Meet Our Staff!

Miss Peterson's Preschool 1

Welcome to our new school year.  I would like to introduce myself.  My name is Karen Peterson and I have been teaching at Little School of the West for a little over twenty years now.  I have an Associate of Arts degree from Cerritos College in Early Childhood Education and I am beginning my thirty-first year of teaching.

God Bless!

Mrs. Sanchez's Preschool 2
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Welcome to the Preschool 2 class! My name is Lizette Sanchez.  I am married to my wonderful husband and have a beautiful one-year-old daughter, Noel.  This is my tenth year working at Little School of the West.  I started as an aide, became a teacher's assistant in 2000, and this is my second year teaching the Preschool 2 class.  I am currently working on completing my Early Childhood Education Certificate.  I believe God has called me to teach young children and am excited to have Him work in and through me as I teach!

Miss Neilson's Preschool 3
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Hello and welcome to the Preschool 3 class! My name is Karen Neilson. I have attended West Cypress Church for the last 16 years and have worked with young children, serving in the Children’s ministry for 9 years. I have my Bachelor of Arts degree in Child Development from Whittier College. This is my sixth year working at Little School of the West. I started as an aide, became a teacher’s assistant, subbing in each classroom, then became the Preschool 2 teacher, and this is my second year teaching the Preschool 3 class. I believe God has called me to this profession and I will do my best to have Him guide me as I teach and care for your precious little ones. I am so blessed to be your child’s teacher and am excited for what the Lord has planned for this school year!

Mrs. Krylo's Preppy Pre-K
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My name is Holly Krylo and I am excited to be the Preppy Pre-K teacher.  I started at Little School of the West as an aide on August 25, 2014.  I began taking child development courses, received onsite training and became a regular preschool substitute teacher.  I completed my Early Childhood Education certification on March 31, 2017 and have been a teacher since October 2017.  I have been married to my husband and best friend, Jonah, for six years.  I love the Lord and attend Arbor Road Church.  I look forward to partnering with you in your child's preschool experience.

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My name is Bonni Nisbet and I am so excited to be teaching this year!  I  spent two years as Miss Peterson's aide before becoming a teacher in the 2014-2015 school year.  I am thrilled to be back for my eighth year of teaching and I am so excited to have this opportunity to be teaching your children!  I have loved working with children since I was about twelve.  I worked in the nursery at my church for about eight years before coming to Little School of the West and I am currently on the road to obtaining my Early Childhood Education Certificate.  I strongly believe that teaching is what God has called me to do and I am pleased to do His work through spending time with your precious children!

Miss Nisbet's Pre-Kindergarten 1
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I am very happy that your family will be part of this special year that I have planned for us.  My name is Crystal Molinar.  I have been teaching for 21 years and am entering my 17th year at Little School of the West.  I have my Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Development.  I believe that God has called me to this profession and I will do my best to let Him guide me in teaching, caring for, and loving your children.  My classroom theme is based on the scripture found in Psalm 37:7: "Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him."  Our overall classroom theme is "Sloths".  WE will learn how God is always there for us, how we can rest in His promises and how He has made each one of us special in our very own unique way.

Miss Molinar's Pre-Kindergarten 2
Mrs. Muesse's Transitional Kindergarten
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My name is Kelly Muesse (pronounced Macy).  This will be my sixth year at Little School of the West.  I would like to share a little bit about myself with you.  I have my teaching certificate in Early Childhood Development and 21 years of experience working with children.  I am also a proud mother of 2 boys, Samuel who is 13 years old and Abel who is 11 years old.  I am looking forward to getting to know my new students and their families.  Through a structured theme based curriculum I will nurture and stimulate your child's growth in areas of physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual development.  I am so thankful to have this opportunity as your child's teacher this year!