Robin Kerber – Preschool Director

“I am the Director of this quaint community Preschool. I have my Bachelor’s degree from the University of La Verne in Human Services, and have further education units and certificates in Early Childhood Education for working with young children.
We have a wonderful staff. They have the perfect personalities to work with your children. Patience, creativity, flexibility and a sense of humor!! Thank you for choosing the First United Methodist Preschool of Upland.”

Stacy Ventura – Room 1 Yellow Apron Teacher

“I enjoy watching children discover and create. I love reading with them and watching them use their imaginations. Their smiles and hugs are priceless.”

Katrina Vanallen – Room 1 Yellow Apron Assistant Teacher

“I like working with children because I love watching them improve academically and socially throughout the year. Getting to know each students’ personality shine through is such a blessing to be a part of.” 

Melissa Buenrostro – Room 2 Red Apron Teacher

“I like teaching children because I get to witness their creativity and imagination.”

Tammy Avila – Room 3 Green Apron PreK Teacher

” I love teaching preschool because I enjoy watching the children get excited about learning and trying new things.  Plus where else can you be a kid all day.”

Bridget Burns – Room 3 Green Apron PreK Assistant Teacher

“God tells us that children are a blessing and a gift! I enjoy working with children to experience their innocence and honesty, witness their joy and laughter. Helping provide children with a safe, loving environment to build relationships, create art and discover a love of learning fills my heart.”

Crystal Gonzalez-Morales – Room 4 Blue Aprons PreK Teacher

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“I love working with children because I love watching them grow and learn new things. It makes me happy to see them accomplish goals we have set and see them thrive in daily activities.”

Jennifer Koch – Room 3 and 4 Assistant Teacher

I like to work with children because I truly enjoy creating a learning environment that is fun and exciting. It is a wonderful feeling when a child comes to school enthusiastic to learn something new.

Cami Preciado – Substitute Assistant

I like working with children because they remind me to enjoy the simple things in life. I love witnessing their growth and development and being able to celebrate their accomplishments. Being able to cultivate a safe and nurturing environment for the children in our community truly fills my heart with much joy.

Debbie Roppel – Office Manager

“From the minute a new family enters our school, I enjoy showing them that this new beginning is going to be a great experience!”