Dear Dunham Parents/Guardians,
Hello, my name is Teri Porter, and I am the new Daycare Director here at Dunham School. I am looking forward to meeting and getting to know all of you and your children. I thought I would start by letting you know a little about me. I have two grown sons Garrett and Marshall , who I enjoyed raising in Petaluma. Some of my best times with them were spent hiking or camping and going on adventures. Both my sons earned their Eagle Scout in BSA, so most of their childhood was filled with outdoor activities. I was their Den mother for much of it, so I got my fair share of adventure too.
I have worked the last 14 years as a Director of Early Childhood programs, Tiny Tots for the City of Petaluma and the YWCA, A Special Place. I have a master’s degree in ECE as well as a BA from Sonoma State in Fine Art and Photography. I worked part time as a photographer when my boys were young and went back to school when they went off to College.
This new position will allow me to draw on my background in both those areas as well as experience what was for me a very rewarding time in my life, my children’s childhood. It goes by all too fast. My focus is on Social and Emotional development and I feel the lessons one learns outside the classroom are just as important in preparing our children for adulthood. I hope to provide your children with and enriching afterschool experience that they will look back on and remember fondly as a part of their time here at Dunham School.