Assistant Director

Sally D. Hoffmann, B.Ed., M.Ed.


Sally comes to us with 35 years of early childhood experience. She has been employed with MCELC since 2016, and assisted with the initial state licensure and administrative criteria  since then. She holds a BA in Elementary Education and a Masters of Education from UNO, with a focus in Curriculum and Instruction in Early Childhood Education. She has taught at St. Paul Lutheran, McGehees’ Little Gate, Isidore Newman, St. George’s Episcopal and served as the Director for John Calvin Playschool for ten years. She brings a wealth of information in both early childhood education and preschool administration. Sally enjoys traveling, music, reading, and loves spending time with her eight young grandchildren!




Diane Jaskot, BA Sociology/Psychology


​Diane comes to us with 17 years of early childhood experience and 14 years of adolescent psychiatric experience.  She owned and operated Bunnies & Bears Daycare in Montana before moving to New Orleans in 2013. During her years with her own daycare, she along with her employees maintained all certifications complying with all state rules and regulations, taught preschool, and participated in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Diane was a member of the Billings Child Care Association and the Montana Child Care Association from 1997 to 2013. Diane is extremely happy to be back working with children and families taking care of their most precious commodities. Diane along with her husband Mark have spent the past 7 years in NOLA, discovering all that this great city has to offer and rediscovering her love of art. Diane is an active member of St. Paul Lutheran in the Marigny and loves reading, watching the Saints, listening to music, making art, gardening, and visiting with her two daughters and sons-in-law in the Seattle area as well as family in Montana.


Office Manager/Receptionist

Shelby Cazes

Shelby is a New Orleans native and currently lives is Boutte, La. She is certified in Early Childhood Education and experienced in customer service. Shelby has knowledge in some Hebrew and baby sign language. She has worked with children of all ages, including special needs children. Shelby is married and has 2 children Colton and Avery. Her hobbies include spending time with family, playing with her dog Oreo, reading, and craft projects.