FJDS Staff

Teacher/Director

Sarah Page

I am a mother of five, with a passion for inspiring young minds to discover and explore the world around them through fun and play!  I received my BA in Early Childhood Education in 2011 and have been working with 2-5 year old children ever since.  I have been exposed to many different types of preschools in my 7 years of working in this field, all teaching me new ways of learning and growing while letting me get to know and be a part of many young children's lives.  I am excited to be a part of the Fresno Jewish Day School family and to help grow and develop with my friends as we play! 

Teacher

Colleen Quickel

From a young age, I knew I wanted to be an Educator.  I enjoyed learning and spreading my enthusiasm for education to children was a priority. I graduated from California Polytechnic State University,  San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Child Development.  For two decades,  I taught and worked with Elementary students in Kindergarten and First Grade in the private/public sector in Northern and Central California. I hold certifications in Reading Endorsement and Child Development Site Supervisor Permit. I changed direction in midlife, and worked as a Sales Director for an Educational Company for six years.While this was fulfilling I felt the need to get back to the classroom. I enjoy every aspect of teaching this age group and have realized this past few years Fresno Jewish Day School that the children can teach me as much as I teach them. This is one of my favorite things about teaching preschool. ​ 

Teacher/Subsitute

Ida Blanco

From a young age I have always had a passion to work with children. In my career I have worked with children of all ages.  From infant and toddlers, to preschool, all the way up to school age children (k-8). A majority of my time has been in the preschool classroom. My favorite part about teaching and working with children is watching them grow, their curiosity, and the excitement when they learn something new. I am currently working on my Child Development degree and I am very excited to be part of the Fresno Jewish Day school team.