Nikita Orchard (Owner / Founder)
Founder of Little Orchard Preschool, Nikita lives in Bountiful and has her Masters Degree in Elementary Education from University of Phoenix. She has her Bachelors Degree from Weber State University in Communication and her Associates of Science from Dixie State College. She is also CPR and First Aid certified. She has taught public school for 2nd and 6th grade, and also Kindergarten and Preschool at a private Montessori School.
Nikita has always wanted to be a teacher, after growing up watching her mom be a very successful teacher in Special Education she has seen the rewarding feeling you get when you realize what you have brought to a child’s life. She continues to get that feeling at Little Orchard. She strives to keep Little Orchard an academic preschool by overseeing and adding to curriculum. Nikita enjoys supporting teachers’ efforts in helping to produce a preschool environment where all feels comfortable, welcomed and needed.
Nikita is married and has 3 beautiful kids of her own. In her spare time, she loves to go camping, fishing, boating, shopping, eating out, or anything with her family.
Aubrie Sowell (General Manager)
Aubrie has worked at Little Orchard Preschool since we opened in 2015. Her love for teaching came from watching her dad teach elementary school throughout her childhood. She is CPR and First Aid Certified. She watches over both locations and ensures the teachers are properly trained to meet our expectations at Little Orchard Preschool. She also has so much love for the students.
Darlene Kauerz (Bountiful Manager)
Darlene grew up in Bountiful her whole life. She has one daughter and one grandson. She loves preschool age children and the families that come with them. In her free time she enjoys cross stitching, spending time with her family (especially her grandson) and escaping to the mountains to read a good book. She fell in love with Little Orchard when her grandson attended and graduated top of his class. She knew then she wanted to be apart of the Little Orchard family.