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Enid Helene

Director 

Enid has worked with children and families in various capacities for the past 40 years, the past 30 years in Early Childhood Education.  She holds a BS in Recreation with a minor in Environmental Studies, has completed all ECE classes allowing her to be a director and became a California State mediator in 2002.  With her background in Early Childhood Education and mediation, Enid has worked with many families going through divorces helping them to put their children first.

In her professional career she taught Parent Education at two cooperatives on the peninsula for 10 years.  At these programs she worked with both the children and the families providing parent education.  Enid has directed two different non-profit preschools also on the peninsula and for the past four years she has taught 2-3 year olds and Pre Kindergarten.

Enid has a strong love of the outdoors, nature and animals; hiking, gardening and road trips all with her 8 pound dog Sydney.  She has an adult son Aaron who has graduated from college and is working.  Enid enjoys going to estate sales during her free time to decorate her home and patio as well as to give antique items as gifts to family and friends.

Cara O’Connell

Ladybugs Teacher 2016-2017

Cara began her teaching career in New Jersey where she earned a B. A. Degree from Georgian Court University in Elementary Education with a specialty in Sociology. She has continued her professional growth by taking ECE classes from Foothill College. She has been teaching in the Early Childhood Education field for over 20 years. Her family moved to California in 2001. A year later, She began teaching Early Childhood Education in a 3’s Program and added a 2’s Program for a number of years. For the past four years she has been truly enjoying teaching a Pre-K Program. She is so passionate about teaching children and helping prepare them for Kindergarten through a fun, enriched, and relaxed environment. She is married and has four beautiful children, two sons ages 21 and 19, and 15 year old twin daughters. It gives her great joy to have the opportunity to support children’s growth, watch them realize new and amazing aspects of themselves, their peers, and the environment that surrounds them. She is thrilled to begin her new chapter teaching at Carillon Preschool.

Welcome to Susi Campbell

Ladybugs Teacher 2016-2017

Susi brings with her more than 25 years experience in education. She has high standards, knowing that children give to teachers as much as is expected of them. She is warm, fun loving and values a child’s opinions and ideas. Susi is a great listener, has compassion for others and is respected by her peers and those in her care. She holds a BFA in Graphic Arts, a Preliminary Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential and most recently is working on her ECE Certificate. Susi believes in the importance of continued learning and her teaching style remains caring, enthusiastic and professional.As well as her love of educating young people, she is a qualified and experienced soccer referee and coach (CYSA/AYSO), loves traveling to different places, meeting new people and supporting her beloved Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates.

 

Christine Williams

Honeybees Teacher 2016-2017

Christine started her studies in Early Childhood Education in 1997. She received her Early Childhood Education Certificate from Canada College in 2001, followed by an AA Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies With Emphasis in Social & Behavioral Sciences. Early on, Christine worked with families along the peninsula providing personal, in-home childcare for ten and a half years. Utilizing her studies, experience, and knowledge of child development, she went on to teach 2’s, 3’s, and Pre-K in school settings for three and a half years. After pursuing other career interests for the past few years, Christine is excited to reunite with her passion and return to teaching. She takes pride in being a proactive teacher who provides positive guidance, quality care, support for developmental growth, and ideas contributing to an enriching play-based curriculum. Christine is a mom of two wonderful children; a 13-year-old girl and an 11-year-old boy. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering at her children’s school, crafting,card making, scrapbooking, and reading.

Welcome to Laura Spilman

Honeybees Teacher 2016-2017

Laura began her career with children and families 11 years ago as an after-school recreation leader and preschool teacher with the Campbell Union School District. She developed a passion for working with young children and families during her five years there and went on to earn her B.A in Child and Adolescent Development from San Jose State University.

After graduating, she worked with infants and toddlers for several years and is now back to working with preschool children. She loves working with children of all ages. She has shared in the joy of observing a young infant roll over for the first time, has sung silly songs with toddlers, and engaged in long conversation with preschoolers. The endless supply of excitement and happiness that children bring to the world never ceases to amaze her. She believes that the job of the child is to play, discover and research the world around them. The job of the teacher is to allow children these experiences and create an engaging, nurturing space in which children can learn. She is thrilled to continue her journey with children and families at Carillon Preschool.

Outside of the classroom, she loves spending time with friends and family, trying new restaurants with her husband and relaxing at home with a good book.

 Mindy Lieberman

Caterpillars Teacher

Mindy joined Carillon as a teacher in 2013 to develop and lead our  toddler program. She received her BA and Teaching Credential from San Jose State University and taught middle school for seven years. Mindy continued her studies by taking Child Development classes at Foothill College while raising two children—her coworkers find her enthusiasm and compassion for children contagious. Always warm and welcoming, Mindy is a constant source of encouragement for new parents.

 Nancy Kruberg

Science and Garden Specialist

Nancy has been an educator, both formally and informally, for over 30 years. She holds a BA in Psychology from Stanford University, a California Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential from Cal State, Northridge, and a Child Development Director permit.

In her educational career, she has been a fourth and fifth grade teacher, a K-2 science specialist and garden teacher, and previously at Carillon Preschool she served as Director, teacher in the three’s, four’s, and five’s classrooms, as well as a science and garden teacher.

Among her interests are hobby-farming, volunteering, and spending time with family. As a volunteer, her jobs have included leading farm tours at Hidden Villa, tutoring with Reading Partners at Selby Lane school and teaching composting to others through San Mateo County’s Master Composter program. Nancy is wife to Gordon  and mother to four daughters. Her at-home life consists of taking very special care of chickens, ducks, three Nigerian Dwarf goats, and a small dog. She also loves to spend time tending her vegetable garden.