I am the Director at Kensington Preschool. I have been here since 2002. I feel most proud of the continued success of this great little school and the many changes and improvements that been added since I started. My major was in Early Childhood Education. I began in the early 80’s working at various preschool centers throughout San Diego County. I proudly designed and opened a successful preschool in San Diego prior to taking the position at Kensington. After years of teaching, I completed my course work in administration duties for ECE and have continued in this endeavor since 1989. I reside in the Fletcher Hills area of El Cajon with husband Mike. We have a daughter, son-in-law and three amazing grandchildren that I absolutely adore! Our family is truly blessed indeed! My favorite pastime is spending time with the grands, relaxing by the pool with a good book, walking on the beach, and vacationing in Mammoth Lakes Ca. with family and friends.
Hi my name is Nissa. I started my journey in Early Childhood in 2007. I have a B.A. in Communications and a Montessori Teaching Credential. I was born in San Diego and raised in the Central Valley and moved back to San Diego in 2006. I live in Del Cerro with my husband and two young daughters. When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time at the beach or the Mountains with my family, reading and learning to cook new foods with my kids.
Hi, my name is Katie. I am so excited to be a teacher in the 4’s class at Kensington Preschool! I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in communications from UCSD and currently working on acquiring my Early Childhood Education teaching credentials. I have been working with preschool children since 2008 and absolutely love it! I am currently living in Normal Heights and I am lucky enough to walk to work! My husband and I love to try new food and explore the neighborhood as well as other San Diego neighborhoods. I’m excited for all the things we will learn together this year.
Hi, my name is Shelby. I feel so lucky to have the privilege of working with young children every day! I am looking forward to building relationships with each and every child and family in the 4s classroom this year! I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development from San Diego State in 2014, and since then have been working as a preschool teacher at Stanford University’s Children’s Center, as well as an After School Site Supervisor in my hometown of San Carlos, located in the Bay Area. I am happy to be back living in San Diego again; I am currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Child Development specializing in Early Childhood Mental Health. In my free time I enjoy spending time at the beach, running along Mission Bay, reading, playing and watching sports, attending country concerts and exploring new places with my friends!
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 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. February 11th, 1991. 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.
When Donna was job hunting a few years ago, little did she know she would find a position at Kensington Community Church — in the same neighborhood she was born and raised! Donna comes to KCC with a wide ranging background in office and customer service work and finds her challenging, office administrator position a great fit. Donna lives in the Rolando Park area of San Diego with her husband, Larry. Her interests include golf, cooking and gardening.
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.”
In Montana, Darryl worked with multi-faith partners to create a Multi-Faith Coalition, bringing 14 different faiths together to meet monthly and share the more inspiring aspects of our religious traditions. This work led to Darryl’s development of a group called, “Love Lives Here.” This group held anti-racism, pro-diversity rallies in response to Neo-Nazi activity in the Flathead Valley Community.
Darryl his two dogs live in the North 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). He also loves to debate the finer points of STAR WARS and GAME OF THRONES. He looks forward to seeing you all at KCC.