Teachers and Administrative Staff

Meaningful relationships form the heart of high quality care.The program is committed to building a strong and caring community between children, teachers, parents, administrators and other involved members by fostering relationships that are supportive, respectful and nurturing.

The program is staffed with a Director, three Program Coordinators, Business Officer , CDE Grant Coordinator, CCAMPIS Grant Coordinator, Enrollment Coordinator and Administrative Assistant, 37 Lead Teachers and Teachers, and many UCSB students who work as classroom assistants, volunteers and interns. All Lead Teachers hold a "Master Teacher Permit," while Teachers hold a "Child Development Teacher Permit." All permits are issued by the State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. The teaching staff has been carefully chosen for their outstanding training, ability and experience with children.

Management Staff

People

Tamara Thompson | She/Her

Program Coordinator, OFCC

Preschool

Program Coordinator, OFCC

Infant & Toddler

Marina Nolte | She/Her

Program Coordinator, UCC

Infant & Toddler

Business Officer

Program Information, TA Employment, Payroll

Administrative Staff

People

Sandi Quinly | She/Her

Enrollment Coordinator, OFCC, UCC

Waitlist, Tuition, General Information

CDE Grant Coordinator, OFCC, UCC

CCAMPIS Grant Coordinator & Documentation Specialist, OFCC, UCC

Student Family Support, Authentic Assessment & Accreditation

Administrative Assistant, UCC

Tuition, General Information

Teaching Staff - Orfalea Family Children's Center (OFCC)

People

Lead Infant Teacher

White Door

Infant Teacher

White Door

Infant Teacher

White Door

Mayra Jaramillo | She/Her

Lead Infant Teacher

Yellow Door

Infant Teacher

Yellow Door

Selina Wimmel | She/Her

Infant Teacher

Yellow Door

Thrisha Francia | She/Her

Lead Toddler Teacher

Green Door

Martha Salcido | They/Them

Toddler Teacher

Green Door

Erica Garcia | She/Her

Lead Toddler Teacher

Gray Door

Toddler Teacher

Gray Door

Lead Preschool Teacher

Brown Door

Preschool Teacher

Brown Door

Jaime Muccio | She/Her

Lead Preschool Teacher

Orange Door

Elena Lopez | She/Her

Preschool Teacher

Orange Door

Mike Peterson | He/Him

Lead Preschool Teacher

Purple Door

Preschool Teacher

Purple Door

Lead Preschool Teacher

Blue Door

Danielle Freed | She/Her

Preschool Teacher

Blue Door

Ingrid Elken | She/Her

Lead Preschool Teacher

Red Door

Preschool Teacher

Red Door

Lead Preschool Teacher

Pink Door

Preschool Teacher

Pink Door

Stephanie Baker | She/Her

Lead Preschool Teacher

Turquoise Door

Preschool Teacher

Turquoise Door

Support Teacher

Erika Bingham | She/Her

Support Teacher

Teaching Staff - University Children's Center (UCC)

People

Tess Tarango | She/Her

Lead Infant Teacher

Stars Room

Infant Teacher

Stars Room

Infant Teacher

Stars Room

Cherie Schroff | She/Her

Lead Infant Teacher

Sky Room

Nikki Russo | She/Her

Infant Teacher

Sky Room

Lourdes Munoz | She/Her

Lead Toddler Teacher

Earth Room

Toddler Teacher

Earth Room

Support Teacher