Prior to joining Morgan Hill Recreation Preschool in 2014, Kiana had 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 8th year working at the Morgan Hill Recreation Preschool and she has loved being a part of this program!
Little Learners, Kinder Learners, Afternoon Preschool Assistant Teacher
Angel has taught children for more than 15 years. She joined Morgan Hill Recreation Preschool in 2014, and has served as both an assistant teacher and lead teacher. 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. Angel 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!
Afternoon Preschool Assistant Teacher
Amber graduated from CSU, Chico with a BA in Child Development. Prior to joining the Morgan Hill Recreation Preschool team in 2015, 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 7th year with our program and she can't wait to meet you and grow with your child.
Little Learners and Kinder Learners Assistant Teacher
Jazmin joined our team in 2022. She has been working for the YMCA in their childcare for the past four years and we were so lucky to have her join our team! Jazmin has a passion for working with children of all ages and helping them learn. She is pursing her education in criminal justice and childhood development.
Jazmin grew up in San Jose, but recently moved to Morgan Hill in 2019. She loves to write, read and travel in her spare time!