About Our Teachers

Lead Teacher ~ Janet Kriss

I have over twenty years of experience teaching in Jewish preschools.  I earned a BS in Child Development and Family Studies at Arizona State University.  I believe in nurturing children to become unique and compassionate individuals, allowing them the freedom to develop and grow into intuitive, caring and happy children.   I have been married for thirty-six wonderful years to Don Kriss, the Jacksonville Jewish Center Executive Director and have two children, Leah 30 and Joel 28.

Assistant Teacher ~ Maryanne Bush

Hi! My name is Maryanne Bush and I am so excited to be a part of the DuBow Preschool Family. I am married and have a beautiful twelve year old daughter named Arden. For the past six years. I have worked with 3 and 4 year olds at a local preschool. I enjoy cooking, scrapbooking and spending time with my family. I look forward to working with Ms. Janet and getting to know your wonderful children!