13604 Midland Road 
Poway, Ca 92064


Elm Park Preschool

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3 Year Old Teacher
Miss Katie

Miss Katie teaches in the Hummingbird/Sparrow classroom.  She comes to Elm Park from a local Montessori school.  She has been an early childhood educator since 2005, and received her ECE units at Miramar College. 

Miss Katie brings creative ideas and abundant energy to Elm Park.  She loves working with the little ones and has a magical way of getting them all excited and involved in activities!

Miss Jen

Hi!  My name is Jen and I've taught in San Diego County since 1995.  I received a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education in 1994 and a Master of Science in Education in 2001.  I began my teaching career working in a private school in Rancho Santa Fe, worked for the Carlsbad Unified School District, then taught for a charter school for several years.  I enjoyed working with preschool children the most so I opened Elm Park Preschool in 2010 to continue doing what I love best- enriching the lives of preschool children.  I've lived in Poway since 2007 and I am the proud mom of two boys who attend school in Poway.

I think the preschool years are unique and precious.  These important years lay the foundation for learning throughout a child's entire school career.  I believe in making learning fun and exciting; I also recognize the importance of Kindergarten readiness.  I feel it is our job to provide opportunities for our children to grow academically, socially, and spiritually.

4 Year Old Teacher/ Pre-K
Miss Kate

Miss Kate is a proud mother of two lovely girls. She hails from the east coast where she obtained her BA in Art Education. She has worked with children in countless settings for the past 15 years. She worked in elementary schools helping to develop curriculum and taught writing and language arts. She has over 7 years experience with children ages 3-5 in summer camps and loves to incorporate the many silly songs and activities that she learned there.

Kate worked in schools and daycares on the east coast until she moved with her family to Israel in 2008. There she was a manager and supervisor at an archaeological dig site and organized educational activities for the local schools.

Kate respects and admires children highly and isin awe of their wonderment and passion for life and learning. She looks forward to an awesome year with her students.

Assistant Director/

4 Year Old Teacher/ Pre-K

Miss Nichole

Hi, my name is Nichole and I'm married with two children living in Poway. I have worked as a childcare professional since 1996 and I have a background in early childhood education. I feel my knowledge and experience bring valuable insight to the classroom and my love and passion for young children make me an asset to our team. I understand the importance of providing a nurturing, supportive, fun, and enriching environment to prepare our children for entering Kindergarten. I feel there is nothing more gratifying than watching a young child learn and flourish and I truly feel blessed to have the opportunity each day to help my students cultivate a lifelong love for learning, a sense of self-worth, and a strong foundation for literacy and success throughout school.
3 Year Old Teacher
Miss Abby

Hi, I'm Miss Abby! My husband and I recently moved here from New Hampshire with our two dogs. I enjoy reading and spending time outside with my two crazy puppies.

I have my Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Ashland University. I have worked with students in second grade, third grade and preschool.

I love working with preschool students. Preschool is such an important year of growth. I am excited to bring fun and creative ideas into the classroom this year! 

4 Year Old Teacher/ Pre-K
Miss Jennifer

Miss Jennifer came to Elm Park after teaching in a preschool in Santee for many years.  She took time off while raising her children and was working in the school district briefly before joining us at Elm Park.

​Jennifer is a believer in positive reinforcement and she enjoys sparking the creativity and imagination of her children while helping them discover new things each day.  She is highly energetic and very patient with the little ones.  She is excited for a great school year!