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Our Faculty

Odyssey Preschool faculty is dedicated to creating a safe and purposeful environment for their children. Odyssey fosters independence through a child-guided experience in order to build and promote our community. Our faculty members have a range of teaching experience from the beginning years of teaching to over 20 years of experience. The school is led by the director who is a Montessorian with over 30 yrs of teaching experience. Many of our teachers hold their American Montessori Society (A.M.S) credential.

The most important attribute of our staff is — their passion to work with children and make a difference in their lives.

Director: Anne Diamond

Anne has been in Early Childhood Education (E.C.E.) since 1982, as a Montessori teacher and director.She has a B.A. in Philosophy, and her credential is from the American Montessori Society (A.M.S.). In addition, she has a Post Baccalaureate in E.C.E. and a California Supervisor’s Permit. She has also taught workshops for teachers through NAEYC (National Ass. for the Education of Young Children) and BAMA (Bay Area Montessori Ass.), and independently.
Her role at Odyssey is to work with parents, explaining our program through tours and   orientations, and through facilitating parent/teacher communication. She helps develop our staff by participating in the hiring of teachers, conducting teacher orientation and training, and in helping teachers observe children and design individualized plans to address their specific needs, particularly at crucial stages of development.
Toddler Program Director: Amanda Scott
“Mandy” graduated from Saint Micheal’s College in Colchester, Vermont with a B.A. in Psychology and continued to obtain her American Montessori Society (A.M.S.) credentials from Greater Cincinnati Center for Montessori Education. She began teaching in 2011 at a Montessori school in Connecticut where she then moved and has been at Odyssey Preschool since 2016. Mandy’s passion for early childhood education is evident through her dedication to children within the classroom. When not at school, Mandy enjoys running and playing with her dog-Bentley.
Ye Sheng: “Jenny” has a B.A. in Child and Adolescence Development. She is a native English speaker and moved here from Shanghai at age 10. She has taught for five years in a preschool in Belmont. She joined us in 2016.

Lili Yan: Lili has a B.A. in Chinese, holds the Calif. E.C.E. Teacher’s Permit, and her 3-6 A.M.S. credential. She has been teaching since 2005, and has been with us since 2014.


Lipsa Misra: Lipsa, the Head Teacher in this room, has a B.A. in Psychology, holds an A.M.S. teaching credential, has been teaching since 2011, and has been with us since the beginning of 2012.  Lipsa enjoys playing with her two children and yellow lab-Riley.

Maggie Kong: Maggie has a B.A. in Digital Media, and holds her 3-6 A.M.S.credential. She is currently going through her toddler A.M.S. training. Maggie joined Odyssey in Spring, 2015.

Gabriela Abarca: “Gabi” has recently finished her state teacher’s permit, and will be continuing her education at San Jose State Univ. while working with us in the afternoons. She is pursuing her B.A. in Early Childhood Education.


Ping Kuang: Ping, the Head Teacher in this room, studied music, holds an A.M.I. (Ass. Montessori Internationale) teaching credential, and has been teaching since 2000. She  joined us in 2014.

Jessica Jiang: Jessica has a Bachelor degree in Business, and A.M.S. teaching credential. Jessica has been teaching since 2012, and joined us in 2013.

Angelica Espinoza: Angelica is the Assistant Teacher in this room, and has been with us since 2014. She is continuing her education in the evenings.

Rachel Liu:


Shangia Lao: Shangai studied Early Childhood Education , a Teacher’s Certificate in China. holds an A.M.I. (Association Montessori Internationale) teaching credential, and has been teaching since 2003.

Elizabeth Gomez: Elizabeth graduated from California State University, East Bay with her B.A. in Sociology. She also continued her education with Early Childhood Education courses to extend her knowledge of child development. Elizabeth has worked with families with special needs children as a behavior therapist. Outside of the classroom, Elizabeth enjoys running and spending time with family and friends.


Jing Yan Guo: Jing has a B.A. in Chinese Literature,a Chinese Language Teacher’s Certificate, the Calif. E.C.E. Teacher’s Permit, and has been teaching since 2007. She came to Odyssey in 2014. Jing holds her A.M.S toddler credentials.

Elisa Ma: Elisa has a degree in Business Administration, a Calif. E.C.E. teachers Permit, as well as some Montessori course work. She began teaching in 2011, and joined us in 2012. Elisa holds her A.M.S toddler credentials.

Annie Li:


Janet Cordon: Janet has several years of substitute teaching experience and a sweet demeanor with children. She joined Odyssey in 2017.


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About Odyssey Preschool

We pride ourselves in providing a caring, nurturing and safe environment for our children. Encouraging the inquisitive nature and helping children discover the world around them using Montessori methods and teachings happens everyday at our school. Our staff is highly experienced and most importantly bring a passion to working with children. MORE>>

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1151 E Hillsdale Blvd,
Foster City, CA 94404

(650) 525-1727 or (650) 678-2014

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