Leadership and Faculty

Administrative Staff

Julie Riedel, Interim Director                
Michele Chesson Admin. Asst. 


Tammy Adams, Asst. Teacher                           
Wendy Axelrad, Teacher         

Vickie Cass, Teacher 
Claudia Grimaldo, Asst. Teacher
Leah Hinman, Asst. Teacher
Susan Jamison, Teacher                                              
Jahna Lindgren, Asst. Teacher
Jackie Mason, Teacher                                                                                 
Jaime Neufeld, Teacher     
Jen Padberg, Asst. Teacher      
Susan Randolph, Teacher
Melissa Ricketts, Asst. Teacher                               
Julie Riedel, Teacher
Katie Robinson, Asst. Teacher          
Teri Wright, Teacher                 


Board of Directors  

Darin Erickson, Member
Mark Groenveld, Member                                                                                                   
Jane Narramore, Member
Robin Slattum, Member
Susan Tolle, Member
Nina Wong, Member 
Julie Riedel, Interim Director, Non-voting member                                                                 


Teacher and Assistant Teacher Qualifications

All Honey Tree teachers meet California state licensing requirements and are certified by the state of California in Early Childhood Education.  Our faculty includes teachers with Associate Teacher, Teacher or Master Teacher permits as well as teachers who have or are in the process of attaining Bachelor of Arts or Master degrees.  Teachers participate in collaboration and professional development activities and are members of NAEYC and CAEYC.

Teacher / Child Ratios
Honey Tree offers classes of fourteen children with two full-time teachers; a one to seven ratio. The Parent / Two-Year-Old class is limited to ten children and ten parents with two teachers.