Staff

Kirsten Bowman, Director

Kirsten has been working in the field of Early Childhood for over 10 years. She started out managing a daycare center while in high school and there found her passion for working with children. She was a Lead Preschool Teacher for 8 years specializing in working with infants and special needs. She has extensive experience with English Language Learners, integrating special needs into the classroom, and believes very strongly in the process of learning through play.
“Every child is unique, and as so should be taught with individualized planning tailored to their interests. If a child is not interested in what we are teaching, how can we expect them to retain any of that information. Children can teach us as adults so much more than we ever thought possible. As educators we are here to aid in the development of our children, to help guide them as they are free to explore, let their creativity flow and learn through play.” Kirsten Bowman
Kirsten has an Associates Degree in Child Development from Moorpark College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Development and Administration from CSUCI. Outside of working at MMNS, Kirsten enjoys running, hiking, camping and spending time with her husband and dog.

Tatum Lyon, Preschool Assistant Director

Tatum began working with children over 10 years ago, and started at MMNS in 2015 after receiving her Child Development degree from Santa Monica College. She began working with the infants and toddlers and then was transferred to take over the Toddler Room as a teacher, and was recently appointed as the preschool’s Assistant Director. Outside of MMNS she operates her Nonprofit Organization, People Helping Children.

Silvia Leija
Preschool Teacher
Chris Johnston
Preschool Teacher
Linda Siag
Preschool Teacher
Sharine Metzler
Preschool Teacher
Aja Page
Preschool Teacher
Cheryl MacDonald
Assistant Teacher
Sally Dunn
Assistant Teacher
Ana Ortiz
Teachers Aide
Patti Mendoza
Church/School Custodian
Julie Sturges
Teachers Aide
Roberto Ortiz
School/Church Maintenance
Sandy Liddell
MUMC Pastor
Alicia Eskigian
School’s Support
Lauren Parmaul
School’s Support
Dom Buehrer
Church/School Office Administrator
Diane Malecha-Urban
Church/School Liaison
Nikki White
Website Designer/Coordinator