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.”

Crystal Gonzalez-Morales Room 1 Yellow Apron Assistant Teacher

“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.”

Kelle Amaro – Room 2 Red Apron Teacher

“I love introducing little ones to their first school experience! Watching our students through the year as they fall in love with learning, create friendships, and develop confidence in their skills is the most rewarding job I could think of. It’s such a privilege to get to know each child’s unique personality and create an environment where they know they’re safe, loved, and sure to have fun!

Intisar Abdelkader – Room 2 Red Apron Assistant Teacher

Working with kids is very rewarding. Helping a child to feel comfortable in the classroom brings me joy. Giving them the care and the love that they deserve and listening to their precious stories makes me smile. “

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.”

Melissa Buenrostro – Room 3 Green Apron Assistant Teacher

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

Melanie Mason – Room 4 Blue Aprons PreK Teacher

I love teaching because I love seeing the faces of each child as they learn something new! Children have always held a special place in my heart and I’ve always known being a teacher is what I’ve been destined to do!”

Victoria Garcia – Room 4 Blue Apron Assistant Teacher

“I really enjoy watching the children progress throughout the year. They enter the year uncertain, but by the end of the year, they are making friendships and learning how to communicate with each other and teachers.”

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!”