Karen Conrad has been a Co-Director at LNS for the past 12 years and was Assistant to the Director for seven years. Before that, both of her children attended LNS for preschool. So Karen has been involved with LNS for many years. She's served on the Board and has experience in all that is LNS. Karen also does all the office work for Conrad Painting and has lived in Lafayette for over 32 years.
Karen was born in Brownsville, Texas, and grew up in Pomona, Southern California. She completed her Early Childhood Education units at Diablo Valley College while working at LNS as an Assistant to the Director. She attends the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the California Association for the Education of Young Children (CAEYC) conferences, as well as the California Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools (CCPPNS).
Chandra started as a parent at Lafayette Nursery School where she also served on the board. Chandra worked as the Assistant to the Directors for 12 years before her promotion to Director in 2022.
Chandra was born in Englewood, New Jersey, and has lived most of her life in the Bay Area. She attended Chico State University where she achieved a BA in Theatre Arts. Before becoming a teacher, Chandra worked in the film industry at Industrial Light and Magic for George Lucas and at ESC on the Matrix movies.
Terri is an Instructional Aide to Karen and Chandra in the 3s and 4s classes.
Born and raised in California, Terri attended University of California Davis and has a B.A.S. in Studio Art and Design. Terri has completed the Hanen Program: It Takes Two to Talk and Positive Parenting Class. Her expertise is in building communication through supportive and enjoyable interactions.
Terri is married to a professional photographer and they have two adult children. Her son attended LNS. She values the LNS community and the resulting lifelong friendships she developed.
Terri spends her time with friends and family including their dog and horse. She enjoys sharing stories, seeing movies, gardening, cooking projects, designing costumes, and Taekwondo.
Lafayette Nursery School is licensed by the California State Department of Social Services license # 070200456 and fully conforms to all state laws regulating childcare and school facilities. Lafayette Nursery School is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. Our federal tax identification number is 94-1399288