Leadership and Staff
Christa began a second career at BlueSkies in 2010, following five years in the publishing world. She has been a volunteer, a Teacher and Head Teacher in the Infant Toddler program, and was the Assistant Program Director 2016-2021 before leaving for a year and returning as Interim Executive Director. She was hired for the permanent position in Fall 2022. Christa holds a B.A. from Scripps College. She is fascinated by the study of how children learn, how children develop a concept of self and, on the adult side, in building teaching teams and strengthening and supporting staff.
Program Director, HedCo Infant Toddler Center
Ameena holds an M.A. in Educational Administration from the University of Jos in Nigeria and has been at BlueSkies since 1989. She is the go-to expert for infants and toddlers as well as inclusion for children with special needs, was the Infant Toddler Program Director for more than 20 years, and has been the overall Program Director at BlueSkies since 2016, ensuring high standards of program quality through teacher coaching and support. Ameena trained in the R.I.E. philosophy with its founder, Magda Gerber and has completed four years of training at Children’s Hospital Oakland in Early Childhood Mental Health and Reflective Supervision, as well as having taught early childhood education courses with the N.A.C. through Cal State Hayward.
Program Director, Ellen Sherwood Nursery School
Selam has a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development with a concentration in Early Childhood Education and Development from Pacific Oaks College. She was a Co-Lead Teacher in our pop-up Kindergarten class, started in 2020 during the public school closures because of COVID-19. She was hired as Program Director in the Nursery School in early 2021, had a baby, and has been back since December of 2021. She has two prior years’ preschool experience and three years of elementary school experience working to develop educational programs for children age 6-10.
Teacher, Baby House
Michelle started at BlueSkies in early 2023, with more than 20 years of experience with all preschool ages.
Head Teacher, Baby House
Amy joined BlueSkies in August 2023. She has a BA degree in Business Management from Suffolk University. She is continuing her education to get her ECE units. She is an experienced teacher with over 7 years in the ECE field.
Master Teacher, Baby House
Maria started at BlueSkies in 2003, left to take care of her children in 2005, and returned in 2008. She has 23 Early Childhood Education units and over 14 years’ experience working with child
Teacher, Baby House
Sandra has been at BlueSkies for over 17 years. She has 12 Early Childhood Education units and two children of her own.
Head Teacher, Wobbly Walkers
Michelle has been at BlueSkies since 2014. She has 20+ years of experience working with children. She earned her Master’s Degree in Developmental Psychology from SF State University.
Teacher, Wobbly Walkers
Kea started in the Wobbly Walkers in 1988. She moved to Southern California in 1991 then returned to us in 1993 and has been here ever since. She has 18 ECE units.
Keila Hurtado Magana
Teacher, Wobbly Walkers
Keila joined BlueSkies in 2020. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a B.A. in Child Development and has worked with young children since 2017.
Teacher Aide, Wobbly Walkers
Kiara started at BlueSkies in 2022. She is currently enrolled in ECE courses.
Teacher Aide, HedCo Infant Toddler Center
Sarah started at BlueSkies in 2020. She has a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Saint Mary’s College, and is working on a Master’s degree in Education.
Head Teacher, Todds
Sandy started working with Blueskies in 2012. She has Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and over 42 units in Early Childhood Education. She is serving as Head Teacher for the Todds for last 10 years.
Aniyah has 22 ECE units and continuing her education to get her BA Im the ECE field. She has over 6 years experiencing working with young children. Aniyah joined BlueSkies in August 2023.
Mu started at BlueSkies in September of 2019 as an Assistant Teacher. She has worked as a substitute in many classrooms and has been in the Todds exclusively this last year. She has an AA degree in Child Development.
Eboni started at BlueSkies in September 2022. She has an AA in Child Development from Merritt College and has more than ten years of experience working with young children. At BlueSkies she has worked in Wobbly Walkers, Todds, and Playroom.
Head Teacher, Playroom
Steven is an experienced preschool educator with over 25 years of experience in the field. He recently joined BlueSkies in 2023, bringing with him a wealth of knowledge and expertise. Steven holds 48 ECE units.
She worked at BlueSkies from 2004 to 2007 as Office Manager before moving into the corporate world as a paralegal. Now she is returning to us to pursue a career in early childhood education.
Miriam “Mimi” Segalini
Master Teacher, Playroom
Mimi has been at BlueSkies since 1986! She has worked in many classrooms at the school over the years, and has been in the Playroom since 2010.
Teacher Aide, Playroom
Kaya joined BlueSkies in August 2023. She is an artist and has experience working with kids at art school and summer camps. She is working to complete ECE units.
Nicole joined BlueSkies in 2022. She has a B.A. in Collaborative Health and Human Services from California State University, Monterey Bay.
Head Teacher, Homeroom
Brittany has a Master’s degree in Education with the Early Childhood Education option from California State University, East Bay. She has been at BlueSkies since March of 2021.
Master Teacher, Homeroom
Benjamin has been working at BlueSkies since he was a teenager! He has worked in most of the classrooms at the school.
Head Teacher, Schoolroom
Rosalia holds a B.A. in Early Childhood Education from San Francisco State University, became a teacher in the Wobbly Walkers in 2012, and the Head Teacher in 2014. She worked in the Wobblies until 2019, at which time she shifted to be Head Teacher of our Schoolroom classroom.
Substitute Teacher, Ellen Sherwood Nursery School
Dyana started at BlueSkies in 2019. She is currently enrolled in ECE courses. Her son, Alessio, is in the Wobbly Walkers.
Substitute Teacher, Hedco and Nursery School
Keneesha joined BlueSkies in September 2023. She holds an A.A. in early childhood studies with over 15 years of experience as a teacher.