Preschool Staff

IMG_5531Susie Koeper : Preschool Director

I was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I  attended the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. I then moved to Moraga, California and have  lived here for 36 years.  I raised three wonderful children who all attended the Moraga schools. I completed my Early Childhood Education at Diablo Valley College as well as my administrative classes.  I have taught preschool for 29 years. I am blessed with four beautiful grandchildren.  My passion is teaching preschool age children. My hobbies are reading, biking and swimming.

Joanna Albano: Preschool Teacher

I was born and grew up in the Philippines. I have a doctorate degree in dental medicine and worked   as a dentist for 4 years before moving to California in 2001. After moving to California, starting a family and taking care of my children became a priority. Having my own children made me love working IMG_5528with/for children and their families. I worked for the Moraga School District as a teacher assistant for Rheem elementary and also worked part time as a childcare staff at the Bar method. I am also a  volunteer kindergartner faith formation teacher at St. Monica’s. I am blessed to have received my certification as a Preschool Teacher in the Spring of 2016. As a teacher, I am here to help your children learn, support their own interests and uniqueness, and help their physical, socio-emotional, and cognitive development through a fun, loving , and safe environment.