stefanie mckight - owner purple door school

Stefanie McKnight-Owner

Stefanie is the owner of Purple Door Preschool! She enjoyed teaching preschool age students in her home for seven years so much that she decided to open Purple Door so she could share her ideas and love with even more children! Stefanie has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada. She was the former owner of Celebrations!, a children’s birthday party and play place. She has worked with youth for over 25 years in many different settings. She was a Youth Counselor on board cruise ships and she worked with children at the Child and Family Research Center at the University of Nevada. She was the Leadership and Developmental Coordinator for the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows and a Site Supervisor for the City of Reno’s Summer Discovery programs. She has also been a Nanny, and even a children’s Gymnastic Coach. Most importantly, Stefanie is a proud mother of three children, Quinn, Mia and Kai.

tracy teacher at wingfield

Tracy Dowd – Director

I was born in Fairfield, California but moved to Sparks when I was 3 years old, and I’ve been living here ever since. I am a mother of three beautiful boys ages 19, 12, and 10 and have been happily married for the past 13 years. I’ve been working with children off and on for the past 20 years, but mainly as a home daycare provider for roughly 7 years. I am very passionate about children and respect there individual needs. I started working at Purple Door in 2016 and I look forward to getting to know your child and your families as I continue to teach at Purple Door.

tracy teacher at wingfield

Tracy Dowd – Director

I was born in Fairfield, California but moved to Sparks when I was 3 years old, and I’ve been living here ever since. I am a mother of three beautiful boys ages 19, 12, and 10 and have been happily married for the past 13 years. I’ve been working with children off and on for the past 20 years, but mainly as a home daycare provider for roughly 7 years. I am very passionate about children and respect there individual needs. I started working at Purple Door in 2016 and I look forward to getting to know your child and your families as I continue to teach at Purple Door.

stefanie mckight - owner purple door school

Stefanie McKnight-Owner

Stefanie is the owner of Purple Door Preschool! She enjoyed teaching preschool age students in her home for seven years so much that she decided to open Purple Door so she could share her ideas and love with even more children! Stefanie has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada. She was the former owner of Celebrations!, a children’s birthday party and play place. She has worked with youth for over 25 years in many different settings. She was a Youth Counselor on board cruise ships and she worked with children at the Child and Family Research Center at the University of Nevada. She was the Leadership and Developmental Coordinator for the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows and a Site Supervisor for the City of Reno’s Summer Discovery programs. She has also been a Nanny, and even a children’s Gymnastic Coach. Most importantly, Stefanie is a proud mother of three children, Quinn, Mia and Kai.