My name is Nichole Santini and I am so excited to work with your children! I started working at Small Wonders in August of 2016 and again in August of 2018. I am planning on finishing my BA in Psychology soon at Kent State University and getting my CDA. I am CPR and first aid certified, along with having taken courses for communicable diseases and child abuse prevention. I have lived in Salem my whole life and I recently bought a house in Salem where I live with my boyfriend, our animals, and soon our first child.

My name is Sarah Piper and I grew up in Youngstown Ohio. I graduated from Youngstown Christian High School in 2012.
I have been married to my husband Charles for 2 years now. We live in Columbiana with our cat named Flash. We love to travel and spend time outdoors. 
I have been teaching since 2013.
I love teaching because I love watching the children grow!! I am so excited to have this opportunity, and I look forward to a wonderful experience with you. 

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Lisa Himes

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Hi, I'm Miss Karen and I've been with Small Wonders since 2014. I'm a Columbiana High School graduate. My hobbies are sports and music. I'm currently playing Senior Olympic Softball, singing in the church choir and enjoying time with your kids!

Sarah Piper


My name is Lisa Himes and I live on a small 82 acre dairy farm with my 2 sons and husband. I graduated from Kent State with a bachelor's degree in education. I began my teaching career at Lincoln Learning Center in Salem followed by Headstart of Columbiana County. 

I ran my own own childcare facility and preschool from my home for 10 years while my children grew. I'm very excited for our journey together at Small Wonders! Looking forward to some good times. 

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My name is Miss Ashley. I am 23, I graduated from United Local High School In 2014. I have three siblings, I have a older sister, a younger sister, and a younger brother. All four of us attend or attended United. I use to volunteer every weekend in the children’s department at the church my parents attend. I started volunteering at the age of 11, and quit around the age of 19. I have had many years teaching preschool, toddlers, and infants age. I was a nanny for a family for 2yrs. I just recently moved back to this area from Pittsburgh, while I was in Pittsburgh I worked for KinderCare Learning Center. I finished schooling online at Rasmussen College in August, to obtain my CDA. I am so thankful for this opportunity Small Wonders has provided me, I am so excited to begin this new journey and be able to work with your kid(s).

Ashley Salmen

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