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RTC Staff

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Alyssa Paddie

Teaching Artist

Alyssa is the Director/ Teacher at Ready, Set Grow! Preschool. Alyssa is passionate about studying Child Development. Embracing the idea of the whole child, she believes the cooperative preschool experience is a unique opportunity for creating a positive foundation for a child’s future. ​ Alyssa studied Early Childhood Education and continues her education every year, including attending the annual California Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools convention. 

Alyssa’s passion for a constructive and loving learning environment is shown in every interaction she has with her students and parents.


Nancy Casey

Teaching Artist

Nancy Casey is a music educator, who wears many hats in the world of musical theater. Starting as an accompanist, she has gone on to become a seasoned music director for shows all over Southern California. Nancy also directs church choirs and leads worship. She teaches music at all grade levels at local schools and churches. Nancy conducts live orchestras and provides coaching in audition and callback skills. Her three adult children grew up involved in musical theater, so it was a shared joy. Nancy finds great excitement in working with students of all ages and looks forward to new adventures ahead. 


Emmanuel Young

Teaching Artist

Emmanuel received his B.A. in Theater Performance from San Diego State University. He has performed with Moonlight Stage Productions, Cygnet Theatre, San Diego Musical Theater, The Candlelight Pavilion, The Welk Resort, North Coast Rep, and the Disneyland Resort. His boisterous laugh can be found on and offstage. Follow the sound and you’ll find yourself in an imaginative and joyful classroom. Emmanue’s approach to musical, theatrical, and choreographic pedagogy is as lively as it is uncanny. It empowers students to be fearless while engaging critically with their craft. Find him on Instagram at @writereadthink.