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Tina Westbrook



Mrs. Tina served as Director from 2014 until 2020.  She has remained on staff serving in an administrative capacity until September 2021 when she returned as our Director.  Mrs. Tina has 2 grown children and has been married to Mike for 36 years.  In her free time, she loves to paint signs, craft and read.

Tracy Cunningham

Assistant Director

Tracy Cunningham has been employed with Small Wonders Playcare since March 1987.
She is currently the Assistant Director but, worked in the Toddler 2 room for many years as well as the kitchen cooking. She is originally from Pennsylvania and is a huge Steelers fan! She has two children, Trevor and Erica.
In her spare time, she enjoys baking and spending time with family.

Veronica Young


Veronica Young has been an employee with Small Wonders Playcare since October 1997. She started out as a teacher in the Toddler I class and the Afterschool class.  Once word got out that cooking was her passion, she was moved to the kitchen.  Although she still works with children in the afternoon, she finds solace and peace cooking for them.
Veronica is mom to one daughter who she fondly calls her “everything” and in her very limited free time, she loves to read and sleep.

Ruby Manning


Ruby Manning has been employed with Small Wonders Playcare since April 1989. She is married to a retired military veteran and has 2 amazing daughters as well as 2 loving grandchildren.  Ruby is the lead teacher in the nursery, and believes that regardless of how old a child is, we can learn from them.  She also believes that this center is a wonderful place for children to begin their education both academically and emotionally.

Brenda Williams

Nursery 2 Lead Teacher

Brenda Williams has been working at Small Wonders since August of 1989. 

Brenda's children and her grandchildren have attended here for childcare as well as pre-k.  

Britanny Glisson

Assistant Teacher Nursery 1

Linsey Johnson

Assistant Teacher Nursery 1

Monique England

Lead Teacher Toddler 1

Monique England has been teaching in the Toddler I class since July 1993. She enjoys working with the little ones and she treats each one as if they are her own kids.
Monique has one son who is attending school at Coastal Carolina College with aspirations to attend medical school.


Beverly Gordon

Assistant Teacher Toddler 1

Beverly has been teaching 1 year olds at Small Wonders for 3 years. She has 4 children and 17+ grandchildren.  In her spare time she enjoys reading, yard sales, and spending time with family.

Faith Lawson

Assistant Teacher Toddler 1


Brittney Collier

Lead Teacher Toddler 2

Brittney has been working at Small Wonders for 3 years.  She has a handsome 7 year old son (Gavin).  Brittney always knew she loved kids so she became a nanny and then moved into daycare work.  She enjoys cooking and spending time with family and friends.

Kaitlin Robertson

Assistant Teacher Toddler 2

Kawana Shanks

Lead Teacher Preschool

Kawana Shanks has been an employee with Small Wonders Playcare since October 1991.
She is the lead teacher in our 3-year-old Preschool class. She is mother to one beautiful, intelligent daughter, and enjoys teaching and helping children grow. In her spare time, Kawana enjoys reading, crafting and most of all spending time with her family.

Kim Johnson

Assistant Teacher Preschool

Jessica Halleran

Lead Teacher Pre-K 1

Rikhia Huff

Assistant Teacher Pre-K 1


Rebecca Rudman, M.A. Ed.

Lead Teacher Pre-K 2

Rebecca Rudman has been an employee with Small Wonders Playcare since August 2014. 
She is originally from Boulder, Colorado.  She is married to Brett (27 years) and has 3 children, Pierce (21), and twins Ashley and Scott (15).

Denise Ivey

Assistant Teacher Pre-K 2

Denise lives in McDuffie County with her 2 girls. She also has a son who lives in Thomson as well.  Denise loves to spend time with her 7 grandchildren (4 girls and 3 boys).  She has been working in Early Childhood education for over 20 years and loves changing children's lives.

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