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.
Ms. Birch is a certified instructor in a science-based cognitive movement method, using developmental movement that supports the nervous system, increases blood and oxygen flow to the brain and respiratory system, and strengthens the body’s core, connectivity and alignment. Marigold has taught dance, yoga, music and theater and was an Instructional Assistant for Anatomical and Physiological Education. Ms. Birch enjoys teaching activities that foster healthy movement of the body and enhance social development, while practicing new skills and having fun!
Ms. McGee has enjoyed a professional career at San Jose State University’s Martin Luther King Jr Library for fifteen years where she managed the operation of the exhibition galleries. Candice was responsible for coordinating space for over 1,000 events a year in galleries that are booked out for three years. Prior to that she was a teaching assistant at a preschool in the Bay Area. Recently semi-retired, Candice moved to Marin to be near her new grandson.