Our Teachers in Oakland

Qualified and dedicated educators

Our highly qualified teachers have a strong commitment to ongoing learning and professional development.
Each teacher is screened and must meet, at minimum, the requirements set forth by the Community Care Licensing Division of San Mateo County and Alameda County.


Hello my name is Ivy Stinson, I am thrilled to be starting my journey…-1-1Ms. Ivy

School Director

BA in Early Childhood Education

Hello my name is Ivy Stinson, I am thrilled to be starting my journey here at Kids Konnect! I have worked as a Program Specialist and Lead Teacher for many years. My love for early childhood education started many years ago while studying at De Anza College in Cupertino, CA. I enjoy working in this field because I am able to meet so many different families and children from various backgrounds. I enjoy assisting and mentoring teachers so that they can provide exceptional care for every child. I believe in learning through play and using everyday experiences as opportunities to teach and help each child progress to their next developmental stage. I strive to provide a rich, individual experience for every family. My goal is to make sure your child is safe, nurtured, and provided a fun educational environment to learn and grow in. 

During my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. We love to laugh, cook and listen to great music together. Football season is my favorite time of year, and traveling has always been a favorite of mine.
I look forward to working with you and your child!! 

Patrice Preschool TeacherMs. Patrice

Preschool Teacher 

BA degree in Early Child Development (in progress)

My name is Patrice Adkins, I've been working with children since January 2000. I love creating environments for children that are safe, fun, and educational. Science is my favorite subject to teach. I really enjoy seeing the excitement on children’s faces when we do experiments. I also enjoy indoor and outdoor gross motor activities. I am currently a student at Chabot College, working towards my AA degree in Early Child Development

I spend most of my free time with my three beautiful children. I have two sons ages 17 & 13, and a daughter who is 10. They keep me busy all year long with football, basketball, and soccer. When I’m not cheering at a game, I’m helping them with their homework, doing my own homework, or spending time with my nephew. I also enjoy dancing, cooking and doing yoga.


pamela-1Ms. Pamela

Preschool Head Teacher 

BA degree in Early Child Development (in progress)

My name is Pamela Regala, I have over 10 years’ experience working in the Early Childhood Development field all throughout the Bay Area.  I love working with children and find great joy in nurturing their growth and development by embracing and encouraging their sense of wonder, enthusiasm and creativity.  I particularly enjoy working with preschoolers, as they have such a refreshing and innocent view of the world.

         In my spare time I enjoy exercising, cooking, going for scenic drives, listening to all kinds of music and spending time with my fiance' and family.


bria-1Ms. Bria

Floater and Support Teacher

BSc Political Science and Sociology 
Master's in Applied Behavior Analysis

My name is Bria Bryant, I have been working with children since I was in middle school. My grandmother owned a daycare which is where my passion for working with kids started. Over the years I have worked as a recreation leader at Dimond Rec Center and as a behavior therapist for children with autism. I believe children are our future and we are in place to shape them for success. 

I graduated from Sacramento state university, in 2018, with a degree in political science and minor in sociology. I recently received my master’s in the Applied Behavior Analysis field. In my free time I like to read, eat delicious food and do a little online shopping.


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