Tami Trostel (Owner / Head Montessori Teacher)
Tami holds a Montessori Early Childhood Education Credential (2 - 6 years), a Bachelor of Arts as well as an Master’s of Arts from Saint Mary’s College of California in Educational Leadership. Tami has spent over 20 years as a Montessori Preschool teacher/director. Tami's Masters thesis was written on the importance of children spending time in the outdoors. 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. When not working at Eucalyptus Montessori Tami enjoys spending time with her husband and three daughters. She enjoys traveling, exploring the outdoors, surfing, snowboarding, and training Jiu jitsu.
Ashley Trostel-Sauceda (Assistant 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 six plus years and is currently earning her Early Education Montessori credentials. As a child, she was able to begin her education at a Montessori school from age two to five. Ashley embraces the importance of the Montessori curriculum and can't wait to earn her credentials. In her free time, she enjoys spending time in the Sunset with her husband Joseph and the new addition to her family, Benjamin.
Bonnie Colvin (Assistant Teacher)
Bonnie Colvin is a native San Franciscan who recently transitioned from the world of animal medicine to pursue a career working with children. In her free time, Bonnie can be found exploring and hiking throughout the Bay Area alongside her husband Michael and dog Roux. In the great indoors, Bonnie enjoys cuddling up with her cat Starbuck while reading or watching the next big Netflix series.