Our Staff

The Children’s Center is staffed with highly qualified educators trained in Early Childhood Education. Many of our teachers hold Associate’s, Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees. Our low teacher/child ratios allow for the staff to plan and provide a high quality program in each of our classrooms.

The CCC is committed to maintaining staff who are consistently on the cutting edge of the Early Childhood Education field. Our teachers are provided a myriad opportunities for professional growth. All staff are encouraged to continue preparation in Early Childhood Education, to participate in professional development opportunities and to fulfill First Aid/CPR training, annually.

Administration (626) 395-6860

Executive Director – Susan Wood

Interim Associate Director – Teresa De La Torre

Office Manager – Seadra Chagolla

Accountant – TIffany Chou

Classroom Teachers

Bunny Classrooms

Eloisa Pagsisihan – Lead Teacher
Mirella Rodriguez
Elida Zavala
Crystal Cerebros

Kayla Chambers– Lead Teacher
Marilyn Gonzales
Jessica Gonzales
Angeline Picasso

Dolphin Classrooms

Amanda Lawson – Lead Teacher
Marlene Garcia
Erica Mendez
Silvia Reano Gonzales

Diana Gomez– Lead Teacher
Juliana Escudero
Alexandra Landayan
Giovana Arredondo

Penguin Classrooms

Jackie – Lead Teacher
Retha Jones
Carla Towns
Isiris Piedra

Melissa Samples – Lead Teacher
Ingrid Ellegaard-Hansen
Jessica Lockridge

Koala Classroom

Janet Nunez – Lead
Gretchen Kammerer
Jose Osorio
Jacqueline Romero

Raccoon Classroom

Olivia Garcia – Lead Teacher
Daniela Perez
Evelyn Sussman
Vien-Vi Le

Beaver Classroom

Cindy Antuna – Interim Lead Teacher
Annie Tran
Goheun Lee

Floater Teachers
Cynthia Escandon

STEM Laboratory/Curriculum
Monica Dolan – STEM Curriculum Coordinator

Music Specialist
Dayita Datta – Music Specialist

Supporting Classroom Staff
Silvia Luna – Preschool Cook
Elena Zapata – Infant/Toddler Cook