Our Teaching-staff consists of four teachers and one assistant with experience in early childhood care.
Director / Prek-II Teacher
Irene SheppardDirector / Prek-II Teacher
Ms.Irene has been with Parkwood
Christian Preschool for 13 years. She has worked in the preschool field for 19 years.
As the Director, she works with each child to ensure academic success.
In her Pre-KII classroom of 4-5 year old students, she supports and encourages learning while providing a solid foundation for Kindergarten.
Irene holds an Associate of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from Modesto Junior College. She enjoys camping with her family, hiking and working on puzzles.
Asst. Director / Pre-KI Teacher
Salyna PonceAsst.Director/Pre-KI Teacher
Ms.Salyna has 7 years of teaching experience with Parkwood Christian Preschool. She teaches older 3 and younger 4 year olds. Salyna has accomplished 24 units in Early Childhood Education, and is pursuing her Associates degree. In her spare time, she cooks, and spends time with her family.
Pre K-II Teacher
Mary PoncePre K-II Teacher
Ms. Mary has 40 years experience in the field, and has spent the last 13 years
working with 2-4 year olds. She is a Teacher/Teacher’s Aide for ages 2-6 at
Parkwood. With her bilingual English/Spanish skills, she provides extra support
to English Language Learners. Her passion is her Christian ministry of service
which includes 20 years running the nursery for her church, and 15 years as a
Sunday School Teacher. Her hobby is reading, and she loves spending time with
Lana DillonSubstitute Teacher
Lana Dillon has been with Parkwood over the past 15 years, has taught 2, 3, and
4 year old classes, and is currently a Substitute Teacher. She enjoys nurturing,
encouraging, and challenging children in biblical, academic, and developmental
discoveries. Her interests include walking with friends and family, reading, and
participating in Bible Studies/Events at her local church. She has a Bachelor of
Science degree in Business/Marketing from Columbia College, Columbia,
Missouri and a Site Supervisor Permit in E.C.E.
Denise AmadorResident Cook
Denise Amador is our Resident Cook and has been with us for over a year. She
cooks creative, delicious, nutritious, vegetarian meals for the preschool. She
holds an Associate of Science degree from Evergreen College in Interdisciplinary
Studies. Spending time with her family, and swimming are two of her favorite
Nancy LaveaBuisness Manager