Meet Our Team of Teachers
Teacher Michelle aka Teacher "Shell"
"As our school's director and founder, children are my passion. I have sought after my dream of opening my first pre-school for years now after obtaining my degree in Child Development. I was able to open Wund3RKID in Palo Alto (Indoor Playspace) with my husband. It has been a great journey and I am excited for Wund3rSCHOOL! I look forward to teaching your children through our preschool program. One of the most special parts of my life is the oppourtunity to provide care, love and education for young children."
Teacher Saniata aka Teacher "Nana" (Toddler)
"I have been given the great privilege to work with Toddlers through TK classroom through my 15 years of teaching. I have an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education and I have taken Child Development classes as my continuing education. During my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my fiance, son, family and friends going out to dinner, enjoying some live music. I love to dance, sing, and from time to time play the piano. I have a great passion with children and I wouldn't trade my career for anything else. Children are so full of love, kindness and every second spent with them is a true blessing. Children allow us to be ourselves, they show empathy, compassion, and care that is priceless in my eyes. Like I always tell others, I teach children however I also learn from them as well. To see their growth of development every day is most special to me!"
Teacher Rosette (Pre-K)
"Hello all! In addition to an extensive background in early childhood, I have talents in singing, dancing, hosting, literary writing, cartooning, and painting. All these realms took me to become a loved mentor of children who understand children’s life and curiosity. These powers also geared me to deeply like teaching preschoolers. I put beauty in everything I do so much more in teaching children that make my lessons so engaging. I definitely love being with children as it reminds me of my happy, playful childhood life.
I am married with four children and five grandchildren. I spare my leisure time on weekends singing along using karaoke, playing basketball, and table tennis with my older grandchildren. I do my regular at-home Zumba to make me physically fit and keep up my spiritual strengths. I always look to the brighter side of life, love challenges as an optimistic one does. Teacher and parent partnership is what I believe toward child development, and school-family connections to come up with school curriculum modifications to meet parents’ expectations. I believe in Wund3rSchool where I am sure of a good rapport between the Director and teachers whom I may call my new extended family. I received my knowledge in teaching from a Bachelor in Early Childhood Education, Arts as Psychology and English major, post-graduate studies on Educational Administration, and Art Trainings, especially from my unending knowledge to make children’s learning more exciting!"
"My love for children began when I was in the fourth grade tutoring for my peers in first grade. It was most fun to teach them how to read and this eventually inspired me to take Early Childhood Education classes in college. I started off as a teacher’s aide and I eventually became a toddler teacher with experience with Pre-K students too. During my spare time, I love to do all kinds of arts and crafts, and in some of my down time, I enjoy watching movies with my husband. I hope to foster each child's creativity and help them to keep an open mind. My favorite aspect about working with children is the fact that when I see them smile, it makes me smile because I know that they are having fun and that they are happy. Children always have my back as I have theirs and I love the fact that they always surprise me! I feel I am always learning from them just as they are learning from me!"
"My name is Ms. Ana. I am originally from El Salvador and now I live in Santa Clara. I have my ECE credits and I have worked with children for the last ten years. It is my true passion. Most recently, I worked at a preschool in Los Altos. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking traditional meals, sewing and knitting. I also enjoy the company of my extended family who all live nearby and especially spending time with my grand nieces and nephews. They keep me active and up to date on the latest trends, baking activities and even slime making! I look forward to getting to know the wonderful children and families of Wund3rSchool."
"Hi friends, my name is Evelia and I'm thrilled to be a part of the Wund3rSCHOOL faculty. I am a Spanish speaker, proud mother of three adults, grandmother to five young children, and currently an “empty nester” living with my husband Luis in Sunnyvale. I always knew I wanted to be a teacher, even at a young age. I grew up in a big family with children all around me. Being the oldest of all my siblings, I found myself being the responsible one cooking, cleaning, and taking care of my younger sister and brothers. As an adult, I taught aerobics to children and young adults in Mexico. Since moving to Sunnyvale, I was able to study early childhood at a local college. My approach to teaching young children is through fostering a supportive, nurturing, and hosting fun learning activities to lay the foundation for kinder readiness while tending to children’s daily needs and care routines. While working with the toddlers, I plan to provide the nurturing they need including activities that support their sensory and motor skills. During my free time I enjoy 3 mile walks around my neighborhood, visiting with my daughters, and volunteering at the Second Harvest Food bank in San Jose."
Teacher Isabel aka Teacher "Bels"
"I'm Teacher "Bels" and I have worked in special education for more than 7 years. I like being part of the day to day small goals achieved by educating children. I like to teach them to be independent everyday. Something that I learned when I moved to this country was the word adaptation due to the diversity of cultures. But the best way in my life to improve the magical word “adaptation”, as I started working with special needs students, I learned more about this simple word adaptation. I like working with children because they always allow us to learn in different ways how simple it is to achieve and achieve a goal. I admire the tenacity, capacity and effort to achieve their goal or desire.I enjoy the achievement of the objectives in each one of the students and I love to participate in the reinforcement of the skills and interact with each of them. The new healthy habits that I acquired in the US have been healthy recreation such as walking, camping, eating healthy, enjoying nature and contact with animals in their natural environment, meditating, and more reasons why I am grateful and blessed."
"I’m Teacher Sandra! Growing up I have always known that I would like to pursue early child development. I enjoy helping children grow into the best selves that they can be. Over my professional career, I have had the ability to work with many different age groups, in a multitude of settings. I have worked babysitting one on one, I have also worked in summer camps with ages 4 through 11, and I have worked as a math teacher for a charter school. With all of the different age groups that I have worked with, I am most excited to work more closely with the 3-5 year old age group here at Wund3rSchool, where the philosophy is love and education."
Teacher Kathy- Music teacher
“I'm excited to be a part of the Wund3rSCHOOL faculty while Teacher Chaia takes a break. I've been teaching music in the Palo Alto schools as part of the Palo Alto Parent Education's Pre-School Family program, Young 5's and PAUSD's T-K and Springboard to Kindergarten programs. I'm also the music teacher at Parent's Nursery School Co-op. I'm a proud member of the Children's Music Network and I'm just astonished how much new research is being conducted regarding music and brain development and all the amazing and wonderful benefits music has in the lives of our communities.
My approach to teaching young children is through a multi-sensory approach, incorporating singing, movement, color, texture, as well as imagining flavors and smells (hopefully) all with a healthy sense of humor. With the older children I plan to introduce the physics of sound by teaching about how sound is made with different instruments, percussion, strings, metallophones, and hopefully I'll get a chance to bring in my Theremin and an oscilloscope so the children can see what sound waves look like and how they change with pitch -- plus they'll get a chance to make really silly sounds with the Theremin as well.
I've been a musician all my life. I have a degree in classical guitar performance from the SF Conservatory of Music. I started performing professionally as a "sideman" in Hollywood when I was just 15 years old as a guitarist and bouzouki player in Greek restaurants. I am an active performer of both children's music and Greek music and I have some CDs and song books available. My website is www.GoodFolkSongs.com. “
Student and Teacher Bonds
Our teachers strive daily to build lasting bonds with their young students. Through consistent interactions and responsiveness to each student's needs, our students become well-attuned with their teachers. This strong attunement also allows students with the confidence to continue to create lasting relationships and bonds with other caregivers and peers in early childhood.