Our Staff

Footprints Preschool hires teachers who are devoted to early childhood education as well as sharing God's love! Many of the staff have completed or are working on degrees in the same.

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 Mrs. Traci

Director 

 

My  name is Traci. I have worked in the field of Early Childhood Education for 25 years. I love what I do and know this is the work God has called me to do. I love how everyday is different when working with young children. I love their curiosity and wonder for the world around them. I love watching children grow, change and grasp new concepts.  As a Director, I have a hands on approach. My staff and I work as a team. I believe in relationship building and getting to know my staff and the families we serve.  I feel so blessed and honored to spend the day with your children.

 

My educational background is in Early Childhood Education and Business. I have an AS in Early Childhood Education, a BA in Organizational Management with a minor in Early Childhood.  

I am also passionate about sharing God's love for us.  My hope is that the Good News of Jesus Christ will transform the lives of the families we serve at Footprints.

I am wife and a mother to three sons. I love my family time.  

In my free time, I like to be outside in nature. I love big trees. I like to camp, hike, swim and just sit in the stillness of my God's beautiful creation.  I also enjoy cooking, reading and learning about nutrition and DIY projects. 

John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him will not perish, but have eternal life"

Mrs. Kimmy

Little Fish Teacher


My educational journey includes 42 ECE units, graduating college with an Associate in Science Degree in Child Development along with two specialization certificates. Infant Toddler Care and Administration/ Director of Private Preschools.
Additionally, I hold two Credentials from the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing; Child Development Master Teacher Credential and Child Development Site Supervisor Credential.

 

My experience journey includes 25 years of classroom teaching with two of those years being dedicated as a Preschool Director.
My passion for teaching the little ones started in my teenage years when I volunteered at the Bay Area Crisis Nursery Center. Years later I volunteered at my church in their nursery and taught Kindergarten age girls in a biblical girl scout type program for over 13 years.

 

I believe the Lord God has called me to take care of His little ones for a time and I feel truly blessed. I believe in building positive relationships with my little friends and their families. I believe in positive reinforcement and providing a loving environment
 

Personally, I am a Mom of two adult daughters, a son-in-law and a Grandma of two boys. One grandson is flourishing on the Autism Spectrum. I have 14 siblings total between my biological parents and adoptive parents, as well as many nieces and nephews. I have been remarried for the past 8 years. I enjoy coffee, blogging, walking, antiques, and genealogy and family tree research.
 

Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

Ms. Stephanie

Little Fish Teacher

My name is Stephanie and I co-teach with Miss Kimmy in the Little Fish Class. My journey with childcare started in high school when I would volunteer at my church’s vacation Bible school and had the joy of sharing God’s love with the kids and their families. I also was a part-time nanny between work and school at the start of college. I double-majored in Psychology and Early Childhood Education, and received an associate degree for each from Diablo Valley College in 2016. I have been a preschool teacher for the past eight years and have worked with infants, four year olds and all ages in between. I plan to stay in this field while furthering my education.

My hobbies are just about anything under the sun. I love to go on adventures with friends and family to experience the different foods and cultures of new places. I’m very passionate about creative expression; I like to go thrifting and experiment with different fashion trends in relation to clothes and cosmetics. I also like photography, cooking, drawing and designing things to create with my Cricut, hand-lettering, painting and journaling. Nature and animals also hold a place in my heart. I like to go hiking, have two dogs as well as about 200 plants so I’m taking care of living beings 24/7.

Bringing my hobbies into the classroom gives me (and the children) so much joy. It sparks curiosity which leads to conversation and how they can be used in projects. I feel so blessed and thankful that I get to share my creativity as well as God’s love with the children and look forward to it every day.

Ms. Destiny

Seahorse Teacher

My name is Destiny and I teach the Seahorse Class. I've been teaching since 2019 and am currently studying Early Childhood Education at Diablo Valley College.

 

Ms. Marriah

Seahorse Teacher

My name is Marriah and I teach the Seahorse Class. I've been teaching since 2019 and am currently studying Early Childhood Education at Diablo Valley College. In my free time I like to hike, play with my kitten, and babysit. I've been working with babies and kids since I was 13 and I've always loved it. 

Mr. Marquis

Sand Dollar Teacher

My name is Marquis and I teach the Sand Dollar Class. My educational background consists of a BA in Child Development a concentration on Youth and Out Of School Time. I am currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Special Education. My professional background includes experience working as a teacher's assistant for elementary-aged school children who have special needs. 

My personal philosophy that guides my teaching is that I am here to serve children and families by assisting them in identifying their needs and priorities. I am here to provide positive, culturally-sensitive, and family-centered services to help children and families meet their individual needs. I look forward to working with you to give your child the best educational experience I can. 

Aside from being a teacher and student, I am a father to my 1 year old. I enjoy spending time with him, playing and watching sports, as well as  traveling. My favorite food is BBQ and my favorite color is green.

Mrs. Mayra

Sand Dollar Teacher

My name is Mayra and I teach the Sand Dollar Class. I have been married for 15 years and have three beautiful daughters. We love to spend time together, go on road trips and have movie nights. 

 

Mrs. Natalie

Nutrition Coordinator

& Before/After Care 

My name is Natalie. I have worked on and off with children for nearly 20

years, taking time off to focus on school and family. In 2015, I received my A.S. in Early Childhood Education from Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, CA.  At 13 years old, I gave my heart to the Lord and began attending church with my aunt and uncle. Now as an adult, I attend Praise Chapel Christian Fellowship in Concord with my family.  I have four children, Jeremiah, Joshua, Sarah, and Nathan. My children have inherited my love of reading, singing, writing, and of the Performing Arts. I also love coffee and chocolate and enjoy the rare opportunity to meet up with friends. I truly feel blessed that the Lord has provided me with my family, my church family, and the opportunity to work at Footprints Preschool.