My name is Adriana DiCarlo and I feel honored to have been selected as the new Preschool Director of Kensington Community Preschool. For the last 30 years I have worked as a Preschool through Kindergarten Teacher and as a Preschool Director, both in Montessori as well as traditional programs. I have also taught Spanish to Kindergarten through 8th grade students and I’m a Certified Spanish Interpreter. I consider myself lucky to have chosen a career in education, and even after all these years, children continue to amaze me. I am excited to have the opportunity to be part of your child’s growth and education and I look forward to a bright future with KPS and the entire community.
My name is Rocio Martinez. I’m originally from Los Angeles but relocated to San Diego a few years ago. I have a bachelor’s degree in Child Development and over 13 years of classroom experience. I love my career and enjoy teaching children. I’m married and mom of two small boys, one of whom attends Kensington preschool. My family and I enjoy walking, visiting the zoo, the park, and the beach. I like sunsets, dancing, and baking.
Hi my name is Yasmin, and I am so excited to start this school year at Kensington Preschool. I have been teaching for eight years and I love working with PreK children. I love art, Disney songs, photography, and getting messy! I am looking forward to a fun and rewarding year with the children of the KPS Fours class.
I am Gemma Guerrero. I am currently finishing at Southwestern College with my Associate Degree in Child Development. My upcoming goal is to continue my education and grow as a teacher. Energetic and passionate are words that describe me. I have a loving cat named Robbie, who loves spinach. In my spare time, I love watching movies and taking trips. I enjoy making crafts and teaching children which is why I am so excited to meet everyone and work alongside the KPS team.
I started my career in the field of Early Childhood in 1993 here at Kensington Community Preschool. I am a very passionate individual who is dedicated to helping each of our children succeed. I was born in San Diego and raised in England. I live in Kensington, just a couple blocks from the school, with my husband Harmon. I enjoy the outdoors, gardening, hiking and bird watching. My passion is working with young children and providing them with a fun, safe and nurturing learning environment.
Hello Kensington Community families. My name is Jacqueline Sczerba. Your children will come to know me as Miss Jackie. I grew up in Australia and have been working with children for over 15 years. I love knowing that I play an important role in your child’s education and I want you to know that I strive to offer nothing less than quality care to your children. I bring with me a love of arts & crafts, singing, dancing, along with fun, flexibility, and focus. In my spare time I enjoy going on adventures and making memories with my husband and two children. I look forward to meeting you all and being part of the Kensington Community.
I have been working in the field of Child Development since 1996. I live with my husband Marcos and our two sons, Marcos and Angel. We enjoy walking on the beach and spending family time together. Most of all, my husband and I truly enjoy watching our children grow and develop. This field has provided me with a special opportunity to work and be with my children while they were in their early childhood stage. It was also the motivation that developed my love for the field. It fills me with joy knowing they had a safe and fun learning environment, while developing those important early skills. I teach in our 2s class. I love this age and love watching each one grow and get ready for their next step here at KPS.
My name is Brenda and I’ve been working at KPS in the two-year-old classroom for 6 years. I started working with children at a very young age and graduated with an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education. One of my passions is working with young children because I love watching them develop their awesome and unique personalities. I believe that some of the most important skills to have when working with young children are patience, flexibility, and love. In my free time I enjoy traveling, surfing, and sipping a cup of coffee.
Rosie recently relocated from Australia to San Diego and is very excited to be a part of the team. She takes pride in providing the best administrative support as possible and looks forward to assisting the Preschool community.
Rosie has two mini dachshunds (Louis and Penny) and lives with her husband in Normal Heights. She is currently enjoying exploring the neighborhood and seeing the sights of San Diego.
On October 1, 2013, Kensington Community Church called Pastor Darryl to be our Senior Minister. Since then, he has brought energy, laughter, and growth to our congregation. Darryl came to us after serving a number of congregations and colleges in Texas, Ohio, and Montana. His thoughtful and passionate sermons make us think and inspire us to (as he likes to say), “to love God and neighbor by striving to make the world a better place in our little corner of it.” Darryl and his dog, Willow, in the University Heights Park area of San Diego. And when he’s not at the church, he’s enjoying good books, great films, excellent music and the wonderful company of friends (usually over a cup of coffee or a glass of beer).