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Meet Our Teachers

Our teachers are dedicated, intelligent, hard-working, and committed to excellence in preschool education. Every teacher here at WVCS is highly qualified and signs a statement of faith affirming they are committed to holding themselves to the highest standards of Christian Character so they can be a trustworthy role model for your children.

Jonathan Medina
Jonathan Medina
Preschool Director
Hi. My name is Jonathan Medina, and I'm the Preschool Director. I am native to the Valley, married to a wonderful wife, and we have four amazing adopted and birth children. I have been with West Valley Christian School for over ten years. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education from ASU and am working towards my Masters and Doctorate in Christian Education and Theology. As the preschool director, it is my goal and privilege to maintain a safe, Christ-centered preschool with a godly, well-trained staff, implementing solid academic and biblical instruction that is developmentally and age specific.
Gloria Bustos
Gloria Bustos
Preschool Assistant Director
My Name is Gloria Bustos, and I was born and raised in Southern California. I earned my degree in Human Development from the University of California, San Diego. I have ten years of experience working in Early Childhood Education. I started working in Early Childhood Education because I love helping children discover who they are in Christ as well as helping families to strengthen their child’s foundation for lifelong learning.
Allison Krigbaum
Allison Krigbaum
Preschool Teacher
My name is Allison Krigbaum, and this is my first-year teaching! I love the excitement children express when learning something new, and the thrill they have when sharing it with their friends and me in the classroom. I enjoy focusing on positive and respectful interactions with peers, adults, and children while learning about Jesus in our daily lives and routines. I desire to see students having tons of fun, but also doing so with structure. I am looking forward to participating your child’s educational journey!
Rebecca Lawson
Rebecca Lawson
Preschool Teacher
Hello, my name is Rebecca Lawson, and this is my second year at West Valley Christian Preschool. I have always had a love for children and for helping guide them as they grow. I feel like God has led me to this school to inspire and love every child that comes through our doors. My favorite aspect of being a teacher at WVC Preschool is the liberty to teach Christian values to our students. It is never too early to learn about Jesus and his love for us. My goal is to let God work through me daily as I work diligently to instill these things into your child.
Amanda VanHofwegen
Amanda VanHofwegen
Preschool Teacher
My name is Amanda Van Hofwegen, I have been at WVC Preschool for three years. During the past two years, I've served as a preschool teacher. In my classroom, we build our foundation for learning on a Christ-centered attitude, play-based curriculum, and practicing proper manners while treating others with love and respect. I am committed to developing strong relationships and excellent communication with my students and their families. Also, I am convinced that early Christian education is an essential part of transforming your child into a thriving student and successful adult. It's so encouraging to have the freedom to talk about Jesus and His love for us as we launch them into this exciting journey!
Sarah DeCastro
Sarah DeCastro
Preschool Teacher
My name is Mrs. Sarah DeCastro, but my preschool friends call me Ms. Sarah. I was born and raised in Southern California. I earned my degree in Early Childhood Education from College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, CA. I continued my education at The Master's University and the California State University of Bakersfield. I enjoy developing children's love of inquiry through Science. As a teacher, I want to guide your child toward to becoming lifelong learners and prepare the foundation they need to make an impact for Christ. I feel so blessed to be teaching at WVC Preschool with a fantastic team that shares my commitment to Jesus and His teachings!