Meet the Shannon Teachers
Janell was born and raised in the Los Gatos mountains. She completed her early childhood education at West Valley College. After finishing school she worked full time as a preschool teacher in Santa Cruz. In 1992 she got married and started a family. After joining a co-op with her son, she realized how much she enjoyed being part of the co-op experience. In 2003, when her daughter was ready to start preschool, Shannon was looking for a teacher, so they started school together. She is married and has two children
Rebecca Curran was raised in Los Altos and moved to the Santa Cruz mountains in 1996. She has a degree in Child Development from San Jose State University. She taught at a school in Los Gatos before taking some time off to be at home with her family. When her youngest was in preschool she decided it was the perfect time to return to the job she loves. She is married with 3 children.
Johanna was raised in the Almaden area of San Jose. She studied child development at De Anza College, which offers an NAEYC accredited program. Johanna originally joined our school in 2012 as a participating parent when she enrolled her son in the program. She went on to serve on the executive board and when a teaching position opened up, the transition was a natural one. She lives in San Jose with her husband and three sons.
Melanie Tursic was raised throughout the Bay Area and moved to the Yosemite mountains her sophmore year of high school. She attended Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, received her Associate degree and then returned to the Bay Area to attend San Jose State. Working as a full time nanny while finishing her degree led Melanie to National University where she completed her BA in Behaivoral Science. She has since worked as a preschool and kindergarten teacher for several years and then took time to be home with her children. Although Melanie is the newest teacher at Shannon, she experienced the school in 2011 with her oldest son and loved it. Her youngest will attend at the end of 2014. She is married, has two children and lives in the Cambrian area of San Jose.
16575 Shannon Road
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Shannon Nursery School | 16575 Shannon Road, Los Gatos, CA 95032 | (408) 358-3936
A non-profit, cooperative preschool providing quality early education to the children of Los Gatos, Campbell, San Jose, and Saratoga