Welcome to our new school year. I would like to introduce myself. My name is Karen Peterson and I have been teaching at Little School of the West for a little over sixteen years now. I have an Associate of Arts degree from Cerritos College in Early Childhood Education and I am beginning my twenty-seventh year of teaching.
My name is Bonni Nisbet and I am so excited to be teaching this year! I spent two years as Miss Peterson’s aide before becoming a teacher in the 2014-2015 school year. I am thrilled to be back for my fourth year of teaching and I am so excited to have this opportunity to be teaching your children! I have loved working with children since I was about twelve. I worked in the nursery at my church for about eight years before coming to Little School of the West and I am currently on the road to obtaining my Early Childhood Education Certificate. I strongly believe that teaching is what God has called me to do and I am pleased to do His work through spending time with your precious children!
Hello! My name is Christine Panzarella and I am so excited to be your child’s new teacher. This will be my ninth year working at Little School of the West, where I have held many positions, including curriculum coordinator, tutor, paraprofessional, teacher and assistant director. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education from Vanguard University, and I believe children learn best through play-based learning experiences.
Prior to teaching, I worked as a toy designer. I specialized in creating teddy bears, and I have been featured in many publications. I still enjoy designing very much, but it’s now my hobby. I am married to my wonderful husband, Paul, of nineteen years, and we have an amazing daughter named Jenna. I enjoy cooking, spending time with our family, friends, pets, and crafting in my spare time.
I am looking forward to getting to know each of you and serving your family. Thank you for blessing me with the opportunity to be your child’s teacher. I can’t wait to get started!
My name is Kelly Muesse (pronounced Macy). This will be my third year at Little School of the West. I would like to share a little bit about myself with you. I have my teaching certificate in Early Childhood Development and 17 years of experience working with children. I am also a proud mother of 2 boys, Samuel who is 10 years old and Abel who is 7 years old. I am looking forward to getting to know my new students and their families. Through a structured theme based curriculum I will nurture and stimulate your child’s growth in areas of physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual development. I am so thankful to have this opportunity as your child’s teacher this year!
I am very happy that you will be a part of this special year that I have planned for us. I would like to start by telling you a little about myself. My name is Crystal Molinar. I have been teaching for a total of 17 years and am entering my 13th year at Little School of the West. I have my Bachelor’s of Science degree in Early Childhood Education and my teaching certificate in Early Childhood Development. I believe that God has called me to this profession and I will do my best to let Him guide me in teaching, caring for, and loving your children. My classroom theme is based on the scripture found in Isaiah 40:31, “But those who wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” While the overall theme is “Birds”, we will learn how God is always there for us and has made each one of us special in a unique way.
Welcome to the Prekindergarten 2 Class!
Hello and welcome to the Prekindergarten 2 class! My name is Roberta Bustamante. I would like to tell you a little bit about myself. I am married to my wonderful husband James “Mr. Bustamante”. I have been teaching at Little School of the West for eleven years and have worked with young children for fourteen years. I have an A.A. Degree in Arts and Human Development and my Teacher Certificate in Early Childhood Education. I am so blessed and honored to be working with your precious children and I am excited about what the Lord has planned for this school year! I look forward to getting to know you and your family. Your children are very special to me and I will keep them in my prayers. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to ask. Let’s make learning fun and may God bless you always!
Welcome to Transitional Kindergarten Tigers!
My name is Frances Smith and I have been teaching at Little School of the West for 33 years. Twelve in the kindergarten class and before that I taught the pre-k class for 19 years and now I am excited to begin my third year with the TK Tiger class! I have two beautiful daughters and three wonderful grandchildren.
I count it a privilege and a blessing to work with your child and family during this important time in his/her education and development. My goal for this year is that I could meet each child’s individual learning needs, cultivate a love for learning in your child and that they would grow in the knowledge of Jesus and receive His very best for their lives. God is entrusting me with the most valuable treasure that you have and I want to give my best and follow His will for this year in the TK class.