Meet Our Team

Our team sees itself as one big happy family. We truly enjoy our work together and are excited to be a part of such a dynamic and special preschool community! All of the teachers at Tinker are licensed and meet our qualifications for being early childhood teachers in the state of California. Our classroom ratios are anywhere from 1:4- 1:6 (depending on age).

 
 
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Teacher Jaxx

Jaxx has an immense love for outdoor activities. She enjoys rock climbing, hiking, backpacking and sharing these interests with our kids at Tinker. Her experience stems from years as a teacher in various Reggio Emilia inspired environments. Her specialty in teaching is play-based and project-based learning, positive reinforcements, and believing that anything is possible for her young students as she doesn’t like the word ‘no’.

 
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Teacher Priscilla

When Priscilla is not teaching, she can be found engaging in one of her many interests! From going to the theatre as a self-proclaimed film buff to watching live rock and roll concerts, from creative writing in a quiet cafe to cheering on her favorite football and soccer teams! In the classroom, with 9 years of teaching under her belt, she enjoys taking the children on hikes and teaching in nature.

 
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Teacher Chun mei

Teacher Chun Mei is a teacher who loves to play sports and other physical activities. On the wekeends, she enjoys riding her bike around the city or playing badminton with her friends. Chun mei also has an artistic side, as she also enjoys playing the piano and drawing when she finds some spare time.

 
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Teacher Antonella

Antonella is an Italian native who moved stateside five years ago. Her love for singing, dancing, and theatre has led her to productions with the Mission Theatre and the ODC. In the past four years, Antonella has also taught at Reggio Emilia and IB schools, considering herself a student as much as she is a teacher, as she enjoys teaching and taking classes in English and piano at the same time. 

 
 
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Teacher CATE

Cate has many interests in the arts. She loves to dance, watch movies, explore museums and parks. She is also a book worm and only wishes there was enough time in the day to read all the books that she wants! Teacher Cate is also a vegan and on the weekends, she can be found trying all the different vegan restaurants in the city! Other hobbies include traveling and being extra silly!