Staff

Teachers

Mrs. Michelle Reilly
Director and Teacher

In her 10th year at Crescenta-Cañada Cooperative Nursery School, Michelle Reilly teaches the MWF Darling Duckling class as well as the T/TH Busy Bear class.  In addition to her teaching duties, Michelle Reilly is the Director.  Mrs. Michelle has a BA in Education from San Diego State University.  Her Early Childhood Education units were received from UCLA.  Mrs. Michelle began her teaching career as a Parent Education Instructor at Glendale Community College.  She has taught classes from infants to entering kindergarten for over 14 years and finds that working with the parents alongside the children is so rewarding.

Mrs. Michelle’s first introduction to this wonderful school was as a parent in 2001. She joined the Crescenta-Cañada Cooperative Nursery School with her daughter Megan in the Darling Duckling Class.  Megan moved on to the Busy Bear Class and her younger daughter, Maddy joined the Darling Ducklings.  Mrs. Michelle was fortunate enough to be an active member of CCNS for 4 years holding several committee jobs as well as many Board Positions. Being a former coop parent and now a teacher helps her to understand the positive experiences families have when joining a cooperative preschool.

Michelle Reilly and her family live in La Cañada.  Mrs. Michelle and her husband, Mike, enjoy spending time with their busy daughters.  Megan will be entering college this fall and Maddy is in high school.

Parent consultation with Mrs Michelle can be arranged upon request at anytime during the school year. Regularly scheduled parent-teacher conferences are held in the Spring, for both classes.

Mrs CindyMrs. Cindy McCauley
Teacher

This will be her 2nd year at Crescenta-Cañada Cooperative Nursery School. Mrs. Cindy teaches the MWF Busy Bear class. She has her BA from Cal State Northridge in Psychology where she played soccer. During that time, she taught many soccer and summer camps, working as lead counselor for the 5 and 6 year old groups. Mrs. Cindy then went on to Cal Lutheran for her Master of Education degree and teaching credential. Mrs. Cindy taught K-6 in the Simi Valley Unified School District for the last 10 years. In addition to being a teacher at Crescenta-Cañada Nursery School, Mrs. Cindy is also a parent of Brady & Taylor who are students. Her son Brady was a Darling Duckling last year and is now going to be a Busy Bear this year. Her daughter Taylor will join us this year as a Darling Duckling. Being able to participate in her children’s education is a very rewarding part of teaching at CCNS. Cindy McCauley and her family live in La Crescenta. Mrs. Cindy, her husband Mark, and their 2 children Brady and Taylor enjoy spending time together.

NancyMrs. Nancy Doloszycki
Teaching Assistant, T/TH Busy Bears

Mrs. Nancy will begin her first year as a teaching assistant at Crescenta-Canada Cooperative Nursery School. She earned her BA in Communications from UC Santa Barbara and obtained her multiple subject teaching credential from National University. She taught kindergarten and first grade through the Glendale Unified School District before taking time off to raise her two children.  Both of her boys are CCNS graduates so Mrs. Nancy is very familiar with how this outstanding cooperative school runs. She primarily chose this nursery school for her children because of the nurturing environment and hands on parent involvement. As a parent at CCNS, she enjoyed participating on the board as well as holding several committee positions. Her years as a CCNS parent were very gratifying working side by side the teachers, parents and children. When her boys began elementary school, Mrs. Nancy quickly joined the school PTA and became very active there, especially enjoying volunteering as art docent, book fair chair and room parent. She and her husband, John, live in La Crescenta with their busy teenage boys, Jack and Evan.  They attend Crescenta Valley High School.

Kari RicheyMrs. Kari Richey
Substitute Teacher

Kari Richey is a mom of 3.  Two of her children are graduates of CCNS.  Mrs. Kari holds a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education with a focus on Early Childhood Education from Northern Arizona University and her Masters Degree from Point Loma Nazarene University.  Mrs. Kari was an elementary school teacher for 11 years.  She is passionate about fostering growth in our preschoolers.