A qualified, dedicated, and nurturing team!
Mandy Hernandez - Director/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.
D'Jeanee Martin - Teacher
Deborah Reba - Administrator
I have lived in Fresno since I was 8 years old, attended Clovis schools and graduating from Clovis West High School. I graduated from CSU,Fresno with my Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration in 1996. Working as a Systems Administrator and in the Technology field for the past 20 years. I enjoy spending time with Scott, Joshua and Jacob (my family); gardening; being in nature (hence my picture "tree huggin"); and celebrating life. I love our Preschool and feel so fortunate that I can contribute to it's success. As parents, we sent both our sons to Fresno Jewish Day School, back then 2002 - 2007 I was a volunteer on the board, holding several positions: Jewish Federation of Central California Representative, Fall Fundraiser Chair, and President. I rejoined the board in 2012. Being involved over such time I have seen FJDS change into the non-profit Private Preschool it is today. Always rooted in play-based, child-centered preschool learning; using art, science and the fundamentals to help our little people develop into their awesome selves. When the board decided in 2017 to create an Administrator position I was excited to apply and thrilled to accept the position.