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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Krista Hubbel

TK Teacher 

Krista received her BS in Health Education from San Francisco State University. Her teaching journey started over 8 years ago. Krista has experience with various ages from infant to 8th grade. Outside of work she enjoy exercising, dancing Hula and Tahitian, watching movies and going on adventures with her son, family and friends.

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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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Kaylie Mini

Toddler Teacher Assistant

Kaylie Mini has been working with children for 5 years, she started teaching children how to swim at Jean Brink pool and worked at an after school daycare for school aged children. She currently attends foothill college. She has a huge passion working with children. 

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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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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!