Terra Solecki

Preschool Teacher


B.A., in Psychology
University of California, Santa Cruz
Ventura College
Teacher since 2015

How many years have you worked at Oak Grove?

Since 2015.

Why do you work at Oak Grove?

I love working with young children and their families, and I appreciate the unique support and experience that I feel families and students receive from Oak Grove School. At Oak Grove I feel the whole staff and administration work together to support each student as a whole person.

A quote that inspires your approach to your job.

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.” -Fred Rogers

Where is your special spot on campus?

I really love the walk from ECP to the Pavilion. It feels so magical going across the meadow from one shady glen to another.

Coffee or Tea?


Name a place you’ve always wanted to visit, but haven’t yet.

When I was really young I always thought that I would be living in India studying tigers when I grew up, but now as an adult I have still never been to India.

What is your most bizarre OGS experience?

My most bizarre OGS experience was walking across campus with a student while having Lucky, the hawk that lives on campus, sitting very close to us in a tree watching us go by. I pointed Lucky out to the student, who seemed pleased to see Lucky, but also nonchalantly explained, “Oh, yeah, that’s Lucky. I see him all the time.” I was thinking the whole time, this is so strange, and so cool!