Ms. Hamblett holds a K-12 Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from Dominican University, and Bachelor’s of Arts degrees in both Spanish and History with an emphasis in Latin American Studies. Laura has taught in preschool, kindergarten and the elementary grades for about 15 years, along with serving as an aid for students with learning challenges and special needs within an inclusive classroom. Ms. Hamblett was nominated by the parent community at Reed School District for the Phoebe Apperson Hearst Outstanding Education Award, citing her exceptional classroom demeanor and relationship to the students. Laura and her family live in a rural setting where they enjoy 16 pets, including fish, dogs, rabbits, and the word is they are adopting more!
Ms. Maher holds a Master’s Degree in Integral Psychology and under-graduate degrees Business Administration, Humanities and Early Childhood Education. After twenty plus years as a Financial Controller and HR Director, Laura shifted her focus to work with young children, primarily in preschool settings, receiving her Program Director and Site Supervisor credentials for Early Childhood Education. Ms. Maher also has extensive training and certifications in specialty areas such as Mindfulness, Sand play, Music and Expressive Arts. She enjoys traveling, gardening, spending time in nature, and is a gourmet cook.