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Meet the 2023-24 Team

Dedicated & Experienced

Our professional faculty members are highly qualified early childhood educators with extensive training and experience.


  • Lead Teachers have a degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field and have a combination of training and experience.

  • Teacher assistants have a Child Development Associate Degree or similar credentials or have experience in an early childhood setting.

  • Collectively our teachers have over 50 years of early childhood education experience.



Nancy Wilson & Sarah Root



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Cara Denby

Desert Dove Co-Teacher

"Play is the work of childhood."

-Fred Rogers


Desert Dove Co-Teacher

“Everything is ceremony in the wild garden of childhood.” 
― Pablo Neruda

Sarah Root

              Rachel Lipton

       Hummingbird Assistant Teacher 

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Ashley DeStefano

Hummingbird Lead Teacher


"Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple" -Dr. Seuss


Mary Pitblado

Owl Assistant Teacher

“Our challenge is not to prepare children for school, but to prepare schools for children.” – Docia Zavitskovksy


Katherine McCowan

 Owl Lead Teacher

“Play is the highest form of research” – Albert Einstein

Anthony Gutierrez

      Afternoon Program Teacher

”All kids need is a little help, a little hope, and someone who believes in them.” - Unknown


Jeffrey Sadow

Music & PE

"Learning never ends no matter how old you are!" - Teacher Jeffrey

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