Safari Staff

MISS ALI
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

This is my 3rd year working in child care.

I went to Northwest Missouri State University &  University of Northern Iowa.

If I wasn’t working in child care,

I would be singing.

The best thing about teaching is snuggling babies.

MISS SARA
LEAD INFANT ROOM
TEACHER

This is my 12th year in childcare.

I went to school in Kingsley.

If I wasn't in childcare I would study culinary classes.

The best thing about teaching is watching the kids grow up.  

MISS DANI
OWNER OF SAFARI

This is my 9th year working in child care.

I went to school at ILCC & Buena Vista University

If I wasn’t working in childcare, I would be a stay at home mommy.

The best thing about teaching is the “Ah-Ha moments!”

MISS FELISHA
FLOAT TEACHER

This is my 8th year working in child care.

I went to school at WLVA.

If I wasn’t working in childcare, I would be a professional boxer.

The best thing about teaching is the hugs and smiles.

MISS SARAH
LEAD 2 YEAR OLD ROOM TEACHER

This is my 4th year working in child care.

I went to school at Spirit Lake High School & Iowa Lakes Community College.

If I wasn't working in child care I'd be working at a craft store!

The best thing about teaching is the laughter and play!

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MISS TONI
LEAD TODDLER ROOM TEACHER

This is my 4th year working in child care.

I went to University of Iowa and Iowa Lake Community College.

If I wasn't working in child care I'd be working in Psychology. 

The best thing about teaching is hearing the children's funny stories!

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MISS GIA
FLOAT TEACHER

This is my first year in child care. I graduated from Spencer High School in 2019. I am planning on going to College to become a Veterinarian Technician.

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MISS ALLISON
ASSISTANT INFANT ROOM TEACHER

This is my first year in child care. I graduated from Clay Central Everly in 2019. I was going to school to be a neuropsychologist but just didn’t like the idea. if i wasn’t here i’d be studying cosmetology(:

MISS SIERRA
FLOAT TEACHER

Hello, I am 21 years old and born and raised here in Okoboji! I am attending Buena Vista University for Psychology and Human Services. I plan to work as a drug and alcohol counselor or DHS once graduating. I have a passion for helping others so I have a full time job doing in home care and help out at Safari on my days off! I found my way back to safari after 4 years and I am happy to be back!

MISS AVEARY
FLOAT TEACHER

I was born and raised right here in Milford where i graduated high school in 2020! I currently attend college at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Missouri where I am planning on majoring in Ag Business. Over the past three years, I’ve been working with children from school age to babies! If I didn’t like the agricultural industry so much, I would of went to school for Elementary Education!

MISS AMY
FLOAT TEACHER

Hey there, I graduated from Okoboji in 2003. I am a National Certified Pharmacy Technician with 14 years of experience. This last year I had worked in an In-home daycare, and I absolutely loved seeing smiles on the kids’ faces and every moment of watching them grow!! I’m very excited to see where this journey with Safari takes me.

MISS ANGIE
FLOAT TEACHER

I've been in child care for bout 7 years. I graduated from Okoboji High School. I went to Southeastern Community College. I love my job. I love hearing the kids stories & getting snuggles from the babies.

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MISS KASEY
FLOAT TEACHER

I have worked in child care for 6 years. I graduated from Spencer High School in 2009. If I wasn't working in childcare I would be working in the medical field. One of my favorite things about working in childcare is everything!!