Our Staff

 

 

Regina Steinsvik 

      Director, Teacher

 

 

 

Julie Dunham

       Lead Teacher

My husband and I have been blessed with having three children who inspired me to teach!  We are trilingual at home, which in part inspired our bilingual preschool activities.

I was born and raised in Moscow, Russia.  Our family moved back to Seattle in 2012. 

I have graduated with both a Bachelor and a Master degree in Environmental Engineering.  During my University, I was also attending language studies in Norwegian and various technical studies in English.

By growing up in one of the largest cities in the world, I have truly enjoyed the change of lifestyle that Seattle has granted me with all its green parks, fresh ocean air and the wonderful Olympic peninsula and National parks.

I have been working in the Early Childhood Education field for many years and truly enjoy it.  

I have obtained The Child Development Associate (CDA) and currently I am finishing a second Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood & Family Studies at the University of Washington (UW). 

I love working with kids, to help them achieve their best, play & explore, provide engaging interaction that support children’s involvement in activities that promote positive development and learning.

I am a Seattle native and love all things Pacific Northwest.

I graduated from Ballard High school and attended Shoreline CC for a couple years. 

 

Growing up I excelled at team sports such as fast pitch softball, soccer and basketball where I learned the value of teamwork and interacting with others in a positive manner. 

 

After working in the service industry in Colorado, I returned to Seattle to work at Palisade Restaurant where I managed special events for 5 years. Working in the restaurant industry is great, but I realized I had a passion for working and teaching kids from my experiences babysitting and nannying over the years.  As a result, I obtained my certificate in Child Development and look forward to the challenge of working with exciting young minds.

I am still amazed with kids interest to explore the world around them, to ask questions and their willingness to always learn and be active.

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