It has been my pleasure to be a part of the San Diego Cooperative Preschool community, first as a parent with my two sons, and then as Director of the preschool. Being Director at SDCP has been much more than a job, but rather a passion to provide a rich learning environment for young children and their parents, based on the most current knowledge of child development and an understanding of the role of the parent as the child’s first teacher. It is with great confidence in our school and its future that I let you know that this school year will be my last year as acting Director. I will continue teaching Child Development at San Diego City College, and provide support for the San Diego Cooperative Preschool as this amazing educational community transitions into the 2015-2016 school year. I know the preschool is in good hands with our highly educated and motivated staff, which is committed to providing a quality, play-based, parent involved program.