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Meet Our Staff

Infant Room

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Katherine

Teacher

 

Has worked in education since: 2007

Started at MSS in: 2007

Favorite physical activity: Dancing

My dream vacation is in: Greece

In my spare time I: sit on my porch

My favorite food is: BREAD

Children/pets: Scarlet, Arthur & 2 cats

Favorite children's book: Miss Rumphius

Something I want to learn is: more sign language

Favorite quote: "Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born." - Anais Nin

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Julia

Teacher

 

Has worked in education since: 2004

Started at MSS in: 2021

Favorite physical activity: Hiking

In my spare time I: garden, sew & watercolor

My favorite food is: Popcorn!

Children/pets: Junie, Jem & Huckleberry

Favorite children's book: Hug Time 

Best concert I've been to: Etta James

Favorite quote: "Be the change you wish to see in the world" - Mahatma Ghandi

Administrative Staff

Toddler Room 

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Christine

Teacher

Has worked in education since: 1984

Started at MSS in: 1990

Favorite sports team: I am a true Bay Area Sports fan. An afternoon or evening watching the SF Giants, Warriors, or 49ers is a win win. 

In my spare time I: enjoy hanging out with my husband as we just became empty nesters and Grandparents. We also love to visit our children who live in other states. 

Favorite children's book: Cars and Trucks and Things that Go

My favorite musician is:  My oldest son along with his wife (The Clouse's). I enjoy listening to their country music anytime

Favorite quote: "Every expert was once a beginner."

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Vivian

Teacher

Has worked in education since: 

Started at MSS in: 2023

Favorite Sports Team: Let's go Giants!

Children/pets: A 5 year old boy and a 5 year old cat!

Favorite children's book: Frog and Toad are Friends!

Something I want to Learn is: ASL (American Sign Language)!

Primary 

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Barbara

Teacher

Has worked in education since: 1990

Started at MSS in: 2020

Favorite Athlete: Anni Thorisdottir

Favorite physical activity: Hiking

Best Vacation: Family Camping

My dream vacation is in: Kapalua, Maui, HI

In my spare time I: garden, cook & bake

My favorite food is: Cookies from The Girl & The Fig

Children/pets: Both!

Favorite children's book: Bear In Love - by Daniel Pinkwater

Something I want to learn is: playing the acoustic guitar

Best concert I've been to: Phil Collins

My favorite musician is: Yo Yo Ma

Favorite quote: "You are never wrong to do the right thing."

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Rachel

Teacher

Has worked in education since: High School

Started at MSS in: 2021

Favorite Sports Team: San Francisco Giants

Best Vacation: Traveling the Seine River to Paris

Children/pets: 2 Children & 1 Dog

Favorite children's book: Voyage to the Bunny Planet

by, Rosemary Wells

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Cathy

Director

Started at MSS in: 1972, when the doors opened

Best Vacation: African Safari

In my spare time I: like to be with my family

Children/pets: 1 daughter, 2 granddaughters, 1 dog & 1 cat

Favorite quote: “You are free to choose, but the choices you make today will determine; what you will have, be, and do in the tomorrow of life.” – Zig Ziglar

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Sarah

Assistant Director

Has worked in education since: 2004

Started at MSS in: 2016

Best Vacation: Africa

My dream vacation is in: Greece

In my spare time I: spend time with family and friends, exploring outdoors, traveling, and cooking. 

My favorite food is: Mexican food

Children/pets: 2 daughters, 1 Dog, 2 cats

Favorite children's book: Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae

Something I want to learn is: to be more fluent in Spanish

Favorite quote: “…I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

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Danielle

Administrative Assistant

Has worked in education since: 2007

Started at MSS in: 2021

In my spare time I: I love baking and cooking with my oldest son Leo!

My favorite food is: Croissants!

Children/pets: Leo (5) and Ellis (10 months)

Favorite children's book: On Mamas Lap

Best Vacation: Barcelona 

Childcare Enrichment

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Lucie

Teacher

Has worked in education since: 2012

Started at MSS in: 2023

Favorite sports team: San Francisco Giants

Favorite physical activity: Swimming

Best vacation: Bahamas

In my spare time I: cook, spend time with my two sons; Nate, 17 and Lucas, 16. We love to go to concerts together.

My favorite children's book is: On the Day You Were Born, by Debra Frasier

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Lindi

Teacher

Has worked in education since: 2005

Started at MSS in: 2023

Best Vacation: Nova Scotia, Canada

In my spare time I: hike and enjoy meditating

My favorite children's book is: 10 Minutes to Bedtime

Best Concert I've been to: Van Morrison

Favorite Quote:  "Seek first to understand, then to be understood" Stephen R Covey

Support Staff

School Mascot

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Claudia

Support Staff

Started at MSS in: 2023

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Stella

Support Staff

Has worked in education since: 2023

Started at MSS in: 2023

In my spare time I: spend time with my cat, Pepper

My favorite food is: Strawberries

My favorite children's book is: Stella Luna

My favorite musician: Fall Out Boy

School Mascot

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Dash

Cat
2006-2023

Has worked in education since: 2006

Started at MSS in: 2006

Favorite sports event: hamster wheel races

Favorite physical activity: walking the property

Best Vacation: visiting the Infants in the yard

In my spare time I: nap in the sunshine

My favorite food is: cat treats

Favorite children's book: One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Favorite quote: "In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this." - Terry Pratchett

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