Mrs. Samantha Short
Little Acorns Director
My name is Samantha Short. I am originally from Barstow, Illinois near the quad cities. My Family and I moved to Sioux Falls June of 2018. I have been working in the child care setting since 2008. For 5 years I had an in-home daycare with a preschool. I have homeschooled my own children for 4 years now. My husband and I have been married for 13 years and we have 2 children ages 8 and 11. I have my MA in elementary education and my BA with a Major in Psychology. I love watching children grow and discover new things. Supporting families in the growth and development of their children has always been a passion of mine. I am excited to bring children in these rooms and help to lay a spiritual foundation that will stick with them the rest of their lives.
Mrs. Amy Metzger
Hedgehog Lead Teacher
My name is Amy Metzger. I grew up in Mitchell, SD and moved to Sioux falls to attend college. I graduated from Southeast Tech in 2007 with Associate degrees in Business and Marketing. I have been married to my husband, Nathan, for almost 12 years. We have 5 amazing children with another one expected in November. We love to do adventurous things as a family like camping, biking, and taking family vacations. In my free time I enjoy listening to music and reading books. We have a yorkie puppy named Winnie who is loved by everyone. I have a passion for teaching children and I love to see their ah-ha moments when they figure something out. There is no greater joy then spending time with children who see the world from the best view. I look forward to learning along side your child, and I hope they're ready for a fun filled year!