Each of our classrooms are led by teachers who are highly-educated and
come with years of experience. Every teacher will benefit fromA�the assistanceA�of a trained aid when ratios or activities require it.
Every staff at Mountain Shadows Exceptional Kids is CPR and First Aid certified.
Ms. Heide has been working in the field since 1996 when she graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Child Development. She enjoys working with families and providing quality care for children in a warm and nurturing environment. When not at work she has two boys that keep her busy at home.
Ms. Dede has been teaching since 1985. For Ms. Dede the best part of teaching children at such a tender, young age is the rewards of watching them grow up so quickly and the desire to learn and share what they have learned with you. Some personal interest includes organizing and hosting parties and of course spending time with family and friends.
Ms. Elke began working as a Kindergarten teacher in Germany in 1972. For Ms. Elke the best part of teaching pre-k is watching how children discover and develop their skills in different ways. Ms. Elke is learning something new with her kids every day! In her free time, she enjoys reading and painting, as well as, camping and going to the beach with her family.
Ms. Elizabeth has been teaching Preschool since 2010, she has her site supervisor permit and is working towards her bachelora��s degree. She enjoys being able to see children conquer new tasks and the joy that fills their faces when they do so. Some personal interests include going swimming in the shallow at the beach, going on nature hikes, and scrapbooking.
Ms. Cristy has been working with children since a young age. During her senior year, she was a childcare aide for students with children at her high school. This provided her peers with an opportunity to continue their education. Ms. Cristy continued working in childcare until her sons were born. They are now 15 years and 10 years old. After her second son was born, she became a proud stay-at-home mom. She also home-schooled her eldest son. There are many fulfilling accomplishments in life; Ms. Cristya��s is to care for and shape young minds.
Ms. Audra is the happily married mother of two sons. After eight years as a stay-at-home mom, she rejoined the work force and was employed for the next twelve years at a local library.A� In order to make an impact in the lives of young children, she decided to return to school to complete her preschool teaching requirements.A� Her goal is to provide nurturing guidance and inspire a love of learning!A� In her spare time, she enjoys reading, baking, gardening, exercising, and daily dog walks.
Ms. Yakima has been working with children for the past 7 years. Her goal is to build a solid foundation between children and their parents by establishing an open and honest relationship. She believes a strong bond between parents and children is the true key to success. She plans to pursue a Bachelora��s degree in Early Child Education and Social Work. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach, hiking and going to Disneyland with her family. She is the proud mother of four wonderful children and is also raising her younger sister.