learning center Staff

Nanci Engle


Nanci is our founder and fearless leader in providing literacy intervention and educational therapies to build foundations for learning. She has a master's degree in education, a special education teaching credential, and is a licensed Educational Therapist. Nanci's dedication to serving students in the San Diego area has built a strong reputation for Banyan Tree as a premier provider of educational services.

Kay MacIsaac

Assistant Director

Kay has been with Banyan Tree almost from the very beginning! She joined forces with Nanci in 1999 as Reading Specialist, Program Director, and Learning Specialist. Kay has a both a teaching credential and master's degree in special education from Point Loma Nazarene University, as well as an autism authorization. She also has a multiple subject teaching credential. Kay's heart and commitment to students is unmatched!