Our Staff

Mary Jane Coombs (owner/teacher)



Mary Jane Coombs graduated from Utah State University in Elementary Education. She taught 8 years in the public school system, but in 2009 decided to start her own school. Mary’s Little Lambs Preschool (in Layton) ran successfully for 4 years. Miss Mary and her husband, Chris, purchased The Little Red School House in October, 2012. Miss Mary is endorsed in gifted and talented education, and while in college she was trained in special education. She loves teaching! Miss Mary is excited to be a part of The Little Red School House and continue the legacy of an excellent educational preschool. Miss Mary grew up in Layton. Mary and her husband, Chris, have 4 beautiful blond hair kids. Miss Mary stays pretty busy with her family and school, but in her spare time loves to scrapbook, be crafty, read a good book, and play with friends.

Kathleen Boswell (teacher)



Kathleen Boswell grew up in American Fork. She attended BYU (Provo) and is married to Mike Boswell. They have 4 grown children and 9 (almost 10) grandchildren! They reside in Layton. Kathleen has served on the Davis School District Education Foundation for over 10 years. She has also served in her church as a teacher and leader for 30+ years. She will add warmth and fun to your child’s learning experience.

Karen Wilson (assistant)



Karen Wilson has been with the Little Red Schoolhouse for 18 years. She graduated from Bonneville High School and attended Weber State College for 2 years. She taught dance for 10 years. She is married and has 4 children and 2 granddaughters. She enjoys spending time with her family and doing Zumba in her spare time.

Julie Coleman (assistant)



Julie Coleman has over four decades of hand-on experience working with children. In addition to her titles of “mom” to five grown children and “grandma” to 11 wonderful grandchildren, Julie previously worked for two years at Discovery Corner preschool, spent three years as a playground supervisor and office assistant at Mt. View Elementary, as well as substitute taught on numerous occasions. When she’s not teaching or caring for grandchildren, Julie enjoys reading, baking, crafts and would love to spend more time traveling.

Kerin Stark (assistant)



Kerin Stark is so excited to go on a new adventure with Mary's Little Red School House. She has been married for 36 years and has lived in East Layton for 29 years. She has 2 sons; one of which went to Heaven in 2007. She has two grandchildren that she adores! Her and her husband were self-employed for 32 years and they are both now retired. She has played the piano and organ for her church since she was only 10 years old. She was in many organ competitions throughout Davis County in her Jr. High and High School years and played the music for many weddings. She has played the piano for the last 9 years in her church so the children can sing! She is excited to play for the Little Lambs! She loves baseball, the Oregon Coast, cruising, cross stitch, scrapbooking, flowers, making specialty cards, she cherishes her friendships with so many wonderful women, but most of all she loves her family!