Our dedicated professionals

Our staff consists of a director, a three-day teacher, and a two-day teacher.  They are experts in the field of Early Childhood Education and continue to pursue professional growth opportunities.

Our Director, Gale Gellerman

Gale, who is in the classroom daily, has been a preschool teacher for more than thirty years.  She started as a teacher at PV Hills in 1993 and became the director in 2001.  She continues to enthusiastically serve our school as an educator, mentor and friend.

Our 3-Day Teacher, Laura Falkenstein

Laura’s educational background includes a Multiple Subject Credential and 10 years of elementary school classroom experience.  She began teaching at PV Hills in 2006 after her own children graduated from the program.  With her educational experience and wealth of knowledge, Laura plans a challenging curriculum that prepares the children for kindergarten.

Our 2-Day Teacher, Lori Brandt

Lori has been a Preschool Teacher and Assistant Director here in Palos Verdes for many years.  This will be Lori’s first year at PV Hills as a teacher.  Her youngest child just graduated from PV Hills last year.  She has a huge passion  for early childhood education and loves bringing in her love of music and literature into the classroom.