We are All Five

We are All Five

All Five is committed to empowering all families to choose a high quality early education for their children.

We have an intentional model of socioeconomic diversity. 50% of students come from low-income families and are supported through public funding. 50% of students come from middle-income and high-income families, who make a financial commitment on a sliding scale according to their financial resources.

STATE SUBSIDY
50%
FULL AND PARTIAL PAY
50%

Our Team

Carol Thomsen

Carol Thomsen

Executive Director

Carol is a Stanford-educated, 30-year veteran teacher. She has taught, directed and founded several early education programs including at Stanford’s Bing Nursery School, Stanford Sierra Camp, and at Head Start in East Palo Alto. She is a 2013 Silicon Valley Woman of Influence.

Lynne Dartnall

Lynne Dartnall

Director of Finance and Operations

Lynne is originally from New Zealand and came to the US in 2014 with her husband. Lynne brings financial and operational experience from her travels around the world. In the spring of 2016, she met Carol through a mutual friend, and started volunteering at All Five. In Fall 2016, she joined our staff and is now responsible for our Finances and Operations.

  • Mary Dent, Chairperson
    Mary is CEO of Green Dot Bank and founder of dcIQ. She is an experienced executive and expert in policy issues. She is a former Vice-President at Silicon Valley Bank and an Advisory Board Member to the Stanford Institute for Research in the Social Sciences. She and her family live in Menlo Park.
  • Roger Hansen, Board Treasurer
    Roger is the Director of Tax and Accounting Services at Comprehensive Financial Management. He is a former manager at Price-Waterhouse Coopers. He and his wife and their four children live in Redwood City.
  • Diana McCool, Board Secretary
    Diana is an active community volunteer, primarily through PEO, an education organization that promotes the advancement and well being of women around the world. She lives in Ohio, but is a frequent visitor to California.  
  • Peggy Pizzo, Board Member
    Peggy is a Senior Scholar at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education, carrying out research related to emotional and social intelligence in young children and the adults who are important to them. She is a prolific author and deep advocate for children. She and her husband live on Stanford campus.
  • Jenna Wachtel, Board Member
    Jenna is the Program Director of Early Learning at the New Teacher Center and a Board member at the East Palo Alto Kids Foundation. She is a coach, mentor, presenter, and leader in the early learning community locally and nationally. She is also a recipient of the Young Leader award from the Skoll World Foundation. She and her husband live in Redwood City.
  • Carol Thomsen, Executive Director and Founder
    Carol is a Stanford educated, 30-year veteran teacher. She has taught, directed and founded a number of early education programs including at Stanford’s Bing Nursery School and Head Start in East Palo Alto. She is a 2013 Silicon Valley Woman of Influence. She and her husband are raising two boys in Menlo Park.

  • Stephanie Agnew, Parent Education Coordinator, Parent’s Place
  • Gloria Hernandez-Goff, Superintendent, Ravenswood School District
  • Heather Hopkins, Founder, My New Red Shoes
  • Peckie Peters, Head Teacher, Bing Nursery School
  • Deborah Stipek, Dean, Stanford University School of Education

Our school is located at 1391 Chilco Street, Menlo Park, CA 94025