Family: My husband and I have been married for 6 years. We have two children, a five year old daughter and two year old son. We love family time, whether its an art project or hitting golf balls!
Experience/Background: I have an undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education from The University of Texas at San Antonio and a Master's Degree in Business Administration. I spent 8 years teaching preschool age children and after that worked in the Sales and Marketing field. My true passion is child development and seeing how that is fostered in a classroom setting!
Favorite thing about your position at Preschool: I love that Palm Valley starts children off with a strong foundation, not just academically, but through the strong relationships our families build with one another and with a love for Jesus.
Favorite thing to do in the Austin/Round Rock area: I love experiencing the culture in this area! My family and I love to check out all of the local festivals and fairs.
Position: Music Teacher
Family: I am married and have three children ages 20, 18, and 17.
Experience/Background: I was born and raised in Malaysia. I speak 5 languages: English, Chinese, Malay, Cantonese, and Taiwanese. I teach Sunday School for toddlers-Kindergarten at my church. I lead worship for children ages 2-12. I am also a worship teacher at my church. I was the principal of Austin Chinese School from 2012-2014 and have been on the Board of Directors since 2014.
Favorite thing about the position: I love to teach singing, dancing and worship with little children. Most importantly I love to teach them how to pray and talk to God.
Favorite thing to do in the Austin/Round Rock area: I love to watch movies with my family at Alamo Drafthouse and Flix Brewhouse.
Position: Two-Year-Old Teacher
Family: I married my high school sweetheart 11 years ago. We have 1 son.
Experience/Background: I was a substitute at Palm Valley while my son attended in 2018 and then was able to take a full-time position as a 2's teacher. I absolutely love teaching!
Favorite thing about the position: I love that Palm Valley is a play-based school. My class and I explore new things every day and the STEM room is so much fun.
Favorite thing to do in the Austin/Round Rock area: My family and I love to spend time outdoors. We love that Round Rock has lots of parks and recreational areas to enjoy. We spend a lot of time at our family ranch in west Texas and fishing on the Texas coast.
Position: Three-Year-Old Teacher
Family: After subbing at Palm Valley for 2 ½ years, I became a teacher in January 2019. My husband and I have been married since 2004 and we have 3 amazing daughters. I love teaching the children about God’s unconditional love for each of them.
Favorite thing about the position: My favorite thing to do with the children is exploring new things and have fun.
Favorite thing to do in the Austin/Round Rock area: My family and I love to explore new places in Austin. We love trying new restaurants, spending time outdoors together, and attending fun activities and festivals around town.
Kinder Readiness Teacher
Position Kinder Readiness Teacher
Family: I have 3 busy kids and 2 crazy dogs.
Experience/Background: I loved teaching first, second and third grades, but my passion is birth - 5 years old. Being an early interventionist for children with special needs was my favorite job.
Favorite thing about the position: The cooperative aspect of Palm Valley is incredible. I love having parents as partners working in the classroom with us.
Favorite thing to do in the Austin/Round Rock area: My favorite thing to do in Austin and Round Rock is volunteer with my family. I love the opportunities we have in this community to give back and make a difference.
Position: Three-Year-Old Teacher
Family: I am married with three children.
Experience/Background: I have a degree in Psychology with a minor in art. I’ve been teaching at Palm Valley since 2016.
Favorite thing about the position: I love to see the changes as children grow and learn.
Favorite thing to do in the Austin/Round Rock area: I love Christmastime in Round Rock with the lights and the family nights.
Kinder Readiness Aide
Position: Kinder Readiness Aide
Family: I’ve been married for 37 years. I have one married son, two grandsons, and one daughter.
Experience/Background: I’ve worked at Palm Valley preschool for 12 years.
Favorite thing about the position: I love working with the children.
Favorite thing to do in the Austin/Round Rock area: I love being outdoors, walking, biking, and swimming.
Position: 18-Month teacher
Family: My husband, Chris, and I have been married since 2003. We have two daughters.
Experience/Background: I subbed for two years before I started at Palm Valley in 2015.
Favorite thing about the position: I love getting to spend time with the kids and watch them grow and learn.
Favorite thing to do in the Austin/Round Rock area: We love to go camping as a family and attend all the great festivals in the area.