Teachers

Shannon Four Year Olds

City of Dublin Preschool Sam Osmer
Thara Salagame

Sam Osmer - Teacher Aide

Hi, I'm Ms. Sam!  I am 22 years old and have been working with the City of Dublin for four years, contributing to both the elementary school and preschool programs.

Growing up in Dublin, I actively participated in various community events during my childhood.  My hobbies include reading and spending quality time with my family and friends.

Interacting with preschool kids is something I truly cherish, as I get to witness the development of their young minds during their time with us.

I am Ms. Thara. I am from Bangalore, India. I moved to Dublin with my husband and 2 sons in December 2019 to start a new chapter of our life. It's been an amazing and memorable journey so far for us.

I have a bachelor's degree in computer science engineering and worked in corporate for 8 years. While I was on break to raise and support my family, I found out my passion to be around kids and teach and shape their young minds. This is my first year as teacher aide at Shannon Preschool and I am very happy that I took up this opportunity. Loving everything about it. I am amazed at the love showered by all the kids in classroom.

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City of Dublin Preschool Teacher Priyanka Agarwal

Priyanka Agarwal – Teacher

Hi, I'm Ms. Priyanka. I hold a master's degree in Marketing, and after spending a few years in the corporate sector, I chose to take a break to raise a family.  It was during this time that I discovered my deep passion for being around children.

Over the course of nearly six years, I taught at various preschools with diverse teaching approaches in different locations around the world.  A few years ago, I relocated to the U.S. and pursued my Early Childhood units.

Joining Shannon Preschool has been an incredible journey, and for nearly three years now, I have cherished each day here.  I wake up every morning excited to go to work and help my students bloom as they start their first and foundational year of their academic journey.

City of Dublin Preschool teacher Sankari Moorthy

Sankari Moorthy – Teacher Aide

Hi, I'm Ms. Sankari.  My journey teaching children began in 2018 as an Assistant Teacher.  I absolutely love children, and working with kids gives me so much joy.  I missed this opportunity when COVID hit the world.  I am glad to resume normalcy and be back along with the kids, as this has been my passion for years.

I hold a Bachelor's degree in CS (Computer Science) and have completed eight units of Early Childhood Education. I am very happy to be a part of the City of Dublin Preschool team. My goal is to give children a lovely and safe environment to grow. I desire to connect with children more, understand more, and love more.

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City of Dublin Erika Vickers

Erica Vickers – Teacher

Hello, I'm Ms. Erica. I have lived in Dublin for over 20 years and have been working with the City of Dublin Preschool for more than 10 years.

I love teaching preschool; the children bring me joy and laughter every day. I have a passion for what I do, and I give 100% to helping and guiding each of my students. 

City of Dublin Melissa Weakland

Melissa Weakland – Teacher Aide

Hi, I’m Ms. Melissa.  I’m a Dublin resident, and my husband and two kids are all graduates of the Dublin Unified School District.

After being a stay-at-home mom and longtime volunteer, I decided to work for Dublin Preschool six years ago. I started out in the three-year-old class and then moved to the Monday to Thursday, four-year-old class with Ms. Erica in 2020.

I truly enjoy working with children and love to see them grow so much during the school year! 

Shuhua Liu

I am Ms. Shu.  I moved to Dublin 10 years ago with my husband to start our family.  Our daughter attended Shannon Preschool's three- and four-year-old classes.

I love handcrafting and creating fun and engaging activities for little ones. I believe that every child is unique, and I treasure seeing them grow and learn every day. I'm looking forward to meeting you and your child.