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 
 

 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
 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
 

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  
 

 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
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, India59 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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