"The goal of HUG Preschool is to provide a safe, loving, and 

stimulating enviornment for staff to thrive.

We focus on providing ongoing support and opportunities 

for vocational and spiritual development."

About Educators

Meet the Team: Committed & Equipped

Ms. Danielle

Teachers' Aide

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Mr. Allan

Interim Director

LCHS Director of Christian Education

Allan has over 20 years of experience working with children, youth, young adults and families. He founded the still-thriving Help-U-Learn (HUL) After School Tutorial in 1998 and Summer Day Camp (BIG SDC) ministry in 2003 and received MA in Global Leadership from Fuller Seminary. Currently, Allan coordinates and develops leadership praxis and spiritual formation with many volunteers and young leaders from LCHS.

He is excited to minister to families and to work alongside HUG staff to develop a thriving HUG preschool.

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Ms. Terilyn

Lead Teacher, Giraffes (4 year old/TK)

Terilyn joined HUG Preschool with previous experiences as a classroom preschool teacher. She attended San Francisco State University and received her Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Education. She worked at a summer camp for 4 years throughout college and within those few years, her passion for teaching children became stronger. Being able to be an example to them as they grow, guiding them through their development, and watching them learn by social interactions with other friends at school is a rewarding aspect of being a teacher.

As a teacher at HUG, she hopes to be able to provide a safe and loving environment for your children to learn and develop.

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Ms. Danielle

Teacher, Zebra (3 year old)

Danielle is currently finishing her BA in Child Development with the concentration of Youth Work and Out of School Time. She teaches Sunday School to her first through fourth graders at her home church. At HUG Preschool she wishes to gain experience with working with a younger age group, such as the teacher-student relationship and dynamics in a preschool setting. 

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Ms. Kaitlyn

Teacher, Zebra (3 year old) & Teachers' Aide

Kaitlyn graduated from San Francisco State University with a bachelor's degree in Child and Adolescent Development concentration in School-Age Child and Family. She has worked at an after-school program and a summer camp for three years.  She enjoys being with children and being able to build relationships with them.  

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Ms. Kimberly

Teachers' Aide

Kimberly graduated from San Francisco State University with a BA in Child and Adolescent Development concentration in Early Childhood. She has volunteered as a leader in a summer camp. She also has previous experience working with preschoolers at Skyline College Childhood Development Laboratory Center. She enjoys being around family and friends and also enjoys being active playing tennis on her free days. She wishes to continue to pursue her career and build  relationships with the children at HUG Preschool.

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Ms. Helen

Music & Science Teacher

Music has always been a passion of Helen's, and she is so excited to be sharing this passion with our students! One of her earliest memories is singing songs and learning hand motions from her teachers in Pre-K. She believes we are all created to be creative, and music is one of the many ways through which we can express that creativity.

She is a member of the worship team at Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit and also enjoys singing in the car with her preschooler, Marshall, and her twins, Andre and Ezekiel. When she's not playing or making music, you will probably find her reading or blowing bubbles at the neighborhood playground!

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Ms. Diane

Admissions &

Administrative Assistant

Diane has worked as an administrative assistant in the non-profit sector for over a decade.  When she's not working she enjoys spending time with family and friends, visiting bakeries, and traveling if/whenever possible.  

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Ms. Grace

Grace has experience in teaching elementary school, abroad as an English teacher, and as a preschool teacher. She graduated from Concordia University, Irvine with a BA in Liberal Arts. She also holds a Multiple Subject California Teaching Credential. She is in the process of obtaining her Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education dual English to Speakers of Other Languages. 

She hopes that HUG Preschool will become a community that fosters God's love and where children and families can play, grow, and build relationships with each other.

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