Our staff consists of caring, nurturing individuals who have a genuine interest and love of young children. The teaching staff is trained in Early Childhood Education with vast experience, participating in continuing programs of professional development including advanced college coursework, conferences, workshops, and other training. Our teachers exceed the requirements set forth by the State of California for preschool teachers. Regular bi-weekly staff meetings ensure that our school-wide goals for the children remain clear and viable. The staff is trained in pediatric First Aid and CPR and is required to maintain current certification.
Co-Directors / Lead Teachers
Andrea Jarolim (Greenhouse) discovered her love and passion for early childhood education when she began volunteering as a physical activity instructor (for children ages 3 to 8), at her community South Pasadena/San Marino YMCA, and as her son’s U8 soccer coach with AYSO (American Youth Soccer Organization). Having already earned a B.S. in Public Relations from Cal. Poly. Pomona, Andrea was inspired to obtain her Master Teacher Child Development Permit from Pasadena Community College in 2014 and joined Oneonta Cooperative that same year.
Andrea’s priority is to support students emotionally, encourage self-expression and model words to help set boundaries. She strives to inspire students to dance, sing, paint and create and finds enjoyment in teaching letters, numbers and Spanish through art and music. One day she hopes to play her guitar well enough to lead a sing-along.
Sarah Cansler (Greenhouse)
Coralee McPherson (Treehouse) first began working in the field of Child Development in 2008 as an aide at Grace Church in Glendora. In Glendora she also taught Sunday School and led a summer youth program at St. Dorothy’s Church. Working towards her B.A in Early Childhood Studies at Cal. Poly Pomona, Coralee joined Oneonta in the Spring of 2015. Coralee is also an active advocate for children with special needs inspired by her personal hero and niece Kennedy Michele, who was gifted with Down Syndrome. Family plays a huge part in Coralee’s life, as she loves being an aunt to her six nieces and nephews. When she isn’t involved with work, school or family Coralee enjoys reading, cooking, and exploring Southern California.
Andy Dengrove (Sunroom) received her B.A. in Human and Family Development (with an emphasis in Child Behaviors), and a minor in Human Psychology from Arizona State University in 2016. Her hands on early childhood development experience began in 2011 while working as a private nanny. She has also worked as a 1 on 1, in-home behavioral therapist and lead daycare teacher at Oneonta Congregational Church before joining the Oneonta Cooperative team in 2015. Andy is currently working towards her masters in Early Childhood Education along with her multi-subject teaching credential from Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena. She is also in the process of earning her Kids Yoga Teaching Certification. In her free time, she enjoys hiking with her 2 dogs, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.