As an early childhood educator, Anette is committed to providing a place where preschoolers can explore, discover and learn through play. One of her goals is to provide children with the widest variety of experiences possible, as she sees the preschool years as a time for children to discover who they are, learn about the world outside their own family, and become excited about school and learning.

Anette is a credentialed teacher, with 25+ years of experience in elementary and middle school prior to her 15+ year preschool experience. She has completed a master’s degree in Cognitive Development in Educational Psychology at UC-Berkeley and is continuously interested and involved in the study and theories of childhood development. As the mother of four, Anette looks for ways to put those theories into practice every day.

In the classroom, Anette’s priorities are to nurture curiosity and build strong socialization among children as well as between children and adults. She keeps the focus on play using self-guided discovery and open-ended activities in a mixed-age environment to help build confidence and create a strong foundation for a child’s success.

“Anette respects each child and family as individuals who come to school with their own set of knowledge and strengths. She understands how to draw from these strengths so that children feel welcomed, respected, and successful.”
Amy Bazley, Tillamook Parent
“Anette gets right in there with the kids – the dirt, paint and any other creative activity – and seems to enjoy it just as much as the kids do. She’s always up for a good bug hunt.”
Cindy Fontenot, Tillamook Parent
 “Anette has an open mind and a warm heart. She clearly shows love and support for each and every child at school. I think we all feel there is something special happening at Tillamook.”
Anne Schneider, Tillamook Parent