Happy Day Staff

Laura HarrelĀ (Director)

She has been at Happy Day for 17 years.

Music, inspirational writing, nature hikes and photo art are some of her interests. She loves listening to children and how they process and express their ideas, and telling stories to children that teach life applications.

Charlotte Hurt (Teacher, 4 Year-Old Class, Assistant Director)

She has been at Happy Day for 21 years.

She enjoys hiking, sewing and being involved in her children’s activities. Her favorite part of teaching is observing the children as they learn and discover new things.

Abby Wolcott (Kindergarten Teacher, Supervisor)

She has been a teacher for 13 years.

She looks forward to photography, relaxing with a good book, hiking, and working on arts and crafts during her spare time. She is always amazed at how quickly children learn, and how much knowledge they absorb in such a short amount of time.

Rona Ngirmang (Head Teacher,4 Year-Old Class, Supervisor)

She has been a teacher for 16 years.

Summer hikes, going on long drives and appreciating God’s works of art, music, and enjoying the company of friends and family are among her favorite things to do. She loves seeing the children grow and learn and welcomes every opportunity to share God’s Word with them.

Penny Summers (Head Teacher, 3 Year-Old Class)

She has been a teacher for 10 years.

She sews, camps, plays the violin and enjoys deep-sea fishing. She takes pleasure in watching the children’s delight as they grasp new concepts.

Kristal Summers (Teacher/ Graphic Designer)

She has been a teacher for 9 years.

She enjoys hiking, kayaking, martial arts, camping, drawing, freelance graphic design work, and trips to the Oregon coast. Explaining lessons in daily life and inspiring the kids to explore are her favorite things to do at Happy Day.

Kathern Dana (Head Teacher, 2 1/2 Year-Old Class)

She has been a teacher for 6 years.

She crochets, knits, loves arts and crafts, and enjoys camping in her spare time. She works hard with her class in hopes of making a difference in each child’s life.

Yaneli Rendon (Teacher)

She has been a teacher for 1 1/2 years.

She loves listening to music, drawing and writing. Interacting with the children and helping them with their art projects are her favorite things to do at Happy Day.

Ali Dieter (Teacher)

She has been a teacher for 5 years.

She enjoys spending time at home with her 4 children. Interacting with the children on the playground and assisting them with their arts and crafts are her favorite moments.

Rosa Gutierrez (Cook)

She has been our cook for over 1 year.

She enjoys hiking, camping, spending time with her children and loves teaching the children at her church how to cook. She prepares delicious, home-style meals for our children to enjoy.

Rachell Daily (Teacher)

She has been a teacher for 5 years.

She enjoys camping, hiking, watching movies and spending time with her family. Her favorite part about working with the kids is using daily activities to explain God’s word.

Doyle Muhr (Building Maintenance)

He has maintained the building and grounds at Happy Day for 17 years.

He keeps our school safe by improving and upgrading playgrounds and making immediate repairs when needed. He enjoys gardening and fishing in his spare time.