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Green Preschool

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Tina Paek, Teacher

tina_paek@lawndalesd.net

(310) 973-1300 Ext. 54039

Tina PaekMy name is Tina Paek. I graduated from Biola University in 1998 with a Communication Degree with emphasis in Speech and Language Pathology. I have worked in a private preschool as a preschool teacher that followed the curriculum of Montessori.

I have been working at Lawndale Elementary School District since 2001.  I worked in a couple of departments in the district for 19 years.  I worked in the Special Education Department as a one-on-one with students, before coming into the preschool program in 2003. I currently hold a Site Supervisor permit granted by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.  I am trained in High Scope and certified and trained in Infant, Child, and Adult CPR and First Aid.  

My hobbies are spending time with family, friends and shopping. 

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Isabel Mendoza, Teacher

Isabel_mendoza@lawndalesd.net

(310) 973-1300 Ext. 54040

Isabel MendozaMy name is Isabel Mendoza, and I believe that guiding and teaching young children has been the most rewarding part of my teaching career.

I am a wife, a mother, and a grandmother. For the last 25 years, I have also been a preschool teacher dedicated to serving the children in our community. I feel the same enthusiasm and excitement today as I did when I started working in the fantastic field of education. 

I began my career in education because I saw a need in our diverse community for women role models, and I wanted to contribute to the community. My first assignment was as a substitute assistant teacher with the LESD. After a year, I became an instructional assistant in special education. Two years later, I became a preschool teacher. I have also conducted parent training classes on positive techniques for guiding children at home, “Los Ninos Bien Educados.”

I graduated from El Camino College with an AA in Liberal Arts and transferred to Cal State University Dominguez Hills. In 2003 I earned a BA in Liberal Arts with a minor in Child Development. I also completed courses to obtain a Child Development Site Supervisor permit granted by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. 

I have completed numerous child development workshops and continue to enhance my education because I believe that high-quality educators are critical for a child’s successful growth and development.