Our Teachers

Our Teachers

Our program provides a safe, nurturing, loving, and caring environment by having a well-rounded, educated, CPR and First Aid trained staff. To assure safety and supervision we keep a low child/adult ratio of 5:1.

  • Interim-Director: Marlene Bullard
  • Teacher Aide: Emily Studer
  • Teacher Aide: Christina Moore

Interim-Director Marlene Bullard

My family moved to Sebastopol in 1965 where she grew up with two sisters and two brothers.  She married her husband Roy and moved to Rohnert Park in 1976.  They have three children and four grandchildren.  She began working with young children in 1978 as a licensed child care provider in her home.  She has a Child Development Certificate and California Child Development Teacher Permit.  She enjoys creating a fun, and age appropriate learning environment where children discover and grow as well as Literature based curriculum.

Teacher Aide Emily Studer

Emily is a Davis area native and moved to the city to pursue a career in graphic design.  After a successful career  and many years of living in the city she and her husband moved up to Novato to raiser their two boys.  While taking time off to raise her two boys Emily became a member of the NPNS community and both of her sons attended the school.  After the boys wen to elementary school and Emily contemplated a move back to the working world she decided to stay on at NPNS as an aide in the classroom.  In the two years Teacher Emily has been with the school she has been an integral part of pursing our Positive Discipline mandate and has now started to teach our toddler and caretaker program, Toddler Time.  She has infused a new excitement and life into the program.

Teacher Aide Christina Moore

Christina grew up in Sebastopol, CA as the youngest of four children. She graduated from UC Davis with a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and an emphasis in creative writing. After college she worked in book publishing in publicity and marketing where she met her husband, Greg. Christina and Greg settled in Novato where they are raising their two boys, which both attended the Novato Parents Nursery School. For the past two years, Christina has been training and working as a substitute Library Media Specialist with the Novato Unified School District. In addition to her position as a teacher’s aide at NPNS, she is also a Yard Duty Supervisor at Rancho Elementary School. One of Christina’s favorite things is spending time with children: reading stories, exploring the world, playing Cookie Monster with all the little NPNS cookies, and having the extraordinary opportunity to positively impact the lives of all the kids.