Our Teachers and Staff

Our teaching staff is the most valuable resource we offer your child and your family. Each of our teachers is a well qualified, caring professional who has been carefully selected in congruence our school's philosophy. Early Childhood Educators are committed to continuing professional development through specialized training, workshops, and classes, including CPR and First Aid certification. Our educational foundations are based on Child and Adolescent Development, Human Development and Early Childhood Education. We are dedicated to providing children with a safe and healthy learning environment.

Each child is placed with a teacher who provides the child with consistency and support while offering activities that meet the developmental needs of the whole child. Children join their group teacher daily for Group Time. Teachers help familiarize your family with our school and help support your child's transition to our environment. They also share each child's progress in school through frequent verbal communication, Group Boards, Newsletter Articles, and bi-annual Parent Teacher Conferences.


Ellen Williams - Director

Ellen has been directing Campbell Child Development Center since June of 2001. She has earned a Bachelors degree in Child Development at San Jose State University and an AS in Interdisciplinary Studies, from De Anza College. She has been working in the field since 1988 and has worked with infants through seven year-olds. Ellen enjoys reading research based journals, attending conferences, taking classes, participating in and leading workshops to stay current in the field of Early Childhood Education. Her favorite activities with young children are language activities. She also loves storytelling, woodworking, cooking, and supporting children in creating the art they envision. Ellen lives with her husband, two children and dog. She spends time with family and friends, skiing, gardening, walking, reading, organizing, and traveling.
 
 

Shannon Andrews - Co-Director

Shannon Andrews began teaching in 1996. She has been part of the team helping to open Campbell Child Development Center, (since the beginning in June 2001), but took a leave of absence for two years to stay home with her daughter, Shayla. Shannon has an AA Degree in Liberal Studies from West Valley College and a BA Degree in Child Development, with a minor in Mathematics for K-8th grade, from San Jose State University. She brings to Campbell Child Development Center a love of sensory and language activities among her many other gifts. In Shannon's extra time she often scrapbooks, and enjoys visits to Disneyland with her husband, Geoff, and children Shayla and Owen. We are so glad to have Shannon back on our team!

Andrea Gelenter - Early Childhood Educator

Andrea received a BA in Psychology in 1996 from The George Washington University, and has additional training in Early Childhood Education from DeAnza College. Andrea began teaching at Campbell Child Development Center in February of 2003. She has been working in the field with infants and school-age children for more than fifteen years, and has three children of her own. Andrea has facilitated parent education workshops, including an interactive workshop on sibling relationships here at our school. Andrea’s favorite activities with young children are storytelling, music and movement, and cooking.
 
 

Debbie Wasche - Early Childhood Educator

Debbie joined our team on April 24, 2006. She began teaching in 1999 and has experience working with children from infancy through preschool. Debbie earned 24 units in Child Development from De Anza College and West Valley College. In the future, she plans to obtain her AA degree from West Valley College. Debbie works at Campbell Child Development Center two days each week providing support to the team. She enjoys working with children and parents and she hopes to enrich the lives of children. Debbie has been married since 1977 and has 2 adult children. Her daughter is an electrical engineer and her son is a physician. Debbie has 2 grand daughters and 1 grandson.

Julie Peterson - Infant Educarer

Julie joined our term at Campbell Child Development Center on September 4, 2013. She has 13 years of experience with children ages 2 to 5 and worked at the Good Samaritan Hospital Child Development Center. Julie has an AA Degree in Early Childhood Education from West Valley and a BA Degree in Child Development from California State University, Chico. She brings to Campbell Child Development Center a love of painting and creating art with children. She also enjoys watching lights go off in all areas. In her spare time Julie enjoys gardening, knitting, sewing, decorating, and playing with her dog, Cooper. Julie also enjoys spending time with her four adult children, her husband and friends.
 
 

Ashlie Hiller - Administrative Support

Ashlie began working at Campbell Child Development Center on January 30, 2013. She earned her BS in Business Management online with the University of Phoenix. Ashlie and her fiancé, Josh recently moved from Southern California where Ashlie spent 5 years working for the Disneyland Resort. In her spare time, Ashlie trains for her fourth half marathon, and takes Josh and their dog, Skippy on tours of the Bay Area.

Tiffany Skweir - Substitute Early Childhood Educator

Tiffany returned to Campbell Child Development Center on February 26, 2013 to assume the role of a substitute Early Childhood Educator. She earned an Associates Degree in Child Studies from West Valley College and a Bachelors Degree in Human Development from Pacific Oaks College. Tiffany has worked with infants and preschool aged children since 2008. Her favorite activities with preschool children are literacy activities, dramatic play activities, and messy art experiences. In her spare time, Tiffany enjoys arts and crafts, card making, and spending time hiking outdoors. Tiffany’s goal for the future is to start a parent participation preschool to teach parents about the value of play.
 
 

Staci Maldonado - Infant Educarer

Staci has worked with children ages 2 through 5 years old in a preschool for 25 years and owned & operated a preschool for 12 years and enjoyed that experience very much. Her goals are to teach children to love learning. Staci loves to work with young children in art activities, science projects, reading books, and in music and movement activities. She enjoys spending time with her two adult children(now in college), husband, family and friends. Staci bikes often in the parks around where she lives and has participated in 5k and 10k runs, with a goal of running a marathon. She has an associate of Arts Degree in Child Development form De Anza College and intends to continue her education in Child Development at San Jose State University.

Cliff Shour - Technical Support

Cliff is Ellen's father. He is frequently seen in the environment doing general repairs, equipment maintenance, and the bookkeeping for Campbell Child Development Center. He has thirty-nine years experience as a Civil Engineer for the State of California with CalTrans. He is the true definition of a Jack-Of-All-Trades. Many days, children can be heard saying, “Let’s go get Cliff, he can fix it. He can fix anything!” Cliff supports all three of his daughters in all of their aspirations and dreams. He enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren. He is an indispensable asset to our team.
 
 

Julia Eppstein - Substitute Early Childhood Educator

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