For more information, contact Joy Foremaster
at ReadyToLearn@knpb.org or call 775.682.7823.
Joy is the Education Services Coordinator at KNPB. She develops the curriculum for our KNPB Ready To Learn workshops and is our lead facilitator. She is a highly-qualified teacher, with experience working in California State Preschool, Early Head Start, Head Start and privately funded programs.
She is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno with a dual degree in Early Childhood Education and Human Development and Family Studies.
Before moving to Reno, Dina worked for five years as an M.A. and Health Educator. She taught a few years in the Washoe County School District. She also taught as a volunteer for the Meet the Master's program at Roy Gomm Elementary and was involved with the Terry Lee Well's Discovery Museum during its inception.
She earned a dual degree in Elementary Education and Special Education from the University of Nevada, Reno.
Judy is a retired school teacher who taught kindergarten through 4th grade, and in the Gifted and Talented Program in the Washoe County School District, and emphasized integrating arts into the curriculum. She says presenting educational KNPB Ready To Learn workshops is so much fun, it doesn't feel like work!
She received her bachelor's degree in Child Development and Elementary Education from Central Michigan University and her master's degree from Lesley University.
Leta got her start teaching kindergarten at Brookfield School in Reno. She has taught 1st through 3rd grade, and loves watching the dramatic transformation of first graders. She even had the unique opportunity to team teach with her two daughters! Being a KNPB Ready To Learn facilitator has afforded Leta the chance to continue her love affair with teaching and learning.
She received her bachelor's degree in Home Economics from the University of Nevada, Reno and completed the Washoe County School District Master's Equivalency program.
Melinda taught for 25 years in the Douglas County School District, teaching kindergarten, 3rd grade and her favorite level, 2nd grade. Since retiring in 2008, she has worked as a substitute teacher in grades K-6. She enjoys teaching science and bringing music into the classroom. One of her favorite aspects of being a KNPB Ready To Learn facilitator is being able to keep in touch with students in the classroom.
She is from the San Francisco Bay Area and attended Cal State East Bay (formerly CSU Hayward).
Shari is a native Nevadan, who grew up in Tonopah before moving to Minden in second grade. She spent 30 years with the Douglas County School District, where she taught 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade, and was able to teach at the same elementary school that she attended. She is excited in her role as a facilitator with the KNPB Ready To Learn program because it allows her to continue to work with children and be involved in the learning experience.
She is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno with a dual degree in Elementary and Special Education.