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Our Amazing Teachers

Who We Are

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Janelle Sawyer

Founder & Director

​Ms. Janelle's Fun Facts

  • I love to garden!

  • I'm a wife and a mom to two boys, ages 4 and 2.

  • My degree is in Individual and Family Development.

  • One of my favorite books (for grown-ups) is What the Robin Knows by Jon Young.

  • I hiked 300 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail in Washington and Oregon during the summer of 2016.

  • If you visit my house in spring, you might be served wild-foraged nettle pesto!

Ms. Juana

Lead Teacher

  • Ms. Juana Lopez has been in education for ten years. She holds a dual degree in Education and General Psychology from the University of Monterrey.

  • Ms. Juana speaks three languages: English, Spanish, and Mixtec, which she spoke growing up in Mexico. 

  • She loves learning about different cultures.

  • Ms. Juana's favorite food is pozole.

  • She enjoys going on walks with her children and spending time with her family.

  • She loves coffee!

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