Sandra Haines, School Director
My name is Sandra Haines and I am the proud director here at the BEST preschool in Folsom, CA. The Phoenix Schools, Broadstone campus. I have worked in the early childhood education field for over 25 years and I have been with The Phoenix Schools since 2003. I received my Bachelors Degree in Child Development from Chico State University. We pride our school in having a family oriented atmosphere, wonderful staff, and a homelike environment. We partner with the community in several events that are fun for the whole family such as, The Folsom Eggestravaganza, Folsom Family Expo and The Glow Run to name a few. Partnering with families to ensure their child’s wellbeing through early education and discovery is a life time goal of mine.
Taylor Wilson, Assistant Director
My name is Taylor Wilson and I am the Assistant Director at The Phoenix Schools, Broadstone Campus in Folsom. I am so happy to be a part of this wonderful Phoenix Family! I have known that I wanted to work with children for as long as I can remember; my parents still have my Kindergarten projects that say I want to grow up to be a teacher. I grew up in the Bay Area which is also where I have done most of my schooling to receive my teaching certificates in Early Childhood Education. I started off my career in childcare working with school age children, but have found my passion in preschool. I started with the Phoenix Schools as a three year old teacher, and am so excited to now be the Assistant Director. Fifty plus extended family members are what brought me to the Sacramento and I have had so much fun exploring the area.
Brandie Bingham, Teacher
My name is Brandie Bingham and I enjoy teaching here at The Phoenix School, Broadstone Campus. I have worked with The Phoenix Schools since 2003, teaching in our 3 year old classroom, The Critter Country. We pride our room in bringing the world alive for the children, through animals, Flat Stanley and creative ideas. I live in Placerville with my loving family, where we enjoy the outdoors and doing things in the wilderness like hiking and camping. When I was young, I lived on a cattle ranch. I love the country and enjoy the adventures that it brings me and my family and I am excited to bring this to your children as well.
Norma Larsen, Teacher
Hi, I am Norma Larsen and I have been working with the Phoenix Schools since 1990. I have worked with the 4 year olds for many years, but now I enjoy spending my time with the infants in our Nursery. I am CPR certified and have attended college to become a Preschool/Infant teacher. I am fortunate to have the opportunity to care for the babies in this room. I love watching them grow and see them develop their own unique personalities. My husband and I have been married for 35 years! I am a proud grandma to three beautiful grandchildren.
Josie Weathers, Teacher
My name is Josie Weathers and I have worked with all age groups, including being a Director with The Phoenix Schools. I came to Broadstone in 2002 and have found my passion, which is to teach Kindergarten. I partner with families to ensure that your child will receive the most out of our class in a fun, educational, creative setting. I have acquired almost every possible Early Childhood Education unit from Folsom Lake College. I enjoy spending time with my family and my puppy, Emme who takes up most of my spare time.