Preschool Team

Ms Barbara

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. Roxxan

Afternoon Preschool Lead Teacher

Roxxan has been working with children for 5 years. Before joining Morgan Hill Recreation Preschool she has worked with infants and toddlers for 2 years. Roxxan is inspired by the daily development of the children and through the communication between teacher and parent. She is currently attending Merced College where she is working towards receiving her A.A. in Child Development. Roxxan has been married for 11 years and has 2 children ages 11 and 10. On her free time she enjoys having movie night with her family, going to theme parks and online shopping. She is excited for her first year here with the preschool.

Ms. Angel

Little Learners, Kinder Learners, Afternoon Preschool Assistant Teacher

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 Teacher

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 Teacher

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!