Meet the Staff

Miss Kathleen

Miss Kathleen

Substitute for Front Desk and Classrooms

kathleen 400Hello, my name is Kathleen and I am so excited to be a part of Imagine and Explore! I have my bachelors degree in child development and have been working with children for 7 years. I am married to my high school sweetheart Ryan and together we have 3 children: Lucas 5, Zeke 3, and Kenzie 1. In my spare time I love being with friends and family, and crafting.
I look forward to getting to know all of the families here!

Miss Wendy


3day Morning, 3day Afternoon, & 2day Morning

wendy 400My name is Wendy Bailey and I am beyond thrilled be the newest teacher at Imagine and Explore! Let me tell you a little about myself. I have my degree in Elementary and Special Education and have been recently teaching preschool at a daycare here in Omaha. Prior to that I was a stay at home mom to our three lovely little girls. Makenna, who is almost six, will be attending Kindergarten at Rohwer Elementary this fall. She attended two years at Imagine and Explore and graduated this past May. We also have identical twin daughters, Avery and Cassidy, who are three and will be attending Imagine and Explore this fall.

I am very excited to be part of this fantastic team of teachers. As a parent I had so many choices when I was looking for a preschool for my daughter. Imagine and Explore not only met but exceeded those expectations I had for her. My goal is to provide that same experience for you and your child. I look forward to meeting you and becoming a part of your child's journey into early education.


Miss Darcy T


5day Morning & 5day Afternoon

darcy 400Hello!  My name is Darcy.  I have a bachelor's degree from Oklahoma Panhandle State University, where I met my husband, Jason.  We have three children:  Jacy 11, Drake 9, and Jenna 6.  We also have a dog, Wrangler; our Welsh Pembroke Corgi.  I love sports, especially football, and I am a big fan of the Oklahoma State Cowboys.  In my spare time, I love watching my kids participate in their activities including, football, soccer, basketball, volleyball, and go kart racing.  I also love to run (I am registered for my 2nd marathon in May.) and enjoy camping. On the Friday nights from late spring through early fall, I can be found video taping my kids racing their go karts and on Saturday nights “Pit Crewing” for my husband  and his sport mod race car.

I am so excited to be at Imagine and Explore and meet all the families.  I love watching the kids grow, learn, and make new friends.

Kelly Thran


3day morning, 3day afternoon, & 2day Morning
Front desk Tues/Thurs Afternoon

kelly 400Hello! I am Miss Kelly and I have been teaching at Imagine and Explore since 2010. I am lucky to have found my home here!

I attended Metro for early childhood education. I have always wanted to be a teacher and decided to focus on preschool after being a nanny and working at daycares through college. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t get to smile and laugh with my students. Being a preschool teacher is an incredibly rewarding experience. I am not only here to help prepare your child for kindergarten; I am also here to celebrate, encourage, love, and play right alongside them.

I married my husband Dustin in August of 2012 and we have spoiled dog named Dolce. I spend most of my time with them and other family and friends. We love playing sports and attending sporting events. I am always the happiest when the Red Sox, Patriots, and Celtics win! I also enjoy shopping, sunshine, UFC, trying new things, and anything Pink!

I look forward each school year to meeting all the new families and can’t wait for the adventures we are about to have!