Jeanette Adams
Mrs. Adams has been in Early Childhood Education for 20+ years. Mrs. Adams has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and is Director Qualified. Mrs. Adams has taught all levels of development from birth thru Junior Kindergarten and has a passion and love for Early Childhood Development. Mrs. Adams also has been developing curriculum for various local preschools for the past five years. Mrs. Adams also loves to mentor teachers and support parents in the challenges of educating and raising children. Mrs. Adams’ favorite Bible verse is Jeremiah 29:11.
“For I know the plans I have for you…plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Preschool Admin.
Katy Stamos
Mrs. Stamos has been a member of St. Timothy’s church family for over 15 years!  She loves children and has a B.A. degree in Psychology as well as 9 units in Early Childhood Education.  She has been married to her husband, Michael, for 25 years and has two daughters, ages 18 and 21.   She loves supporting the staff and families here at St. Tim’s.  When not at St. Tim’s, she works as a fashion stylist and loves to hike, read, and bake!  One of Mrs. Stamos’ favorite bible verses is 1 Proverbs 22:6.
“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it”
Teacher Jr. K 
Yuri Song
Mrs. Song is the Junior Kindergarten Teacher, and is excited to be a part of St. Timothy’s Christian Preschool. Mrs. Song has been in Early Childhood Education for 6+ years, and has a BA degree in Child and Adolescents Development from San Jose State University. Outside of teaching, Mrs. Song enjoys traveling, listening to music and spending time with her husband and daughter, Erika. Mrs. Song is also fluent in Korean and is able to help our students who speak English as their 2nd language. Mrs. Song’s favorite Bible verse is Philippians 2:13.
“For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him”
Teacher Pre-K 
Debra Mandanici
Known by her students as Mrs. M, Mrs. Mandanici has been teaching here at St. Timothy’s for 15 years.  She holds a Child Development Associate Teacher Permit from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.  Mrs. M also holds an Associate Degree in Accounting and has been teaching Sunday School for 20+ years!  Mrs. M loves to learn and instilling a love of learning in her students!  Her daughter, Tara, attended St. Timothy’s Preschool over 20 years ago and recently spent 3 years teaching on our staff here as well!  Mrs. M enjoys reading, gardening, bargain shopping, watching HGTV, traveling and spoiling her Shih Tzu, Bojangles in her down time.
Mrs. M’s favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:13.
“I can do all things through Christ who gives
me strength”
Art Teacher/Aide 
Shawnese Laffoday
Mrs. Laffoday teaches in our Pre-K class and is extremely honored to be a member of St. Timothy’s staff.  She has been teaching young children for over 31 years.  She attended West Valley College and holds over 37 units in early child development. Ms. Laffoday is married with an 18 year-old son.  She hopes to obtain her AA now that her son has graduated high school.  Ms. Laffoday is truly passionate about teaching and strives to make her class a fun learning environment.  In her spare time she enjoys cooking, baking and playing computer games!  Her favorite Bible verse is Psalm 20:4.
“May He give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed”
Teacher 3’s
Cassandra Gallego
Cassandra, or Mrs. Cass as she is known to her students, is a fourth year teacher who acquired her Child Studies Education at West Valley College.  Caring for children in her home day care, she grew eager to gain an understanding of how children think, learn and develop. Her studies turned into a passion to implement what she learned into the Preschool classroom, and a love of teaching blossomed!  Mrs. Cass loves  nurturing young children in the most critical time of their development.  Just as much as she enjoys teaching the children, she in turn enjoys learning just as much from them by their instinctive creativity and curiosity for every day life! When she is not teaching, she enjoys spending time with her husband,  children and Maltipoo pup.
Her favorite bible verse is John 14:6.
“I am the way the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father except through me”
 Teacher 2’s
Ashley Martinez
Ms. Ashley is the Preschool 2’s Teacher and she has been a part of the staff at St. Timothy’s since 2017. Ms. Ashley has her associate degree in Early Childhood Education and loves being able to spend her days working in a Christian environment. Outside of work Ms. Ashley is busy with ministry commitments at her church as well as learning American Sign Language! Ms. Ashley enjoys teaching children who are dual language learners or who may have speech delays because it allows her to teach them different signs to communicate. Ms. Ashley loves working with the Tiny but Mighty Two’s because they keep her on her toes! Ms. Ashley’s favorite chapter in the Bible is Psalm 139.
Teacher’s Aide Jr. K
Michelle Miller
Mrs. Miller is excited to be part of St. Timothy’s Christian Preschool as the Teacher’s Aide for the Jr. K Class. For 19 years, she has been teaching preschool ages 18 months to 4 years. Mrs. Miller has a B.A. in History with a minor in Art/Photography from Pine Manor College in Boston and is currently enrolled at West Valley College to further her teaching education. Mrs. Miller is a fluent Spanish speaker who was taught to speak by her Cuban-born grandmother. When not teaching, Mrs. Miller and her husband love to mountain bike, walk on the beach and take their dog Coco to the park. Her favorite bible verse is Romans 15:13.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit
Chapel Director
Emily is a San Jose native and grew up at St. Timothy’s Church!  She is an alumnus of St. Timothy’s Lutheran School and attended Pioneer High School.  Emily followed her mother’s footsteps into the world of education and holds a BA in Liberal Studies with a minor in Child Development from Concordia University.  She taught 5th grade at Los Gatos Christian School for two years before becoming St. Timothy’s Director of Children & Family Ministries.  She is happy to be able to work with the PS children every week back at the place that helped shape her!  Emily enjoys being outdoors, painting and going to her favorite place, Disneyland! One of her favorite bible verses is Psalm 118:24.
“This is the day the Lord has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it!”