Dear CKA Members,
Welcome to the California Kindergarten Association! As President of this incredible organization, I personally welcome you as a valued member of CKA!
CKA’s Mission Statement, “to foster children’s early learning and development by promoting best practices and professionalism in teaching and advocating for high quality, developmentally appropriate early childhood education”….is our beacon. It keeps us focused on what we can do as educators, administrators, and teachers to contribute to what we know is best for young children in their early learning and development.
As President of CKA, my goals include continuing the amazing work we do as an organization by serving educators and young children. We have a board of highly talented and experienced educators and together we DO and WILL make a difference in providing high-quality educational experiences to ALL of our youngest learners!
Welcome to CKA!
Michelle was elected President of CKA in March 2019 after serving on the Board of Directors for four years. Michelle is a professor and coordinator in the Multiple Subject Credentialing program for Teachers College of San Joaquin in Stockton, California. She has taught for 22 years in grades Pre-K-8 and 13 of those teaching precious kindergarteners and Transitional Kindergarteners! Michelle believes the foundation of all good practices is to build relationships. She is an extraordinary leader, passing on her knowledge about good teaching practices and development of curriculum and collaboration, both in the workplace and with CKA. Michelle has been a mentor teacher to numerous student teachers, and she has led professional development, grade level chair and has served on curriculum council for Oakdale Joint Unified School District, TCSJ (Teachers College of San Joaquin), California Kindergarten Association and KinderStar in Vietnam.