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 we opened our doors in 2013 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. " 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!"
Nada Hilal Saad is passionate about working with young learners as evidenced by her18 years of teaching experience! Mrs. Nada received her bachelor's degree in Communication Arts with a from The Lebanese American University of Beirut and earner her Early Childhood units from Irvine Valley College. "I enjoy helping each child progress in all areas of their development – academic, social, language and motor," she says, "and I look forward to having a positive impact on GCC students and joining this amazing and supportive team."
Enrichment Class 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.”
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.
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!
Michelle Brehm has been in the early childcare field for almost 20 years. She enjoys working with young children and watching them grow and learn. Mrs. Michelle has three grown children and when they were little, ran a daycare out of her home. She has been married for 33 years to her wonderful husband and favorite family activities are camping, boating, and hiking. "I am excited to watch your children grow and learn!"
Young Three's Teacher
Kristina Amante holds an AA Degree in both Liberal studies and Child Development, and since 2006, has taught infants, toddlers, 2 and 3-year-olds as well as PreK. She founded the Outdoor Classroom while teaching at Saddleback Children’s Center. Aside from loving teaching, she is the mom of a 14-year-old daughter and an 8-year-old son in addition to caring for three cats, fish, and two birds.
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.
Veronica McCallum, also known as Mrs. Roni, earned her teaching certificate at Saddleback College and CSU Fullerton. She has been with Geneva Children’s Center as a floating teacher since Spring of 2018, and has been working with children for over a decade. Mrs. Roni lives in Irvine with her husband, Brendan. She loves cooking, baking, and playing video games.