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Meet the Team

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Dani Stromert

Director

My name is Danielle Stromert and I am serving as the director of the King of Kings Childhood Education Center. With over 9 years of early childhood teaching experience, I have enjoyed taking on on this leadership role. I grew up in the Cedar Rapids area and attended Iowa State University, where I earned my bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. As an alumna of Trinity Lutheran School, it is a blessing to be supporting the Lutheran education ministry. I look forward to meeting and working with our staff and families.

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Rachel Myers

Lead Preschool Teacher

My name is Rachel Myers and am the lead preschool teacher at King of Kings CEC. I recently graduated from the University of Northern Iowa this past December with my Early Childhood Education Degree.
I was born and raised in Marion. I have worked with children for as long as I can remember from starting in my church's nursery and babysitting. I have also nannied, helped with VBS, children's church and I recently worked in the public school setting. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband bike riding, traveling and crafting. I look forward to working with your family. 

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Lilly Rompot

Before and after school teacher

Hi my name is Lilly Rompot and I am working in the before and after school program. I recently graduated from Marion High School.

I was born and raised in Marion, Iowa. I have two golden retrievers. I also have a younger brother. I love working with kids.

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Gabby Vasser

Infant/toddler assistant teacher

Bio coming soon

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Maddy Simmers

Lead toddler/2s teacher

My name is Maddy Simmers and I am grateful to be a part of KOK Childhood Education Center as the Lead toddler/2s teacher. I have worked with children clear back in middle school and I am happy to still be a part of early childhood education.  I was born and raised in Cedar rapids. I am married and have two children of my own that are a part of KOK and they both absolutly love it! In my free time I enjoy hunting, fishing and spending time with my family. I look forward to meeting new families and adding more to my toddler/2s class at KOK Childhood!

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Alyssa Hefel

Infant teacher

Picture and bio coming soon

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Jenni Lown

Assistant Preschool Teacher

My name is Ms. Jenni and I am so excited to be in preschool this year. After working as a PK/K assistant teacher for 7 years, I decided to go back to school to become a teacher! I am currently in my last year at UNI in the Elementary Education 2 + 2 program. 

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Emily Winchester

Lead Toddler Teacher

Hi, my name is Ms. Emily and I am the lead teacher for the one year old class. I am looking forward to teaching our kiddos and watching them grow and explore. 

I grew up in Cedar Rapids and still live in the area. I attended Kirkwood Community College and then transferred to MMU and received my art degree. I am excited to share my passion for creativity with our kids. 

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Rylee Hefel 

Infant teacher

Picture and bio coming soon

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Delvina Gamez

Assistant Preschool Teacher

Hello! My name is Ms. Delvina and I am so glad to be here. Although I am new to King of Kings, I taught many years at McKinley as a special education teacher and I worked as an assitant at a locak Parents Day out program. 

I have three children. We have cats, dogs, and a hamster. 

I am originally from Sioux Falls, SD. but have lived in Cedar Rapids for 30 years. 

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