Meet Our Staff

    • Abby Pletcher
      Teacher / Director

      Abby Pletcher

      Teacher / Director

      Abby Pletcher brings to Dandelion over 25 years of early childhood teaching experience. Abby started her career in 1995 in St Louis, Missouri after earning a B.A. degree in Psychology at Washington University in St. Louis. At her first job she quickly discovered a passion for working with young children and continued her teaching when she moved to the Bay Area in 1996. In 2002 Abby earned her Masters degree in Early Childhood Education from Mills College. After graduating from Mills Abby became the Associate Director at BlueSkies for Children in Oakland.

      Abby has been Teacher/Director at Dandelion since 2009 and has grown to love the collaboration and community of the co-op preschool. She especially enjoys building relationships with the children and parents and creating fun and interesting things for the children to discover in the environment.

      Abby is the proud parent of two children. When not working she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, doing ceramics and reading a good book.

    • Sabrina Eyal

      Sabrina Eyal


      Sabrina Eyal has worked with children in a variety of capacities all of her adult life. She has worked as a one-to-one reading and writing support teacher for students with language-based learning disabilities, a respite care provider for a family of a child with autism, and a speech-language pathologist for young children on the autism spectrum. She came to the field of early childhood education through her experience as a parent in her children’s parent cooperative preschools and found a perfect fit. After spending many years as a stay-at-home mom, she worked as an assistant/substitute teacher and then as Toddler Co-Teacher at Skytown Preschool, where her two youngest children attended, from 2012-2020. She was thrilled to join the Dandelion teaching staff in 2021 where she strives to deepen her teaching practice. Sabrina loves working in parent cooperatives because she believes that the community of teachers and parents working together offers unparalleled support for families navigating the challenge of parenting young children and helps set the foundation for confident parenting and a positive parent-child relationship throughout the childhood years.

      Sabrina holds a B.A. in English from UC Berkeley and an M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from Vanderbilt University. She completed her early childhood education credits through UCLA Extension. She is the eldest of five children and a mother of three teenagers. When she’s not at work or driving her kids all over town, you can find her in her kitchen cooking for her family and friends, on the couch nose deep in a novel, in the park swinging a heavy kettlebell, or hiking somewhere beautiful.