she’s not working you can find her loving on her sweet baby girl, baking in the kitchen, or crafting.

Caney Long // Transitional Five Class (Flamingos)

Before staring at DLC in 2019, Caney worked in the corporate world for 24 years. She loves all the exploring, learning and fun we get to have. Each year will be filled with educational opportunities that will guide the children's growth. Caney has lived in Coweta all of her life. When she's not teaching, she loves shopping, camping, spending time with family and attending Oklahoma State football games and volunteering to give back to the community. She is involved in several organizations that give back to our community.

Peggy Chaplin  // Pre-K Class (Elephants)

Peggy has been with DLC since 2016. Peggy and her husband Jeff have four children. She worked in the medical field for 24 years, then as a nanny for 10 years before joining the DLC family.  She enjoys sewing, crafts, reading and spending time with her fur babies, Ella and Marilynn.

Stephanie Chaplin // Pre-K (Elephants)

Stephanie began with DLC in 2013 and has loved every minute of it! She has worked for First United Methodist Church of Broken Arrow since 2005 as a Sunday School Teacher and Childcare Supervisor. She attended Northeastern State University earning a degree in biology and furthering her love of animals. When she is not at DLC, you can find her reading, crafting, camping and hiking. Stephanie enjoys spending time at home with her boyfriend, Ross, and their dog Jennings.

Carson Knight// Three-Year-Old Class (Tigers)

Carson has been working at at DLC since 2015, helping with back to school night, circus and subbing for teachers. She enjoys spending time hanging out with children and watching them learn and grow. Whenever she’s not at DLC, she is spring her time with her family and friends! She was in the Pre-K class in 2018-2019, left to start her college classes and she’s excited to be back in a classroom this year!



Nyah Simpson // Three-Year-Old Class (Giraffes)

Courtney Knight // Three-Year-Old Class (Zebras)

This is Courtney’s second year teaching at DLC. She loves hanging out and spending time with kids, and helping them learn new things. When she isn’t at DLC she is hanging out with her family and friends. She is so excited for her first year at DLC! 

Lori Speaks // Two-Year-Old Class (Butterflies)

Lori has been at DLC since 2014. She taught preschool & elementary for 18 years & was a private nanny for the past six years. Lori loves working with children because they are always so eager to learn new things & explore the creativity of their little minds. She has been married for more than 20 years to her husband Chad and together they have raised 2 boys who are now attending college. She is a member of the First united Methodist church. In her spare time she enjoys going to the lake, fishing, camping, cooking, riding their Harley & spending time with her family. 

Lori Gammon // Two-Year-Old Class & Music (Butterflies)

Lori began at DLC in 2014. Born and raised in Oklahoma, she is raising two teenage boys of her own. She is very family oriented and loves spending any time she has with her family. Lori loves working with children and watching the learn and grow. In her spare time she loves cooking, going to the movies, watching FRIENDS, hanging with her bunny rabbit and watching/attending NASCAR races.

Diana Caldwell // Toddler Class (Bees)

Diana has been teaching at Discovery Learning Center since 1999. She attended Rogers State University, studying Liberal Arts. She volunteers in the First United Methodist Church - Broken Arrow nursery on Sunday mornings, and is a member of First United Methodist Church. She is originally from Owasso, but has lived in Broken Arrow for 28 years. I've been married to my husband Jim for 38 years, and we have 3 grown children. In my spare time I love spending time with my family. I love reading cookbooks, and I love to cook and bake.

Ellen Daughtry // Toddler Class (Bees)

Ellen has been at DLC since 2017. She is happily married with two kids. Ellen enjoys working with children and being a part of the DLC family.

Katie Morris // Baby Class (Caterpillars)

This is Katie Morris’s first year at DLC. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Grant, and they just recently had their baby girl, Lennon. Katie went to the University of Central Oklahoma, where she played soccer and graduated with a degree in psychology. Three words that describe Katie are compassionate, friendly and patient. In her free time, she is enjoying decorating her new home, and spending time with her sisters.

Ann Heimback // Baby Class (Caterpillars)