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Preschool Staff

PRESCHOOL STAFF


Mrs. Spink, Preschool Director & Teacher

Mrs. Spink attended California State University, East Bay where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Human Development with an emphasis in Early Childhood. She also holds an Associates Degree in Science from Diablo Valley College in Early Childhood Education. Following her CSUEB graduation, she spent 5 years in research at the Arts, Creativity, and Education Laboratory at the university as well. Mrs. Spink has experience in the Reggio Emilia Approach, Anti-Bias Curriculum, and in integrated classrooms with Special Needs. She has been teaching in the Early Childhood field for 10 years, has been at the Queen of All Saints Preschool since our 2018 inauguration, and has been a member of our school and church community since 2014.

Fun Fact: Mrs. Spink has 2 children, 6 siblings, and 48 cousins!



Mrs. Martin, Preschool Teacher

Mrs. Martin attends Diablo Valley College where she holds an Associate Teacher certificate and is continuing her education in working towards her Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been a parishioner of Queen of All Saints church for over a decade and has been an active member of our Faith Formation and Vacation Bible School program for many years. Mrs. Martin has been teaching in our Preschool program since 2019.

Fun Fact: Mrs. Martin is a Troop Leader for a local chapter of the American Heritage Girls Association.



Mr. John (Coach) Schonder, Physical Education Teacher

Coach Schonder has been working with children of all ages and abilities in a wide range of athletic disciplines since 1995. He takes a whole child approach to Physical Education focusing on five main components: Mind - Body - Spirit connection; Body movement, Breathing, and Mindfulness; Awareness of body mechanics, nutrition, and their connection to physical health; Communication and leadership skill development; and having fun! Preschool meets with Coach Schonder twice a week for 30-minute classes.

Fun Fact: When not at school or coaching at the pool, Coach schonder trains and competes in open water swims!



Substitute Preschool Teachers

We also have two fully-qualified ECE substitute teachers, Ms. Suzy Cano & Ms. Carla Malouf.