I have worked in early childhood education since 1996. Shortly after getting married, my husband and I began our foster care journey and opened our home as a licensed daycare. After going back to school and receiving my site supervisor permit, I opened a center based program, “Jesus Loves Me Preschool”, where I was the director for many years. My husband John and I have worked in children’s ministry for many years. We have four children ages 13 – 23, live in Lompoc and own a coffee shop which my husband manages. I love to bake and I especially love tea!
In 1962, I became a Christian and a pastor’s wife. God gave me a special gift in my ministry – to work with children. I started as a teacher’s aide and then was a center director for 26 years. I have been at Upward Bound since 2011 and love working with the children, parents, and staff. It has been such a blessing to work here.
I began working with children in 2012 with my very first position as a substitute starting out right here at Upward Bound. Since then I have furthered my education in child development, taught children from infancy through transitional kindergarten. In 2017 I had my Daughter and have had the blessing to be a stay at home mom while also completing my child development education. With my daughter approaching preschool age I have now returned to substituting and I couldn’t imagine a better place then that of which has brought me full circle; right here at Upward Bound Preschool.