Our classroom teacher, Sandra (Sam) Earle, began teaching for Irvington Preschool in 2001. She strongly believes in Irvington’s philosophy of providing a play-based curriculum, which enables students to learn socialization skills, conflict resolution, and obtain a love of learning. Sam has a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Lewis and Clark College and a Masters of Human Resources specializing in Early Childhood Education from Pacific Oaks College. Sam taught third, fourth, and sixth grade before becoming a preschool teacher. She has two boys in their twenties, both of whom attended Irvington Preschool. She is an animal lover and has a dog and two cats, as well as the classroom guinea pigs.