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Devon Slawson

LEAD TEACHER

Specializes in the Reggio Emilia teaching philosophy

"I have had the privilege of working with children for twenty years and in that time I have studied many schools of thought (including Reggio Emilia, Montessori, Hi-Scope, and Nature based) and have applied them at other schools, but none compare to what we are creating here at Tinker! I am very excited to start here as the Lead Teacher and getting to know you all in the years to come."

 

 

 

 
 
 

ELIZABETH MCCLELLAN

CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF ART

Art director at SF Children's Day School

"I’m passionate about helping students find their art and inspiration. The tools I use are familiar: science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics, with a sprinkle of history, drama, music, and poetry. I’ve had the honor of developing these ideas and collaborating with outstanding teachers for 25 years. Want to feel better about the future? Just take a peek into my classroom to see students become empowered, change-makers!"

 

 

CHRISTINA CHUN

CREATIVE DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY

3D Art and Design Instructor at Academy of Art Univ

"I believe that a child is never too young to be introduced to STEAM learning. By educating children early in STEAM, it will shape them into creative problem solvers and allow them to become future innovators as they develop into adults. I believe that creating curricula built around STEAM learning with the whole child in mind is important and teaches children to learn new skills and concepts through guided play while having the freedom to learn through exploration and discovery."