TEACHING TEAM

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ANNE
Director of Accounting

Anne has over 30 years of experience in the accounting field and has worked most of her career in corporate companies. This is her first experience in the education sector and she loves it. Anne is always willing to support the staff in any capacity and looks forward to participating in school events. Anne has a bachelor's degree in Accounting. Anne wakes up every morning with a grateful heart, and it shows in all of her actions. In her spare time, Anne loves spending time with her husband and two daughters. She is also active in Kali (Filipino martial arts).

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COLLEEN
Lead Teacher & Program Director

Colleen is a Happy Hall alumni. She started attending camp when she was 5 years old, transitioned to being a Teen Leader and eventually Head Teen Leader. She is now a Lead Teacher at Happy Hall Meadows Before & After School and Program Director for our Summer Explorers Program. College attained her Early Childhood Education units from Skyline College and recently graduated from San Francisco State with a Bachelor of Arts in Child Development. Colleen has a passion for introducing children to new activities as her goal is to create an educational and FUN learning environment. Colleen is committed to guiding children to be the best versions of themselves. When Colleen is not working at Happy Hall Schools, you will find her outdoors. She loves hiking, kayaking, and enjoying nature. Colleen loves to travel, and as most of the child know, her favorite place to travel is Disneyland.

JADARIA
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JENNIFER
Office Coordinator

Jennifer has been at Happy Hall for two years.  She has worked at an e-commerce office for 8 years, supporting clients with planning parties and selling party supplies.  Her experience with customer service for over 12 years has really helped her become a huge asset to Happy Hall. She is also a certified tax preparer and has studied business administration at San Francisco State University.  In her free time Jennifer likes to spend time with her husband and two year old daughter. She enjoys the beach and finding good restaurants and dessert places.

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MERCEDES
Teacher

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MARINA
Center Director

Marina started with Happy Hall Schools over 20 years ago, working as a teacher at our preschool. In 1999, Marina joined our Happy Hall Meadows Before & After School program, where she is now the director. Children are the center of Marina’s work, and she works hard to create an inclusive and caring environment that support social and emotional growth. This is Marina’s fourth year as Camp Director. Marina works with the Rachel Heck, Program Director to develop curriculum and ensure that the program is safe and appropriate for all of the ages that we serve. Marina attended Skyline college where she received her education in Early Childhood Education. Marina developed both an archery outreach program and Judo programs for children. Marina has a passion for the outdoors and cooking. When Marina is not at work, it’s safe to say you’ll find her running on the Pacific coast or baking something delicious. Marina and her husband have two grown children.

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NIKKI
Center Director

Spring Valley