Meet our Team

Experienced & Passionate


Tatiana Hillman

Preschool Director

Tatiana received a B.A. in Child Development from San Francisco State University. She has been working with children for over 6 years and also leads the Children’s Ministry at her church. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking and watching movies with family.


Cathy Kirkpatrick

Lead Teacher

Ten years with our school and 20+ years in the business means Cathy is one of the most experienced teachers in the Bay Area.  When not teaching, Cathy enjoys going to tennis tournaments and swimming.

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Lisa Neynaber

Preschool Teacher

Lisa has worked in the preschool industry for two decades, and still brings enthusiasm to the job every day.  In her free time she enjoys time with her family and kids.  She also likes to paint.


Janelle Neral

Toddler Teacher

Janelle is currently a student at San Francisco State University going for her degree in Child and Adolescent Development with concentration in Early Childhood. She has 3 years of experience with children and is currently a youth leader for her church. Outside of work, she loves to go on hikes, play sports and just enjoy nature

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Leslie Arruabarrena

Toddler Teacher

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Yesenia Sarabia

Transitional Kindergarten Teacher

Yesenia was born and raised in Half Moon Bay. She's a wife with an amazing husband and a mother of two perfect children. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and going shopping.

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Roselyn Tucker

Transitional Kindergarten Teacher

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Anthony Neynaber

Teacher's Aide

Anthony graduated Terra Nova High School in 2020. He has experience with babysitting his niece and has a very special patience with the children. In his downtime, Anthony loves to draw.

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Stephanie De La Rocha

Teacher's Aide

Stephanie is a Florida native who earned her BA in English at Florida International University. She has experience teaching children from early childhood all the way to high school level. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family and baking.