Meet the Preschool Team


Waverly’s preschool teach­ers have substan­tial knowl­edge of child devel­op­ment, years of expe­ri­ence working with young chil­dren, and a strong commit­ment to the philos­o­phy of the preschool program.

Faculty Rodarte Connie

Connie Rodarte

Connie is the preschool direc­tor. Connie has a B.A. in Spanish and human devel­op­ment from the Univer­sity of Cali­for­nia, Davis. She previ­ously worked at The Little Preschool as a preschool teacher and summer program direc­tor. Connie says, Every day is a new learn­ing oppor­tu­nity when working with chil­dren. Their daily discov­er­ies serve as a reminder of the impor­tance of creat­ing an envi­ron­ment that supports their devel­op­men­tal needs.” (Email)

Faculty Birito Stephanie

Stephanie Brito

Stephanie is the preschool asso­ciate teacher. Stephanie grad­u­ated with a Bachelor’s in child devel­op­ment from Humboldt Univer­sity. Most recently, she worked at Altadena Chil­dren’s Center with the toddler group. (Email)

PS Faculty Marina Dahlen 2023

Marina Dahlen

Marina is a preschool lead teacher. She has an A.A. degree from the College of the Redwoods with an empha­sis in early child­hood educa­tion. Marina is one of the found­ing teach­ers of The Waverly School and has worked with young chil­dren for more than 30 years. Marina says, I am inspired by how the students are willing to teach as much as they are willing to learn.” Marina’s son Emmett 08 grad­u­ated from Waverly. (Email)

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Alexia Ramirez

Alexia is a preschool lead teacher. (Email)