Meet our Team

Experienced & Passionate

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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.

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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

Lead 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.

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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

Leslie is a mother of 4 and grandmother of one. She has delightfully served as a preschool teacher for the last 30 years. In Leslie's free time she enjoys spending time with family.

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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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Djenane Santos

Teacher's Assistant

Djenane loves teaching and have been working with children for 20+ both in Sunday School and ESL settings. Her passion became her calling, she has been working at New Life Christian Fellowship for 6 years; most recently as a Student Ministries Director serving in its preschool, children's and youth ministries.  She enjoys stretching, hiking, biking and resting in her hammock! 

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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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Kaylie Mini

Floater Teacher

Kaylie has been working with children for 5 years. She has taught children swim lessons and worked at a daycare with school aged children. She is continuing her education now at Foothill College. In her free time she likes to swim and hang out with her family and friends.