Discovery World

Highly Trained, Professional Teachers

We are very selective in who we hire to ensure that your child is only cared for by the very best.  Every candidate undergoes thorough background and reference checks and must meet our high standards.  All of our teachers are fully qualified with early childhood education and child development units from accredited institutions.  In addition, our directors and administrators observe our educators daily to provide them with structured, written feedback so that they can continuously improve their teaching methods. Our strong feedback and support system enables our teachers to excel in early childhood education.

Below are just a few examples of our fantastic teachers.  Schedule a tour today to meet one of our 30+ other teachers.

Sheryl Austin owner and director portrait

Sheryl Austin

Sheryl holds a Bachelors Degree in Child Development, Masters Degree in Special Education, Teaching Credential in Special Education, and Teaching Credential in Multiple Subjects.  Sheryl opened Discovery World's doors in 1988 to pursue her dream of providing the highest quality education to young children.  Over the past 30 years, Sheryl has developed a simulating curriculum where children can grow in all areas of development.

Liana Austin Preschool teacher and assistant director portrait

Liana Austin

Liana holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering.  Additionally, Liana graduated with Honors from UCLA with Basic and Advanced Certificates in Early Childhood Education.  Liana has worked in Early Education for over 10 years.  She has merged her knowledge of science and engineering with her love of teaching children to create an age appropriate, yet advanced, math and science curriculum for Discovery World's students.

Tammy preschool teacher portrait


With over twenty years of experience in the field, Tammy has experience with a variety of age groups, from infants to elementary students. Tammy holds an Associate's Degree in Child Development. She finds making a difference in the lives of children to be the most rewarding and fulfilling aspect of her career, and she loves to watch them learn and grow. Tammy feels that Discovery World is the right place for her because it provides a safe and stimulating environment for her students to learn and grow, which enables her to make the difference she seeks in the lives of her young students. Since joining the school in 2003, Tammy has primarily worked in the infant center with the toddler class.