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2022-2023
staff

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.

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Amy Lussier
Director

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!"

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Mrs. Benson

Pre K 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.”   

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Mrs. Michelle

Teacher Support

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!"

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Ms. Tayna

Older Three's Preschool Teacher

Bio coming soon!!

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Mrs. Clements

Teacher Assistant

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.

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Mrs. Barb

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!

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Mrs. Roni

Preschool Teacher

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.

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Mrs. Kristina

Outdoor Teacher / Support

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.

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Mrs. Martha

Afternoon Teacher

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.”

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Mrs. Cindy

Teacher Support

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.

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Ms. Mackenzie

Young Two's Teacher

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.