Meet The Coaches

  • 2019 - 2020 Coaches Monthly Meeting Schedule    2:30pm - 4:30pm

    Monday, August 26, 2019 

    Monday, September 30, 2019 

    Monday, October 21, 2019

    Monday, November 18, 2019  - Walker Creek Ranch - all day retreat - 8:30 - 4:00

    Monday, January 13, 2020

    Monday, February 10, 2020

    Monday, March 16, 2020

    Monday, April 20, 2020

    Monday, May 18, 2020

    Monday, June 15, 2020

 JOSEPHINE LEE

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts in English Literature Master’s in Early Childhood Education with specialization in Child Life PreK CLASS Observer

JOSEPHINE LEE

Josephine Lee has been an Early Childhood Educator for 22 years. She graduated from Mills College in 1994 with an MA in Early Childhood Education with an emphasis in Child Life. Josephine was a Head Teacher at the Mills College Laboratory School for 12 years. For the following 9 years Josephine held the position of adjunct faculty at the Mills College School of Education and over saw the student teacher program at the Mills College Children’s School. Currently she is consulting for Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Contra Costa County and coaching with the P-3 Initiative in Marin County. In addition Josephine has taught classes at Community College level and consulted for and worked with the Sausalito Discovery Museum to develop curriculum and train early childhood educators in early science learning.

Recent Professional Development:

Practice Based Coaching (WestEd, Teaching Pyramid)

Coach Seminar with Julie Olsen Edwards on Anti-Bias in Early Care and Education

CA CSEFEL Teaching Pyramid Modules and Leadership Team since 2013. 

 TANYA MYERS

Phone: (415) 491-6609

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts in Education Master’s in Human Development with specializations in Early Childhood Education & Bicultural Development PreK CLASS Observer Authorized DRDP Trainer Authorized CA CSEFEL Teaching Pyramid Coach

TANYA MYERS

Tanya Myers is the ECE Project Manager at MCOE, Qualified Professional Growth Advisor, Commissioner for the Marin Child Care Commission (LPC), and has been involved in Early Childhood Education from a very young age. One of her earliest memories was riding in the station wagon (without a seatbelt!) to neighboring farms to pick up migrant worker’s children and bus them to the local Head Start program with her mother, who also volunteered in the classroom. This was also her first exposure/immersion in a Spanish speaking community and where she attributes the beginning of her journey to fluency in Spanish. Tanya attended Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington where she earned her BA in Education with a minor in Spanish. She later attended Pacific Oaks College where she earned her MA in Human Development with Specializations in Early Childhood Education and Bicultural Development.

Tanya holds a California Child Development Program Director Permit and has worked at all levels in early care and education, as well as with infants, toddlers and preschoolers. She has been working in the Marin ECE community since 1995, and has taught preschool in a Title 22 settings, Head Start and a cooperative preschool. In addition to teaching, she worked as a Family Advocate in Head Start, Community Liaison for Olive Elementary School, and held multiple roles as Advocate/Home Visitor, Program Assistant and Interim Director at Bahia Vista Even Start. More recently, she worked for NUSD as the Program Coordinator for Early Intervention. She has written grants for Even Start, State Preschools, QRIS and CA First 5 IMPACT; and has provided support to staff in these programs.

Tanya grew up in the small community of Camarillo in Southern California. She comes from a blended and diverse family; and is the oldest of six children, most who now live in the Bay Area. She is the single mother of two children, ages 13 and 19 and resides in Marin County. In her spare time, Tanya is very involved in Marin County 4-H with her children, loves to hike, spend time at the beach, bake and hand quilts.

 

Recent Professional Development:

Practice Based Coaching (WestEd, Teaching Pyramid)

Coach Seminar with Julie Olsen Edwards on Anti-Bias in Early Care and Education

CA CSEFEL Teaching Pyramid Modules and Leadership Team since 2013. 

Inclusion Facilitator Training (WestEd)

Leadership for Racial Equity, LEADS

 HEIDI HOLMOE

Phone: (415) 499-5845

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Degrees and Certifications:

Master of Arts, Education/Teaching, Credential, Professional Clear Multiple-Subject Teaching with Spanish B-CLAD emphasis, University of California, Santa Cruz Bachelor of Arts, Liberal Studies, San Francisco State University Pre-K CLASS Observer Reliable ECERS Assessor Intern: Teaching Pyramid Coach

HEIDI HOLMOE

Heidi Holmoe has worked in many capacities as a teacher and child care provider. She grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah but has called the Bay Area her home for over 30 years. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies from San Francisco State University, and a Master’s Degree in  Education from the University of California at Santa Cruz. During her travels, she has cultivated an affinity for Latin cultures and the Spanish language. She has taught children in mostly bilingual Elementary school settings for 10 years. She has also worked as a coach/facilitator with the Sobrato Early Academic Language Program. Her role as a CLASS and ERS observer with WestEd for 5 years served as a bridge to her current involvement into the Early Childhood Education field. In her role as Assistant Project Supervisor with MCOE, she supports the ECE department strengthening professional development opportunities for Early Childhood Educators, including TK - 3rd grade teachers in Marin county.   Her proudest accomplishment is her 15 year old daughter who attends Terra Linda High School. In her spare time, she enjoys travel, live music, yoga, hiking and learning languages.

 

Recent Professional Development:

Practice Based Coaching (WestEd, Teaching Pyramid)

 

 ISOBEL SHAW

Phone: (415) 491-6696

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Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, University of California Santa Cruz Program Director Permit Pre-K CLASS Observer Reliable ECERS Assessor Authorized CA CSEFEL Teaching Pyramid Coach

ISOBEL SHAW

Isobel Shaw has been a strong supporter of quality early childhood care and education since her first experience in a preschool classroom. Isobel graduated from University of California, Santa Cruz with a BA in Sociology, enamored by the diversity of the subject matter and especially drawn to aspects regarding family and education. Upon graduation, Isobel worked for the City of San Rafael Community Services Childcare Division in their school-age and preschool programs and quickly fell in love with the magical preschool world. She earnestly and immediately went back to school at College of Marin to obtain her ECE units and Program Director Permit and entered into a full-time teaching position at CSPP Pickleweed Preschool in San Rafael. It was not long before she became Director of that program. She led her teaching team in their continued professional development through their participation with the QRIS and the P-3 Initiative, and saw first-hand the impact of collaborative quality improvement opportunities on the success and growth of her program and teachers.

Along the way, Isobel realized her passion as an advocate for ECE professional development and improving quality care, and a determination to be a mentor for programs on their own professional journey. With this, she endeavored to become a certified Coach with an emphasis on the Teaching Pyramid model—a framework she had been practicing and promoting in her preschool program for five years. Her passion has led her to her current position as Assistant Project Supervisor with the MCOE Early Childhood Education Department, where she hopes to continue her growth and love of learning, and instill that same devotion in other educators.

Recent Professional Development

Practice Based Coaching (WestEd, Teaching Pyramid)

CA CSEFEL Teaching Pyramid Modules and Leadership Team since 2013. 

 BETTY RAPPAPORT

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Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Degree in Art M.A Degree in Early Childhood Education Multiple Subjects Credential, C.L.A.D Reliable ECERS Assessor PREK CLASS Observer

BETTY RAPPAPORT

Betty Rappaport has been an Early Childhood Professional for over forty years. She has held a variety of jobs including Director, Teacher of Preschool, Kindergarten and Community College, research assistant, trainer, coach, and reliable assessor.

Betty has coached teachers and directors from diverse backgrounds and programs in Contra Costa County, San Francisco, Marin, and throughout California, and is also a Certified CLASS Assessor and ECERS Observer.

She is forever grateful to her first ECE teachers at UC San Diego Early Childhood Center who provided a high quality program based in the science of child development as well as models of teachers who demonstrated how to combine knowledge and theory as well as joy in their work. She hopes to bring these same outcomes to those she works with and to learn alongside them.

Betty is passionate about children's right to learn through active exploration of the physical and social world supported by caring and informed teachers. She is also passionate about connecting teachers and children to the natural world and feeling at ease in the wonder to be found there.

 Recent Professional Development:

Coach Seminar with Julie Olsen Edwards on Anti-Bias in Early Care and Education

CA CSEFEL Teaching Pyramid Modules and Leadership Team since 2013. 

Anti-Bias in ECE Modules and Leadership Team