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our staff


Mrs. Michelle Reilly
Director and Teacher

In her 12th year at Crescenta-Cañada Cooperative Nursery School, Michelle Reilly teaches the MWF Darling Duckling class as well as the T/TH Busy Bear class. In addition to her teaching duties, Michelle Reilly is the Director. Mrs. Michelle has a BA in Education from San Diego State University. Her Early Childhood Education units were received from UCLA. Mrs. Michelle began her teaching career as a Parent Education Instructor at Glendale Community College. She has taught classes from infants to entering kindergarten for over 14 years and finds that working with the parents alongside the children is so rewarding.


Mrs. Michelle’s first introduction to this wonderful school was as a parent in 2001. She joined the Crescenta-Cañada Cooperative Nursery School with her daughter Megan in the Darling Duckling Class. Megan moved on to the Busy Bear Class and her younger daughter, Maddy joined the Darling Ducklings. Mrs. Michelle was fortunate enough to be an active member of CCNS for 4 years holding several committee jobs as well as many Board Positions. Being a former coop parent and now a teacher helps her to understand the positive experiences families have when joining a cooperative preschool.


Michelle Reilly and her family live in La Cañada. Mrs. Michelle and her husband, Mike, enjoy spending time with their busy daughters. Megan and Maddy are both in college now.


Parent consultation with Mrs. Michelle can be arranged upon request at any time during the school year. Regularly scheduled parent-teacher conferences are held in the Spring, for both classes.


Mrs. Cindy McCauley 


This will be Mrs. Cindy's 5th year at Crescenta-Cañada Cooperative Nursery School. Mrs. Cindy teaches the MWF Busy Bear class. She has her BA from Cal State Northridge in Psychology where she played soccer. During that time, she taught many soccer and summer camps, working as lead counselor for the 5 and 6 year old groups. Mrs. Cindy then went on to Cal Lutheran for her Master of Education degree and teaching credential. She taught K-6 in the Simi Valley Unified School District for the last 10 years and received her early childhood education units from UCLA. 


When Mrs. Cindy began teaching at CCNS, she was fortunate to have the chance to be both a parent and a teacher to her children Brady and Taylor who were both students. Brady began as a Darling Duckling and moved into the Busy Bear classroom, while younger sister Taylor joined the Darling Ducklings class for two years and finished as a Busy Bear. Being able to participate in her children's education was a very rewarding part of teaching at CCNS. It was a blessing to have them at such a special school and to be their teacher. Mrs. Cindy now enjoys helping in their elementary classrooms and coaching her daughter Taylor in soccer.  

Cindy McCauley and her family live in La Crescenta. Mrs. Cindy, her husband Mark, and their 2 children Brady and Taylor enjoy spending time together.


Mrs. Nancy Doloszycki

Teaching Assistant, T/TH Busy Bears

Mrs. Nancy will begin her 4th year at CCNS. She teaches the T/TH Tiny Turtle class and is assistant teacher in both Duck and Bear classes. She earned her BA in Communications from UC Santa Barbara and obtained her multiple subject teaching credential from National University. She taught kindergarten and first grade through the Glendale Unified School District before taking time off to raise her two children.


Both of her sons, Jack and Evan, are CCNS graduates, so Mrs. Nancy is very familiar with how this cooperative school runs. She primarily chose this nursery school for her children because of the nurturing environment and hands-on parent involvement. As a parent at CCNS, she enjoyed participating on the board as well as holding several committee positions. Her years as a CCNS parent were very gratifying working side by side the teachers, parents, and children. When her children began elementary school, Mrs. Nancy quickly joined the school PTA and became very active there, especially enjoying volunteering as an art docent, book fair chair and room parent. 


Nancy Doloszycki and her family live in La Crescenta. She and her husband, John, enjoy hiking, beach trips and spending time with their busy sons whenever possible. Jack and Evan are now in college. 

board of directors

Coreen Hoffstadt, President

Cindy McCauley, Busy Bear Teacher/Membership


Aline Chakerian, Committee Chairperson

Marie Kamarzarian, Treasurer

Jen Bourckel, Parliamentarian

Malora Azbill, Fundraising

Sharon Chu, Secretary

Michelle Reilly, Director/Darling Duckling Teacher


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