Meet our Preschool Educators
Jana Clarey, School Director
I have been in the early childhood field for about 12 years and have spent 10 of those years with Cadence Academy. I started as a teacher and worked my way up to Director. I currently have my Child Developmental Associates Degree (CDA) and plan to further my education by finishing my AA Degree in Early Childhood Education.
My fiancé and I are planning on getting married in September 2017 and we love spending time with our 2-Year-Old and our 2 sweet puppies. In my spare time, I enjoy working in my photography business, musical theatre, singing, and of course football…Go Hawks!
Daniella Saint, Assistant Director
I have been in the child care field since 2008 and with Cadence Academy since Fall 2013. I started as a teacher and have since moved up to Assistant Director. I love helping children learn the building blocks of education. I'm fortunate to have worked with many great teachers who have given me tools to improve my teaching. I have recently renewed my CDA with a focus on leadership and I look forward to continually adding more tools to my toolbox.
When I’m not at Cadence Academy, I love spending time with my family. I live in Lacey with my husband, our two children, and our house full of pets. I have slowly been growing my home improvement skills as I work on DIY projects around my home, including an attempt at gardening. I hope to help teach my children more about the world around them.
Celia Graham, Teacher
Hello, my name is Celia Graham and I have been a part of Cadence Academy for 12 years. My husband and I live in Olympia, Washington and I have 1 son. I have completed my 20 hour STARS training, and I have been working on getting my CDA. I enjoy working in my yard and my garden, doing puzzles, and taking walks. I have worked with all ages of children and enjoy seeing them develop and grow. I want to be a teacher the children can look up to and learn from. Thank you for letting me be a part of your child’s learning.
Susan Pope, Teacher
Hello, my name is Susan Pope. I have very much enjoyed taking care of the infants here at Cadence Academy for almost 13 years. Each year I have attended STARS certification trainings and continue to further my education in early childhood. My husband and I were married for 42 years and we have 2 daughters and 2 granddaughters. I am happily involved in my church and I love baking when I get the chance. Thank you for giving me the privilege of taking care of your child.