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Meet Us

Mary Patten, Director
Mary Patten, Director

Ms. Mary Patten has been a Director with the Phoenix Schools in Antelope since July 2019. Mary comes with more than 15 years of experience in the early childhood field working in both for profit and non-profit centers in the Bay Area and Las Vegas. Ms. Mary is a Northern California native, born and raised in Oakland, CA and attended college at California State University East Bay where she majored in Human Development with a minor in Special Education. She has 3 children of her own, ages 16, 10 and 7 who are very active in sports and school groups. Ms. Mary is very excited to be working at the Phoenix Schools in Antelope as well as getting to know to the community and families in her care!

Brooke Gaines, Assistant Director
Brooke Gaines, Assistant Director

My name is Brooke Gaines. I have been the Assistant Director at The Phoenix Schools, Antelope, since January 2019. I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree in Child Development from California State University, Chico in the spring of 2013. Throughout my time in college, I coached youth sports and was the Director of a summer camp program during my summer vacations. Shortly after graduating, I became a preschool teacher. I taught most ages, starting from 2’s through PreK during my five years as a teacher.

Dana Matthews, Assistant Director
Dana Matthews, Assistant Director

My name is Dana Matthews. I have been married for 16 years and have 6 children. I have been with the company for 8 ½ years and worked with school age and Open Court . I just recently started as an Assistant Director at The Phoenix Schools, Antelope in November 2019.


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Address & Directions

4110 Skyland Court
Antelope, CA 95843
Located near the intersection of Walerga Rd. and Elverta Rd.



Monday - Friday
6:30am - 5:30pm
Recognized as a Cadence Education 
School of Excellence

Recognized as a Cadence Education School of Excellence

Antelope, CA