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Ashley Trostel-Sauceda (Owner/Head Montessori Teacher)


Ashley holds a bachelors degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern Maine. She continued her education at San Francisco State University, earning a Human Resource certificate. Ashley has been working with children for 10+ years and has earned her Early Education Montessori credentials. As a child, she was able to begin her education at a Montessori school from age two to six. Ashley embraces the importance of the Montessori curriculum as well as spending time in nature. She believes in the importance of developing the "whole' student. Her passion for the Montessori method, developed by Maria Montessori, as well as her love for the outdoors provides a perfect balance of both work and play. In her free time, she enjoys spending time in the Sunset with her husband Joseph and her two boys. 

Malaika Asghar (Assistant Teacher)


Malaika is the oldest of 5 children. She came from Pakistan at the age of 2 and has been in America ever since. As the oldest of 5 she has always been the extra helping hand when it came to raising her siblings. Because of her many years of experience in caring for children she makes the perfect addition to the Eucalyptus team. Malaika has worked at other preschools in the bay area but has found her home here at Eucalyptus. She loves the atmosphere of an in-home preschool as it is a softer transition for children. She is currently in college taking online and night classes. Her goal is to obtain a bachelors in child development. 



Sunny Madokoro (Assistant Teacher)


Sunny is a bright and cheerful spirit from Los Angeles, California. She is currently enrolled at San Francisco State University pursuing a degree in Elementary Education. She has dreamed of being a teacher since she became a Tia to her four nieces and nephews and loves to watch them grow and learn new things everyday. Sunny is enthusiastic, bubbly and loves to put a smile on everyone's face. She lives up to her name in every way!


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