ECC Teacher Bonnie Baruch is going on her 30th year as an Early Childhood Professional. This is her 1st year as the ECC teacher at MUSE. Bonnie has her Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education and is very passionate about working with young children.
Stephanie is going on her third year at MUSE as an EK teacher! She has been teaching in Early Childhood Education for the past 8 years. She received an Associates Degree in General Sociology from Pierce College and studied Early Childhood Education through UCLA Extension.
Early Kindergarten Teacher and ECC Aftercare Erin has been in the Education field for 7 years.She taught Pre K primarily, but has experience in Pre K through 12th grade.She is proud to hold a Bachelor’s degree in Child and Adolescent Development and a Master’s degree in Elementary Education.
Jenny is a California native and first began working with children in 2006. With a background in Psychology and a love for helping children flourish, she began providing in home respite and behavior therapy for children on the autism spectrum.
Lauren Lee joined the MUSE community in 2016. Originally from Oakland, she loves how the MUSE community reminds her of the creativity, diversity, and openness of the Bay Area she grew up with. She has been working in schools for the past six yearsafter getting her Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from California State University Northridge.
1st Grade Teacher Originally from New York, Denise received her degree in Psychology and Special Education at Marist College in 2008. Upon graduation she discovered that NYC Public Schools were in the midst of a hiring freeze and relocated across a country and an ocean to teach in the Hawaii Public School System.
Karen's motto is "Life's a Journey." Her journey has taken her to live in ten states and the country of Japan. Karen most recently came from Honolulu, Hawaii where she taught at Punahou School on the island of Oahu.
A dedicated middle school teacher since 2007, Tressa joined the MUSE community in the summer of 2015. She obtained her K-8 teaching license, as well as her BA in psychology, from Hamline University in Minnesota.
Originally from north east, Edra is familiar with the Los Angeles area, having come often to visit family while growing up. She has lived a nomadic life staying in places such as New York, Turkey, Miami, and now L.A.
Chris is excited to be a part of the MUSE team for a second year! Chris was born and raised in Ventura County. He has been working with children in different capacities by teaching skateboarding, swimming and rock climbing, for almost fifteen years.
Eve was born and raised in San Francisco, where she graduated from the prestigious San Francisco School of the Arts with a concentration in Music. Eve moved to LA in 2006 to attend UCLA, where she majored in Flute Performance and minored in Music History.
Kitchen Staff What up, it's the kitchens golden boy Hilton here. I've been in the culinary game since senior year of high-school and have worked/ been to school learning different styles of cooking & baking.
Jimmy manages the MUSE Facilities Team and is our School Bus Driver. He is a California Certified School Bus Instructor. In all, Jimmy has over 15 years of transportation experience. In his free time, Jimmy enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Security and Facilities
Francisco has been working at MUSE since 2013. He is part of the Facilities/Security team at MUSE.