Our Teachers

Kate Kelly- Preschool Supervisor

Kate Kelly has over 15 years of experience in the early education field. She earned her BA in liberal studies in 2005 through the Hutchins School at Sonoma State University. She received her Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education from Sonoma State in 2017. 

“I am deeply committed to the total well-being of children and believe a positive preschool experience sets the stage for a child's life-long love of learning. My passion is creating environments that nurture creativity and encourage curiosity by providing ample time for play, art, storytelling and exploration in nature. I feel honored to be a part of such an important time in a young child's life." 

Deborah Humphrey

Deborah Humphrey studied and received her college degree from the University of Wisconsin with an English major. In addition to her graduate work in psychology, Debbie works as a library assistant for the Marin County library system. She has been teaching preschool at Marinwood since 1991.

“My favorite time at preschool is story time. I love to watch the children’s faces, as I read to them. Instilling an appreciation for books and stories is rewarding and a marvelous way for me to help them along on the path to a lifelong love of learning and school.”

Ash Reyes Picache 

Ash Reyes Picache received her Liberal Studies BA from The Hutchins School at Sonoma State University in 2006. She has a background in Human Services and for several years, managed an art program for adults with developmental disabilities. She is a professional musician that has experience working with young children to high school students with music, drama and arts. Ash also is the mother of a preschool-aged son.

"Preschool is such a wonderful developmental time. I am privileged to help foster the connections these little ones make with themselves and their community, and I am committed to inspiring open-mindedness, confidence and a love of learning."

Taylor Crowhurst

Taylor Crowhurst has spent the last several years at Marinwood as a camp director and supervisor and last year as a Threes Together teacher. This year Taylor will be the Parent Toddler teacher and working in Morning School. 

"Working in the preschool has really made me realize my passion for working with kids. Due to this realization, I am going back to school to get my degree in Early Childhood Education. I also used to run the After School program here at Marinwood and love planning and organizing fun new activities. I have been working at Marinwood for about seven years supervising and working in the summer camps. I can’t wait for this school year to start!"

Jenny Chan

Jenny Chan received her degree in Urban Studies from San Francisco State University. She began teaching in our Three’s Together program in 1998.

“Children beginning our Threes Together each September, are coming to really ‘spread their wings’ for the first time in a school setting. During their year in our program we see them reach a new level of comfort away from home and with other children. Guiding them as they move through their year of learning and observing their progress is most rewarding and is the highlight of my job.”

Annette Raisedana

Annette Raisedana studied speech pathology and audiology, receiving her degree from Purdue University in Indiana. Annette has been with our teaching staff since 2002 working in both the three and four year old programs.

“As a preschool teacher at Marinwood, I work to encourage co-operation, creative thinking and socialization in a loving, safe, and supportive environment. This experience will help children transition more smoothly into the elementary school experience.”