Ages: 2 – 10 years old
Preschool (Ages: Jr. Kindergarten – 4th Grade), Private Elementary Education & Elementary Extended Day
Michelle O'Hara, Principal
Michelle O’Hara began working at Primary Plus Elementary School in the fall of 2010 as a third grade teacher with over ten years of teaching experience at the elementary level. Michelle holds a BA Degree in Liberal Studies and also a Multiple Subject/CLAD Clear Credential with a Reading Specialist emphasis. As a teacher, Michelle felt that she was able to reach-out and enrich the lives of her students: as Principal, Michelle relishes the opportunity to enrich the school experiences of all of the children and their families.
Kathy McDermott, School Administrator
Kathy McDermott has worked for Action Day Primary Plus since August of 1989, where she began as the bookkeeper and progressed to office/enrollment coordinator, and School Administrator. Kathy holds a degree is Business Management. In this capacity, she enjoys working with children on a daily basis. Kathy is an advocate for the children by ensuring that their voices are heard and instilling a desire to make the right decisions/choices each day – and for years to come.
Richard Fuentes, Preschool Director
Richard began working for Action Day Primary Plus in August of 2014 after several years of experience teaching children ages 2-6. Richard holds a B.A. in Child and Adolescent Development, and is an active member of NAEYC and its local affiliates. This allows him to stay up to date on the latest research and best practices in the field of early childhood education. In his second year of teaching with Action Day Primary Plus, Richard began supporting the Jr. K program in an administrative role as Jr. K Coordinator. In August 2016, Richard assumed the role of Preschool and Jr. K Director at Primary Plus Elementary School. In this capacity, Richard strives to create a warm and loving environment for all of the families at Amber.
Amber School History
In July, 1979, Primary Plus opened its doors for elementary school-age children at 3500 Amber Drive. Primary Plus is a preschool and elementary school with grades kindergarten through fourth. The school provides an educational setting that is staffed with warm, personally interested adults who give the students the message that learning is exciting and important. The teachers attempt to establish a learning environment that will allow the children to experience the maximum amount of success possible. Class sizes are small which allows for a great deal of teacher-student interaction.
The Primary Plus program includes both academic day classes and extended day care. Physical education, computer classes, and Spanish are part of the everyday elementary curriculum. A large variety of enrichment programs complete the outstanding student offerings. Students can enroll in dance, karate, music, art, computer, tennis, swimming, golf and a wide range of sports activities. There are team sports available in soccer, basketball, baseball and street hockey for both girls and boys. Many of the students take part in the annual dance production at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts.