Allyson Madrid

Brush Creek Nursery School Program Director

Ally has been Interim Program Director since October 2022 and as of February 2023 she accepted the position permanently.

Ally holds an Associates degree in Child Development, including Site Supervisor & Program Director studies. She has nearly a decade of experience as a preschool teacher (including 7 years at Brush Creek Nursery School) and, most recently, worked as an Early Intervention Specialist with a local non-profit agency.

She has two sons who are Brush Creek alumni! They keep her busy and actively involved in the local schools and extra curricular activities. Ally and her family enjoy spending time together, beach days and camping.

Ally is thrilled to be back at Brush Creek, it is a place near and dear to her heart. She looks forward to continuing to cultivate the special community based program Brush Creek is known and treasured for.

Nancy Libby


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 Miller


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.

Janice Carpenter


Janice started to work at Brush Creek in 2002.

She loves kids and didn’t fully realize it until she had her own three. That prompted her to go get her teaching credential.

Janice has a BFA from Syracuse University in Advertising. She has a multiple subject teaching credential with emphasis in ECE from San Francisco State. She also holds a teaching permit and site supervisor permit thru SRJC.

Janice enjoys sports, art, exercise and reading. She is married with three adult children.

Vicki Briggs


Vicki started at Brush Creek in 1982.

She has always loved working with children. It’s been the best part of her life. Looking at their smiling faces and bright eyes remind Vicki what a wonderful world it is and what potential they have. They truly are the future.

Vicki completed the ECE program at SRJC and has a certificate in Child development. She continues to learn by attending conferences and lectures to broaden her knowledge of her chosen field.

Vicki has a wonderful family that is growing with the addition of several grandkids. The family loves to camp, hike, keep family traditions going strong. Vicki feels so lucky to have her extended family close by so she can enjoy them.