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 Rebecca Robison

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Rebecca Robison

My name is Rebecca Robison I have been working at Acorn Preschool; previously Childkind preschool since 2003.  My education includes a multi-subject teaching credential with special emphasis in Early Childhood Development from Sonoma State University, a B.S. degree in Child Development from CSUF, a Postgraduate degree in Education from Otago University, New Zealand and two A.A degrees from Santa Rosa Junior College.  I am currently working on a specialized CTE credential in Hospitality and Tourism with emphasis in culinary arts and specializing in baking and pastry. 

I have travelled extensively and studied abroad. I have two children who have gone from Childkind Preschool through Oak Grove Union School district and on to Analy High School. I own a small farm and gardens in Sonoma County.  I love to travel, workout, garden, farm and bake. My passion is teaching whether it be preschool or High School. I believe my path has always been to provide the door of opportunity for children and young adults, the key...they must enter the door themselves.


 Bessie Lombardo

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Bessie Lombardo

My name is Bessie Lombardo. I was raised in Alameda, CA but currently reside in Forestville with my Husband Travis. I have been teaching children since the age of 16. I attended Alameda High School where I took my first Child Development class. We ran a preschool in my high school and it was there I fell in love with teaching. I did my senior project on Early Childhood Development & Education and knew from then on I wanted to be a teacher. After Graduation in 2001 I moved to Sonoma County to attend Santa Rosa Junior College. I earned my Early Childhood Education: Child Development Teacher Certificate in 2004. It was then that I realized I wanted to teach at the Pre-K level.

After working in multiple preschools I finally found the school I am at today. I have been with what is now Acorn Preschool for going on 13 years. I do not have any children, but I do have 2 sweet amazing dogs named Roxanne(14yo) & Sierra(5yo) and 10 chickens. On my off time from work, my favorite things to do are rock climb, camp and travel. I have been rock climbing for about 9 1/2 years and have even taught some of my former students to climb too! Some other things I also love are photography, hiking and cooking.


 Connor Powell

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Connor Powell

Hi, my name is Connor Powell and I am looking forward to working at Acorn Preschool. This will be my first year as a teacher here at Acorn. For the last 3 years, I have worked at the Santa Rosa Junior College Children's Center as an intern teacher. I am working on getting my A.S in Early Childhood Education and hope to be done with it by the end of the school year. Next Fall, I hope to attend Sonoma State majoring in Early Childhood Studies. My goal is to get my B.A in Early Childhood Studies.

A little about me, I have lived in Santa Rosa my whole life and have no complaints, it is beautiful here. I have two sisters, one younger and one older, needless to say my parents had their hands full with three girls. Besides being an teacher at the preschool, I also nanny for a wonderful family with 3 sweet girls. I enjoy gardening, going to the beach, and hanging out with friends and family. I look forward to working with your children and providing them with the tools that they need to grow and thrive.  


 Chris Brown

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Chris Brown

Hello I’m Teacher Chris. This will be my second year at Acorn Preschool. I’ve always enjoyed working with children. Besides raising my own daughter; who is now 13, I was also a nanny for a family in Lake Tahoe. I received a teaching credential at Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village, NV while being a nanny. Once I realized that I really enjoyed working with preschool aged children, I completed 12 units in early childhood education classes at SRJC.

I’ve lived in Sonoma County now for over 15 years. I love enjoying the outdoors either running with my daughter, riding my bike or a playing with my dog Frankie.