Meet our wonderful staff!


At Geneva Children's Center, we are proud of our staff, all of whom are uniquely qualified educationally, come to us with years of experience and are mature Christians.  Perhaps most importantly, they see teaching young children as not just a job, but as a calling.  We are blessed to have each an every one of them as part of the GCC family.

Amy Lussier
Interim Director/Preschool Teacher

With the recent retirement of our GCC Director, Sherry Hoselton, we are pleased to announce that preschool teacher, Mrs. Amy Lussier, will be stepping in to fill the Director position while we search for a permanent replacement.  Mrs. Amy has been with the Geneva Children's Center since we opened our doors in 2013 and is one of the key reasons our school has grown and thrived. We thank her for her continued dedication as she steps into this new role.


Mrs. Amy

Preschool Teacher

Mrs. Amy received her AA degree with an Early Childhood Certificate from Saddleback College.  She taught a "young two's" class before becoming an Assistant Director and then a Director for a local preschool company.  For several years Mrs. Amy ran her own in-home day care before joining the staff here at GCC. “I love my preschool class and am excited to be a part of their development in a Faith-based program.”

Kathryn Inouye

Mrs. "I"

Toddler Teacher

Kathryn Inouye earned her BA degree in Child Development and Family Studies from Calif. State University, Long Beach and has her Child Development Site Supervisor Permit.  Her husband of 25 years is a Lieutenant in the Orange County Sheriff’s Dept. and the city chief for Laguna Woods.  They have two children, a dog named Maddie, and a bunny named Bolt.  “I love teaching toddlers at Geneva and working in a Faith-based program" says Mrs. I, "GCC's staff  truly cares about children and families.”


Mrs. Kathy

PreK Teacher

Mrs. Kathy received her A.S. degree in Chicago.  She continued her education with an ECE certificate from Saddleback College, achieved a B.A. and teaching credential from Concordia University and has completed her Masters in education.  Mrs. Kathy was recently a director at a private preschool but enjoys being in the classroom with the children.  "I'm fortunate to be here with such professional teachers and loving staff."


Mrs. Felton

PM Teacher

We are blessed to have Mrs. Felton as part of our summer and afternoon staff.  She received her BA in Education from Eastern Kentucky University.  Although she began her career as a Middle School teachers, she's taught preschool for the past 26 years. "Each child is a precious gift from God.  I thank you for entrusting your children with us.  I love to work with preschoolers and to watch them grow.  I want to let each child explore and develop to the best of my ability.”


Mrs. Clements

Assistant Teacher 

For the last 28 years  Mrs. Clements has worked at a local preschool where she continues to assist in the classrooms in the morning before coming to GCC.  We are thrilled that she then comes over the share her afternoons with us!  She has two children, six grandchildren and is an avid baseball fan always cheering on the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.


Mrs. Martha

Teacher / Office Assistant

Ms. Martha serves GCC in the afternoons as an Extended Day Teacher and helps out with breaks and office assistance.  She attended Long Beach City College and UCLA.  She earned her AA degree in Early Childhood Education.  Ms. Martha taught infants and preschool children for over 10 years and held a Director position for several years.  “I really love to work with children and watch them develop and grow.”

Miss Melissa

Mrs. Melissa

Preschool Teacher

Melissa Kuzmanoff is a graduate of University of California Irvine and Parsons School of Design, New York. She was a preschool teacher and caregiver at San Clemente Presbyterian Church and preschool for ten years prior to joining the GCC team. Melissa has lived in South San Clemente with her husband and two children for fifteen years.  Singing, cooking, sewing and laughing are some of her favorite things. Welcome Mrs. Melissa!

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Mrs. Benson

PreK Teacher

Mrs. Benson has taught preschool for several years.  She earned her AS degree in Early Childhood Education and holds a Master Teacher Permit. “I look forward to learning and having fun each day with the children.  They are truly gifts from God.”   

Deborah Song

Ms. Deborah

Teacher / Breaks

GCC welcomes Deborah Song to our staff.  Ms. Deborah earned her Early Management Childhood Certificate from Lake Washington Technical College.  She has taught in Montessori programs as well as other Faith-ased programs before coming to Geneva. We are excited to have an experienced teacher in the classroom while other teachers go on break or are aways from the Center for any reason.  ”I love working here at Geneva and enjoy my time being with the children and staff," she says.


Mrs. Lily

Assistant Teacher / Facebook Coordinator

Lillian Ferguson is our extended day expert! She works every afternoon, making each child feel cared for and cozy as they drift peacefully off to sleep in room 4.  Mrs. Lilly earned her degree from Bay Path College and had a number of credits toward her BA. She's been a MOPS (Mother's of Preschoolers) teacher at several churches.  Mrs. Lilly is married with two grown children.

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Mrs. Sterling

Chapel Coordinator

"Three-year-olds are exciting to lead," gushes Teri Sterling, "They are eager to grasp new ideas and make learning fun!"  Mrs. Sterling should know, having taught preschool for 18 years.  She earned her AS degree in Child Development, is certified in Early Childhood Development and a California Child Development teachers permit.  Mrs. Sterling is married and has three children and soon to be six grandchildren.

Geneva Children's Center

at Geneva Presbyterian Church

24301 El Toro Road

​Laguna Woods, CA 92637    

​Tel: 949-581-2200   

Director: Sherry Hoselton

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