Our community of families works both in and out of the classroom to make Slippery Fish a wonderful place to learn and grow. Every family participates in the classroom and holds a co-op job. Co-op jobs include the Board of Directors (we are parent run), Garden & Science Committee, Documentation Coordinators, Schedulers, Webmaster, and the Organization & Operations Team, as examples.
Marni Tuel Our Goldfish teacher and Koi co-teacher, has a bachelor's degree in Psychology and a master's degree in Art Therapy. She previously worked in child therapy settings and art education settings in early childhood programs. She has a child-centered approach with a focus on play‑based and emergent curriculum. She has a son in elementary school who participated in Slippery Fish when he was younger. To this day, some of her family's strongest friendships are from their experience at Slippery Fish.
Jinan Mahmoud Our Flying Fish co-teacher, received her master’s degree in Education from San Francisco State University with an emphasis on multicultural education. She has worked in many preschool settings in the Bay Area, loves to develop curriculum, and enjoys spending time with her extended family, husband and son who attends Slippery Fish.
Shenna Rodeo Our Minnows teacher and Koi co-teacher, received her master’s degree in Early Childhood Education at San Francisco State University with a focus on development of infants and toddlers. Her favorite thing about children is gaining new perspectives about life as they display curiosity and creativity in their work, play and interactions with those around them.
Sarah Blake Our Float teacher, received her bachelor's degree in Child Development from Mills College with an emphasis in early childhood education. Before coming to Slippery Fish, she worked extensively with families as a private childcare provider (and even met her husband through the families she worked with). She is passionate about working with the community and finds huge inspiration in the Reggio-Emilia approach. She loves emergent curriculum, supporting developmentally appropriate play, and making learning visible.