Meet Our Directors

Claudia Schwartz

Preschool Director ‘La Casita Feliz’

Claudia Schwartz is from Morelia, México, where she graduated with studies in Graphic Design. After moving to the United States, she pursued her career in Early Childhood Education and world language acquisition. She enjoys teaching, sharing part of her culture with all her students, and creating an environment with dynamic activities. Claudia has over 15 years of experience as a Spanish language instructor.

Jessica Pierard

K-5th Director ‘The Language Link’

Jessica Pierard is bicultural and bilingual, having spent formative years in both Colombia and Seattle, WA. She earned her degree in Spanish and Romance Linguistics at the University of Washington. Jessica has worked in the classroom for over 9 years, is an American Sign Language interpreter and is CDA certified through the Council for Professional Development.

Core Values

We respect one another for our individuality and celebrate unique talents. We instill cultural intelligence and developmentally appropriate values of global citizenship through a Spanish language and culturally immersive environment.

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At our institution, we are dedicated to providing your child with the best possible foundation for their future success. We accomplish this through our play-based curriculum, which is designed to foster a love of learning while promoting the development of key skills and abilities. Our program adheres to the Early Childhood Education Guidelines established by the state, so you can be confident that your child is receiving a well-rounded education that meets the highest standards. In addition to our focus on academic excellence, we also recognize the importance of social-emotional development. To this end, we have implemented a comprehensive curriculum designed to help guide your child through the often-challenging process of expressing their feelings and needs. Our dedicated staff is committed to helping each and every child in our care feel valued and supported, so they can gain the confidence and self-assurance they need to thrive both academically and socially.

Meet Our Staffs


Ms. Wendy

I am the Infant Teacher. Working with infants is such a joy. I love the fact that they can learn. Does not matter how old they are, still teach them daily, and soon they will start to show you the teacher that they have been listening the whole time. They are like sponges. The early years are very important in a child’s life, which is why I am so glad and honored I get to share that learning experience with them as they blossom into toddlers.



I am the Toddler Teacher. I started working with children since the age of 17 years old. I have been in the childcare industry for 10 years thus far. I love working with children because they have their own challenges, and I love to assist with hose challenges that they may face. I love the fact they are all unique in their own way, and they all learn on different levels at different times. They are their own little person.


Ms. Dora

I am the Pre-K Teacher. I been working in the childcare industry for 23 years all together. My love for kids I love to play with them and give big, huge hugs all the time. I enjoy working with all age groups, but Pre - K is my passion because they are getting prepared for kindergarten. I love teaching them the word wall every morning in English and Spanish.


Ms. Ivanna

I am the After-schoolers Teacher. I have been working with children within the childcare industry for 18 months now. I love working with the schoolers because they love a challenge, and I like kids. I like helping them with their homework and just seeing them blossom as they complete homework assignments and share with their friends.


Our mission is to provide a welcoming, safe, loving and developmentally appropriate environment for every child where they feel free to explore as they learn and play, immersed in Spanish language, culture, art, music and games.


We believe that each and every student and teacher graces our classroom with unique treasures. La Casita Feliz students enjoy a warm and nurturing environment as they learn and play, immersed in Spanish language.


We have a play-based curriculum that lays the groundwork for global citizenship through language and cultural immersion and addresses the diverse developmental needs of each child.