Shanam – Director
Shanam serves as an elected council member of the Early Education Planning Council. She is also on the Advisory Council for Leadership Mountain View, a civic leadership program, and was selected to serve on the City of Sunnyvale’s Childcare Staff Advisory Committee. Shanam was named Sunnyvale’s “Outstanding Businessperson of the Year” in 2013. When not in the classroom, she enjoys hiking, listening to podcasts, and cooking.
He is known amongst staff and the children for his easygoing, playful manner. Sahil is an ardent sports fan and dedicated supporter of the San Francisco 49ers.
On the weekends, she has her nose in a book or is at musical festivals with her husband.
Aside from education accolades, Chris is a professional dancer and recognized gourmet cook and pastry artist; he shares these passions with the children, along with exposing them to Spanish. Chris also enjoys free verse writing and is well trained in martial arts.
Outside school, Simanti can be found spending time with her two daughters, cooking, and making her own jewelry.
Sarah’s other extra talent is the musical ability to play the flute, which she lovingly shares with both her own son and her students. Sarah loves to exercise (dance, Zumba, Jazzercise, Crossfit, bike, skate) and being out in nature.
Outside Windsor, Papiya adores Indian classical music and spending time with her son, who is her inspiration for becoming a teacher.
Full of school spirit, Phuong is our resident cheerleader, as she both composes and teaches the children Windsor chants and cheers, complete with tiny pom-poms! She shares a vibrant teaching style and models the positive interactions our school takes such pride in. A bookworm, Phuong collects books for her personal library.
When not at Windsor, Vicky spends her time playing sports! She swims, runs, and plays soccer, badminton and football.
Fluent in Spanish language, she can often be found in the classroom singing songs in Spanish, several she herself grew up singing as a child. She believes exposing children to different languages is important because children develop a respect for different people and cultures.
A Bay Area native, Evelia is very close to her family and has a deep love for homemade Mexican food–she’s currently learning to cook delicious traditional Mexican foods from her mother.
He received the Teacher of the Year award at his previous school. He earned this honor after designing and implementing an art program for underserved communities and special needs students. Through these efforts he also encouraged his students to enter art competitions and display their work in public spaces. And he was able to do all of that in an environment with limited school resources.
Jamie incorporates STEM concepts into all of his art lesson planning and previously worked at an early childhood center for technology serving kindergarten through 2nd grade students. There he also developed and led an art club for advanced students seeking out extra challenges while practicing their craft.
Jaime is also a practicing and professional artist with a primary focus on the medium of painting. He’s a passionate father to his son. Jaime grew up in the South and is a fine southern gentleman!
She has 23 years experience teaching infants to school-aged children and after-school programs and has taught in Head Start, Montessori and play-based centers. She has a hands-on approach working with toddlers and enjoys seeing them develop their unique personalities. She also has a specialty in creating multicultural and diversity experiences with children and their families.
Rebecca is a passionate storyteller and involves children in her stories, as much as possible. She brings knowledge, experience and an unbridled enthusiasm to the field of education in order to further children’s developmental milestones and mentor newer teachers.
When not with students, she enjoys spending time with her daughter and creating new recipes for slime and play-doh. She’s also an avid reader and bakes delicious treats!
Gaz is a creative force at Windsor. He teaches mindfulness, meditation and conscious communication through music, yoga, puppeteering and art. He has made a habit of inspiring and mentoring young artists. He has done this both in the classroom and at creative dramatics camps. In that capacity, he has held workshops for the campers to learn set design and construction as well as backstage assistance.
Gaz is furthering his education in Early Childhood Development and Digital Arts and Animation. He also holds a diploma in Art/Design/Media earned in the United Kingdom.
Outside of work, you’ll find Gaz practicing the piano and keeping up with the classic artform of puppetry.
Outside school, Ai can be found playing pretend with her three young children or trying a new ethnic restaurant with her husband. She has a black belt in Taekwondo and blue belt in Shodokan Karate. She is known for her calm, patient demeanor.
Outside school, Gurjit volunteers for Project Cornerstone, which aims to promote caring school climates and build social and emotional skills that lay the foundation for life success in children. She has two children of her own, a high schooler and middle schooler.
She has served as Director of Preschool Gymnastics managing and training 100 coaches, and has herself coached children as young as 18 months, with particular sensitivity for children with special needs. Liliana is passionate about art, sports, and music.
Aneela is a Master Teacher with her Early Childhood Education teaching credentials, as well as Education Supervision and Administration coursework, from UC Santa Cruz. She has many years of experience working at several play-based preschools in the Bay Area. She has led toddler, preschool, and pre-kindergarten classes. She can often be found telling felt board stories to children, inviting them to “feel” each story component!
Aneela has a unique global perspective; she was born in Pakistan and grew up in Bangkok, Thailand. She went to college in the United States and worked many years in Sydney, Australia. Along with an appreciation for diversity and multiculturalism, Aneela is fluent in Thai, Urdu, and Hindi–skills she brings to the classroom.
Outside of Windsor, Aneela enjoys reading mystery novels, going to the movie theater, and traveling. Most of all, she enjoys spending time with her two sons.
Tara grew up participating in choir and loves to sing, a passion she brings to the classroom! Outside Windsor, she can be found hiking and on day trips with her two children. She also enjoys meditation and running to recharge.
Nani – Grandma
With many children whose grandparents are often on the other side of the country or world, Nani is a special member of our school who we treasure and who graduates remember fondly for years after leaving Windsor.