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, Nada Ghaneian

Nada has 14 years of teaching experience, a Master of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education & Special Ed from NYU and a BA in Child Development from San Diego State. She is a SoCal & PV native, loves to sing, and has a passion for STEM and art. Prior to this position Nada had spent 8 years working and growing at UCLA Early Care and Education with Children from 2 months to 5 years. She is currently working with a non-profit organization, Peace 4 kids, that helps support children in foster care. Nada has been trained in Mindful Awareness practices for children and in the last 5 months has begun creating a program for children to help build attention, balance and compassion.