A qualified, dedicated, and nurturing team!

I am a mother of five, with a passion for inspiring young minds to discover and explore the world around them through fun and play!  I received my BA in Early Childhood Education in 2011 and have been working with 2-5 year old children ever since.  I have been exposed to many different types of preschools in my 7 years of working in this field, all teaching me new ways of learning and growing while letting me get to know and be a part of many young children's lives.  I am excited to be a part of the Fresno Jewish Day School family and to help grow and develop with my friends as we play!

​​Sarah Farris - Teacher

​​Colleen Quickel - Teacher

From a young age, I knew I wanted to be an Educator.  I enjoyed learning and spreading my enthusiasm for education to children was a priority. I graduated from California Polytechnic State University,  San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Child Development.  For two decades,  I taught and worked with Elementary students in Kindergarten and First Grade in the private/public sector in Northern and Central California. I hold certifications in Reading Endorsement and Child Development Site Supervisor Permit. I changed direction in midlife, and worked as a Sales Director for an Educational Company for six years.While this was fulfilling I felt the need to get back to the classroom. I enjoy every aspect of teaching this age group and have realized this past year and a half at Fresno Jewish Day School that the children can teach me as much as I teach them. This is one of my favorite things about teaching preschool. ​