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Teacher, Happy Hall San Bruno


Lead Teacher, Happy Hall San Bruno

Ana Lucia has been in the early childhood field for over 10 years. Joining Happy Hall in 2020. She studied at City College of San Francisco and San Francisco State University. She found passion in this field after volunteering at a preschool her senior year of high school. After high school she took jobs as a babysitter and Spanish tutor for young children. She is family oriented and believes it is important to build a strong emotional bond with children. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach and Latin dancing.

Lead Teacher, Happy Hall San Bruno

Angelica joined Happy Hall in 2021and has been working with Preschool age children for 10 years.  She has been an art teacher at Genentech 2nd Generation Bright Horizons and at Stratford Elementary. Currently Angelica is interning at PIXAR online and on weekends in Emeryville. She is learning Character Development and Character Design. When she is not teaching. She is making music. Angelica sings R&B Pop music.

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Anne has over 30 years of experience in the accounting field and has worked most of her career in corporate companies. This is her first experience in the education sector and she loves it. Anne is always willing to support the staff in any capacity and looks forward to participating in school events. Anne has a bachelor's degree in Accounting. Anne wakes up every morning with a grateful heart, and it shows in all of her actions. In her spare time, Anne loves spending time with her husband and two daughters. She is also active in Kali (Filipino martial arts).

Teacher, Happy Hall San Bruno

Betza has been teaching for 26 years. Over four years of that experience in early childhood education. She has worked as a lead teacher of the 2,3, and 4 year old classrooms at His Kids Academy in Louisville, Kentucky. She graduated with magna cum laude honors from the UPNFM of Honduras obtaining a bachelor’s degree as Professor in the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language. Betza is currently completing her ECE courses. She has two daughters, one son, and a three year old grandson, she has 3 pets; Nina(dog), Sarang (cat), and Mei (cat). During her free time she enjoys karaoke, cooking, and going to the movies. Betza believes that the early childhood years are the most important years of a human being, because they lay down a foundation for the rest of their lives.

Lead Teacher, Happy Hall San Bruno

Brenda joined Happy Hall in 2021. Previously working with children for 10+ years as a nanny. She took some time off and then decided she wanted to get back to what she loved, teaching young minds. She is working on her Associates on Latino American studies with a focus on Early childhood. She loves to read and cook in her free time, Music festivals are also a must.

Teacher, Happy Hall San Bruno

Dolores has been working with children off and on for 26 years. The moment her oldest daughter was born back in 1994 was the moment Dolores decided to take classes and get here Early Childhood Education units. She worked as a preschool teacher until she moving to kindergarten. Eventually, Dolores made a career change to join the 9-5 corporate world. In the last five years, she decided it was time to go back to where her heart truly is: working with children. In her spare time, Dolores loves to travel to her home on the East Coast or throughout California to watch her son play basketball. Overall, Dolores sees her life as a blessing and is thankful for every day.

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Desiree joined Happy Hall in 2020 and has been working with children for 9 years. She started off as an elementary school reading and writing after school tutor. She has also done field work as well as assistant teacher work for Kindergarten and First grade classrooms. Most recently, Desiree graduated from Sonoma State University in December 2021. Earning her Bachelor's in Early Childhood Studies with an emphasis in Education. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family, friends, and boyfriend. She really enjoys going to the beach, farmer’s markets and trying new foods!

Teacher, Happy Hall San Bruno

Elizabeth has been working in ECE and Child Development field for over 18 years. Joining Happy Hall in 2021. She has worked as an after school elementary teacher, nanny, tutor, head preschool and toddler teacher. She has obtained her Associates Degree in Child Development and Family Studies, as well as Administration of Justice, Liberal Arts, and Public Health Education. Elizabeth loves to learn, try new things and help children meet their developmental needs to grow into happy, healthy individuals. During her free time, she enjoys travel, dancing, and writing.

Director, Happy Hall San Bruno

Frank has been an essential part of our Happy Hall family, transitioning from the role of Assistant Director and TK Lead Teacher to becoming Preschool Director. With over 40 years of experience in the Early Childcare field, including experience as a Preschool Director, Frank's wealth of knowledge, nurturing approach, and genuine love for early education have been evident in every aspect of our preschool. We are confident that under Frank's leadership, Happy Hall Preschool will thrive and provide exceptional care and education to our students.

Teacher, Happy Hall San Bruno

Jacky was born and raised in San Bruno, CA. She grew up babysitting siblings, including young ones in her family as well as family friends. During high school, Jacky also volunteered at an after school program at an elementary school. After taking a Child Development class to fulfill her general education requirements, she later found her passion for being a role model during a child's development. This led to her declaring her major to Child and Adolescent Development. In May 2022, she graduated from SFSU, receiving her BA in Child and Adolescent Development with a Concentration in Youth and Out of School. In her free time, Jacky enjoys baking and spending quality time with friends and family. 

Lead Teacher, Happy Hall San Bruno

Jay joined Happy Hall in 2020. She has been continuing her education in Early Childhood Education at Skyline College, reflecting her deep commitment to children's development. Jay enjoys art projects with our kids and bringing her passion for arts and music into her teaching. Originally a lead teacher at Happy Hall’s school-age program and Meadows Elementary School, Jay transitioned to our preschool program to focus on younger children's growth and development. She excels at classroom management and is known for her holistic support of all our children.

Teacher, Happy Hall San Bruno

January has attended Skyline and College and received her certificate in Surgical Technology. While she was waiting for her final exam in this field, she worked as a teacher’s aide at a child care staffing agency.  She often came to Happy Hall during this time. She worked with toddlers at a Kindercare in Palo Alto and while there completed her education for a certificate in Early Childhood Education.  She has chosen to work with children because their behavior is interesting and she loves the daily challenges. In her free time she enjoys bonding with her family and taking walks.

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Assistant Director, Happy Hall San Bruno

Jennifer has been an integral part of our Happy Hall family for 5 years, and her dedication and passion for creating a nurturing and enriching environment have made a significant impact on our preschool community. Her background in Business Administration from San Francisco State University and managerial experience equip her with the skills needed to excel in her role. Jennifer's commitment to our staff and children enhances the preschool experience for everyone involved. Jennifer's eldest daughter graduated from Happy Hall and is excited to have her youngest daughter, attend Happy Hall in the Spring.

Teacher, Happy Hall San Bruno

Jenny has been working with children for 5+ years. When she was young she used to take care of her younger cousins and brother. That is when she knew her passion was to take care of and teach small children. Right after she graduated high school she went to college to obtain her Early Childhood Education degree. She likes leaning new things everyday and she would love to go back to school in the near future. On her time off she loves to spend time with her two boys. They like to spend time shopping at Target. Her hobbies are cooking and exercising.

Teacher, Happy Hall San Bruno

Jocelyn has been teaching for 7 years. Joining Happy Hall in 2018. She is studying Child Development and Nutrition at City College of San Francisco.  Jocelyn knows that children learn best when they are having fun and enjoying the adventure of discovery.  She is very silly and nurturing with the children.  Jocelyn enjoys painting, playing with dogs and doing yoga. 

Teacher, Happy Hall San Bruno

Juan has babysat his cousins, nieces, and nephews since high school. He is currently enrolled in Childhood Education courses at Cañada College, pursuing his AA in Child Development and Psychology. Juan's love for teaching stems from the little moments of seeing children becoming independent and growing --- knowing he helped along the way. Juan's personal interests include exercising (playing soccer, hiking, swimming), finding new restaurants to try out, as well as reading and writing. 

Teacher, Happy Hall San Bruno

Kenya is studying Child Development at City College of San Francisco. She has two children. She enjoys music and movement activities with children. She spends her weekends with family. In her free time she cooks and enjoys latin music.

Teacher, Happy Hall San Bruno

Mayevi is from Guatemala, speaks Spanish, and is currently studying Early Childhood Education at Skyline College. Working to transfer  and complete her Bachelor’s Degree. She plans to continue studying until she earns a Master’s Degree. Mayevi started working with children when she would babysit ages 2-10 four years ago. This is her first year at Happy Hall and is looking forward to seeing children develop, grow, learn Spanish and have fun! Mayevi loves traveling Guatemala, spend time with family, playing with her dog Bimbo, and most of all loves going to church.

Teacher, Happy Hall San Bruno

Angel was born in South Africa and while she lived there volunteered with Bobbie Bear, a human rights organization working with orphans. She earned her Early Childhood Education units and Child Development Associates from Successful Solutions. She has lived in the United States for the last 12 years.  Working for 2 years at Babes Running Start Preschool mainly with infants and toddlers. She joined Happy Hall in 2021. During her free time Angel enjoys walking her dog Jack, dancing and hanging out with her friends.

Lead Teacher, Happy Hall San Bruno

Monica was introduced to Happy Hall through her mother in law who worked here for 20+ years. Joining us in 2010. She has been an integral part of our community ever since. Monica's own children have been Happy Hall graduates, making her deeply connected with our values and ethos. A graduate in Child Development from Skyline, Monica has a unique skill in teaching self-help and building strong relationships among our children. She uses a creative curriculum that keeps our children actively engaged, growing, and above all, enjoying their learning journey. Outside of her teaching life, Monica loves baseball, music, and board games.

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Teacher, Happy Hall San Bruno

Paulina is a Mexican bay area native. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor's degree in Child Development and a minor in Public Health. While this is her first year working at Happy Hall, she has worked with kids for over 5 years as a lead daycare teacher and as a nanny. In her free time, Paulina enjoys spending time with friends, trying out new recipes, and staying fit through weightlifting.

Teacher, Happy Hall San Bruno

Rosa has been at Happy Hall for 21 years.  She earned her Early Childhood Education units from San Francisco City College.  Rosa enjoys teaching the children Spanish through songs and fun circle time activities.  Rosa lovingly encourages children as they grow in their social, emotional physical and cognitive development  On the weekends Rosa enjoys volunteering and getting involved with her church. 

Teacher, Happy Hall San Bruno

Silvia has worked with children for 5 years through various babysitting and childcare positions. She is studying Child and Adolescent Development while concentrating in Early Childhood at San Francisco State University. Silvia loves to build relationships with children, assisting them to explore their creativity and curiosity. As well as observing their progress when learning new skills. In her free time Silvia enjoys walking her dog named Dollar and watching mystery crime shows.

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Shelley has been working in Early Childhood Education for over 22 years and has been a director for the last 17.  She joined Happy Hall in 2014 and is really enjoying being part of a neighborhood school that has such a strong community.  She received her B.A. and Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from Santa Clara University.  She has also taken some Early Childhood Education classes from different community colleges in the bay area.  In her free time Shelley enjoys taking day trips with her husband and twins as well as watching movies, camping and playing with her dogs.

Teacher, Happy Hall San Bruno

Susan has been working with children for 37 years, including at one point running her own at home day care. She attended City College and San Francisco State for Early Childhood Education. She has been married 34 years and has 4 children, 6 grandchildren and traveled over 39 countries. Susan has many hobbies including cooking, singing, gardening, reading, writing and floral arranging. She is amazed at the natural curiosity children have.

Teacher, Happy Hall San Bruno

Viviena loves playing and working with children!  She has worked as a preschool teacher for over 11 years and taught art for K-8 prior to that.  In her free time she enjoys playing music, gardening, planting and traveling. She also likes to walk on the beach and spend time with her husband and her kids.

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