Adriana Palmeira is a Brazilian native and naturalized American, having lived in the United States for more than 2 decades. She has a bachelor's degree in Latin American Studies (with honors) from Smith College and a master's degree in Public Administration (with honors) from the University of San Francisco. Adriana was the Founder of Brazilian Alliance, serving as its Executive Director for over 10 years. Giving birth to her daughter, Isabella, inspired her to create a visionary childcare program. Adriana has completed the Early Childhood Education certification at the College of Marin and the RIE Foundation's course with Patty Ryan. Adriana plans to become a RIE Associate and is applying to start a doctorate degree in Early Childhood Education at San Francisco State University. Adriana lives in Mill Valley, California, with her family and their bunny, Pixie.
Jocelyn “Jyoti” Kay Levy joined our team in 2018. Jocelyn is a dedicated musician and yogi who has been performing music and teaching transformational workshops for over 15 years. She creates fun, thoughtful, effective learning environments where music, movement, and healing unite the mind, body, and soul. Jyoti is the founder of the Wee Yogis organization, whose mission is bringing yoga and mindfulness to children through teacher trainings, classes, and media. She has recorded 3 albums: Wee Yogis Play focuses on yoga poses and games; Wee Yogis Connect teaches mindfulness and relaxation; and Wee Yogis Grow expands positive values and Kirtan for children. Her music and first ever yoga musical, Wee Yogis Play, are performed nationwide. To find out more about We Yogis, please visit https://weeyogis.com.
Music teacher Dani Levy has been working with Pixie Nursery since 2016. Dani moved to Marin County in 1998 after attending Berklee College of Music in Boston. She holds a bachelor's degree in music from the State University of New York (New Paltz). Dani lives in Lagunitas, California, with her husband, Jeff, and their son, Skyler. She studied Early Childhood Education at the College of Marin and taught preschool for several years in Marin County. Dani has an extensive music background. She is a licensed Kindermusik teacher and has completed the Music Together teacher training. In addition to working for Pixie Nursery School, Dani teaches music at 6 other preschools in Marin County. She is about to release her first children’s album. The record is inspired by the wonderful children she makes music with every week!
Flavio Domeni, a Braziilian native, joined our team in 2019. His classes, fully in Portuguese, support our Portuguese immersion program. Pixie Nursery School initially hired Flavio to offer a class to children on what it means to be a clown. It was so enthusiastically received, we added it to our weekly curriculum. On Thursdays, Flavio's persona—Frangolino the Clown—comes to our school to offer 1 hour of uninterrupted play and clown activities. The children love making clown noses, hats, juggling balls, or riding a unicycle. Pixie Nursery School offers a variety of extracurricular activities so that children can gain a greater understanding of themselves. To learn more about Frangolino the Clown, please visit www.frangolinoclown.com
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