2016-2017 Preschool Team
Little Learner and Kinder Learner Lead Teacher
Carol has a BA in Liberal Studies and an elementary teaching credential from SJSU. She did has her graduate degree in Cross-cultural Language and Academic Development from USD. Carol has taught 5th grade, been a substitute teacher for all grades, and homeschooled her own children through elementary and junior high.
This will be Carol’s 6th year at MH Recreation Preschool and she has loved sharing these preschool years with our families. Offering a play-based environment where lots of learning takes place is a great way for children to explore and grow, and she’s grateful to be part of the team here.
Carol has lived in Morgan Hill for over 30 years, been married almost 40, and has 3 young adult children – one does PR for nonprofits, one’s a mechanical engineer, and one’s a park ranger. Carol likes spending her free time in nature (hiking, camping, wildflowers and birds), vegetable gardening, cooking, reading-especially history, and throwing the ball for her Lab, Scout!
PM Lead Teacher
Kaitlin has been teaching preschool for over 10 years in a variety of settings. Play based is one of her favorite philosophies along with Montessori and she often brings some Montessori style things into the classroom. Kaitlin went to Sonoma State University and received her degree in Liberal Studies with a minor in Human Development. She did all of her ECE units at DeAnza College and currently holds a certificate as a child development site supervisor. This is Kaitlin’s 2nd year with our program.
Kaitlin was born and raised in the Bay Area and currently lives in Morgan Hill with her husband, son (Liam), and dog (Kona). If she is not teaching you can probably find her at the park with Liam or shopping at Target!
Little Learner, Kinder Learner and PM Assistant
Angel has been working with children for the last 12 years. Before working with us, Angel spent 10 years working at the Extended Care at St. Catherine's School with Grades K-8. This will be Angel’s 3rd year working preschool with The City of Morgan Hill Recreation Preschool. She has completed her ECE credits at Gavilan College.
Angel was born and raised in Morgan Hill and cannot imagine living anywhere else. In her free time she likes to travel and spend time with her family and friends!
Little Learner and Kinder Learner Assistant
Kiana has close to 10 years of experience working at an early childhood program in Salt Lake City, Utah. That program was based on the Reggio Emilia teaching philosophy that incorporated Montessori ideas while also promoting the importance of play and its role in the early processes of learning. The majority of Kiana’s time was spent working with the 2-4 age-group, but she also gained experience as a Center Director for a few years. After teaching, Kiana was employed by Child Care Resource and Referral for almost 3 years, where she worked as a Teacher Trainer. She visited numerous preschools and daycares and provided training and classes for the staff on a variety of early childhood topics.
Kiana has a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Utah, where she attended on a softball scholarship. She is a happily married mom of 4 and has loved living in Morgan Hill since moving here in 2012.
This will be Kiana’s 2nd year working at the Morgan Hill Recreation Preschool and she has loved being a part of this program!
PM Preschool Assistant
Amber graduated from CSU, Chico with a BA in Child Development. Prior to joining the team here, she taught Preschool aged children from Infants to Kinder, as well as ran a licensed home daycare. Most recently she was a lead Two's Teacher.
Amber’s philosophy in teaching is that all children thrive with positive support, encouragement, and consistent structure from adults within their lives and communities. She enjoys the curiosity in young children and takes pride in the fact that she is supporting their growth in their early years.
In her spare time, she enjoys swimming, spending time with her husband of 18 years, and watching her 3 boys, Blake, Aiden, and Samuel play sports. This is Amber’s 1st year with our program and she can't wait to meet you and grow with your child.