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Tiffany Teele: I am excited to begin my 11th year at First Presbyterian Church Preschool. I taught the M-Th PreK class for four years prior to becoming Director in 2014. It is an honor to be the fourth Director since our school opened over 56 years ago. I’ve been an early childhood educator and parent volunteer for over 19 years. I realized when I was in kindergarten that one day I wanted to work with children and I can’t wait to share my enthusiasm and love of learning with you and your children!

Sam Kelly: I am very excited to be a part of the First Pres Preschool Family. I began working here 8 years ago, first as an aide, and then as a teacher for the 2-year old classes. My daughters started college so I felt the need for more hours and became an instructional assistant in a Special Day Class working with preschool aged children who have special needs, but my heart never left here, and I am thrilled to be back and am enjoying my new role as Administrative Assistant.

Anabella Barrientos: This is my 9th year at First Presbyterian Church Preschool.  I am currently teaching Monday-Thursday in our Chipmunks class. I love children and working with them is my passion.

Lynne Hurrell:  I have been a teacher in the Monday-Thursday Pre-K class for seven years and have enjoyed teaching the same class virtually for the last 12 months. I started my career in London, England. After a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, I taught in several elementary schools before getting to travel and teach in Paris, France and then New Jersey. I settled in California in 2010. I completed my “Music Together” training in 2017 and have already enjoyed 10 years here at First Pres Preschool. When not busy in class, I enjoy hiking on the coastside, various creative pursuits and reading.

Salam Saba: I will be starting my 15th year of teaching Preschool and my 6th year at FPCPS.  Volunteering at my children’s school made me realize that I love working with children. I have a passion for Science and I enjoy incorporating experiments with the children.  This year I am working Monday-Thursday in our Panda Bears class.

Katie Teele: This is my 4th year at First Presbyterian Church Preschool.  I am currently teaching Monday-Thursday in our Chipmunks class.  I look forward to another great year!

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