Meet Our Team

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Katrina Alexander-Stern

(she/her)

Team Teacher, Founder, Admin

Katrina Stern (she/her) – Founder, School Administrator and Lead Teacher
Katrina has a joy and passion for early childhood learning. Growing up here in Seattle, she attended the Seattle Waldorf School from kindergarten through 8th grade. She then attended the Evergreen State College where she earned her Early Childhood Degree and her Masters in Teaching in Elementary Education and English Language Learning. Katrina taught in a Reggio Head Start Program as well as other preschool and day care settings, as well as Tinkergarten. She has worked in special education and autism programs and has taught kindergarten, 1st grade, and ELL in public school settings.

After the birth of her twins, Katrina decided to take a break from teaching. During that time, she was trained as a postpartum doula at Bastyr and served as the Year One facilitator for the Seattle Families of Multiples Early Parent Support Program. When her twins reached preschool age, her passion for early childhood learning was reignited, which inspired her to open Sweet Honeybee Preschool, where the twins attended for the first 2 years after opening.

 

Katrina has dedicated this next phase of her life and career path to working with families and children in early childhood as this is such a foundational time of life. She greatly values creating space for children and families to learn, and grow, and build community with one another.

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Caitlin Gorcester

(she/her)

Team Teacher

Caitlin graduated North Seattle College with her BAS in Early Childhood Education in 2021. She has also nannied for a number of families and is a proud auntie. It is her niece and nephew who have inspired her to dedicate her career to early childhood education.

This is Caitlin's fourth year at Sweet Honeybee Preschool and we are thrilled to have her with us.

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Jana Martinez

(she/her)

Team Teacher

Jana has been working with children for over 25 years. Her experiences with children include working as a gymnastics instructor, camp counselor/ trip leader, nanny, and teacher in both preschool and childcare center settings. She also has worked as a postpartum doula and during this time she sat on the Board of Directors for NAPS Doulas. Jana has a Bachelors of Science degree in Recreation Administration.

 

Her favorite part of early childhood is the immense growth that happens at this age and loves that she gets to be part of this amazing time in their lives. As a parent who had a child enrolled in a Waldorf preschool she is really looking forward to being a part of the Waldorf traditions again. In her spare time Jana enjoys spending time with her family, which consists of her husband, son and their dog.