9th Annual Habitot Children's Museum's
“Preschool Teachers Make a Difference” Awards


2017 Winners and Nominees
winners in bold face

Name SchoolCity
Stephanie Alford Fun in the Sun Childcare Oakland
Devon Anderson Child Education Center Berkeley
Shonece Barney St. Michael's Preschool Concord
Alissa Bauer Whiteford Preschool Newark
Roland Bergfelt Skytown Parent Cooperative Preschool Kensington
Kelly Brown St. James Christian Schools San Leandro
Kathy Chew Children's Community Center Berkeley
Karen Conrad Lafayette Nursery School Lafayette
Pat Cosgrove Gay Austin School Berkeley
Shayna Cureton Forest Freedom School Berkeley
Sean Degaetano Duck's Nest (Telegraph Campus) Oakland
Jan Ertola Pleasant Hill Recreation Pleasant Hill
Danielle Gabellini-Newton Creative Play Center Pleasant Hill
Jennifer Gonzales Appleseed Little School Lafayette
Marianieves Hansen Angel's Montessori School Concord
Lucy Karanja Nomura Preschool Richmond
Lupe Lopez La Plazita Preschool Oakland
Amy Louie Amy's Nursery Burlingame
Cheryl Marsh Old Firehouse School Walnut Creek
Sherryse McAleenan Trinity Lutheran Preschool Walnut Creek
Mary McRae Morello Hills Christian Preschool Martinez
Blake MCSunas Peekadoodle Academy of Danville Danville
Julieta Munoz Mi Mundo Preschool Berkeley
Loretta Nelson First Covenant Treehouse Preschool & Kindergarten Oakland
Shilpa Parekh Bright Future Montessori Dublin
Jennifer Paschall Seedlings Lafayette
Marta Passalacqua Nanny's House Child Care and Preschool Lafayette
Laura Quesada Emerson Elementary School Oakland
Mary Rhodes Kind Childhood Development Center Berkeley
Carmen Romo Panache Enfants San Ramon
Sara Sangco The Renaissance International School Oakland
Norma Santiago Escuela Billingue Internacional Oakland
Jamie Skinner Love for Learning Brentwood
Molly Skuse Berkeley Urban Garden School Berkeley
Vanettra Smith Where the Wild Things Play Pleasant Hill
Poorna Swa Challenger School Newark
Lindsey Toomajian Oak View Nursery School San Rafael
Cierra Townsend Mills College Children's School Lafayette
Maylis Treuil Old Firehouse School Lafayette
Risa Vierra Diablo Valley Montessori School Lafayette
Claire VonHosten Peekadoodle Academy of Danville Danville
Beck Wright Oak View Nursery School San Rafael