Our Staff

Our Interim Director & Room 3 Teacher

Hello there! My name is Lindsay Meazell, I am originally from Gilroy, CA. I attended Sonoma State University where I received a B.A. in Early Childhood Studies. Sonoma county is where I developed a passion for working with young children in outdoor environments using natural materials. From growing and observing life cycles of plants to laying on the grass starting at the clouds, I enjoy getting outside and making the most of the day! I love all aspects of exploring, especially after having my morning cup of joe. I am looking forward to meeting all of you and your amazing kiddos! Thank you so much for welcoming me into your lovely community!

Lindsay Meazell

Our Teachers

DEDICATED TO THE GROWTH OF YOUNG CHILDREN

At Teddy Bear Preschool LLC, our teachers are well-educated in the field of child development. They all have college credits or degrees in Child Development. They also stay current with research on brain development and children’s issues by attending conferences, seminars, and in-service trainings. All our teachers are certified in Infant, Child, and Adult CPR and First Aid.  

My passion for working with children began at age eleven, and after attending the college courses necessary and earning my Child Development Certificate, I began the career that I truly love. I have worked with young children for over 23 years, the past 16 of them at Teddy Bear Preschool. It feels great to witness so many "firsts." I get to be a part of their messy, amazing learning process. I get to see their smiles, and most of all, I get to form meaningful friendships with children and see how I can impact them every day!

Ashni Monroy

I have been working with infants and young children for over 30 years, beginning as a volunteer while in high school. My college courses included Child Development and Infant/Toddler. I found my home with Teddy Bear Preschool eleven years ago. I truly enjoy teaching and building strong relationships with the children at our preschool. They never fail to amaze me with their enthusiasm for learning and their capacity for love.

Connie Martinez

I have been working with children since 1988. I have an Associates Degree in Child Development. I have been working at Teddy Bear Preschool for 8 years. Spending time with children and watching them grow brings me a lot of joy. Each day is a new and interesting adventure!

Kathy Mello

My name is Veronica Trinidad, and I have been working with children for five years. I have worked with all ages of children from infants through 12 years old. I am 25 years old, and I have my associates degree in Early Childhood Education from Monterey Peninsula College. I plan to attend at CSUMB and maintain my Bachelors Degree in Human Development & Family Services. I am a believer that children learn through play. As their teacher, I want to make them grow and brighten their day by having trust, respect, and to create a great relationship with all of my students.

Veronica

Hi everybody! My name is Antonette Gervado. My love of children has always been a part of my life. Prior to Teddy Bear Preschool, I used to work with children at the Salvation Army where I discovered my true passion of teaching and interacting with children. Since then, I have been attending MPC to obtain my Early Childhood degree. I believe every child is unique and special and has the ability to reach their dreams. I enjoy working with all these wonderful children and helping them bring out their special talent with hopes of benefiting them in years to come. I look forward to teaching and inspiring all these wonderful children at Teddy Bear Preschool.

Antonette Gervado

Our TEAM

DEDICATED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE WHOLE CHILD

Our teachers are genuinely interested in what the children are doing, how they are feeling, and what they have to say.

Teachers bend, kneel, or sit down to establish eye contact when talking with children. Teachers show respect for children’s feelings, ideas, and respond quickly and positively to children’s needs and questions.

Our teachers work in partnership with families to help children develop their full potential.