The staff at Skyline Preschool has significant experience in pre-K instruction and activities.

Alana Pinsler biopicAlana Pinsler, Director

Alana has been teaching since 2005. She is from the Peninsula and grew up in a Jewish household with a very culturally diverse family. She loves to travel and has been lucky enough to live abroad twice. She obtained her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership in Early Childhood Education from Mills College in 2014. Her Bachelor’s degree is from UC Santa Cruz in Community Studies, with an emphasis in Public Health Education. Alana has worked in a variety of education settings: large day-care facilities, home-based preschools, boarding schools, religious-based centers, and taking care of younger family members in her large, extended family. Alana’s teaching philosophy is patience, patience, patience! – and that children learn best through play. Incorporating learning concepts in a relaxed atmosphere encourages increased retention and teacher/child interaction.



Darla Fisher, Teacher

Darla received her BA in Education from Wayne State College in Nebraska. She taught preschool for thirteen years at Good Shepherd Lutheran School in Hayward. Darla served as co-director of Skyline Preschool for nearly twenty years and now works part-time on the teaching staff.  She has over 30 years total in early childhood education.





Debbie Bach, Teacher

A Colorado native, Debbie and her family relocated to Hayward, California in 1993.  With a teaching credential from Chabot College, Debbie began as a kindergarten aide at Good Shepherd Lutheran in Hayward. She later joined the staff at Skyline, where she has been for over 15 years.





Marzieh Hashtroudi, Teacher

Marzieh Hashtroudi comes to Skyline with 22 years of experience working with children. Marzieh has a B.A. in social work and an extensive education in Early Childhood development. She is Site Supervisor qualified by Community Care Licensing of California, and her last position was as Director of Oakland Horizon School.


Yolanda Robles,Teacher

Yolanda obtained her teaching credentials as an Elementary School Teacher in Guadalajara, Mexico, where she worked as an elementary school teacher for five years.  Upon immigrating to the U.S., she obtainedd an A.A. in Early Childhood education from San Leandro Montessori School. She also attended Chabot College for studies in Early Childhood Education. Yolanda brings 12 years’ experience as a kindergarten teacher from her previous position at Mountain Boulevard Preschool Learning Center.

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