Our Staff


Miss Brenda – Preschool Director

Hello everyone! My name is Brenda Myers and I have been involved in the field of Early Childhood Education for over 36 years. I have taught in every age group from infants to pre-kindergarten and have been directing schools for over 19 years. I have my teaching certificate in Early Childhood Education and had been the assistant director here at Calvary Chapel Yorba Linda for 11 years prior to becoming the director at Calvary Chapel Yorba Linda 3 years ago. CCYL is a dynamic and amazing school where the needs of the whole child are met on a daily basis. It is such a pleasure and blessing to come alongside parents and staff to help encourage, educate, and nurture young children. I look forward for the opportunity to work with you and your child and believe that you will feel right at home knowing Calvary is one of the best schools in Orange County

Carrie Emberlin – Happy Hedgehog  Toddler Teacher

Hello families! My name is Carrie Emberlin (Miss Carrie) and I have been in field of Early Childhood Education for 18 years and have a passion for making a difference in the lives of children. I obtained my CDA Credential. I have taught 2’s for the past 5  years. I have also been given the opportunity to continue on teaching these little ones here at Calvary Chapel. I have lived in Anaheim for over 4 years with my 2 children, ages 13 and 8. I truly believe that God has called me to this school to teach I feel blessed to be a part of such an amazing school comprised of such precious children, wonderful families, and incredible teachers.

Mrs. Mirta- Extra Hands

Hello, my name is Mirta Alonso and I have been working at CCYL for 14 years. I received my education in Argentina, where I am originally from. My hobbies include cooking, gardening, and traveling. I enjoy spending time with my family, especially my granddaughter. I took Child Development courses at Santa Ana College. I feel so blessed to work with all of the wonderful children at CCYL.

Mrs. Summer – Busy Bees 2′s/3′s Teacher

Hello, my name is  Summer and this is my 1st year teaching here at CCYL. I have been working with preschool children for 6 years. I completed my Early Childhood Teaching Certificate at Riverside Community College. I truly believe that I have a calling on my life to work with young children; and, I am looking forward to implementing all kinds of new learning experiences and fun activities with the children in my classroom each and every day. My husband and I live in Anaheim Hills with our beautiful son Dean who is currently in the Happy Hedge Hog class.

Mrs. Teresa – Busy Bees 2′s/3′s Aide

Hi, my name is Teresa Ramzy and this is my first year at Calvary Chapel Yorba Linda, and my 1st year teaching preschool.  I am so excited to be teaching in a Christ centered school here at Calvary! I truly count it a privilege to be able to work with the preschool children and watch them grow academically, but I am even more thankful that I can share God’s love with them each day and watch them grow in His grace.

Mrs. Adrianna- Bubbly Birds Young 3’s Teacher 

Hi! My name is Adrianna Bravo and I absolutely love what I do. I have had the honor of working with young children for 7 years. This is my 6th year at Calvary Chapel and I already feel like its home. I have earned my teaching certificate in Early Childhood Education from North Orange County Community College. I love how wonderful each one of Gods little ones are. They are amazing! I am so thankful to have the opportunity to serve here at CCYL teaching children about Jesus in every area of their day. I love teaching these little ones because we have the opportunity to help mold and shape them into the person that the Lord intends for them to become. I love teaching because I make a difference in these children’s lives. I feel blessed by them daily.

Mrs. Jennifer – Funny Foxes K4 Teacher

My name is Jennifer Salazar and I have been a resident of Yorba Linda for the past 9 years and I was raised not too far from here in the city of Costa Mesa. I am a member of Ball Rd. Church of Christ and that has been my home church since I was 9 years old. I met my husband at our church when I was 12 years old. We later dated and got married in 2002. God has blessed us with 3 amazing children. I have been in the early childhood field since 2001, I was hired 6 years ago at Yorba Linda Calvary Chapel Preschool and I have enjoyed every minute of it! I feel blessed God has placed me here and I am looking forward to the amazing future He has in store for me here with these amazing children and parents

Mrs. Judy- Blooming Flowers K4 Teacher

Hello, my name is Judy Salazar, and I have enjoyed teaching at Calvary Chapel Yorba Linda for 20 years. I attended Lutheran Bible School where I received my Associates Degree in Biblical Studies and also attended Hope International University where I obtained my AA degree in Early Childhood Education. I also have 3 children that currently attend CCYL preschool and academy and look forward to each school day. Teaching my young CCYL students about God’s Love has been a true blessing, and I look forward to meeting each incredibly unique student that skips through my classroom doors! God Bless!

Miss Shawna May – Outstanding Owls 3′s / 4′s Teacher

My name is Shawna May. I have been here at CCYL for 1 years. I started out with the 2′s / 3′s  position where I learned about my love for the 2/3′s age group. This is my 1st year as a 4′s teacher and I absolutely love it. It is so awesome to see these little people grow from young 3 year olds into big 4 year olds. I am in love with The Lord who has blessed me so abundantly in my life. He has gifted me to work with children and I am so grateful for that. I am so excited to see what He does this school year.

Mrs. Suzanne – Little Ladybugs Jr. Kindergarten Teacher

My name is Suzanne Haller and I have been teaching young children for over 22 years. 20 of those years have been spent at CCYL where I’ve thoroughly enjoyed introducing young minds to God’s Love and Word. I attended UCI where I received my Bachelor of Arts degree. I am currently the Jr. Kindergarten teacher and LOVE every minute spent with CCYL’s wonderful children!

Miss Heaven - Afternoon Aid

Hello, my name is Heaven Hayden and this is my first year teaching at Calvary Chapel Yorba Linda! I am 18 years old and an alumni of CCYL. Miss Judy was my K4 teacher when I was 4 years old. Currently I attend Fullerton College full time and work for an inclusive kindergarten class 3 days a week in the mornings as well as here at CCYL each afternoon.