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 for over ten years. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education from ASU and am working towards my Masters and Doctorate in Christian Education and 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

LauraGlenPhotography-WVCS_2018Headshots-010My 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

Emily Sanchez 02My 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 are 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.

Rebecca Lawson

LauraGlenPhotography-WVCS_2018Headshots-006Hello, my name is Rebecca Lawson, and this is my second year at West Valley Christian Preschool. I have always had a love for children and helping guide them as they grow. I feel like God has led me to this school to inspire and love every child that comes through our doors. My favorite aspect of being a teacher at WVC Preschool is the liberty to teach Christian values to our students. It is never too early to learn about Jesus and his love for us. My goal is to let God work through me daily as I work diligently to instill these things into your child.

Sarah DeCastro

LauraGlenPhotography-WVCS_2018Headshots-007My 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 to becoming lifelong learners and prepare the foundation they need to make an impact for Christ. I feel so blessed to be teaching at WVC Preschool with an amazing team that shares my commitment to Jesus and His teachings!

Gay Hudec

Hello!  My name is Gay Hudec and I began my career teaching preschool, utilizing my degree in Early Childhood Education.  I enjoyed this path for 11 years and loved implementing age-appropriate skills with each child, observing the growth in confidence and development of self-reliance.  An out of state move allowed me to delve into other opportunities for many years, but still allowed me the chance to work alongside children and their families.  I am so excited for the privilege to return to my teaching passion at West Valley Christian School where my desire to instill a love of learning will happen in a Christ-focused environment.

Ashley Kelsey

Hi my name is Ashley Kelsey. My husband, our daughter, and I moved to Arizona from California in 2012. We have lived in the West Valley and enjoyed our years in this beautiful state. Since moving here, we have been blessed with a son, multiple animals and wonderful friends. We enjoy spending our time outdoors and look forward to the cooler weather each year. Before making the decision to go back to teaching, I was pursuing a degree in nursing. When our son was born that degree was put on pause so I could help him with a multitude of medical concerns. After a long time of searching, God has led me to West Valley Christian and I cannot wait to get started. I look forward to watching your children grow and blossom into all they can be and enjoying the journey that is guiding them through this year. I am excited to get to know you and your families and look forward to meeting you soon.