I discovered the concept of Christian preschool when I was looking for a preschool for our 4th child. After finding out that Christian preschools were an option, I knew that this was the perfect work opportunity for my skill set.
I worked at Milpitas Christian Schools for eleven years as a teacher, seven years as a headteacher, and three years as a director. Within those years, I also received my site supervisor permit. In 2003, I helped open a Catholic Child Care center at St. Francis of Assisi. While running St. Francis of Assisi in 2008, I received my MBA in Marketing. The degree helped me keep St. Francis of Assisi's doors open for eighteen years.
At the start of the pandemic, I dedicated time to teaching distance learning with a few students. As the year continued, I was able to teach even more students, and by fall, my program was expanding. I am proud to say that I recently graduated some of my students into kindergarten. I am looking forward to what God has planned for me at San Jose Christian. Go TIGERS!!!!
I have been married to my husband Darrell for 41 years. My husband and I are marriage advisers at Bible Way Christian Center. We enjoy talking with young couples and inspiring them to embrace God's love in their marriages.
God blessed us with six wonderful children; and nine adorable grandchildren. I enjoy being with our children and our grandchildren every Sunday; our favorite pastimes are playing games and participating in food challenges! I also enjoy kickboxing, spending alone time with my husband, and reading self-help books. It is important to me that I continue to educate myself and learn new things. Because I love to educate myself on new topics, I have been learning Spanish.
Christian Philosophy of Education
I feel the first five years of a child's life are not only important but what they learn is crucial to their life-long learning process. The classroom is the perfect place to integrate the Biblical perspective. I have seen how much a strong connection to God has benefitted some of my students, and it is so exciting to see them grow in their faith. I believe introducing bible stories that have a moral lesson helps students in their journey of self-discovery and encourages them to foster deep connections. In addition, it encourages the students to engage with their environment. Math gives them the knowledge of financial responsibility and to be good stewards to our churches, families, and the world. Science gives us a better understanding of how God put this world together and how we can take care of it. And finally, reading opens their minds and encourages imagination and creativity to flow. I believe it is our responsibility to make sure our children are taught spiritually and academically. It has been a privilege to watch my kids grow, and I hope to continue my teaching journey.