Our teachers are creative, diverse and nurturing individuals who love working with young children. All of our teachers have studied early childhood education and have many years of experience. We encourage and fund ongoing classes and seminars at local colleges and other venues for our staff to attend. All of our staff are trained in CPR and First Aid.
Teacher Heather has been part of The Little School family for 17 years. She started with the Nursery class for her first five years, then discovered her love and passion for the Pre-K class. She has moved back to the Nursery Class and enjoys being at the foundation of these little one's educations. Heather has been the Director of the Tiburon campus for 6 years and has enjoyed learning the administrative side of the school while remaining in the classroom with her Nursery students.
Teacher Heather recieved her BA in Humanities with a concentration in education from Dominican University of California. She has also studied Early Childhood Education at College of Marin and Laney College.
Fun facts about teacher Heather:
*Loves to cook and craft
*Has a son named Isaac and a daughter named Emmie
*Lives in Petaluma
Director / Nursery Teacher
Teacher Danielle has been a part of The Little School family for 12 years. She started with the Nusery class and moved to the Preschool class to try an older age group. Teacher Danielle loves science based curriculum and loves to perform experiments with the kids.
Danielle has studied Early Childhood Education at Santa Rosa JC and College of Marin. She has worked at Strawberry Elementary School as a one on one paraprofessional and has had over 15 years experience with children as a nanny.
Fun facts about Teacher Danielle:
*Loves DIY furniture and home projects
*Has 2 dogs named, Kimber and Koa, and a cat named, Gepetto
*Lives in Petaluma
Teacher Ashley has been with The Little School for 3 years. She started off being our Theatre Arts Teacher and the kids and staff loved her so much that we asked her to come on board as a full-time teacher. She is the head Teacher of the Pre-K class and loves being creative in her projects with the 4-5 year olds.
Teacher Ashley graduated from Sonoma State with her degree in Theatre Arts and has studied Child Development at various other colleges. She has 7 years of experience in children's theatre as well as 2 years of experience in the classroom setting