Our Management Team
Annette is the Director at our Sheridan location. Annette has worked in the early childhood field since 1993. She is a mother of two and a grandmother of four.
She has worked for the owners of Avant Garde (previously named Koala Care) in the past, and was a director for them for 10 years. When she found out the owners were opening another quality childcare program, she had to be part of the action! What she loves most about working at Avant Garde is the quality of the teachers. She says, “you can truly see the passion that they have for the children.”
Her hobbies include supporting her grandchildren at their games and taking care of her sweet dogs.
Cheyenne is the Assistant Director at our Sheridan location. Cheyenne was born and raised in Oklahoma and is happily married with a rescue dog that she spoils like crazy.
Cheyenne started working in childcare in 2016 and has developed an immense passion for this job. She has her Childhood Development Associates in Infant and Toddlers (CDA), CPR and First-Aid Certifications, English Communications Associate’s degree, and Director’s Credentials. Cheyenne loves working with children because their curiosity is refreshing and the way they absorb everything reminds her to be more childlike when it comes to living her life.
Hobbies: Spending time with my family and my dog, traveling the world, knitting, and being outdoors. Someday, Cheyenne and her husband want to move to Europe to become missionaries working with orphaned children.
Caitlin is the Director at our Brookside location. Caitlin was born and raised in Arkansas, and moved to Oklahoma in 2015.
Caitlin has a Bachelors in Education from Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, AR. She has taught 7th grade English, as well as worked in many other Early Childhood learning centers & preschools. Caitlin loves working with children because of the ‘light bulb’ moments when they understand something for the first time.
Hobbies: Arkansas Razorback sporting events, going to the lake, finding new local places to eat, reading, and coaching basketball.
Avant Garde is happy to have an extremely dedicated and highly qualified staff who attend regular, ongoing training above state licensing requirements. Our owners have over 15 years of experience managing and operating local preschools in Tulsa, formerly known as Koala Care. We have the best team of people that make every day possible!