from our leadership

Purpose Statement:

Our purpose as a Leadership Team is to create a welcoming, quality environment where we build leaders, educate families, and value children.

 
CheriCheri
Founder/Director
About Me I was born and raised in California. I grew up in Orange County until moving to Santa Barbara in 1988 to live with my mother and grandparents, whose health was failing. I have worked hard my whole life starting with a paper route at age 12. I grew up in a family of teachers and doctors so health and education are in my DNA. I married my husband, Juan, in 1994. My favorite pastimes are spending time with my family, walking our dog, exploring nature trails, walking on the beach, ... view details
Cell Phone: (805) 708-HOPE
Office Phone: (805) 682-2300
Email: director@h4kelc.org

TeresaTeresa
Assistant Director & Family Support Coordinator
Hello, my name is Teresa. I am honored and privileged to be a part of the Hope 4 Kids family. The family atmosphere and genuine love for children is abundant and I feel that I have found my home at H4K. I have been working in the early childhood field for over 30 years. I have worked with all ages from infants up to 5 years old. My heart and passion has always been with young children. I especially love working with infants because they are such wondrous gifts from God and they never ... view details

KatieKatie
Lead Mentor Teacher & Staff Support Liaison
I am so excited to have been chosen to be part of the already awesome team here at Hope 4 Kids Early Learning Center! I have been working with children and families ever since I can remember. I began my career working with young children at the age of 12 as a babysitter caring for the child of a family friend. I remember feeling so much pride being granted the responsibility of caring for this family's loved one. I have enjoyed working with children ever since! I began ... view details

StacyStacy
Office Manager
Hello, I am Stacy and I am so excited to be part of the Hope 4 Kids Family. I am thrilled to be here because I have always enjoyed being around children. Babies are truly a blessing and they always warm my heart with their smile. I come from a very close family and spending time with them is what I love to do on my free time. My parents migrated to Ventura, CA from Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico when I was two years old. I grew up in the Spanish household so English is my second language. I ... view details