Our trained and nurturing staff dedicate themselves to providing an open, creative environment where stimulating, appropriate learning- both planned and spontaneous occurs. Our staff are chosen both for their love of young children and their professional qualifications. Every staff member goes through a multi-step approval process, and are carefully evaluated to insure they are well-matched to deal with young children. Continuing educational opportunities and in-service training are important parts of the professional growth of the staff.
Hi! My name is Teacher Debi and I am so thankful to be a part of Westgate Preschool. What an amazing and awesome place to teach children about Jesus. I have been blessed to work in Children’s ministries for over 15 years. I have attended Westgate Chapel all of those years. My husband and I are blessed to have 5 children; two of them are still involved at church from nursery to youth ministries. We have two amazing grandchildren. Children are truly a gift and are so very precious to me. Life is busy and full of such Joy. I enjoy spending time with my children our youngest keeps me very busy with all his sports! It is a privilege to have your child be a part of our class, they become a part of my life and I learn so much from them. I look forward to getting to know each one of their personalities, along with you as their parents.
Hi! My name is Kimi. I am blessed to be a part of the Westgate Preschool team. I have served and worked with children since I was 15 years old. I have had experience with children from preschool age to serving in the junior high ministry. I was a nanny for 6 years and after having my own precious children I devoted my time to them. I have been married for 16 years to my best friend Christopher. We have two wonderful children, Wynton age 10 and Aubrey age 8. I enjoy spending time with my family, camping, biking, cooking, and singing. I am so excited to meet all the children and to get to know them. I believe all children are a precious gift from the Lord. I consider it a blessing to teach your children, and I know I will learn from your children too!
Teacher Tonia Dresher
Teacher Kelly Ushikubo
Teacher Sheilah Bombita
Teacher Julea Twedt
Teacher Rachel Dean
Hello! My name is Ronda Tveit and may I just say that I am so excited to be once again joining the Preschool staff here at Westgate. I am married to my best friend, Shad for almost 15 years and we have 4 amazing children. Nicholas is our 13 year old, Josiah is our 11 year old, he is followed by our daughter Abby who is 7 years old, and rounding out our “Final Four” is our daughter Rebecca who is just over 3 years old. We have attended Westgate Chapel for approximately 21 years and are involved in Children’s ministries. My husband teaches Sunday school and you can usually find me in the nursery on Sunday mornings. I have had the pleasure of being part of this amazing staff at Westgate Preschool on and off (depending which baby came along) and so look forward to re-joining this “family” once again. It is a privilege and such a blessing to come alongside the families here at Westgate’s preschool to enrich, teach and love on your children to whom you have entrusted to us. May we shine for Jesus in their little lives!
My name is Teacher Hannah and it is an honor to be a part of Westgate Preschool and share my love for Jesus. I have been a part of this fantastic Preschool since 2010 both as a parent and now a staff member. My husband and I have been married for 16 years and have a beautiful little boy. As a family we enjoy park hopping and the great outdoors. I am a picture taker and a memory maker. It is a blessing that brings me great joy to be able to share with your family the abundant love of Jesus. Your child is a special gift from God. It is my heart to walk alongside your little gift as we discover together who God is and why he loves us equally.
I am so excited to be part of Westgate Preschool and teaching your children! I love when children call me teacher Jaki. My husband Kevin and I are blessed with a 2 year old daughter who is quite the spitfire as well as a baby on the way! I love, love, love working with children of all ages! I go to Westgate Chapel and also help with the older kids on Sunday mornings! In my free time I love to go camping, run and swim as well as play video games.
Hi! My name is Diane De Yager. I am so blessed and humbled to be a part of Westgate Preschool Staff. My husband and I have been going to Westgate Chapel for 22 years. We have four adult children. Two of them are married. We are blessed with 5 grandchildren and are anticipating 2 more in the near future. I have been blessed with opportunities over the years to work and grow. I worked with a boy with autism for 5 years, I also enjoyed a teacher’s aide position in another preschool the following 5 years and last year I joined the staff at Westgate Preschool. I enjoy hiking, playing with our grandchildren, being with my husband and family. I love being with children and sharing the love of Jesus with them. I’m looking forward to an exciting year of ministry.
Hello! I am Pasi Pillai and I love working with young children and feel so blessed that I get to work with God’s children. I was born and received my education in the Fiji Islands. I have also received my Early Childhood Diploma from Vanguard University in California. I have been married to my wonderful husband Harry. We have two kids of our own, Angelica who is a Senior in college at APU in California and Jesse who is a Freshman in college. We as a family have attended Westgate Chapel as our home church for the past 22 years. We are BLESSED. It is an HONOR to work with young children.