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.

Kruti
Shah
Lead Teacher

Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from UCI. Kruti previously worked with children with early developmental delays in a clinical setting.

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.

Laura
Gonzalez
Assistant Teacher

Associate’s degree in Liberal Arts from Santa Ana College, and is working on her Bachelor’s in Human Services from California State University at Dominguez Hills.




Aimy
Le
Lead Teacher

Bachelor’s Degree in Cognitive Psychology from UCI. She is currently working to complete her Masters’ Degree at Stanbridge College. Aimy has worked at Orange Tree Christian Preschool for 7 years and she truly has a gift for teaching.

Jenessa
Dykstra
Lead Teacher

Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies with a concentration in early childhood from California Baptist University as well as a Masters’ with the emphasis on teaching. Her plan is to become an elementary school teacher.

Rachel
Johnson
Lead Teacher

Currently attends Miracosta College majoring in Child Development, transferring to Cal State Fullerton next Fall. Rachel has been involved as a leader in Children's ministry at her church for 3 years.

Rachael
Cuellar
Lead Teacher

Bachelor’s in Psychology from Vanguard University. Rachael has worked as a Sunday preschool teacher for over 3 years and as a special needs assistant for 7 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




Sophia
Lugli
Assistant Teacher

Emily
Yang
Assistant Teacher

Julia
de Groot
Assistant Teacher