Albany Preschool is extremely proud of our outstanding and dedicated teaching staff and administration, some of whom were once themselves parents of Albany Preschool students. Our staff meet all state requirements for their positions and every member has many years of experience working with children. As a cooperative preschool, our students’ learning environment is also enriched by the loving involvement of parent volunteers in the classroom. You can learn a bit about our staff below, but more importantly, please come and visit so that we can meet you in person!
Nancy has worked in education for over 35 years and loves the sense of history, community and the “powered by play” philosophy of Albany Preschool. She has been a director for both elementary and preschool programs, including at the Discovery Museum and the Hyde Street Pier. She lives in Larkspur and is active in the community. She spends her weekends digging and weeding in the Community Garden, hiking Mt. Tamalpais, reading and kayaking. Nancy earned her BA and Masters from San Francisco State University.
You can read about her joining APS: Press Release
Nighat has been a part of Albany Preschool for over 25 years, first as a parent participator while her children attended, then as a substitute, and finally as a teacher. Nighat believes that preschool is fundamentally important to build the social skills children need to help them in the future. She appreciates that Albany Preschool is a very close-knit community, creating a unique and wonderful learning environment for the children.
|Teacher Kierra– (photo coming soon) Kierra has been working in the early childhood education field since 2013. As an early childhood educator she has worked with children ranging from infant to kindergarten. What Kierra enjoys most about working with children is the endless opportunities to witness them develop a concept of self. Kierra holds an associate degree in Behavioral Sciences and Sociology from Contra Costa College and is currently pursuing a BA in Sociology from Cal State East Bay. She is excited to work at a parent cooperative program, and for the opportunity to provide a quality preschool experience.
Teacher Suzy – photo and bio coming soon
Ebba first became involved in Albany Preschool as a parent participator when her twin daughters enrolled and soon after joined the school’s board as Membership Chair. In 2013 she returned as a staff member to manage enrollment and administrative tasks. Ebba earned a BA from University of Wisconsin – Madison and a Masters from Arizona State University. She appreciates that through the school she has gotten to know so many families in the community.