Meet Our Leaders 

Kirsten Mariotti

Executive Administrator

I’ve been with Small Wonders since August of 2011, not long after Leslie opened the first location. I graduated from YSU with a PreKindergarten degree, and have also furthered my education by taking online classes through the University of Cincinnati. I love seeing the children grow and change through their years with us, especially the ones that start as a baby and leave for kindergarten. I also love to see when them years later after they have grown up, to see the great people they have become. Outside of work, my family and I like to spend time boating and four-wheeling. I also coach elementary school cheerleading.

Bridget RusselL

Human Resource Director

Hi there!  My name is Bridget.  I have graduated with a PreKindergarten degree in education from Youngstown State University in 2008.  I have been employed with Small Wonders D&LC since August of 2016.  I have experience as the lead infant teacher and assistant administrator at our Greenford location.  I currently work as part of the Small Wonders D&LC Leadership Team as the Human Resource Director for all locations.  I am always looking for enthusiastic, compassionate, nurturing, and professional educators to join our team!  My goal is to maintain staff retention while fulfilling company staffing needs.  I strive to create a work/life balance for all employees.  As a role model to Small Wonders, I am devoted to creating a positive culture in the workplace where people encourage each other, work as a team, and never want to leave Small Wonders.  I LOVE SMALL WONDERS! 

Danyell Smith

Education Coordinator

My name is Danyell.  I have been employed with Small Wonders since October of 2016.  I was hired as a floater in the infant classroom at our Greenford location.  I have worked as an assistant and a lead infant teacher for 3+ years.  Through the TEACH scholarship that Small Wonders offers their employees, I achieved my Infant/Toddler CDA through the University of Cincinnati.   In May 2020, I was promoted as a member of our Small Wonders D&LC Leadership Team and the Education Coordinator for all Small Wonders D&LC locations.  I travel to each site and work hand in hand with our administrators and lead teachers on a daily basis.  I am happy to have collaborated with our Columbiana and Salem staff to achieve their very first 5 Star Step Up to Quality ratings in 2021. 

Lauren Schreiber

Enrollment and CACFP Specialist

Hi, my name is Lauren! I have been employed at Small Wonders since 2014. I started out as a floater and worked my way up to being the school age teacher, which I absolutely loved! In addition to working in a classroom, I also helped maintain the records for our food program, CACFP. In 2019, I was promoted to be the Enrollment Specialist for all Small Wonders locations. My job is to contact families who inquire for care, schedule and conduct tours at each location, and guide families through the enrollment process. In 2020, I also became the CACFP Specialist for all locations. I work with our CACFP and Kitchen Manager, Jeff, to ensure our food program is running efficiently throughout our centers. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family. 

Jeff Schreiber

CACFP and Kitchen Manager