Barb Dover and Shawn Luders own and teach at Giggly Wiggly Preschool. They have been teaching for a combined 22 years and live in Sammamish, Washington.
Barb graduated with a B.A. from the University of Washington. She later received her first Graduate degree from WUJS Institute in Arad, Israel. More recently, she obtained her Master of Education from City University in June 2006. She owned and operated a private marketing business in Washington and Oregon and had a staff of 23, before staying home to be with her 3 children. During this time she was very active in their education, and was a volunteer at Margaret Mead Elementary as both a Science teacher and Computer Specialist as well as PTSA V.P. of Ways and Means.
Shawn graduated with a BA in Child Development from San Jose State University, then got her California credentials for teaching at elementary schools. Shawn started teaching preschool in 1993, and worked at Bright Horizons after moving to Washington. While taking time off to start her family with a daughter then a son, she found Giggly Wiggly preschool and enrolled her daughter. Shawn soon started subbing, teaching, and then became a co-owner of Giggly Wiggly with Barb and has now been with Giggly Wiggly since 2003. Shawn keeps up with currents trends in Early Childhood Education through classes in the area.