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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Karina

Teacher

 

Has worked in education since: 2017

Started at MSS in: 2019

Favorite physical activity: Bike Riding

My dream vacation is in: Thailand

My favorite food is: Any kind of pasta!

Children/pets: Lucas & Turbo the fish

Favorite children's book: Love You Forever

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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Cara

Teacher

Has worked in education since: 2009

Started at MSS in: 2009

My dream vacation is in: Spain and Portugal for the delicious food

In my spare time I: like to hike, picnic in the park, and go to the beach

My favorite food is: Burmese food or anything spicy!

Children/pets: I have a daughter named Rue who is 11/2 years old. She's in the infant class :)

Favorite children's book: The Giving Tree

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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Julia

Administrative Assistant

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

Childcare Enrichment

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Natasha

Teacher

Has worked in education since: 2013

Started at MSS in: 2019

Favorite sports team: San Francisco Giants

In my spare time I: enjoy baking, going camping, and going on walks with my dogs

My favorite food is: Mexican Food

Children/pets: 2 pugs (Jabba & Leia) 1 cat (Chewbacca)

Something I want to learn is: how to speak Spanish

My favorite musician is: Eric Church

Favorite quote: "In a world where you can be anything, be kind."

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Danielle

Teacher

Has worked in education since: 2007

Started at MSS in: 2021

Favorite sports team: Warriors

Favorite physical activity: Hiking

Best Vacation: Barcelona

In my spare time I: Bake & Sleep

Children/pets: Leo (3)

School Mascot

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Dash

Cat

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