TEACHERS AND STAFF
Director
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 for 25 years and has two daughter, ages 17 and 20.   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 Pre-K  M-F
Cindy Rivera
Mrs. Rivera is the Pre-K Teacher. She has been teaching since 2014 and became a part of the St. Timothy’s staff as a preschool teacher’s aide in 2015. Mrs. Rivera started teaching with the YMCA-East Valley where she taught early learning readiness programs for children and their families. Mrs. Rivera’s teaching philosophy is dedicated to treating children with respect, learning about their individuality, and creating rich experiences for every child. This helps her guide them to discover, learn and grow through their own, personal interest. Teaching and developing relationships with children and their families has always been a passion for Mrs. Rivera and she feels blessed to be able to share that with the amazing families at St. Timothy’s Christian Preschool! Mrs. Rivera’s favorite verse is Psalm 139:9-10
“If I dwell by the farthest oceans, even there your hand will guide me and your strength will support me.”
Teacher Pre-K MWF
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”
 
 
Teacher 3’s
Yuri Song
Mrs. Song is the Preschool 3’s 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 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 Pre-K
Justine Lee
Mrs. Justine is the Pre-K Teacher’s Aide and has been a part of St. Timothy’s Christian Preschool since 2017. Mrs. Justine was born and raised in Seoul, Korea and came to the United States after she graduated from High School. Mrs. Justine studied at West Valley College and has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. Mrs. Justine has been in early childhood education field for over 8 years and loves being able to support the early stages of development. Mrs. Justine has been married for 20 years and has a 14-year-old daughter. Mrs. Justine’s favorite Bible chapter is Psalms 40.
Teacher’s Aide 3’s
Maryellen Baker
Mrs. Baker is the 3’s Teacher’s Aide at St. Timothy’s Christian Preschool.
Mrs. Baker started her career in child care in 2003 and holds 33 units in Child Development.  She previously ran her own licensed daycare for 12 years!  Mrs. Baker loves to guide, nurture and inspire children. She especially loves teaching little ones reading and science!  In her spare time, she enjoys crafting, listening to music, doing jigsaw puzzles and spoiling her grand daughter!  Her favorite bible verse is Deuteronomy 6:5
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your strength.”
Teacher’s Aide 2’s
Isabel Barragan
Mrs. Isabel is the 2’s Teacher’s Aide at St. Timothy’s Christian Preschool. Mrs. Isabel is currently attending West Valley College and working on her AA in Child Development. Mrs. Isabel is learning American Sign Language and is fluent in Spanish. Mrs. Isabel loves working with children and teaching them all about Jesus!
Enrichment  Teacher
Rashell Percy
Ms. Percy is the Enrichment Teacher at St. Timothy’s Christian Preschool. She has been a part of the staff here since 2015 and also calls St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church home. Ms. Percy graduated from West Valley College in 2012 with an A.S in Early Childhood Education and a certificate of Achievement with a specialization in Communication and Arts. Ms. Percy is currently working towards receiving her B.A. Degree in Elementary Teaching at San Jose State University and plans on working towards her Masters and Credential in Education. When Ms. Percy is not teaching she enjoys spending time with her family and scrap booking. Ms. Percy’s favorite Bible verse is John 3:16.
“For God so loved the world, he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”