I’m Michaela Murray; I started as a full time teacher in the twos and threes room at Old Adobe School and in September of 2017 became the director of the program. I’ve been working here since January of 2014 and I love every minute of it. I really love working at Old Adobe School for so many reasons, but the main one being that I agree so much with the philosophy of the school. I believe that a preschool curriculum should be built primarily around the interests of the children in the class. A teacher’s job in the classroom is to gently guide and scaffold children as opposed to directing and dictating their actions. I love to watch all the children here explore and discover what they find interesting in their own way. I got my first babysitting job at twelve years old, and since then I have never looked back. Most jobs that I’ve had in my life have been child related. Before I joined Old Adobe School I worked part time at Tree House Hollow, a small preschool in Sebastopol, and as a part time nanny. I have lived in Sonoma County most of my life and I love it here. In my spare time I enjoy going to see live music, cheering on the Giants and the Warriors, and spending as much time with my friends and family as I can.