staff

Cambrian Park Center

Ms Lisa

Ms Shannon

Ms. Lisa

Director

Cambrian & Houge

My journey as an Early Educator began in April 1987.  I was in school pursuing my dream of becoming an Interior Designer when a friend told me about a preschool that was looking for an aide.  I had always enjoyed being around children and since I needed a part-time time job I applied. From there, there was no looking back.

What I like best about working with children is the sound of children’s laughter and their bright smiles. I love reading stories to them and to hear them tell stories about their experiences.

My undergraduate studies were in Child Development, and in May 2016, I completed a Master’s Degree in Human Development with an emphasis on Leadership in Education and Human Services.

When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my husband Alan and our four children (ranging in age between 25 and 15). My hobbies include reading, gardening, and cooking. I also enjoy camping, hiking and going for long walks with our dog Heidi.

Ms. Lisa with students
Ms. Lisa with her daughter

Ms. Shannon

Director

Cambrian

I was born in Virginia, raised in San Jose California with two years in Guam. I married in 1992 and together we have 5 kids, 2 boys and 3 girls. My interest with kids started in high school. When my girls reached preschool age I started volunteering at their school and begin my career in Early Childhood Education. I have an AA in Bible and Theology and then changed the direction of schooling to Early Childhood. I am continuing to take classes to further my education in this area.

In my spare time I enjoy going to parks, crafting, and playing with my grandkids.

Houge Center

Ms. Chanel

Ms Lisa

Ms Jazmin

Ms. Chanel

Ms. Chanel

Assistant Director

Houge Park

I have been at EDCDC since May 2014. I enjoy working with children, watching them grow, and reach their fullest potential. I have studied Early Childhood Education while living in Sydney, Australia, in 2006. But when I came back to California decided to become a hairstylist. I did hair for 5 years.

Although I loved it, I realized it wasn’t my true passion. I missed being in a classroom and working with children. So I made the decision to go back to school and work on my teaching credentials.

When I’m not at home or at school I am usually playing with my dogs Penny and Samson, at the beach, or crafting.

Ms. Lisa

Director

Cambrian & Houge

My journey as an Early Educator began in April 1987.  I was in school pursuing my dream of becoming an Interior Designer when a friend told me about a preschool that was looking for an aide.  I had always enjoyed being around children and since I needed a part-time time job I applied. From there, there was no looking back.

What I like best about working with children is the sound of children’s laughter and their bright smiles. I love reading stories to them and to hear them tell stories about their experiences.

My undergraduate studies were in Child Development, and in May 2016, I completed a Master’s Degree in Human Development with an emphasis on Leadership in Education and Human Services.

When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my husband Alan and our four children (ranging in age between 25 and 15). My hobbies include reading, gardening, and cooking. I also enjoy camping, hiking and going for long walks with our dog Heidi.

Ms. Lisa with students
Ms. Lisa with her daughter

Ms. Jazmin

Director of After School Programming

 I have been working here at Early Discoveries for over 4 years now. I have a 4-year-old son, Jayden who goes to school at the Cambrian site. He is my pride and joy. I am currently attending Menlo College, where I am a Junior. I am pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Psychology. Once I graduate I plan to attend a graduate school to earn a Masters in Social Work. I love working with children and I can’t wait to create a future where I work with children and help create safe environments for them to prosper and learn. I enjoy doing many activities in my free time. I also like to babysit and nanny in my free time.

Ms. Lisa with students
Ms. Lisa with her daughter
Ms. Lisa with her daughter
Ms. Lisa with her daughter
Ms. Lisa with her daughter