At St. Eugene Cathedral Preschool we pride ourselves on our outstanding teacher qualifications.
Sharry Caesare (Director) with over 20 years of teaching and administrative experience Sharry holds a current Program Director Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. A former Validator for the National Association for the Education of Young Children (N.A.E.Y.C.) she is also an independent contractor for the Sonoma Office of Education in their Gateway to Quality Program helping to improve program quality in preschools throughout Sonoma County. Sharry also does independent contract work for the Community Child Care Council (4C’s) working as an assessor in their Value in Preschool Program. This program helps providers who are interested in improving center quality and eventually obtaining N.A.E.Y.C. accreditation.
Sharry is a graduate of San Jose State University. She and her husband are both parishioners of St. Eugene Cathedral Church as well as former preschool parents and former and current elementary school parents.
Susan von Tagen (Teacher) Susan is one of the founding teachers of this preschool. Susan has over 30 years of teaching experience both in preschool and elementary school settings. She holds a multiple subject teaching credential. Susan is a graduate of Chico State University. She is a parishioner of St. Eugene’s Cathedral as well as a former St. Eugene Elementary School parent.
Caroline Elliott (Aide) is a parishioner and former preschool parent. She began volunteering at our preschool when her son was in the program and decided it was so fun that when he graduated to Kindergarten she stayed on with us!
Femke Truijen ( Teacher) Femke is a graduate of Sonoma State University, who has obtained a BA in Child Development. She comes to us with a background in working with preschool age children and working with children with special needs.
Tess Mellor (Teacher) Tess is a graduate of Sonoma State University, who holds a BA in Child Development. She currently is enrolled at USF in their School of Education Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential and Master Degree program. Tess attended St. Eugene’s Preschool as a child herself.
Ally Colombini (Teacher) Ally has over ten years of experience working with young children and families holds a degree from SRJC.
Megan Summers (Associate Teacher) Megan is one of our Associate Teachers who is currently a student at SRJC working towards obtaining her AA in Child Development.
Heidi Gammon (Aide) Heidi is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz, who fell in love working with preschool age children while volunteering at her son’s preschool. She is currently taking classes in Child Development at SRJC.
Birte Knight (Teacher/Substitute) Birte has over 30 years of working with children and is our substitute extraordinaire.