Seyon Verdtzabella, a founder of The Studio School, was Head of School and Teacher at The Studio School. Preivously, he was Co-Founder and Director of The Willows Nursery School in San Jose, taught at Peninsula School in Menlo Park and before that Stanford University’s Bing Nursery School. He is an advocate for children’s right to high quality learning environments and teaching methods that edify freedom through education. He is co-author of The Studio Approach and has presented at several professional conferences exploring pedagogy, curriculum design and development of learning environments. He conferred his M.S. in Education at Capella University and his B.A. in Psychology at Stanford University.

Nancy Verdtzabella is a Head Teacher at Bing Nursery School at Stanford University where she was also the school’s first Librarian and designed its first resource room, which provided reusable materials for children’s exploration and creativity. Formerly, she was a founder of The Willows Nursery School, and early in her career, she worked closely with Bev Bos. She is a board member at The Studio School. She thinks deeply about beneficial learning environments for young children, and advocates for children’s aesthetic development and creative expression. She has presented many professional seminars, expounding pedagogy in early childhood education. She completed her M.A. in Early Childhood Education at Pacific Oaks College and her B.A. in Child Development at Sacramento State University.

Bev Hartman is co-founder of Parent Venture, founder of EngagED Early Education, adjunct faculty at Pacific Oaks College, a volunteer for the Pacific Oaks College mentorship program, and serves as a board member of The Studio School. Formerly, she was a lecturer in the Psychology Department at Stanford University and held administrative and teaching positions at Stanford’s Bing Nursery School, where she also conceived of and directed the Bing Institute, an initiative providing programs for parents and educators. She holds a B.A. in Art and Education from Chatham College and an M.A. in Human Development from Pacific Oaks College.