Meet Our Staff

Mrs. Thalia Duran – Director

Welcome! My name is Thalia Duran and I have worked in the field of Early Childhood Education for 17 years. I have been given the amazing opportunity to be the Director here at Loving Savior Preschool. I have the best job in the world because I get to be part of, what I believe to be, one of the most important developmental stages of a child’s life. Seeing the excitement of a child when they can do something for the first time like building a tower, writing the first letter in their name or being able to ride a tricycle all by themselves is simply put, priceless. I enjoy working with the staff at Loving Savior where we will continue to strive for excellence, respect of one another, and embrace diversity as we continue to build a foundation where Jesus Christ is the center of all life’s accomplishments.

“All your children will be taught by the LORD, and great will be their peace.”
– Isaiah 54:13

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Mrs. Michele Cavazos – Office Administrator
Hello, my name is Michele Cavazos. I have been the preschool secretary at Loving Savior since 2011, but I have been working with children and their families in the early childhood education field for the past 29 years. I enjoy working here at Loving Savior Preschool with the staff & the children. I believe family is one of the most important parts of our lives and I am blessed to be working here helping mommies & daddies with their most precious gifts from God. If you have questions or need help with anything, please don’t hesitate to ask me.
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Ms. Jessica Chou – Administrative Assistant
Hello, I am Miss Jessica and I have been serving at Loving Savior since 2009. I like to think of myself as the gypsy of Loving Savior; I go where I am needed. You can find me in the office, classroom, kitchen, and playground. I attended Cal State Fullerton and have a Bachelor’s degree in Child and Adolescent Studies. I enjoy watching our students grow intellectually and spiritually every day. I am blessed to be part of a close and loving family which includes my parents, my brother and my grandma. I enjoy expressing myself creatively, so I enjoy doing crafts. (Check out the bulletin board in our office.) I also enjoy traveling to new places, experiencing new cultures and trying different cuisines. The guiding principle of my life is, always be grateful, kind, humble and loving.
 
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Mrs. Loida Iraheta – Teacher – TeddyBear Class (2 yr. olds)
Hello, my name is Loida Iraheta. I joined the staff at Loving Savior in 2015, but prior to that, I worked in the early childhood field for over 10 years. Young children need to be loved and nurtured as we help guide them on what is often their first school experience. By teaching them positive social skills as young children, they will grow up to be caring and committed citizens as adults. I also want to plant a love for the Lord in the hearts of my students so they may experience His love and grace in their lives. I have been married for 24 years. My husband and I are the proud parents of our 22-year-old daughter who is living in Texas after graduating from college. Gardening and cooking are activities I enjoy doing when I am not at work.

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 Ms. Lisa Ramirez – Teacher – Caterpillar Class (Young 3 yr. olds)
My name is Lisa Ramirez. I have been teaching at Loving Savior since 2007 and have been blessed to work with all different ages of children. I have an A.S degree in Early Childhood Education from Mount San Antonio College and a Teacher’s Permit from the State of California. My favorite part of teaching is watching young minds learn by experiencing new things. It is very exciting to see my students grow and develop throughout the year and help coach them along the way. On a personal level, I am blessed to be the mother of my beautiful 14-year-old daughter who attends Loving Savior. I enjoy spending my spare time reading and enjoying time with my family.
 

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Mrs. Rachel Copelan – Teacher – Butterfly Class (3/4 yr. olds)

I love the Lord and I love working with children.  I have been working with children since I was 19 years old.  I have been happily married for 24 years with 3 wonderful children of my own. I love to sing to the Lord and also enjoy cooking, running and helping others.

 

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Mrs. Lauren Ramos – Teacher – Butterfly Class (3/4 yr. olds)
Hello, my name is Lauren Ramos and I’m very excited to be returning to Loving Savior as a teacher in the Butterfly class this year. This will be my fourth year at Loving Savior, with a year in between to stay home and care for my youngest child. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Child and Adolescent Studies from Cal State Fullerton. I’m looking forward to a fun year of teaching and guiding our 3/4-year-olds, and watching them grow intellectually, socially, and spiritually. I have been married to my husband, Ricky, for twelve years. We are extremely blessed to have three beautiful children, Nicholas, Joseph, and Lucy. My spare time is spent soaking in every moment I can with each one of them.

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Mrs. Belinda Clark Miller – Teacher – Zebra Class (3/4 yr. olds)
My name is Belinda Miller and I have been blessed to teach at Loving Savior since 1995. I have worked with children at all age levels and enjoy watching them reach each of their developmental milestones. I am currently a teacher in our 3/4-year-old class known as the Zebra Class. I enjoy teaching children new concepts by helping them see the world around them in new ways. I am blessed every time I see the “lightbulb” come on as my students make new connections and expand their knowledge. My family is an important part of my life. I am blessed to share my life with my husband LaMarr, our four sons, one daughter and three grandchildren. In my free time, I enjoy going to the movies, walking, watching football and basketball, and spending time with my family.

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Ms. Cassie Quillen – Teacher – Zebra Class (3/4 yr. olds)
My name is Cassie Quillen and I am so excited to join the Loving Savior Preschool staff this year!  I have received my Early Childhood Education from Citrus College and have been working with children for close to 16 years.  I enjoy working with preschoolers and seeing them so eager to grow in their learning experience.  I love being able to share with my students my love for Jesus.  I am blessed to be engaged to my best friend, Brandon.  We love spending time with our family, going to Knotts Berry Farm, and the movies.

 

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Mrs. Lori Kunzi – Teacher – Jaguar Class (Pre-Kindergarten)
Hi, my name is Mrs. Lori and I am a teacher in the Pre-Kindergarten room known as the “Jaguar” class. I have been teaching at Loving Savior since 2002 and love helping to prepare children for their transition into kindergarten. The Lord has amazing plans for each of our students and I love watching them develop and grow throughout the year. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Cal Poly Pomona, but discovered after many years in corporate management that working with children is my God-given mission and much more fun than working with grown-ups!! I have lived in Chino Hills since 1990 with my husband, Ron and my daughter, Megan. When I am not at work, I love hanging out with my family and attending all types of sporting events.

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Miss Brittni Putney – Teacher – Jaguar Class (Pre-Kindergarten)
My name is Brittni Putney and I am excited to be teaching in the Jaguar Pre-Kindergarten classroom!  This is my first year teaching at Loving Savior and my second year as a preschool teacher.  I graduated from California Baptist University in 2017 with my Bachelors in Early Childhood Education with a concentration in Early Intervention.  I am currently working on my Masters of Education and Multi-subject Credential.  My passion for education and teaching started when I was young and has grown ever since.  I am blessed to be able to play a small part in getting children here at Loving Savior ready for kindergarten.  I am newly engaged and am a proud owner of a seven-year-old Golden Retriever named Bella.  In my free time, I enjoy traveling, hiking, and watching my favorite sports teams.

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Mrs. Veronica Moore – Teacher – Fox Class (Pre-Kindergarten)
My name is Veronica Moore and I am excited to be teaching in the Fox class this year. I have been at Loving Savior since 2002 and have been blessed to work with all the age groups of children we serve. I love watching children grow and enjoy cheering them on as they reach each new milestone in their lives. I am currently finishing classes for my degree in child development. In addition to teaching, I also own and operate a cake decorating business and am a Pampered Chef consultant. I am blessed to be part of a very loving and supportive family which includes my amazing husband, our five beautiful girls, and my sweet grandbaby girl. I look forward to a great year with my students.

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Mrs. Nadine Garcia – Teacher – Fox Class (Pre-Kindergarten)
Hello, my name is Nadine Garica.  I have had the pleasure of working at Loving Savior since 2007 and feel very blessed to be here!  I have received my education in Child Development from Mr. San Antonio College and I am currently studying Art History.  I am looking forward to a fun year in the Foxes Pre-K classroom.  I strive to provide a warm, safe environment where children can explore and learn to the best of their potential.  Outside of work, I enjoy traveling, going to Disneyland, finding new restaurants to try, and wandering around museums with my husband, Eddie and our two daughters, Maddy and Belle.

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Mrs. Nora Reyes – Teacher – Dolphin Class (Pre-Kindergarten)
My name is Nora Reyes and I am blessed to serve in the Pre-Kindergarten class known as the Dolphin Class. I have been teaching at Loving Savior since 2001. It gives me great pleasure to help my students get ready for kindergarten by helping them grow academically and socially, as well as, teaching them about Jesus and His great love for them. I am also involved in my own church and enjoy teaching Sunday school and Bible study classes. I have been married to my husband Ernie for 32 years. We have a wonderful daughter, Mariaelena who is married to our great son-in-law and they have given us three beautiful grandsons: Daniel, Adam, and Caleb. I count my family and my faith as my greatest blessings in life.

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Mrs. Susie Roth – Teacher – Dolphin Class (Pre-Kindergarten)
My name is Susie Roth and I have had the pleasure of teaching at Loving Savior since 2006. Currently, I am a teacher in the Pre-Kindergarten class known as the Dolphin Class. I enjoy helping children learn new skills that will help them on their educational journey. I love living in the local community where I am blessed to stay in contact with my previous students. I have been married to my husband Karl for 23 years and am the mother of 2 grown children, Kyle and Kelly. In my free time I enjoy, knitting, crocheting, reading, scrapbooking, spending time with my family and taking weekend trips.

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Mrs. Jennifer Avellaneda – Teacher- Owl Class (Transitional Kindergarten)
Hello! My name is Jennifer Avellaneda. I have had the pleasure of teaching at Loving Savior since 2001. Prior to my time at Loving Savior, I studied Child Development and Liberal Arts. I believe every child needs structure to learn and develop while still enjoying classroom activities. My goal is to prepare your child for the transition to kindergarten. I enjoy being the mom to two lovely boys! I look forward to a great year and welcome you to the TK family. God’s Blessings!

 

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Mrs. Eileen Keller – Teacher – Owl Class (Transitional Kindergarten)
Hello! My name is Eileen Keller. I have been blessed to have been teaching at Loving Savior since August 2005. My experience in education includes being an Assistant Director, ESL tutor, and educator as well as teaching catechism to those preparing for first communion or confirmation. I hold a California Master Teacher Permit and am continuing my education to pursue a degree in Sociology, BSW. I believe that if you teach with loving guidance, patience, and a bit of laughter, children learn to love school and grow to be successful and independent individuals. I look forward to our year in Transitional Kindergarten and the special memories I will share with my Loving Savior families. May the Lord bless you one and all.

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Mrs. Melissa Winans – Assistant Teacher/Afternoon Daycare
Hi, my name is Ms. Melissa and I am blessed to an Assistant Teacher, supporting many of our classrooms during the morning and coordinating our daycare program in the afternoon.  I have been working at Loving Savior since June 2016 and enjoy the loving atmosphere and watching the children learn and grow.  I am a mom to my 5-year-old son Liam who keeps me constantly entertained.  In addition to teaching, I am attending Mt. San Antonio College and Cal Poly Pomona, majoring in Education.  When I am not busy at work, I enjoy spending time with Liam and scrapbooking.

 

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 Ms. Stacy

Meet Our Classes

Click on the picture of the class to see a schedule of what a regular day looks like. 

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Teddy Bears

Room B13

Ms. Loida

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Caterpillars

Caterpillars

Room B13

Ms. Lisa

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Penguins

Room A15

Mrs. Lauren

Mrs. Rachel

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Room A14

Mrs. Lori

Miss Brittni

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Zebras

Room A16

Mrs. Belinda

Miss Cassie

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Room A18

Mrs. Nora

Mrs. Susie

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Room A17

Mrs. Avellaneda

Mrs. Keller