Meet Our Teachers
Annette Blake (AM/PM) Teacher
I have been teaching preschool for over 20 years. I obtained my Early Childhood education at OCC. I also have a Bachelors degree in Psychology from CSULB.
My experience and education also allowed me to be an ABA Therapist with Autistic children.
My favorite color is red.
My favorite children’s book even as a child is “Going on a Bear Hunt” by Helen Oxenbury.
During my free time I enjoy writing children’s books, which I’m currently having illustrated. I also enjoy time with family and friends!
Maia Alvarez (AM/PM Assistant)
I have worked with preschool students for twelve years. I have an Associate Degree in Liberal Arts from Santa Ana College.
I am married and have three children. A 15 year old boy, an 12 year old boy and a 10 year old girl.
My favorite color is white.
My favorite children’s book is “The Kissing Hand” by Audrey Penn.
During my free time I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I love nature.
Susan Mendez (AM/PM) Teacher
I have been teaching preschool for 19 years and working with children for 21 years. I hold a Master Teacher permit.
I received an Associate degree in Child Development from Santa Ana College and a Bachelor degree in Spanish from California State University Fullerton.
I am married and have 3 children. I have a 14 year old daughter and twins who are 12 years old.
My favorite color is blue and I love music.
My favorite children's book
is "Big Pumpkin" by Erica Silverman.
During my free time I enjoy playing with my children, gardening and going to the movies.