Our children benefit tremendously from the devoted, talented and experienced leadership of our school.
Greetings St. Paul’s Families! I am excited and honored to begin my second year at St. Paul’s as your Director. More than 25 years ago, I had my first teaching experience as a water safety instructor at the neighborhood pool. After that first summer, I knew that teaching was definitely going to be in my future! For the last 17 years I have been working with children and families in preschool and school age programs. Although I have served in various capacities over the years, my primary focus for the last 15 years has been working with pre-kindergarten students and their families. I am proud to share that all of my teaching experience comes from programs that support hands-on, play-based learning, a philosophy I strongly believe in.
I earned my Bachelor Degree in Liberal Studies with the Foundation for Teaching from Notre Dame de Namur University and my Master of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from California State University East Bay. I hold a Child Development Director Permit issued by the State of California. I am also a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. I take pride in keeping current with research and teaching trends in the field and strive to incorporate new ideas and materials into the curriculum whenever possible. I have great interest in working with children and families and I look forward to getting to know the families of St. Paul’s this school year.
The staff at St. Paul's Nursery School shares the school's philosophy and works as a team. Lisa Williamson leads the four year old class and Catherine Alviso leads the three year old class. Both teachers hold their Master Teaching Credentials and Supervisor Permits.
The teachers are supported by teaching assistants Annie Moore, Tanya Drake, and Natasha Herro. Our teaching assistants come to St. Paul's with a rich background of teaching and a strong belief in the developmental play based preschool program.
Lisa Williamson and Catherine Alviso have a long history of teaching together prior to coming to St. Paul's. Annie Moore joined us in 2005.
Parents have an integral role in running the school through the Board of Directors and Key Jobs Chairpersons. The Board of Directors consists of President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, and four Members-At-Large. These volunteers are responsible for running the business of the school, setting policy, and maintaining a good working model. They receive membership benefits for their efforts. The School Director is a non-voting member of the Board. Key jobs chairpersons report to the Board as directed by their job description and also receive membership benefits. See a complete list of St. Paul's School Jobs and the St. Paul's Board & Key Jobs..