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 35 years. I have taught in every age group from infants to pre-kindergarten and have been directing schools for over 18 years. I have my teaching certificate in Early Childhood Education and have been the assistant director here at Calvary Chapel Yorba Linda for the past 11 years. I am blessed to say that this year at Calvary Chapel I will be directing. 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

Sharlene Rice - Happy Hedgehog  Toddler Teacher

Hello families! My name is Sharlene Rice (Miss Shar) and I have been in field of Early Childhood Education for 16 years and have a passion for making a difference in the lives of children. I obtained my AA in Child Development and received my director’s certificate from Fullerton College. I have taught 2’s for the past 6 years. I have also been given the opportunity to continue on teaching these little ones here at Calvary Chapel. I have lived in Yorba Linda and the surrounding area for over 30 years with my wonderful husband and 2 children. 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- Happy Hedgehog Toddler Aide

Hello, my name is Mirta Alonso and I have been working at CCYL as the aide in the Toddler classroom for over 10 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 am currently taking Child Development courses at Santa Ana College. I feel so blessed to work with all of the wonderful children at CCYL.

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

Hello, my name is Michelle Tafolla and this is my fourth year teaching here at CCYL. I have been working with preschool children for 8 years. I recently completed my Early Childhood Teaching Certificate and I plan on furthering my education at Cal State Fullerton in the near future. 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.

Miss Joyce - Busy Bees 2′s/3′s Aide

Hi, my name is Joyce An and this is my first year at Calvary Chapel Yorba Linda, and my 2nd 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 5 years. This is my 4th 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 – Outstanding Owls 3′s/4′s 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 4 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 17 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 two 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!

Mrs. Kim – Funny Fox K4 Teacher

My name is Kim Baker. I have been here at CCYL for 6 years. I started out with the breaks and closing position where I learned about my love for the 2/3′s age group. This is my second year as a K4 teacher and I absolutely love it. It is so neat to see these little people grow from young 4 year olds into “big kids” getting ready for Kindergarten. 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 live to love because of He who loves me. 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 20 years. 18 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!

Mrs. Diana - Afternoon teacher

Hello, my name is Diana Reinhardt and this is my first year teaching and Calvary Chapel Yorba Linda! I am a mother of 6 grown children who I home schooled for a combination of over 25 years. I have my AA in Early Childhood Education from Fullerton College. I am looking forward to starting on this new path here with your children. Teaching young children is my passion and I am so grateful to be able to teach your children here at CCYL.