Preschool Team

Ms Barbara
Alicia Pic Jan 2019
Ms. Kaitlin

Ms. Kiana

Little Learners and Kinder Learners Lead Teacher

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 4th year working at the Morgan Hill Recreation Preschool and she has loved being a part of this program!  

Ms. Angel

Afternoon Preschool Lead Teacher
Little Learners and Kinder Learners Assistant

Angel has been working with children for more than 13 years. Before working with Morgan Hill Recreation Preschool, Angel spent 10 years working at the Extended Care at St. Catherine's School with Grades K-8. This will be Angel’s 4th 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!

Ms. Amber

Afternoon 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 Twos 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 3rd year with our program and she can't wait to meet you and grow with your child.

Ms. Barbara

Kinder Learners Assistant 

Barbara is excited to have joined the recreation preschool team. She has 10 years' experience working in elementary schools. She previously worked for Manteca Unified School District and San Jose Unified School District where she worked with children who had special needs. She is continuing her education in child development at San Jose City College. She loves working with children and helping them learn.

Barbara was born and raised in San Jose and moved to Morgan Hill most recently from Manteca. In her free time she loves to spend time with her family and friends! You also might run into her working in Kids Club at the CRC!

Ms. Alicia

Afternoon Preschool Assistant

Alicia has worked in recreation for the past 8 years in various programs, including preschool, afterschool programs, and youth sports. Her passion is engaging children in hands-on and physical activities. Alicia completed her ECE units at Gavilan College as well as San Jose State University. 

She was born and raised in Gilroy, and in her free time Alicia enjoys learning and exploring with her two-year-old twins, Reese and Samuel. 

Ms. Kaitlin

Afternoon Preschool Lead Teacher - on leave through May 2019

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 4th 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!