StephanieStephanie Simmons – Program Director

I have been teaching at Coastal Community Preschool since November of 2011 and I feel very privileged to work with such a wonderful group of teachers. I have always had a passion for working with children. It is such a reward to see the progression of how a child starts to learn something and then when he/she really grasps the concept.

I have been working with preschool aged children for over 30 years and have an AA in Early Childhood Education from Cabrillo College. I have also been trained in both the SEEDS literacy and Handwriting Without Tears programs which I incorporate in the classroom on a daily basis.

I grew up in Santa Cruz County and married my husband Craig in 2010. I enjoy walking, music, dancing, spending time at Bookshop Santa Cruz and being with my husband. I am happy to be a part of the Coastal Community Preschool family.