Our Staff

Program Director, Co-op Morning Instructor and SBCC Parent Education Instructor

Suzy Granziera~

Suzy was born in Toronto Canada to Italian parents and has called Santa Barbara home since 1989. She did her Early childhood Education from Seneca College in Toronto Ontario and then completed her Bachelor of Arts in psychology at University of California, Santa Barbara.

She worked at the NAEYC accredited Circle of Friends Children's Center, formerly the nursery school at Marymount, where she remained for over 20 years. Suzy began as the new director at SMPCW when the school moved to its new site in Fall 2016.


Her educational focus is on creating an enriching environment that allows each individual's unique abilities to shine while fostering the excitement to learn, grow and develop both as individuals and also as part of the community at large.


Assistant Director, Co-op Morning Instructor, SBCC Parent Education Instructor, and Afternoon Care Program Head Teacher

Amanda Gilbert ~


Amanda was born in Seaside, Oregon and lived most of her life in Astoria, Oregon until moving to Carpinteria in 2011. She studied Early Childhood Education at Santa Barbara City College where she earned her A.S. and an A.A. in Liberal Arts & Sciences: Social Behavioral Science emphasis. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Child Development at Antioch University Santa Barbara. Before becoming the afternoon program head teacher at SMPCW she taught at the Orfalea Early Learning Center SBCC.


Afternoon Care Program Teacher's Aide

Jennifer Alfino ~


Jenny is a second-generation Goleta native. She got inspired to pursue early childhood education through SBCC from working as a nanny. While attending SBCC she had her son Aidan and later started working at a Montessori preschool before starting at SMPCW. Jenny is working towards returning to SBCC to continue her education in ECE.

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