Teaching Staff

Many of the professional teachers and staff members have been at Laurel Heights for more than twenty years. All Laurel Heights Weekday School teachers have appropriate credentials for teaching in an early childhood setting. This includes holding an Associate’s or Bachelor’s/Master’s degree, certifications in Early Childhood Education (ECA), and credentials as a Child Development Associate (CDA). Additionally, our teachers supplement their skills throughout the year by attending professional development classes, workshops, and seminars.

Each classroom has a lead teacher who has the primary responsibility of the education of the children in that group. The lead teacher has an education degree or an early childhood certificate called a Child Development Associate Credential (CDA). The assistant teachers have, at the minimum, have a CDA or a CDA equivalent, which is at least 12 college hours in child development/early childhood education.

In addition to lead and assistant teachers in each classroom, we also have support teachers and teachers for our Chapel, Music, Spanish, and Motor Skills classes. Our support staff consists of several teachers who serve as substitutes, allow for lunch breaks, and are used for extra support when needed. Each of our enrichment teachers have extra training and coursework in the specified area or areas in which he or she teaches. Please feel free to view our classes and learn more about each teacher.

Our Teaching Staff

Rachel Martinez  

Rachel Martinez

Lead Teacher
Teaches: Infant Class

Rose Saldivar  

Rose Saldivar

Lead Teacher
Teaches: Mobile Infant Room

Melanie Rudd  

Melanie Rudd

Lead Teacher
Teaches: Toddler 1 Class

Heather Hutchingson  

Heather Hutchingson

Lead Teacher
Teaches: Toddler 2 Class

Renee Styles  

Renee Styles

Lead Teacher
Teaches: Group 1 Class

Stephanie Murphy  

Stephanie Murphy

Lead Teacher
Teaches: Group 2 Class

Alma Maldonado  

Alma Maldonado

Lead Teacher
Teaches: Group 2 Class

Martha Lybrook  

Martha Lybrook

Lead Teacher
Teaches: Group 3 Class

Jasmine Granado  

Jasmine Granado

Lead Teacher
Teaches: Group 3 Class

Jasmine Hernandez  

Jasmine Hernandez

Lead Teacher
Teaches: Group 4 Class

Laurie Sanders  

Laurie Shields-Sanders

Lead Teacher
Teaches: Group 5 Class