Our GCC staff is made up of mature Christians who are not only educationally qualified, but 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.
Mrs. Amy has been with the Geneva Children's Center since 2016 and was promoted to Director in 2021 after the retirement of our founding director, Sherry Hoselton. Her leadership and enthusiasm combined with her formal education in Early Childhood Certificate is a key reason for the GCC's continued success. Mrs. Amy has been in the Early Childhood field for over 30 years! "I strongly believe that partnering with parents is paramount in a young child's education, "she says, "for that reason my door is always open!"
Ms. Amy (Mimi)
Ms. Mimi has been teaching since 1984 and is currently working toward her Early Childhood Education degree. She has 36 units in ECE and is always looking for ways to professionally grow and learn more about our field. Ms. Mimi has worked with all ages but shares a special passion for two-year-olds as every day is a new adventure! When she’s not working you can find her at estate sales or thrifting with one of her eight children or at the park with her grandsons.
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.
Teacher Support and Enrichment Teacher
Prior to joining the GCC staff in June 2021, Barb Pierce worked at the Laguna Presbyterian Church preschool for 20 years! She has an art background and is especially fond of doing art projects with children. "GCC has been a wonderful place to come to with the supportive staff and of course the great kids!" she says. She enjoys time with her husband and adult son as well as gardening, cooking and art!
Ms. Tayna holds an AA degree in Early Childhood Education and has been teaching children age 2-6 for over 10 years. She is especially passionate about helping her students develop self-help skills which builds self-confidence. Ms. Tayna is fluent in Spanish and loves incorporating the language into daily activities. She has two children who are 5 and 14 years old. When she’s not at GCC, Ms. Tayna enjoys spending time with her children and going for walks on the beach.
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.”
Mrs. Cindy has enjoyed working with kids for as long as she can remember. She earned her teaching certificate at Saddleback College and has been working at Geneva Children Center as a floating teacher since 2019. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her family.
Ms. Kenzie has worked children since 2018, she is currently working on her Associates in Early Childhood Education at Saddleback. " I am not only a teacher but a student, the children are teaching me new things each and every day." When Ms. Kenzie is not in a classroom she can be found enjoying live music, cooking/baking, crafting, and traveling.