Jeanine Gutowski


5 Day Rm 4

I joined the Hanna Fenichel staff this June. Previously, I was employed for seventeen years as a prekindergarten teacher at a Reggio-inspired school.  I am a mentor teacher for the California Early Childhood Mentor Program (since 2007).

While taking college classes for my teaching permit, I enjoyed learning about the Reggio-inspired approach to early childhood education. I continue to be a life-long learner by participating in many child development workshops. I love exploring with children as they investigate their world and am excited to extend these interests - in collaboration with them.

I live in La Mesa with my husband, Gary; my daughter, Justine; our two dogs, Poppy and Macie; and, our tortoise, Frodo.  As a family we love finding new beaches throughout the state where we enjoy long walks and shell hunting. I am an avid reader and also enjoy gardening, knitting, and crafting.