Mark Hattler – Director
I received my BA from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1985. I have been working as an educator since 1986 when I started tutoring English as a Second Language in Berkeley, California to elementary school students from Asian countries. The following year, I also began teaching preschool at a large, diverse center in Berkeley called the Child Education Center. In the intervening years I tutored high school and college chemistry and biology, substitute taught in grades pre K-12, worked as a teacher assistant in a junior high school in Berkeley, and worked as a naturalist for the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont and their adjoining high school. In addition, I was a stay-at-home dad for my two children and a nanny for my niece. I have enjoyed it all, but I am most proud professionally of my ten years teaching at Evergreen Preschool in Vergennes, Vermont, a school which is accredited at the highest national standards for early education
My family and I are recent transplants to the Norfolk area. We moved to Norfolk from Vermont because my wife took a job at Eastern Virginia Medical School teaching physiology to first-year medical students. Coincidentally and completely unrelated to our move here, my son was accepted to the University of Virginia and he started his freshman year there in August, 2012. We also have a daughter who attends Maury High School in Norfolk.
CONTACT ME If you have a need related to:
• Information about our school including tuition rates, tours, enrollment, and philosophy.
• Information about early education schools in our area.
• Support services for families with small children