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.
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. This is where we raised our 2 sons Sebastian and Gregory. My first grandchild, Harrison, was born in November of 2013 to Sebastian and his wife Hillary. Son Gregory, will be married in June of 2015 to Laura. 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.
I have been working at Kensington Preschool since 2006. I have been a preschool teacher since 1992 and studied Childhood Development at City College. I live in North Park with my husband, Chris, and our two sons. In my spare time, I truly enjoy cooking. I also enjoy traveling and spending time with my family. A favorite quality I find at KPS is the warm environment that is created by the staff, parents, and children..
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 2’s class. I love this age and love watching each one grow and get ready for their next step here at KPS.
I was born in San Diego CA. I grew up in Mexico in a small family. I have decided to make early learning my life’s work because I believe a child’s education is the most valuable thing in the world. I started at a very young age working with children. I love watching their different behaviors and helping them develop their awesome and unique personalities. When I am not teaching, one of my favorite pastimes is surfing in Pacific Beach. After graduating from Chula Vista High school in 2010, I became very interested in working with young children. I enrolled in South Western College and graduated with an Associate Degree. Ever since, I’ve been pursuing my passion in teaching Early Childhood. I have worked in a few preschools as a teacher’s aide and then as a preschool teacher. I believe that some of the most important skills to have when working with young children are patience, flexibility and love. I am excited and looking forward to working in the 2’s class here at Kensington Preschool.
On March 31, 2021, our fabulous Preschool Direcotr for the last 19 years, Connie, retired. We are so grateful for her near two decades worth of leadership of our school and nurture of our children. Connie feels most proud of the continued success of this great Preschool and the many changes and improvements that been added since she started. Connie favorite pastimes are spending time her husband, children and three amazing grandchildren, relaxing by the pool with a good book, walking on the beach, and vacationing in Mammoth Lakes Ca. with family and friends.
I have been fortunate to work at several other churches as well as UCSD Alumni and the City of Carlsbad. I live in North County with my husband Doug. We enjoy walking on the beach, hiking and spending time with family and friends. I look forward to meeting you and your little one.
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).