Staff

Director/Teacher

Dianne L. Urruty has a current Wyoming teaching certificate for grades K-8 with a minor in music. She taught Kindergarten for 5 years in the Johnson County school district. Dianne founded the Learning Tree in 1981. She has maintained a Wyoming teaching certificate as well as a child care license with the State Department of Family Services while operating the Learning Tree School.

Lead Teachers

Raei Stone has a current Wyoming teaching certificate and a current childcare license with the state Department of Family Services. Raei taught Math Recovery in the Sheridan, WY School District and has taught at the Learning Tree School since 2004.

Lori E. Johnson has a current Wyoming teaching certificate for grades K-8 with a concentration in Early Childhood as well as a current childcare license with the state Department of Family Services. Before Lori started teaching at Learning Tree School in 2006, she taught preschool in Davenport, Iowa.

Kendrick Michelena has a current Wyoming teaching certificate for  grades K-6, as well as an endorsement in early childhood. Keni also has a current license with the state Department of Family Services. She taught first grade for 1 year  at Meadowlark School in Johnson County and  has been teaching Kindergarten at Learning Tree since 2017.

Teachers

Tracey Ostheimer has an Associate of Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Education along with a Bachelor and Masters’ Degree in Biology. Tracey has a current childcare license with the Department of Family Services and a current substitute permit for the state of Wyoming. She has worked at Learning Tree since 2009..

Substitute Teachers

All substitute teachers maintain a current substitute teaching certificate with the state Department of Education

Classroom Assistants

All classroom para-professionals maintain current state childcare certifications.