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2021-22
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 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!"

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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.”   

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Mrs. Debbie

Young Two's Teacher 

Debbie Sakai is a gifted teacher who has worked with children 2 to 3 years of age for over 16 years.  She has earned twice as many units required at Saddleback College for her role as a preschool teacher.  In addition to her education, Debbie's passion for children and strong Christian faith and values make her a  wonderful teacher and valuable resource to parents .  "I love working with children and truly feel God has called me to this Ministry".

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Mrs. Martha

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. 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. 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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Mrs. Nada

Preschool Teacher 

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."

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.”

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Mrs. Roni

Teacher Support

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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Miss Macy

Teacher Support

"I have loved my time here at Geneva and getting to know the kids!"  Macy Cofield, "Miss Macy", earned her childhood studies units at Allan Hancock college and has been working with children for eight years. Prior to joining the GCC staff, she worked at the Laguna Presbyterian Preschool.  When not working, Miss Macy loves hanging out with friends and family at the mall or at the beach.  "I have loved my time here at Geneva and getting to know the kids!" she says.

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Mrs. Barb

Teacher Support

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