Leadership and Faculty

Administrative Staff

Julie Riedel, Interim Director                
Michele Chesson Admin. Asst. 


Tammy Adams, Asst. Teacher                           
Wendy Axelrad, Teacher          

Clarissa Arana, Asst. Teacher
Vickie Cass, Kindergarten Teacher 
Claudia Grimaldo, Asst. Teacher                                              
Jahna Lindgren Teacher & Asst. Teacher
Jackie Mason, Teacher                                                                                 
Jaime Neufeld, Teacher     
Jen Padberg, Asst. Teacher      
Susan Randolph, Teacher
Melissa Ricketts, Asst. Teacher
Sue Stonehouse, Asst. Teacher
Crystal Turley, Asst. Teacher                               

 Board of Directors  

Angela Carr, Member

Darin Erickson, Co President                                                                                                   
Jane Narramore, Co President
Robin Slattum, Secretary
Susan Tolle, Member
Nina Wong, Member 
Julie Riedel, Interim Director, Non-voting member
Jackie Mason, Faculty Representative                                                                  


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 usually offers classes of fourteen children with two full-time teachers; a one to seven ratio. The Parent / Two-Year-Old class is usually limited to ten children and ten parents with two teachers. During this Covid Pandemic classes are limited to 10-12 children with two teachers.  The Parent /Two Year Old classes limited to 5- children with parents and two teachers.