Sam Earle and Kady Monroe
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 2 classroom guinea pigs.
Our lunch bunch teacher, Kady Monroe is a lifelong artist, mover, and musician who has been working with children for over 15 years. She loves instilling a sense of community in the classroom by offering shared age appropriate experiences—songs, games, dances, and group challenges. Her most beloved part of teaching is fostering unique relationships with each and every child. She respects and cherishes each one, and has a curiosity to know how each child views and feels this world. Like Teacher Sam, Kady truly experiences great joy and pleasure while working with children, and this is felt. She is a loving, open, and supportive presence to children and parents alike, and is so thankful to Irvington Preschool for inviting her into the community. Kady is also a yoga teacher at Love Hive Yoga, and periodically offers Tween and Kids yoga classes and workshops there. She loves seeing parents in her Yin and Restorative classes!