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.
Thara Salagame - Teacher Aide
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.
Shannon Three Year Olds
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.
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.
Shannon Four Year Olds
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.
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 - Teacher Aide
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.