Meet Our Team

Margaret Gamache

(she/her)

Team Teacher

Margaret has been working with children for over twenty years. She has been a nanny, preschool teacher, pre-kindergarten teacher, and camp counselor during that time. Art is her passion and has been an area of focus throughout her studies, accompanied by education. She has just begun the Masters in Teaching program at Antioch University. Margaret enjoys teaching because she gets to guide children through big ah-ha moments as they explore our crazy world. Combining her love of art and education is how she gets to bring her creative whimsy and love of adventure to each day. 

Margaret is our newest teacher at Sweet Honeybee this year.

Caitlin Hoy

(she/her)

Team Teacher

Caitlin is student at North Seattle College. She is obtaining her bachelors of applied science in early childhood education. She is a nanny and has been with her family for the past three years. Caitlin is also a proud auntie and it is her niece and nephew who have inspired her to dedicate her career to early childhood education.

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

Katrina Alexander-Stern

(she/her)

Team Teacher, Founder, Admin

Katrina has a joy and passion for early childhood learning. She has taught preschool, kindergarten, first grade, and Tinkergarten. Since having her twins, now 5 years old, she has been a stay-at-home parent. During that time she was trained as a postpartum doula at Bastyr and has been the Year One facilitator for the Seattle Families of Multiples early parent support program.

 

Until high school she attended the Seattle Waldorf School and in 2012 obtained her Masters in Teaching Elementary Education and English Language Learning from the Evergreen State College. Now she is thrilled to share the heart and soul of her experience with other families as the founder and team teacher at Sweet Honeybee Preschool.

Meet Our Specialists

Kechelle Jackson

(she/her)

Dance/Movement Teacher

Kechelle Jackson was born in Seattle, Washington. She has an early childhood degree and taught preschool for about 5 years, taking on additional roles as mentor supervisor and enrichment teacher. After attending a Summer Dance Institute for Teachers, Kechelle became empowered to construct a unique program that specializes in providing quality experiences for young children by combining knowledge and expertise as Early Childhood Educator with BrainDance and Brain-Compatible Education. Emerald City Creative Arts (ECCA) was established in 2013 and now provides movement enrichment services in over 10 schools across the greater Seattle area.

 

Kechelle also teaches a variety of dance classes at the Creative Dance Center in North Seattle. She truly enjoys the work she does and we are so grateful to have her share the gift of movement with us at Sweet Honeybee Preschool.

 

Mike and Carol Stern

                (he/him)               (she/her)

Sharing Stories and Music

Singer • Songwriter • Story Teller • Inspirational Speaker • Song Leader • Laughter Leader

 

Michael Stern (Mr. Mike) is a composer, folksinger and inspirational speaker who provides creative leadership for professional conferences, retreats, worship services and children’s programs.

 

Mr. Mike, is also Katrina's (our founder) dad and has enjoyed visiting Sweet Honeybee to share his songs, stories, and laughter with us.

Carol Magallanes and Julie Graber

  (she/her)                              (she/her)

Green Garage Art Studio Teachers

Beginning in 2018, Green Garage Art Studio has been busy teaching after school art classes to kids at BF Day Elementary. We’ve created classes geared to ages K-2nd grades and 3rd- 5th grades. This past year we also had the joy of working with a neighborhood preschool, Sweet Honeybee.

As working artists, we know that art is not always easy- new techniques, challenges of the mind as well as the skill can cause an artist to doubt oneself. But as teachers, we try to find ways to present the work and ideas so that the children leave the studio feeling successful. We adhere to the philosophy of “there are no mistakes”.

 

Julie Graber is a mother of three and professional photographer. Her favorite animal is a giraffe.

Carol Magallanes is a mother of two and professional pub trivia host. Her favorite animal is a blue whale.

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