Wellspring Preschool Staff

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Jeannie Traback - Director/Lead Teacher

Jeannie Traback is honored to be the Director/Lead Teacher of Wellspring Preschool here in Pacific Grove. Jeannie earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies with an Education Minor from UC-Santa Cruz. She later went back to her alma mater and received her Masters in Education and California Teaching Credential. Throughout her many years working with children, education has been her passion. As a camp counselor, nanny, tutor, mentor, preschool teacher, Infant/Toddler Program coordinator, a substitute teacher, Elementary Librarian, and Children’s Ministry Director, her goal has always been the same. To help children feel welcomed and safe so that they can learn and grow to their full potential. For the last 20 years, she creatively nurtured students’ budding lives through her own creative pursuits and life experiences gained from world travels. Jeannie lives locally with her husband, Tony, their two elementary aged children, and their pet Dalmatian/Labrador dog, Rainier.

 
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Courtney Daniel - Preschool Teacher

Courtney Daniel is a Seaside native who has spent more than half her life on the Monterey Peninsula. She is a dog mom of two wonderful chihuahua/jack russell terriers: Toblerone (Toby) and Rosa Joy (Rosita). She is a young woman deeply rooted in local community involvement and ministry. She has experience impacting lives both young and experienced. Because of her love to be used where help is needed she found herself serving in her local church (Monterey) in the children's ministry, where she worked with babies, young children, and youth, to visiting assisted living facilities (Seaside and Salinas), providing supplies, comfort and help at women's shelter (Seaside) and recovery centers (Watsonville), and even has been known to be the "go-to" girl for dog sitting and housesitting when friends and family are out of town. She loves all of Gods creation, appreciating His craftsmanship found in people, animals, plants and our world and endeavors to protect them all.