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.

Silvia Leija
Infant Center Teacher
Aja Page
Explorers Teacher
Sharine Metzler
Studio Room Teacher
Cheryl McDonald
Science Room Teacher
Linda Siag
Studio Room Teacher
Guadalupe Corona
Infant Center Assistant Teacher
Jin You Collins
Infant Center Teacher
Vanessa Morales
Studio Room Assistant Teacher

Julie Sturges
Explorers Room Teacher’s Aid

Emily Cardenas
Infant Center Teacher
Rosa Hernandez
Infant Center Teachers Aid
Mirelia Cornejo
Explorers Room Teacher
Alicia Eskigian
School’s Support
Patti Mendoza
Church/School Custodian
Pastor Erin Stenberg
MUMC Pastor
Dom Buehrer
Church/School Office Administrator
Juan Gurrola
School/Church Maintenance