Meet The Team

Raising Stars

Karry Howell

Center Director

Hello My name is Karry Howell and I am the director of Raising Stars Academy Raising Stars Academy has taught family values, confidence, and good citizenship to little learners since 2009. Curiosity, courage, and creativity blossom here daily thanks to an all-star teacher team who model social skills and create learning experiences matched to each child’s development–setting them on a path toward success in elementary school, in the community, and with their peers. Watching the school and its little stars shine bright over my 8 years here has been a joyous experience. Each day, I’m inspired by our students, teachers, and families!

Miss Wendy

Assistant Director / Curriculum specialist

Hello I’m the assistant director and pre-k teacher of Raising Stars Academy. I’m also a mother to a beloved pup and godmother to many children. From a very young age I have had a passion for children. I love teaching and watching them grow into confident, strong, bright individuals. I know for sure you will love our family like atmosphere and I look forward to welcoming you to be part of the family!

Kandiland Day School Friendswood

Miss Kellie

Center Director

I’m a proud Texan who began a career in childcare in 1980. I’ve worked with children of all ages and even served as a cook before becoming a director. I have two grown sons and one amazing grand-daughter! In my spare time I love fishing and gardening. Our Kandiland group is an awesome group and we look forward to serving you and your family!

Miss Lindsay

Assistant Director / Curriculum Specialist

Hello, My name is Lindsay Glidden I began working with children in 2003. I have loved working with children of all ages and was excited in 2020 to become your assistant director/curriculum specialist. I am an avid cruiser and I love to float on the river every summer. I am also mommy to two awesome fur babies! Thank you so much for visiting our page and I look forward to welcoming you to Kandiland!

Kandiland Day School Westover

Miss Veenal

Center Director

My name is Veenal Shah I have been a resident of Southeast Houston area for 14 years. I am married with two grown children of my own. I am proud to be the director at Kandiland Westover Park. I hold Bachelor Degree in Psychology & Child Development Associate Certification (C.D.A). I also have 15 years experience in childcare ranging from teacher, assistant director, coordinator, and currently director. I love working with children and helping families achieve their dreams by helping children to be better learners and succeed in life.

Miss Rachael

Assistant Director / Curriculum Specialist

Hello, My name is Rachael Taylor and I am the assistant director/curriculum specialist for Kandiland @ Westover Park. I have been here for 9 years and it is truly like home to me. I'll greet you each morning with breakfast and a smile and answer any questions you have about the day. I can't wait for you to stop by and see what's new and exciting at Kandiland.

How Old Is Your Child?


6 weeks - 12 months


12 - 24 Months


3 - 4 Years

School Age

5 - 12 Years

Summer Camp

5 - 12 Years