Our Teachers

Kelly Bower

Director, 2 Day and Pre K Teacher

Kelly Bower has been at Bunker Hill since 1999 and has taught preschool since 1986 in California. She has a BA in Child Development from Humboldt State University and a Masters of Public Administration from Notre Dame in Belmont and also holds a California Child Development Director’s Permit.

Kelly is married and has three children, two sons and a daughter. A Bunker Hill alumni family, participating in the Pre-K program with our youngest son. They enjoy beach walks with their dogs,  sunsets, and spending as much time as possible together as a family.

Note From Teacher Kelly:

At Bunker Hill I enjoy working with families and the great teaching staff. The outside areas create inspiring curriculum and motivate me, as a teacher, to explore learning in our natural environment. At Bunker Hill the home/school bond is strong and valued and working with families, not just children, makes a huge difference in the quality of education provided. I am proud to be part of such a great community.


Megan Church

3 Day and Freestyle Fridays Teacher

Megan knew she wanted to work with children from the time she took her first babysitting job when I was a teenager. Inspired by the child’s view of the world, she felt honored to be able to guide, and learn from them during these years.  Megan started off spending summers as camp counselor and a camp director. She has experience in after school child care, and then later ran a preschool program and worked with 3 year olds in a center based program all in Redwood City.  She was also a nanny while raising her first child, then decided to grow her family and stay at home. She is currently finishing classes for her Associates Degree, and plans to work on her bachelors.

Megan and her husband have 3 daughters. Her oldest is a Bunker Hill Alumni and middle daughter is a current Bunker Hill student.  She enjoy spending family time outside whether it be days at the beach or exploring parks. She also enjoys cooking, reading and sewing.

Note from Teacher Megan:

What draws me to Bunker Hill as a parent, and a teacher is the honor of play, and the love of all that is mud, glitter, paint, sand and water.  I appreciate the community that you can only achieve in a co-operative setting.  I love the feeling of being connected to nature that I have while being at Bunker Hill.  I’m honored to be working with, and learning from the amazing staff.  I’m looking forward to getting my boots dirty with children and parents that make Bunker Hill the wondrous place that is.


Michelle Buffington

Michelle’s teaching experience started at La Petite Baleeen, a family owned swim school on the peninsula. Since 2001 she has held many positions at the swim school including deck supervisor, booking manager and director. Michelle has also been a nanny to many families, taking care of children ranging from 3 months to 13 years. Michelle is currently enrolled in Early Childhood Education classes.

Note from Michelle:

Bunker Hill as an amazing and magical place to learn and play. I found that the values here of love, respect and fun are what I live by . I am honored and eager to teach at Bunker Hill.