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.
Alex Bradford// Three-Year-Old Class (Tigers)
Sandy King-Graves // Three-Year-Old Class (Tigers)
This is Sandy's first year at DLC. She is married to her best friend and they have two wonderful children. She graduated with a business degree from NSU Broken Arrow. She worked at BOKF for 16 years and enjoyed being a stay at home mom for five years. In her free time, she volunteers for her kids' school as the PTO president, reads mysteries or just spends time with her family.
Debbie Tennison // Three-Year-Old Class (Tigers)
Debbie have been a substitute for DLC since since 2018. She has been married to her husband Norman for 50 years, and they have three daughters ,Lori, Tammy and Caney, and 5 grandsons. She enjoys spending time with my family, camping and road tripping, and she is involved with the Broken Arrow Elks Veterans Group and the Roaming Elks Camping Club.
Lori Gammon // Three-Year-Old Class (Zebras)
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.
Lillie Phillips // Three-Year-Old Class (Zebras)
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.
Jasmine Gall // Two-Year-Old Class (Butterflies)
Carson Knight // Two-Year-Old Class (Dragonflies)
Snoda Reyburn // Two-Year-Old Class (Dragonflies)
Jenna Dye // Toddler Class (Bees)
This is Jenna's first year at DLC. Before taking time off to be a stay-at-home mom with her two sons, she taught Fifth Grade at Broken Arrow for seven years. She went to the University of Central Oklahoma, majoring in Elementary Education. Whenever she isn't with her class at DLC, Jenna is hanging out with her husband Aaron and her two sons. She loves football season and cheering on the Oklahoma State Cowboys!
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)
Katie has been at DLC since 2020. 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)
Ann has been in and around DLC since 2018. Her daughter Marley attended DLC for 3 years before starting Kindergarten. Ann was a stay at home mom for the past 15 years before starting at DLC fall of 2019. She has been happily married to her husband for 20 years. They together are raising 3 beautiful children. Lainee who is 18 and just graduated Broken Arrow High School. Tristan who is 13 and in the 7th grade, and Marley who is 6 and just started Kindergarten. When she isn’t at school she can be found camping, fishing, traveling, gardening and spending time with her beloved family.
Krystal Paine // Baby Class (Caterpillars)
Sarah Pinkerton // Storybook Land
This is Sarah’s first year as an employee at the DLC, but her 7th as a parent. She is a stay at home mother of 3 and is excited to join the DLC family in this new way. In her free time Sarah enjoys watching OSU and A&M football (her husband is an Aggie), eating, trying to get her children to listen the first time she says something, hiking, thinking about finally getting some alone time, and eating.
Jennifer Valentine // Creative Movement