Our Staff

Our excellent teams of Preschool Teachers are specialists in Early Childhood Education (ECE) with undergraduate and graduate degrees in education and certificates in ECE. They always work with the parents to ensure a secure and fun learning time during your child's school hours.

Ms. Helen-Elizabeth

Pre-K Teacher


Mrs. Nikki,

Toddler/2's Teacher


Mrs. Yara,

3's Teacher

Christina Marshall, Owner & Executive Director

Christina lives with her husband, daughter (6 yrs) and son (4 yrs). She received a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education from the University of South Carolina, Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies from Union University, and a M.A. in Educational Leadership from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. She has a S.C. Educator License, Early Childhood Education Administration Certificate, and California Child Development Director Permit.  She has enjoyed 20+ years of early childhood education experiences in a variety of environments which have fashioned her into a more passionate educator of young children. Christina became the Director at Golden Gate Academy in 2014 and continued her service to Marin families through opening GGA Kids Marin. She loves being able to witness the precious moments of a child’s smile, laughter, creativity and zeal for learning! In addition to being a mother and Preschool Owner, she loves running, reading, writing, and adventures with her family.

Grace Howell, Program Director 

Grace is humbled and honored to be the Program Director at GGA Kids Marin! Over the past 8 years at our amazing school, she has worked as an Assistant Director and as the Lead Pre-Kindergarten Teacher. Her highest priority is working to ensure that GGA Kids Marin continues to provide the children and families in southern Marin with quality, play-based early childhood education, paving the way for a successful transition to kindergarten and beyond. We have a wonderful team of educators here, and as Program Director she looks forward to the opportunity to use her administrative and classroom experience to come alongside each of them, equipping them in their curriculum planning, classroom management, and social-emotional education practices. She is also personally excited to spend time getting to know the children and families from all three classrooms! Her educational background includes a BA in English, an Early Childhood Education Certificate, and a Site Supervisor Permit from the State of California. 

Grace was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, and she still considers herself a Midwest girl at heart, which includes cheering for the KC Royals baseball team and the KC Chiefs football team! She is married to her incredible husband Steve, who is a minister in a local church, and together they have two awesome sons, one in high school, and one in elementary school. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, serving at church, swimming, and exploring the beautiful Bay Area with her family.  


Ms. Julia,



Mrs. Samantha

Pre-K Teacher


Ms. Lauren,

3's Teacher


Ms. Tiffany,


Program Director


Mrs. Zahara,