Meet Our Teachers
Our highly qualified staffs are licensed and certified by the Department of Education in the State of California. They are committed to devoting their lives to educate and share their wisdom with the students who will be the future of our generation. They are knowledgeable in early childhood education and understand the importance of different developmental stages.
They are passionate about their work and execute their practices through innovation, caring and creativity. They are lifelong learners with the latitude to thrive and to enhance their professional and personal growth throughout the year. They are required to attend our monthly professional development training to continually grow. As a result, they will apply their wisdom to help the children thrive.
Meet Mindy Yip
It is my distinct honor to have the opportunity to serve you and your child. I have an extensive background in education that spans from early education to elementary education. I began my teaching career as a pre-school teacher, followed by years as an elementary school teacher in for 12 years before becoming a principal in early education.
I am fully committed to this job and will work collaboratively with my staff to ensure each family and child has a positive early educational experience.
Collaboration and communication are very important aspects of school success and teamwork. Please note that I am able to communicate in various languages– Cantonese, Vietnamese, Laotian, and some basic Mandarin and Thai. I believe in open communication, and I will always leave my door open for you.
Mindy Yip, Cofounder & Principal
Meet Chao Mei
I am honored to be a teacher at MY PRESCHOOL. I began martial arts training at the age of ten in Beijing, China. In 2010, I joined Shaolin Temple USA and performed in various parts of the country, including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Washington, Virginia, San Francisco, Fremont and more.
I taught Shaolin Kung-fu and Qi Gong to students ages four to seniors at Stanford University and in different parts of the United States, including Virginia, Fremont, San Francisco, and Sacramento. I have also served as a judge at Kung-fu tournaments and competitions for Tiger Claw, Wu Shu Kung-fu, and Shaolin Kung-fu in Berkeley and San Jose. I believe physical activities promote a healthy body and a healthy mind.
I look forward to sharing my passion for martial arts and my qigong skills to our young generation during gym time and outdoor play here at My Preschool.
Chao Mei, Cofounder & Teacher
Meet Kelley Saetern
I am excited to be a part of My Preschool! I’ve always wanted to work with children and am glad to have been given this opportunity to educate your children. It is my belief that the first few years of a child’s life are critical for their development and I hope to guide your children so they are on track with their developmental stages.
I graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a BA in Child Development (Social and Community Settings). With my knowledge, I aspire to improve the child’s development in terms of social-emotional development, fine and gross motor skills, and cognitive and language development. I also aim to provide a safe and nurturing environment where the children can grow as healthy individuals.
I look forward to working along with parents and children. It is important for all three (parent, child and teacher) to build a relationship that will improve the child’s development.
Kelley Saetern, Teacher
Meet Azucena Sanchez
It is a great honor to be a part of My Preschool and even more so as the Spanish teacher. I love being able to expose your children to a new language and teach them about culture.
I have been working with children from the age of 3 months to 6 years and I have found it to be a very pleasurable experience. I consider myself a kind and patient person. My goal is to help your children strengthen their motor and academic skills through a series of activities and movements.
I recently enrolled in the Early Childhood Education program with Theoria Technical College to further my academic career as a preschool teacher. I love sharing my educational experiences with the children and love that I learn even more from them!
Please come join the My Preschool family! The world of a preschool child is more fun if you are in it!
C. Azucena Sanchez