Meet the ECSE Team!



Hello!  My name is Melanie and I am in my fourth semester of the Early Childhood Special Education Masters & Credential program.  I am currently working as a Special Education Preschool teacher in an inclusive setting that has two classes of 24 children.  I’ve been a preschool teacher since 1999 and have worked with infants & toddlers, preschool & parent education programs.  One of my favorite parts of the preschool day is circle time.  I love to share my favorite books and songs with students.  One of my strengths in my work is creating an environment that is warm and interesting for students and invites them to explore and wonder.  Building and nurturing relationships is very important to me and I love to laugh and spend time with children.  I am SO excited to meet the teachers and students in Vrygrond and I am honored to be a part of this program!


Greetings! My name is Karina and this is my last semester in the Masters and Credential Program in Early Childhood Special Education. I am currently working as a special education teacher in an inclusive preschool, serving children from birth to age six. Most of my experience has been with children and families in low income communities and forming partnerships with parents and caregivers is something that brings me great joy. I look forward to collaborating and learning from the teachers and children in Vrygrond this summer!


Hello! My name is Adriana Lopez and I am working on my Master’s and Teaching Credential in Early Childhood Special Education. Currently I am working as a Para Educator in an Elementary school providing one-to-one support to children in Math and English, as well as, providing behavior intervention support. Previously, I worked in a preschool classroom with low-income dual language learners on language and literacy. I am extremely excited to build strong and positive relationships with teachers, children and the rest of our team! Can’t wait for this amazing experience!

20170213_203854Hello, my name is Krystal. I am a graduate student working towards my Master’s and Credential within the Early Childhood Special Education program at San Francisco State University. I am currently working as an Infant/ Toddler teacher at a center that focuses on helping to care for young children who have been exposed to substance abuse prenatally. My role at the center is to provide support to all of the students and teachers within our center.  I enjoy interacting and engaging children in different activities and finding new ways to use the materials in the classroom for play. I am excited to build meaningful and strong relationships with all of the children and teachers within the creches.


Hello, my name is Bridget. I am working on my Masters in Early Childhood Special Education. I have traveled with SFSU twice as an undergrad CAD student, and this will be my first year a part of the ECSE team! I have been in the classroom for six years as a head teacher, and love collaborating with my fellow teachers. I am looking forward to partnering with a CAD student and covering more developmental areas within the creches.


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