Room 2 Master Teacher
I have worked at Palomar College since 2005, when I started working part-time with the 3-year olds. I have also worked with our 4 and 5-year olds. Since April 2014 I have been the Master Teacher of the toddler class in Room 2.
I have three AA degrees from Palomar College: Child Development, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Psychological and Social Services. Additionally, I have earned a Certificate of Achievement in American Indian Studies.
I enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom with my own two children, and now continue my work with children at Palomar: preparing an environment where they can explore and discover with all their senses and keep on learning at their own pace.
When I’m not working, I enjoy weight lifting, especially kettle bell sport, baking, cooking, and dancing Finnish and other Scandinavian folk dances. I also like to volunteer at the Howard Brubeck Theatre here on campus.
I earned my Associate’s degree in Child Development from Palomar College and will finish my Bachelor’s degree in Child and Adolescent Development from Point Loma Nazarene University soon. I had been a lead classroom teacher and trained assistants at Tri-City Christian School in the 3-4 year old classroom for the past 3 years. I started as Master Teacher in room 3 in March 2017.
Room 4 Master Teacher
I have worked at the Child Development Center since 2004. I went through the Child Development Program at Palomar College and obtained my AA in Child Development, as well as 3 certificates in Child Development. I decided to go back to school to further my education in 2008, and I obtained my BS in Social Science with a concentration on children. I have a son who was born in 2012 and we enjoy spending time in sunny San Diego at the beach, park, and local amusement parks. I feel I can go to work everyday and enjoy the children in my classroom who encourage me to look at things in a different way. These children are the future and I enjoy watching them grow and develop.
Room 5 Master Teacher
My name is Sylvie McCann and I am the master teacher in room 5. I am from Belgium and have lived in San Diego about 20 years. I have two daughters in their twenties. I have been working with children from 18 months to 5 years old at Palomar College since 2004. I have my AA in Child Development and my Bachelor in Science of Human Services. I really enjoy working with children and truly believe that preschool is very important for the development of the whole child.
Room 6 Master Teacher
My name is Lorene Craw. I have earned an AA in art at Imperial Valley College. I have been certified in the Child Development Program at Palomar College, and hold a Site Supervisor Permit through the California Department of Education. While raising our four sons, I was a caregiver for twenty -two years in my home. I have worked with children of all ages over the years. I have been working at Palomar Child Development Center since 1998. I enjoy working with the three to five year olds. I am very excited to work with this age group and always look forward to preparing them for kindergarten. My interests are art and music and spending time with my two grandsons. I love fishing and the outdoors and encourage the children to explore their environment.
Education: BA in Early Childhood Education from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. Master of Art, emphasis on Early Childhood Education from University of New Mexico
Experiences: Research assistant in Thai Culture of Child Rearing under funding by UNICEF. Created early childhood learning curriculum for an innovative school in southern Thailand. Taught morning and after school children age 5 to 8 at University of New Mexico Child Care Center. Teaching children age 3 to 5 from 1995 to present here, at the Palomar College Development Center. Teaching college Child Development classes at Palomar College from 2005 to present.
Leisure: Travel to experience other cultures, cooking, and hiking.