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About our teachers @ MILE - Mile Preschool

JANICE YEE VILLANUEVA

bio-janice

Family : Mike Villanueva- husband of 12 years, Daimon David- 10 year old son, Seth Atomos – 9 year old son and Zachary Pedro- 5 year old son.

Past Experience: Started working with children at age 15 as an after-school program teacher/teacher’s assistant ; taught in the Sacramento Unified School District as a first and second grade teacher for 6 years ; transferred over to the Natomas Unified School District to become a Reading Specialist for 1 year; taught second/third grade for 4 years after becoming a Reading Specialist .

Current Position : The owner of MILE Preschool LLC (opened in 2005); Head Teacher for the Universal Preschool (a free program for all 4 year olds who reside in West Sacramento ) for 6 years; curriculum specialist for both programs and teacher for the Pre-Kindergarten program.

Education: BA in Child Development ; MA in Language and Literacy ; Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with a Crosscultural, Language & Academic Development emphasis ; Reading Specialist Credential. All degrees and credentials were obtained through California State University , Sacramento . Participant in CARES Plus Yolo County for 3 years and trained in CSEFEL.

Hobbies: Enjoys spending time with her family especially watching her 3 boys play soccer, basketball and martial arts; loves running with friends; serving at the church; loves visiting and relaxing with family in San Francisco.

 

TINA VILLANUEVA

bio-tinaFamily:   Peter, husband of 11 years, Lorenzo- 21 year old step-son, James- 20 year old son, and Levani- 10 year old daughter.

Past Experience: I started working with children in 1999 as a tutor for 2nd and 3rd grade students in reading and math.   In 2003 founded “Daycare on Wheels”, where I assisted other daycare providers and preschool’s teachers in their programs.   In 2004 started daycare from my home and cared for children ranging from 9 months to 10 years of age.

Current job: The owner of MILE Preschool and the head teacher of the Preschool morning programs.   I am also the business administrator for both programs.

Education: I have many hours in professional development with the First 5 Nurturing Success Network of the Elk Grove Unified School District and Child Action, and 12 units in Early Childhood Education. Participant in CARES Plus Yolo County for 2 years.

Hobbies: My family.   The weekday schedule for my entire family keeps us very busy, so our Friday night family time is awesome and Sunday breakfast and/or dinners are the best.   I also enjoy Pilates/Yoga stretch to ease my mind and body.

 

DANIELLE RITTER

bio-danielleFamily : Jon Ritter – husband of 16 years, Austin – 10 year old son.

Past Experience : Started working with children at age 15 as a summer camp instructor and swimming coach; taught Physical Education to 1st graders and Music for Children as part of CSUS course work.

Current Position : The owner of MILE Preschool; Head Teacher for the 2-3 year old Preschool program; Head Teacher for the afternoon Universal Preschool (a free program for all 4 year olds who reside in West Sacramento).

Education : Obtained many professional growth hours in various subjects offered by the Yolo County Child Care Planning Council, participant in the YOLO CARES program for 3 years, over 32 Early Childhood Education Units, and a BS degree in Social Sciences from Portland State University.

Hobbies : Enjoys spending time with family on bike rides and trips to the ocean, running with friends, and being involved in various youth activities within our community.

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