Meet the 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.

Administration

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Kristen Blue

Director

“If it hasn’t been in the hand, or in the body, it can’t be in the brain.” – Bev Boss

Educators

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Doug van der Deen

Twos Lead Teacher

“I like to think I am changing the world, thirteen people at a time.” - Teacher Doug

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Gina Hupton

Three's Assistant Teacher

“Flowers may bloom again, but a person never has a chance to be young again.” – From the Bluey episode – “Takeaway”

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Bob Davis

Threes Lead Teacher

“You may give them your love but not your thoughts, For they have their own thoughts. - Kahlil Gibran

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Mary Pitblado

Pre-K Assistant Teacher

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

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Katherine McCowan

AM Pre-K Lead Teacher

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

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Sarah Root

PM Pre-K Lead Teacher

"Everything is ceremony in the wild garden of childhood" -Pablo Neruda

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Laurel Butterfield

Coming soon...

Two's Assistant Teacher

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Jeffrey Sadow

Music & PE

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