About Educators

Meet the Team: Committed & Equipped

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Mr. Allan

Interim Director

LCHS Director of Christian Education

Allan has over 20 years of experience working with youth 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. 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 Grace and the rest of the staff to develop a comprehensive preschool.

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Ms. Grace

Administrator

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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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. Hana

Teacher, Zebras (3 year old)

Hana has worked in the field of education for six years with children of different ages. Under her supervision, she makes sure that all children are being loved and taken care of every second. She loves to work with preschool-age children because she can take the knowledge she learned from her child development degree and apply it to her experience with children in areas of learning and growing. She hopes to master all skills necessary through future schooling. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to music and spending time with her family. 

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Ms. Kaitlyn

Teachers' Aide

Kaitlyn is currently attending San Francisco State University.  She is working on getting her 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. Danielle

Teachers' Aide

Danielle is currently working on 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. Helen

Music 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

Administrative Assistant