Stephanie is retiring

Last May, I retired from being the director at the School for Young Children but I stayed on as a Program Consultant this year to support the new Co-Directors, Susan Roscigno and Amy Rudawsky.  It was an event filled year in the midst of construction but the school and new directors made it through brilliantly. So at the end of this May, I am retiring completely.

I have loved every minute at SYC since I enrolled my two young sons here. I volunteered in their classes and then began teaching here in 1976. During that time, I discovered that I loved working with young children, so I went back for my Masters in Child Development from Pacific Oaks College. I became the director in 2005 when Jan Waters retired.

It has been a joy and an honor to spend these last 40 years with the community of SYC—children, families, staff and the greater church community. I could not have chosen a better path to follow and will always be grateful that I had that opportunity. I’ll probably end up volunteering in next year’s classes, at least a little, along with other retired SYC teachers. We can’t seem to stay way.

…Stephanie Rottmayer, Soon-to-be Director Emerita