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
Director/Preschool Teacher

With the recent retirement of our GCC Director, Sherry Hoselton, we are pleased to announce that preschool teacher, Mrs. Amy Lussier, has been promoted to fill the Director position.  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. She received her AA degree with an Early Childhood Certificate from Saddleback College. We thank her for her continued dedication as she steps into this new role.

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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.”   

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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.

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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.”

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. 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."

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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.

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Miss Macy

Teacher Support

"I have loved my time here at Geneva and getting to know the kids!" she says.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.

Geneva Children's Center

at Geneva Presbyterian Church

24301 El Toro Road

​Laguna Woods, CA 92637    

​Tel: 949-581-2200  

Interin Director: Amy Lussier

MrsAmy@genevacc.org

Lic. #304370859

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