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Our Staff

The GHCC staff is a talented group of teachers who have worked consistently with young children, both at GHCC and other schools, for many years. Please read a little bit about each teacher below!
Mrs. Kristi
(Toddler Class)
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Quick Facts:

B.A. in Elementary Education with a Minor in Art from Whitworth University 

Certificate in Early Childhood Education from UCLA Extension

8 years in the field of Elementary Education

6 years in the field of Early Childhood Education

At GHCC since October 2015

Family & Hobbies:

I am married to a wonderful husband and we have three kids who are in Elementary school and Middle school. Outside of teaching most of my time is spent caring for my own family, but we enjoy going on adventures together to the beach, hiking, and going to the movies. I also love reading, doing puzzles, and watercolor painting.

Mrs. Dottie - Director
(3-5 year old Class)
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Quick Facts:​

A.A. in Child Development Cuesta College

29 years in the field of Early Childhood Education

At GHCC since January 2000

Member NAEYC


Family & Hobbies:

I am married to my High School sweetheart Pete, and have 3 children and 4 grandchildren.  My husband and I feel so fortunate that our family has been able to come back to the Central Coast to work and raise their families.  Coco the wonder dog keeps us company!  When I’m not in my garden, I enjoy exploring our beautiful area with friends and family.  I love to read, I’m a Sudoku fiend and I enjoy gym workouts with my friends, especially Pilates and Step classes.  Teaching is a ‘calling’ for me,and I love working with the preschool population.  

Ms. Kelley
(3-5 year old Class)

Quick Facts:

Completing AA Degrees in Early Childhood Education and Fine Arts Photography

12 years of working with mostly preschool-aged children

4 years of working as a nanny

Family & Hobbies:

I am so excited to be back on the coast and working with preschoolers again! Outside of preschool, I love to read, make jewelry and spend time at the beach with friends. I also sing with a women’s barbershop chorus and am a photographer. 

Miss Jennifer 
(Asst. Teacher)

Ms. Danielle 
(Music Teacher)

Quick Facts:

B.A. in Theatre Arts with a minor in Music from Cal Poly, SLO

Ms. Danielle comes to teach the students in the 3-year-old and 4/5-year-old classes twice a month!


More Info:

Danielle is a professional musician and full-time vocal instructor and in her spare time, she performs with many local theaters. She is a Resident Artist for the Children's Creative Project, as well as being a registered Music Together® teacher and Center Director for Mini Melodies.

To learn more about Mini Melodies, click here: 




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