Shayna Landes, Director
Shayna Landes has been in the field of early childhood education for ten years: as a preschool teacher, as a curriculum director, and most recently as the Director to the Preschool of the Arts Chelsea and Greenwich Village Campuses in Manhattan. She has trained extensively and believes deeply in the Reggio Emilia approach to education, and can often be found exploring new ways to help guide her students’ interests through open-ended learning. She looks forward to partnering with Chabad in opening the Tri-City's first Reggio-inspired and Jewish preschool. Shayna holds degrees in both Psychology and Early Childhood Education.
Dasha Samanta, Educator
Hello, My name is Dasha. I am from a small country called Moldova in Eastern Europe. For almost 10 years, I have been privileged to work with little humans. In 2020, my husband and I moved to Union City from San Francisco, where I had worked as an educator and administrator at Happy Shalom School for 7 years. I am a caring person who loves having fun with children and creating a pleasant and joyful atmosphere for them. I believe that early childhood education is a fundamental part of a successful and happy future.
Zhanna Shpits, Music Educator
At Shalom Preschool, we are honored to have Morah Zhanna lead our music program.
Music has been a huge part of Zhanna’s life since she was a little girl.
With her teaching and performing career that spans over 30 years, Zhanna has been serving thousands of families in the Bay Area and across the globe through her in-person and online music programs, performances and workshops.
She uses music as a powerful vehicle to connect, spread love, kindness, compassion, and teach peace.
“You’re loved. You’re seen. You’re heard. You MATTER” is the message she wants every child and adult to embrace.
Zhanna Shpits is an award-winning music educator, entrepreneur, singer, songwriter, award-winning performing artist, the host of the Kidz Universe TV Show, and a loving mom of 2.