Our Family

Michelle Winter
Educational Director,
Fantastic Frogs Teacher

Michelle has been a member of the Glenbrook family since 2007, first as a parent and then as a teacher. Before becoming a stay-at-home mom, Michelle taught first grade in Frederick County Public Schools for eight years. After spending many years as a stay-at-home mom, Michelle was excited to return to Early Childhood Education, a field in which she holds undergraduate and Masters degrees.

In 2010, she began teaching Glenbrook’s Super Stars class. Since then, she has taught the Busy Bees class and most recently, the Fantastic Frogs. Michelle has loved being a part of a community that values children and helps them learn, grow and explore. In 2020, she took on a new role as Glenbrook’s Educational Director.

Michelle treasures the opportunity to get to know the children and their families each year and feels very fortunate to not only teach at Glenbrook, but also to live in the local community with her husband and three children.

Yichun Chou
Curious Cats Teacher

It’s my privilege to be the Curious Cats teacher. I’ve been a part of the Glenbrook family since 2011, when my son joined the Fantastic Frogs class. The following year my daughter started Glenbrook as a Curious Cat. I enjoyed my experience so much as a cooping parent and board member that I continued on at Glenbrook even after my kids ‘graduated’ to elementary school. I became a sitter in the Sibling Nursery program, then teacher’s aide, substitute teacher and lastly the interim Lunch Bunch teacher.

Joining Glenbrook as a parent and taking on auxiliary roles was the perfect complement and transition to becoming a teacher in 2015. It allowed me to get to know the programs, the philosophy and all the wonderful families.

I am originally from Taiwan where I obtained my undergraduate degree. I came to the US in 2001, where I completed a teacher-training program at Mercer University and earned my master’s degree in Early Childhood Education at California State University Los Angeles. I now live in Bethesda with my husband and two children, both alumni of Glenbrook. I thank you for letting me join your child’s most important learning journey and look forward to each school year ahead.

Becky D’Amour
Teddy Bears Teacher

Becky DAmour  began her career in social work in New Jersey and Virginia before transitioning to special education with Montgomery County Public Schools.  She worked as a paraeducator with the Autism Program for one year and then became a special education teacher and parent support teacher once she finished her Master’s Degree from Johns Hopkins University. She worked with students from pre-k3 through fifth grade during her seven year tenure with Montgomery County Public Schools.

Becky became a member of the Glenbrook family in 2017 when her daughter began attending the school.  Becky was a parent at Glenbrook for four years, three of which she served as a board member.  Becky spent five years as a stay at home parent before returning to the classroom as the Teddy Bears teacher. 

She loves working with preschool aged children as they explore the classroom and school, broaden their understanding of the world around them and learn through play!

Alejandra Jauregui Pinto
Lunch Bunch Teacher

We became part of the Glenbrook family when we enrolled our child in the Super Stars class in 2015. As a stay-at-home Mom I started to co-op as much as I could because I enjoyed participating and learning from other teachers how to manage classes and children and enjoyed seeing how my child developed and grew with their classmates. When my child moved on to elementary school I stayed at Glenbrook as a teacher aide and then as a substitute teacher. This is my first year as a Busy Bee teacher and Lunch Bunch teacher.

I am originally from Bolivia and, in 2013, we moved to Bethesda. In Bolivia, I earned a psychology degree and have previously worked in a nursery school. Currently, I live in Bethesda with my husband and my two children and very much feel a part of the community and have grown fond of the area.