Julie started at Brush Creek in 1978, right out of high school.
She knew she always wanted to be a teacher or work with young children in some capacity.
She was a product of local public schools. She has a degree in Early Childhood Education and continues her knowledge and connection to the ECE community by taking classes/workshops, serving on a Board at the JC and is an active member of the Mentor teacher and Director selection committee.
Julie is married to Kel (who she has known since 1st grade) but married later in life. They like to travel, spend time with their family, their kitties and chickens.
Brush Creek is an amazing community of people, striving to provide excellent care and curriculum for the kids we are privileged to work with. It’s my life’s work, but also my absolute pleasure.
Nancy started at Brush Creek (as a teacher’s aide) in 1981. The next year was her first teaching year.
She volunteered at BC as a teenager and the Director at the time proved to be a strong mentor to Nancy and made a big impression on her. She encouraged Nancy to go to the JC and take an ECE class. That was the beginning.
Nancy holds an ECE certificate thru SRJC. She continues to attend conferences and workshops.
Nancy enjoys hiking, spending times with family and friends and exploring our beautiful county and surrounding areas.
Heather started at Brush Creek in June 1986.
Heather always wanted to be a teacher. She came to the school in the role of a teacher’s aide and quickly realized the field of ECE was her calling. Preschoolers in particular inspire Heather.
Heather finished her AA degree in ECE at SRJC. She had some experience in a daycare setting before her BC days, but really honed her skills here.
Heather enjoys reading and scrapbooking. In the summer she can be found spending lazy days on Lake Shasta with her family on their houseboat. Her husband and two boys fill her days with joy.
She loves children AND organizing! As her kids are getting older, BCNS has given Karin the opportunity to work close to home with bright young kids who remind her of her own preschool days.
Karin has a BA in English from UCSB. She’s had twenty years of working in administrative offices with a high level of customer service.
Karin enjoys spending time with her husband, their two kids, Ceili and Conor, and two dogs. They enjoy hiking, traveling to new (and favorite) destinations, reading and watching movies together.