Teachers

Teachers’ Mission Statement:

We strive to provide opportunities for both adults and children to appreciate various parenting styles, developmental differences and the importance of hands-on guided learning situations. We are committed to recognizing and nurturing successes as they occur in a safe environment that supports emotional, social, physical and intellectual growth for all students. Our mission is to give all students opportunities to learn and grow at their own pace and to appreciate the unique qualities of everyone.

The teachers at Los Gatos Parent Nursery School guide all aspects of the LGPNS preschool and adult education programs, and are a critical aspect of the preschool and cooperative experience. Our teachers also meet California Department of Education requirements for an adult education credential.

Wendy ZanardiWendy Zanardi

Wendy (senior teacher) teaches the 1-day T2s class and 2-day T/Th class. She received her BA in Liberal Arts and Child Development from Chico State University with a concentration in early childhood education. She was a preschool teacher and supervisor at Bright Horizons Preschool from 1991-1996.

 

Catherine GrabinskiCatherine Grabinski

Catherine is the PM class teacher. Catherine received her B.A. from Santa Clara University in Multidisciplinary Studies in 1990 and earned her teaching credential from Santa Clara University three years later. She began her teaching career as a third grade teacher at St. Christopher School in San Jose. In 1996, she completed her M.ED in Instructional Leadership from National University. After five years of teaching, Catherine moved to Bracher School in Santa Clara where she also taught third grade. Catherine’s daughter attended LGPNS for three years.

 


Kathy Wingo

Kathy teaches the MWF class. Kathy received a B.A. from San Jose State University in Child and Adolescent Development as well as an A.S. degree in Early Childhood Education from West Valley College and an A.S. degree in Park Management. She also holds a Certificate of Proficiency in Early Childhood Education for Special Education, as well as her Site Supervisor Teacher Permit from the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. She has been teaching preschool for 11 years. Kathy has two boys, the youngest of which attended LGPNS for three years.