Preschool Teachers

Would you like to meet the teachers who will be caring for and building into your child? They are all very dedicated, intelligent, and hard-working professionals who are committed to excellence in your child’s preschool education. Each one of them is highly qualified and signs a statement of faith affirming they are personally committed to the highest standards of Christian character so that they can be a trustworthy role model for your child. Take a look at their brief bio below and then set up a tour to come by and meet them in person!

Jonathan Medina

Preschool Director

Hi. My name is Jonathan Medina and I’m the Preschool Director. I am native to the Valley, married to a wonderful wife, and we have four amazing adopted and birth children. I have been with West Valley Christian School since 2007. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education and an M.Div. and Th.D. in Theology. As the preschool director, it is my goal and privilege to maintain a safe, Christ-centered preschool with a godly, well-trained staff, implementing solid academic and biblical instruction that is developmentally and age specific.

Gloria Bustos

Preschool Assistant Director

My name is Gloria Bustos and I was born and raised in Southern California. I earned my degree in Human Development from the University of California, San Diego. I have ten years of experience working in Early Childhood Education. I started working in Early Childhood Education because I love helping children discover who they are in Christ as well as helping families to strengthen their child’s foundation for lifelong learning.

Emily Sanchez

My name is Emily Sanchez, but my students call me Ms. Emily. I enjoy helping children make discoveries about themselves and the world around them. But most importantly, my passion and my prayer is to help your child build a love and trust in Jesus as deep as my own. I joined the staff of West Valley Christian Preschool in 2018 and I’m looking forward to taking part in your child’s educational and Christian journey.

Brittany Parise

Hi, my name is Mrs. Brittany Parise.  I feel so blessed to be joining the West Valley Christian School family!  I was born and raised outside of Cleveland, Ohio.  This past June, my husband, Tony and I, with our three children (Matthew, Vanessa, and Anthony), and our dog Chase, relocated to the West Valley from Erie, Pennsylvania.  Driving here, across the country, was the first time I had ever been out west.  As a pediatric nurse of over 11 years, with experience as a Sunday School teacher and Awana Cubbies leader, I heard God calling me to care for His children in a new way and to pursue full time teaching.  I am beyond excited to partner with you to build the foundation for Christ to develop each of your children for a life of service to make an eternal impact.  I truly believe it is never too early to be a Warrior for Christ!

Sarah DeCastro

My name is Mrs. Sarah DeCastro, but my preschool friends call me Ms. Sarah. I was born and raised in Southern California. I earned my degree in Early Childhood Education from College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, CA. I continued my education at The Master’s University and California State University of Bakersfield. I enjoy developing children’s love of inquiry through Science. As a teacher, I want to guide your child toward becoming a lifelong learner and prepare the foundation they need to make an impact for Christ. I feel so blessed to be teaching at WVCS Preschool with an amazing team that shares my commitment to Jesus and His teachings!

Janet Robbs

Hi!  My name is Janet Robbs and I am a Pre K teacher.  I am new to the Arizona area.  I have 2 beautiful daughters and 7 amazing grandchildren.  God called me to teach children in my teens.  I not only have a passion for children, but I am also a nurturer.  One of my favorite scriptures is Mattew 18:1-5.

Angela Kaufmann

Hi.  My name is Angela Kaufmann and I am a Pre K teacher.  I was born in Dallas, TX but have lived in Arizona for most of my life.  I have an amazing husband of 9 years and we have 3 beautiful children!  I love being able to partner with families and help them grow and thrive.  As a Pre K teacher, my goals are to help prepare children spiritually, emotionally, socially, and academically for their future.