Shining Stars Preschool has become a gem in our community. Not only do the children in our programs shine, but our teachers sparkle as well. If a school is only as good as its teachers, then Shining Stars is one of the best. We currently offer two programs, Red Stars and Blue Stars, for children ages three to five. Each program has two highly qualified teachers with college degrees, including bachelor's or master's degrees in early childhood or elementary education. We are also blessed to have an amazing teacher's aide to assist in both our classrooms.
Red Stars Class of 2019-2020
Blue Stars Monday/Wednesday Class of 2019-2020
Blue Stars Tuesday/Thursday Class of 2019-2020
For any questions, please contact Jenn at 708-989-0103 or email@example.com.
Tracy is originally from Fairfield County Connecticut. She received her BS in Early Childhood Education from Southern Connecticut State University and her MA in both school and Community Counseling from Fairfield University. Tracy maintains her teaching credentials in both Utah and Connecticut. Before teaching at Shining Stars Tracy worked for the Literacy Project teaching their reading intervention program at the South Summit School District as well as teaching kindergarten at the Park City Day School. Tracy has lived in Park City for seven years with her husband, Scott, and their three children. When not teaching, she loves hiking, reading and riding her bike.
Rachel grew up in Salt Lake City and graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Elementary Education. She taught Kindergarten at Rowland Hall in Salt Lake City before moving to Park City, where she taught 1st grade at the Weilenmann School of Discovery. She took a break from teaching while her kids were tiny, but always knew that she would find herself back in the classroom where she feels most at home and joyful! Rachel has lived in Park City for ten years with her husband, James, and their two energetic little boys. When not teaching, she loves exploring our beautiful mountain town and adventuring with her boys!
Ms. Nicole and Ms. Melissa
Ms. Nicole is originally from Orange County, CA, where she attended University of Southern California. She graduated with a BA in Art History. She then went on to Loyola Marymount University and received her Masters Degree in Elementary Education. Nicole student taught 3rd grade in Redondo Beach district, taught Kindergarten in Lennox school district and 2nd grade in Hermosa Beach district.
Before teaching at Shining Stars, Nicole was Administrator and Co-Administrator for 3 years. Nicole lives in Park City with her husband, Jim and their 3 children. All 3 of Nicole’s children have gone through Shining Stars program. When not teaching, she loves to travel, visit family in California, read, be active and spend time with family and friends.
Ms. Melissa is originally from Orange County, California, where she attended Chapman University. She graduated with a BA in Sociology and then went back to get her Multiple Subject (Grades K-6th) teaching credential with an emphasis in Reading. Melissa worked for the City of Orange organizing and implementing their elementary school's after-school programs. She also worked for Garden Grove School District and became a semi-permanent substitute teacher in a Kindergarten class. Before teaching at Shining Stars, Melissa was Administrator and Co-Administrator for 4 years. Melissa has lived in Park City for 9 years with her husband, Chris, and their three kids. When not teaching, she loves to spend time with her family, read or go for a great run or hike!