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Candace Mackey

Head of School

Candace is a graduate of Smith College with a BA in Music Education. She went on to attain her MBA in Sustainable Enterprise from Dominican University. She obtained her teaching credentials, K-8 in both Massachusetts and then Colorado, working in a middle school setting. Most recently, she was the owner and teacher at Santa Rosa Children's music, facilitating classes for families with children aged 3 months to 7 years old. She shares her joy in music with the school, often singing to and with the children.  She lives with her husband in Santa Rosa with her two sons, 18 and 5 years old.


Susan Morrell

Head Teacher, Redwood Classroom (Primary, ages 2.5 – 6)

Susan Morrell is a graduate of Sonoma State University with a BA in Liberal Studies. She earned a Montessori teaching credential from the Maria Montessori Teacher Training Center. Before joining the staff at BCMS in 2006, Susan spent six years as an Assistant Teacher at the Montessori School of Petaluma. Susan is married and has two sons.


Kim Mrad

Head Teacher, Redwood Classroom  (Primary, ages 2.5 – 6)

Kim Mrad majored in child development at the Santa Rosa Junior College, where she received an Associate Teacher Certificate. Before joining the staff at BCMS, Kim was an assistant teacher at the Montessori School of Petaluma for four years. While working at MSOP, she received a Montessori early childhood assistant teaching certificate from the Montessori Teacher Education Center in the San Francisco Bay Area. She completed the Montessori Teacher Training program in 2013. Kim is married with a son and daughter.


June Lee Saler

Music Teacher (Elementary Programs)

June Lee Saler has been the music teacher for both elementary classes since 2009. She also teaches in the Lower Elementary classroom on Fridays.  She holds a Masters of Fine Arts from California State University, Fullerton as well as a California Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential. June Lee organized the BCMS Band in 2012. She accompanies school choirs from elementary through college levels, specializing in musicals, and currently holds private piano lessons after school for our students. She has four college-age children.

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