Meet Our Team!

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Danielle Svantner

Executive Director

My name is Danelle Svantner, I am the Executive Director of Westminster Preschools.  I taught 0-5 in several different settings for about 10 years before I started as the North site director in May of 2015. Since then, it has been my pleasure to watch the programs grow and be able to support even more children and families in Grant Co.  I am married to Matt, and together we have two boys!  I love watching children learn, families thrive and teaching children the love of Jesus.  I believe in play based learning, social-emotional focus and letting children be children.  It’s my honor to get to be a part of such a special time in their lives. I obtained my Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Indiana Wesleyan University, and am currently working toward my Masters at Ball State!  I love to learn, challenge myself, read and soak up all the knowledge of early childhood I can.  Our family enjoys camping, kayaking and anything outside. My goal is to be the best version of myself, grow and develop and lead a team that is ready for anything!  

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Tanja Bullins

North Site Director

My name is Tanja Bullins and I am the site director at Westminster Preschool North, I’ve been with Westminster since Feb. 2020. I have my associates degree in Early Childhood Education and am currently enrolled at IWU to obtain my bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. I have been in the education field for 12 years, 10 teaching 3-5 year old’s and 2 in administration. I’ve been married to my husband Paul for 15 years, we have a daughter in college and freshman in high school who keeps up busy with sports. The reason I show up to work every day is that I love all these children as if they were my own. I believe wholeheartedly that children learn through play and real world experiences. 

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Wendy Turcott

South Site Director

My name is Wendy Turcott. I am the site Director for Westminster Preschool South. I have been with Westminster Preschools for almost 2 and a half years now. I have my Bachelor of Science in Education, with a focus in Early Childhood Education from Oklahoma Baptist University. I have lived in Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas throughout my life. I am happily married to Jesse Turcott for almost 2 years now. We love traveling to new areas and being outside as much as we can. I love working here at Westminster South because I get to provide a safe space for children, families, and staff to learn and grow. My prayer is that everyone that comes into our program leaves at the end of the day feeling loved and safe.

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Michelle Frazier


Friends Site Director

My name is Michelle Frazier, also known as "Chelle". I am the Site Director for Westminster Preschool Friend. I have been with Westminster since 2011. Working with children has always been a passion of mine and watching them grow is my reward. I am currently in school for my associate degree in Early Education. I attend Water Street Church in Jonesboro where I teach children’s church. Some of my hobbies include Anything in nature, I love being outside and crafting. 

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Alyssa Gallaway

North Assistant Director

A little bit about myself, I am engaged and have 3 children. Some of my favorite things to do are spend time with my family, explore new places/try new things and being outdoors in the summer.

 

I’ve been with Westminster since 2015.

 

While I was in Highschool I took an Early Childhood Education class and that’s when I really discovered this is what I wanted to do and now I’m currently in the process of earning my CDA.

 

My why for what I do is that I simply love children, I love to watch them grow, I love to watch them learn, I love to watch their excitement when they’ve discovered something new. Waking up every day knowing I’m making a difference in a child’s life no matter how big or how small is very heart warming because coming to preschool each day might be the only thing a child looks forward to and if I can bring stability, comfort and happiness to at least one child each day then I know this is exactly where I’m meant to be.

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Rachel Guyer

South Assistant Director

My name is Rachel Guyer and I have been the Assistant Director at Westminster Preschool South since May 2021.  I have an associate degree in Early Childhood Education from Manchester University and a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood specializing in birth to age five from the University of Cincinnati.   I have 27 years of experience in Early Childhood Education in both teaching and administrative work.  I am a wife and a mother of three children.  My husband and I are active in the farming community and have been 4-H leaders for over 20 years.   I am a firm believer that play is a child’s work and that children learn so many skills through the social interactions and problem solving that takes place during play.  As a lifelong learner, I am always exploring new and innovative ideas to help children be the very best version of themselves.