Liberty Baptist Church

Orange Tree Preschool is an affiliate of Liberty Baptist Church. Liberty is the first church to adapt the Orange Tree Preschool System Certification.

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Leslie
Lucy
Founder

Studied Early Childhood at Saddleback College. Fulfilling her calling to change "the way we do preschool."

Ana
Battaglia
Administration

Degree in Education from Argentina. 20+ years' experience in Business management.

Nicole
Eubanks
Lead Teacher

Early Childhood Education at Irvine Valley College Nicole has taught for 9 years at OTCP, in every stage of development. She is fulfilling her calling to teach children using her amazing gifts and talents.

Olivia
Myrha
Assistant Teacher

Bachelor’s degree in Human Development, with a minor in Sociology, at Cal State, Long Beach. Olivia has worked in the Preschool/Kindergarten Intern Children’s ministry at Calvary Church of Santa Ana. She plans on becoming a child life specialist to help children and their families.




Jenessa
Dykstra
Lead Teacher

Bachelor's degree is in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in early childhood studies. Has a master's degree in an emphasis in teaching with technology in the classroom. She has been a teacher at Orange Tree for 3 years and is currently working in administration for Orange Tree. She hopes to become an elementary school teacher.

Rachel
Johnson
Lead Teacher

Associates degree in early childhood development and currently studying child education at Cal State San Marcos. She has been a teacher at Orange Tree for 3 years.

Roxana
Martinez
Lead Teacher

Associate’s degree from Santa Ana College and a degree in Child Development from Cal State Dominguez Hills. Roxana has experience working with children at Santa Ana College Child Care Center.

Emma
Hockenberry
Lead Teacher

Has her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Vanguard University. She is currently attending Brandman University achieving her Master’s in peer counseling and eventually will become certified. She hopes to work with children or within a counseling setting once she obtains her degree. She has been a teacher at Orange Tree for 1 year.




Nyna
Neung
 

Studied early childhood at Santa Ana College. Her bachelor's degree is in child and adolescent studies from Cal State Fullerton. She has worked with children for 4 years and wants to become an elementary school teacher.

Justine
Caranto
 

Has her bachelor’s degree in pre-clinical psychology and pursuing her MA in educational psychology both at Brandman University. Justine was a instructional assistant for children with severe emotional disturbances. She is hoping to become a school psychologist for children with special needs.

Tiffany
Marino
 

Tiffany graduated Magna Cum Laude from California Baptist University, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in early childhood development with a concentration in early child intervention. She has a passion for teaching and wants to continue being a pre-school teacher.

Bonnie
Nourse
 




Briana
Bolin
 

Myisha
Tarvin