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Teacher Lisa


Teacher Lisa joined The Children's Place staff as Director in January of 1989. Lisa attended San Francisco State University, where she graduated with a Degree in Physical Education with an emphasis in Movement Education for young children. Following graduation, Lisa started teaching kindergarten at Holy Family Day Home, a private school and day care in San Francisco. In the fall of 1983 Lisa entered the graduate program for Early Childhood Education. After finishing coursework in 1989, Lisa accepted the position as Director of The Children's Place.

Email: lisa@tcppreschool.org

Teacher Chrissie

Teacher - Bears Classroom

Teacher Chrissie received both and AA degree in Child Development and her Early Childhood Education Certificate from Canada College in May of 2007. She has been working in child care since 2005. Chrissie loves working with children and thrives on making learning fun in a safe, comfortable and enjoyable environment. Chrissie joined the TCP staff in July of 2010.

Email: chrissie@tcppreschool.org

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Teacher Gloria

Teacher - Bears Classroom

Teacher Gloria was born in el Salvador where she received her elementary and post elementary education. As a Los Angeles resident, she worked as a kindergarten aide for the Los Angeles School District for 6 years. In 1999, she moved to the Bay Area and joined The Children's Place staff. Gloria has completed her study in Early Childhood Education at both Canada and Skyline Colleges. Gloria has also developed a Spanish Class introducing the language to our children.

Email: gloria@tcppreschool.org

Teacher Sue

Teacher - Dino Classroom

Sue, a returning teacher,  rejoined the staff in May of 2014. Sue received her Certificate of Early Childhood Education from Canada Collage in December of 1999. After taking time off to raise her two children, Bryan and Isabella, she is returning to the field as a TCP Teacher.  Sue  has worked in the ECE filed since 1995  She is a reliable, loving individual, who enjoys watching and helping young children grow and learn.

Email: sue@tcppreschool.org

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Teacher Maria

Teacher - Little Critters Classroom

Maria Joined the TCP Staff in 2012.  Originally from Columbia, she completed 

her education receiving a Bachelor's Degree from University in Columbia. She immigrated to the United States and completed her units in Early Childhood Education. She has developed a Spanish learning program for our 2 and 3 year old classes. Maria lives in San Mateo.    

Email: gabby@tcppreschool.org

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Teacher Heather

Assistant Director and Teacher - Little Critters Classroom

Heather Joined the TCP staff in June of 2016. She has completed all her Early Childhood Education courses at Foothill Collage and is working toward completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development. Heather is experienced and knowledgeable in Early Childhood Education and brings with her a variety of ideas and projects to help little minds grow. Heather lives in Redwood City.

Email: heather@tcppreschool.org

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Teacher Imelda

Teacher - Floater and afternoon Bear Teacher 

Imelda has completed 13 units in Early Childhood Education and is continuing her education. She joined the TCP substitute teacher list in December of 2012.

Teacher Chris

Teacher - Substitute

Chris received her Early Childhood Development Certificate through Canada College. She has been teaching since 1986. She began her career as an assistant teacher here at The Children's Place and has been teaching ever since. Now retired, Chris has returned as a floating teacher. We are so happy to have Chris working with us. She is a resident of San Mateo, and is the mother of four grown daughters.

Email:  chris@tcppreschool.org


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