Room A (Young Fours)
Teacher: Ms. Shayna
Assistant: Ms. Veronica
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I am Shayna Smith, but I go by Ms. Sparkles in the classroom. I have been married over 30 years and am the mother of two adult children. I have been working in the preschool setting for over 23 years and have been teaching at St. Mark’s since 2005. In this child-guided classroom, your young learner will be part of the decision making process regarding most of the major environmental changes and many of the daily invitations. I bring over 500 hours of training in Early Childhood Development and am an educator of educators. I am looking forward to working with your Wild Thing, you and your family.
About Veronica: I am from Tucson and I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. I enjoy our hot summers and mild winters. I started working with children in 2000 as an elementary k-5 paraprofessional and then onto middle school as a para/tutor/school spirit leader. In 2012 I completed my degree in early childhood and have enjoyed teaching through play ever since.