Debby Dunbar, Preschool/Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
Years of experience: Over 20 years
Years at CCLS: Over 20 years
Education: BA Economics, University of California at Davis, CA
Early Childhood Education, Santa Rosa Junior College, CA
Certification: CPR Certification - Infant, Child & Adult
Experience: Prior to teaching at CCLS, I was a parent volunteer in my children's classrooms for 15 years. I have been teaching preschool at CCLS since 1992.
Personal Information: I am originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I moved to Sonoma County after college and have lived in Sebastopol since 1974.I have three wonderful children: Lisa, Sarah and Scott. I enjoy reading, camping, taking walks, and making crafts when I have time!
Reflection: It is a joy teaching and nurturing young children and experiencing their love of life and learning, and most especially to have the opportunity to help them know and understand God's love. Each school year is an exciting new adventure and challenge!
Lourdes Munoz, Preschool Teacher
Years of experience: Second year of teaching
Years at CCLS: Second year at Cross and Crown
Education: AA Early Childhood Education, Santa Barbara City College, CA
Continuing studies, Early Childhood Education, Sonoma State University, CA
Certification: CPR Certified - Infant, Child & Adult
Personal Information: I was born and raised in Santa Barbara, CA, and moved to Sonoma County to continue my education at Sonoma State. I am the youngest of six children, and I have always had a strong bond with my family, which is a huge part of my life. I love to bake, hike, read, and I am fluent in Spanish. I am also very interested in astronomy. I was the Astronomy Club president at my city college, Santa Barbara City College.
Reflection: I am very excited to be learning with your children and helping them expand their knowledge. Thank you for welcoming me into this community. I cannot wait for this opportunity to learn from all of your children.
Becca Byrne, Preschool Teacher
Years of experience: 3 years
Years at Cross and Crown: 1 school year
Education: AA Social and Behavioral Sciences, Santa Rosa Junior College, CA
BA Liberal Studies, Sonoma State University, CA (in progress)
Certification: CPR Certified—Infant, Child & Adult
Experience: 2 years at KinderCare Preschool, Petaluma, CA
1 year at La Tercera Elementary School, Petaluma, CA
1 school year at Cross and Crown Preschool, Rohnert Park, CA
Personal information: I am currently in my senior year at Sonoma State and am graduating in May 2019, with my Bachelors in Liberal Studies. After graduation, I plan to get my teaching credential from Sonoma State in Fall 2019. I grew up in Marin County, then moved to Petaluma in 2009. After getting into Sonoma State, I moved to Rohnert Park in 2017, and then transitioned to Cross and Crown for the 2018-2019 school year. I enjoy going on hikes around Marin and Sonoma County as well as going to the beach.
Reflection: Since I was little, I always knew I wanted to become an elementary school teacher. I have always enjoyed being in a classroom and having a goal as having my own classroom someday. With all of the experience I have had being in a classroom as well as having great teachers myself, I hope I can one day become the best teacher that my future students will enjoy to have.