About Us

Karen Daniels – Teacher/Director
When she starts laughing, it’s hard to keep a straight face. She loves teaching, her colorful aprons, her ever-patient and kind husband, and spending time with her talented daughters. She has raised, loved, and taught her own 5 children. In fact, she home-schooled 3 of her daughters. Her children were reading books by the time they reached kindergarten! Karen’s love for children began when she was in her early teens and led to her education at Brigham Young University in elementary education and child development.
Favorite Movie: Pride and Prejudice (the A&E version)
Favorite Color: Yellow
Favorite Food: Chocolate (is there anything else?)



Lori Zitsman – Team Teacher
Never seen without a smile, she is an eternal optimist who always finds the best in everyone. She enjoys horseback riding and spending time with her family. Lori is a gentle mother of 4 and a graduate of Brigham Young University. She is the proud wife of Dr. Zitzman, a Marriage & Family Therapist. He is the Program Director for Homeward Bound, a therapy program for teenagers.
Favorite Movie: Sleeping Beauty
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Food: Pizza


Della Tilly – Team Teacher
A bright spot in the classroom, Della is often called “Silly Tilly” by the kids because of her fun and engaging personality. She is a graduate from Brigham Young University, and a patient mother to 4 children of her own. In her spare time, she is an energetic coach in children’s gymnastics.
Favorite Movie: Mulan
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Food: Pizza


Pam Sullivan – Substitute Teacher
She has clocked enough hours playing Guitar Hero with her kids to be called a virtual musician. She loves playing games with her family, and she’s master everything from ping-pong to Uno. We strongly suggest you try some of her delicious home-baked confections. She is a kind mother of 3 and a graduate of Brigham Young University. In her spare time, she teaches horseback riding and volunteers with the Parent-Teacher Association.
Favorite Movie: Princess Bride
Favorite Color: Purple
Favorite Food: Honey-Glazed Walnut Shrimp


Katherine Daniels – Webmaster
You’ve guessed it; she’s Karen’s eldest daughter. Although she doesn’t teach at Mother Goose Preschool, she helps by painting bags while visiting her adorable mom and doing techie stuff. She works for the Salt Lake Tribune, loves making websites, and wastes a lot of time playing video games. She also likes watching hilarious cat videos, reading classic literature, and discussing philosophy.
Favorite Movie: Cinderella
Favorite Color: Black (because it’s oh-so-slimming)
Favorite Food: Sushi