Meet Our Staff

Naoko
Naoko Harada, Director 
MA Early Childhood Education,San Francisco State University
MA Teaching English as a Second Language,San Francisco University
BA English Literature, University of the Sacred Heart, Japan
Program Director Permit
 Karen Vallebo
Karen Villalba, Assistant Director
Transdisciplinary Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Practitioner, State of California
MA Special Education/Early Intervention, Santa Clara University
BA Human Development, Pacific Oaks College
AA Child Development, De Anza College
Site Supervisor Permit
 maritza
Maritza Barron, Administrative Assistant  AS Business Administration, Heald College Translation & Interpretation Certificate, National Hispanic University 
Kris Bricmont 
 Kristine Bricmont, Teacher
AA Early Childhood Education, San Jose City College
Classwork towards BA in Early Childhood Education
Site Supervisor Permit
Linda Conroy 
 Linda Conroy, Teacher
MA Early Childhood Education, Santa Clara University
BA Behavioral Science, San Jose State University
AA Child Development, De Anza College
Children Center Permit
 Joy Duremes
Joy Duremdes, Teacher
MA Medical Qigong
BA Early Childhood Education, University of Guam
Site Supervisor Permit 
 Luccia Hirata

Lucy Hirata, Teacher 

K-6 Multiple Subject Credential MA Education Curriculum & Instruction Candidate  Bachelor's of Art, SJSU
AA Child Development
Site Supervisor Permit

 Ruth Jones
Ruth Jones, Teacher
MA Early Childhood Education
BA Early Childhood Education, San Jose State University
Program Director Permit
PITC Graduate 
 Cindi Kessler
 Cindi Kessler, Teacher
MA Human Development, Pacific Oaks College
BA Pacific Oaks College
AS Liberal Arts, West Valley College
AS Child Development, West Valley College
Program Director Permit
 Easter L
Esther Lew, Teacher
BA Home Economics with Child Development Emphasis, San Francisco State University
Teacher Permit
Kay Lo 
 Kay Lo, Teacher
MA Chemical Engineering, Taiwan
BA Chemistry, Taiwan
AA Early Child Development
Site Supervisor Permit
 Fay O' Keefe

Fay O'Keefe, Teacher

BA Social Psychology, Palo Alto University
AA Early Childhood Education, De Anza College
Site Supervisor Permit

 Lakshmi Padmanabhan

Lakshmi Padmanabhan, Teacher
BS Mathematics, St. Stephens College
AA Child Development, De Anza College
Master Teacher Permit

Swati Rao 
Swati Rao, Teacher
BA Economics, India
Certificate of Achievement-Child Development
Associate Teacher Permit 
Sofia V. 
Sofia Varela, Teacher
MA Counseling in Education, San Jose State University
BA Human Development, Pacific Oaks College
AA Child Development, Foothill College
Site Supervisor Permit 
Bill Wright 
Bill Wright, Teacher
BA Early Childhood Development,Pacific Oaks College
AA Human Development, De Anza College
Early Childhood Developmental Instructional Permit
Karen V. 
Karen Yamamoto, Teacher 
MA Human Development, Pacific Oaks College
BA Food and Nutrition, San Jose State University
Director Children Center Permit  
Debbie 
Debbie Zavodnick, Teacher 
BA Social Science/Child Development
Adult Education Teacher Permit
Supervisor Center Permit 
 Mariela
Mariela J. Lauser, Teacher
MA Human Development, Pacific Oaks College, Specialization on leadership in education and human rights
BA Child Development and Adolescence, San Jose State University
AA Child Development, De Anza College  Site Supervisor Permit 
 Liane
 Liane Sharp-Fuccio, Teacher
MM San Francisco Conservatory of Music
BFA,Carnegie-Mellon University
Early Childhood Teacher Certificate, State of PA, Chatham College/Carnegie Mellon University, De Anza College, Canada College, additional Child Development units
Child Center Permit
Liane 
Rajinder Kaur, Teacher
PGCE Post Graduate Certificate in Education in Art & Design, England
MA Fine Arts (Painting), England
BA Fine Arts (Commercial Arts), India
44 units in Child Development
Site Supervisor Permit 
Meghan 
Meghan Lloyd, Teacher
BS Child Development, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Site Supervisor Permit
 Parvin

Parvin Lonbani, Teacher
AA Early Childhood Education
Associate Teacher Permit

 
 Deepa S

Deepa Deshpande, Teacher
MA, M.Phil. History, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
BA History, Delhi University, India

59 units in Child Development

Site Supervisor Permit 

 Jessica

Jessica Weiner, Teacher
BA Sociology
Site Supervisor Permit 

 Aye
Aye Khine, Teacher
AA Child Development
Teacher Permit 
Shuyan 
Shuyan Wang, Teacher
AA Child Development
Teacher Permit 
Myrna 

Myrna Gust, Teacher
 AA Early Child Development, De Anza College

 Certificate of Achievement, Early Child Development Mental Health
 Site Supervisor Permit
 PITC Graduate 
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