Meet Our Staff

Tim Harper

Tim Harper, Director 

  • Ed.D Candidate Social Justice and Equity in Education
  • MA Early Childhood Education 
  • Early Childhood Special Education Credential
  • BA Child Development
  • Program Director Permit
  • Transdisciplinary Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Practitioner, and Reflective Practice Facilitator State of California

Maritza Fuentes

Maritza Fuentes (Barron), Administrative Assistant  

  • AS Business Administration, Heald College 
  • Translation & Interpretation Certificate, National Hispanic University 

Myrna Gust

Myrna Gust, Teacher

  • AA Early Child Development, De Anza College
  • Certificate of Achievement, Early Child Development Mental Health
  • Site Supervisor Permit
  • PITC Graduate 

Esther Lew

Esther Lew, Teacher 

  • BA Home Economics with Child Development Emphasis, San Francisco State University
  • Teacher Permit 

Kim Nguyen

Kim Nguyen, Teacher

  • MBA Emphasis in Marketing, USF
  • BA in Biology, UC Santa Cruz
  • Site Supervisor Permit
  • Program Director Permit

Lakshmi Padmanabhan

Lakshmi Padmanabhan, Teacher 

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

Sofia Varela

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

Shuyan Wang

Shuyan Wang, Teacher 

  • AA Child Development
  • Teacher Permit 

Bill Wright

Bill Wright, Teacher 

  • BA Early Childhood Development, Pacific Oaks College
  • AA Human Development, De Anza College
  • Early Childhood Developmental Instructional Permit

Jessica Weiner

Jessica Weiner, Teacher

  • BA Sociology
  • Site Supervisor Permit 


Yoko Iizuka, Teacher

  • MA Educational Linguistics, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
  • BA American Studies, Trinity Washington University
  • AA Child Development, Foothill College
  • Site Supervisor Permit


Ann Murphy, Teacher

  • BA English, Tufts University
  • Master Teacher Permit
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