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Mission Statement: “Building partnerships with Early Childhood Providers, Community Members,

Sublette County School District #1, and Families to ensure children’s readiness skills for entering Kindergarten.” 

We provide free early childhood education programs where parents get to join in with their child’s learning. Weekly educational programs consist of free choice, hands-on activities that include; dramatic play, math, literacy, science, art, cooking and more!  All of these programs are offered for children ages 3-5. Children

younger than 3 are welcome to come with parents as well.

Tamara Currah

Tamara was born and raised in Lander Wyoming. She graduated with her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Wyoming in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood. She married Andy Currah and they have four amazing sons. Just out of college, Tamara started her first teaching job with Kindergarten in Utah. From there, she moved back to Wyoming and taught 1st grade at Arapahoe School. Tamara took a few years off to raise her children. When her youngest was in preschool, she went back into teaching preschool part-time.  After a couple of years, Tamara then started teaching full time job as a Kindergarten teacher at Pinedale Elementary School. During her time as a Kindergarten teacher, Tamara earned her National Boards for Professional Teaching Standards in Early Childhood Education. After teaching for 6 years in Kindergarten she became and is currently the Sublette County School District #1's Early Childhood Community Liaison.


Tamara has always loved working with children of all ages, but especially young children. She loves to see their curiosity at work and loves to see them excel.  She also loves working with families,  community members, and our amazing early childhood educators in Pinedale.  


Jenna Mergl


Jenna was born and raised on a ranch in Southern California.  She graduated with her Bachelor's Degree from Chapman University, in 2010. She married Phil Mergl, who is a Lineman for Rocky Mountain Power, they have 2 boys, Blake, Colt, and numerous animals on their small ranch out in Boulder. Together they encourage both of their boys into developing entrepreneurial skills, especially in the agricultural field.  They have always wanted to move to Wyoming and they were able to fulfill that dream in December 2015. Once moving here, Jenna was able to be a substitute teacher at SCSD #1 and BEEP, where this opened a door of opportunity and she became an Infant Educator at BEEP in 2017.  

Jenna has always had a passion for Early Childhood and is encouraged by the children’s curiosity and their excitement in learning new things. She is very excited to learn from them, as we are never too old to learn!  She looks forward to making memories with these amazing children and building family relationships within our community. 

Alisha Thrash

Alisha was born and raised in Casper, Wyoming.  She graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wyoming in Elementary Education in 2012.  She married David Thrash and they have two boys, Mason and Parker.  After college, Alisha worked for a year as a Technology Aide at an elementary school in Gillette, Wyoming.  After having her first son, she decided to take some time off and spend it at home with her children.  During that time, Alisha continued her education and graduated with her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Reading Specialist from Chadron State College.  Alisha and her family moved to Pinedale in 2019, when her husband accepted the Assistant Principal job at Pinedale Middle School.  After a year of living here and her boys now in school, Alisha went back to work at a local preschool and was the Pre-K teacher there for two years.  She is currently the new Early Childhood and Family Literacy Coach for Sublette County School District #1. 


Alisha has always enjoyed working with young children.  She loves seeing their excitement to learn and seeing them grow in their education.  She is excited to build relationships with the preschools and families in Pinedale and to help them grow in their literacy journey.    

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