Teacher Bios - Dana Point

[quote author=”Shauna Bogert, Director” image=”7218″ w=”200″ image_align=”left”]

Greetings Nobis Families!

My name is Shauna Bogert, AKA Ms. Shauna. I am the Director for your Dana Point Nobis Preschool. I have been in the field of child and human development for 24 years. I was previously director at Rancho Capistrano Preschool and Ziggurat Child Development Center. For the past 11 years I have been working with children and adults with developmental disabilities as a teacher, director, training coordinator, house manager and early intervention specialist. Most recently I assisted as Executive Director in remodeling and opening Glennwood House of Laguna Beach, a 42 room Adult Residential Facility for fifty young adults with developmental disabilities. I am also an Early Intervention Specialist.

I have a Bachelor’s Degree from CSULB and a Master’s Degree from Pepperdine University both in Applied Psychology. I have completed all required Early Childhood Education Coursework including Administration and hold a State Administrator Certificate.

I have 2 grown children (son, Hunter and daughter, Lauren) and 2 grandchildren (Jaedyn and Daniel). I live in North Beach area of San Clemente so I am close by and available. I also just adopted my 10th rescue dog, an adorable pup we named “Penny” who now shares our home with our Jack Russell “Bailey”.

If you have any questions, feedback or concerns or just want to chat please feel free to communicate with me anytime. I want this to be the best preschool around and look forward to watching your children grow!


[quote author=”Ms. Mariam, Teacher” image=”7257″ w=”200″ image_align=”left”]

My name is Miss Mariam

You can call me Miss Mari. I am 27 years old and share a home with my mother. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Iran and am currently studying Child Development.
It was a great 2 years that I was at Nobis Preschool in Costa Mesa. I really enjoyed it. Now I am happy to be at Nobis in Capo Beach. I love children especially little ones. Being with them gives me hope and happiness. I will be working in the Infant Room, but you may also see me in other rooms.

I always try my best to work as a team member and be helpful.

Thank you for sharing your joy with me!


[quote author=”Ms. Anis, Teacher” image=”6726″ w=”200″ image_align=”left”]

My name is Anis

I am the Preschool Teacher. I live in Lake Forest with my husband and my youngest daughter. Currently, my two older children live in New York furthering their careers in Law and Neuropsychology.

I have been working within the teaching field for roughly nineteen years. My main focus and passion has been working with infants, but I love venturing out and exploring new horizons with the Preschool group.

I have a certificate in Human Development and also have an Associate’s Degree in Economy and Business Administration.

I fell very blessed to be part of the Nobis Preschool’s team. I look forward to continuing to expand my knowledge within the field and fulfill my goal of teaching and learning from children under my care.

[quote author=”Ms. Gayle” image=”7119″ w=”200″ image_align=”left”]

My name is Gayle

My name is Gayle Reyes, and I teach the Pre-Kindergarten program.

I’m a local resident of San Clemente and have lived in South County since 1993. I’m married to my wonderful husband David, and we have six grown adult children, and three grandchildren, between us.

Four of the six children reside in South County, with three in San Clemente, and one right here in Capo Beach.

My hobbies are camping, traveling and swimming as I was once a competitive swimmer in which I was able to compete on a national and International level, and I provide private swim lessons, when I’m not teaching Preschool.

I’m entering my twenty-second year of teaching. I have my Certification in Early Childhood Education, along with my Administration of Schools.

I love the home feel in which Nobis Preschool provides along with the location of having many wonderful resources close by.

I look forward to working with a nice group of caring teachers and being a part of this wonderful team.

Thank you for your support for a successful school year, as we have fun while learning.

[quote author=” Ms. Marzieh, teacher” image=”7216″ w=”200″ image_align=”left”]

My name is Ms. Marzieh

My name is Ms. Marzieh and I am the teacher for the Infant Room at our wonderful Nobis Preschool. I was born in Iran and I have a Doctor of Dental Science Degree from University of Tehran in Iran. I am married and have one daughter. She also works for Nobis in Dana Point.

I love children and I am so happy to work at Nobis and be in touch with the children daily. To me all of them are lovely and I try my best to not only take care of them, but also take interest in each one. When I see that they are happy and comfortable I too feel joy and happiness. My hobbies are reading historic books and traveling, walking and camping.

I am happy to be a member of the team in the Infant Room.


[quote author=”Danika , Teacher Aide” image=”7253″ w=”200″ image_align=”left”]

My name is Danika

I grew up in San Clemente and am still living there now. I graduated from San Clemente High School and am currently a student at Saddleback College.

I have been working with children for as long as I can remember. I started out working for the children’s ministries at Shoreline Church, with children from 3 months to 5 years of age. I worked there for 3 years. It was such a wonderful experience and made me realize what a passion I have for working with kids!

When I’m not working or at school, I like to do a lot of volunteer work. I have been volunteering at the Special Olympics for 7 years now. I also try and help out as much as I can at the soup kitchen that my aunt owns, called Someone Cares Soup Kitchen. I really feel that it is important to give back to our communities. I have learned so much from the people I have worked with and am so grateful to have had such opportunities.

I am so happy and excited to be a part of the staff here at Nobis! There’s nothing better than seeing so many smiling faces when I come to work!

[quote author=”Ms. Nancy, Teacher Assistant” image=”” w=”200″ image_align=”left”]

Hi! I’m Ms. Jessica,

My name is Jessica Yaffe and I am delighted to have found Nobis Preschool shortly after relocating to Laguna Beach from Santa Clarita. I discovered my love for children while enrolled in the Regional Occupational Program in high school. From that moment on those little minds became my passion. I was hooked and committed to a career in this field. I continued my schooling at College of the Canyons and received my certification in Early Childhood Education. Since high school I have worked at a pre-school and have experienced all age groups from infants to pre-k.


I have learned from my own experience that every child is unique and learns differently. I have embraced the Montessori program because they acknowledge each child’s unique way of learning. My success in this field is partly due to others who acknowledged and nurtured my unique way of learning. I hope to do the same for all the children that I have the privilege to work with. Their young faces make me smile and fill my heart.


In my spare time I enjoy walking on the beach and reminding myself how lucky I am to live in such a beautiful place! I also like to exercise with people who share the same interest. Lastly, I like to spend time with my family and friends, relax, and enjoy stress free activities.

[quote author=”Shirin Damavandi” image=”7352″ w=”200″ image_align=”left”]

Hi! I’m Ms. Shirin

I am currently studying Child Development at Orange Coast College. I have twenty five years experience of motherhood. Throughout my life I have dedicated a lot of time to take care of children and I must say I enjoy every minute of it.
I believe a child’s education is the most valuable thing in the world. Knowledge is the power and I recognize that the earlier it begins the better for the child. Thank you for sharing your little angels with me!