About Us

Our Staff

At Carmel Mountain Preschool one of our highest priorities is ensuring that our teachers and staff are exceptional. We interview each teacher as if they will be teaching our own children and, in some cases, they will be. We go beyond the basic state requirements and look for individuals who embody and support our mission. We look for staff that are loving, caring, dynamic and have a commitment to our children at Carmel Mountain Preschool. Because our school has a long-standing excellent reputation within the childcare industry we are able to attract an equally high-quality professional staff that are dedicated to making a difference in each child’s world.

Our teachers recognize the importance of ongoing communication with parents. They have classroom iPads and email with parents when in-person meetings aren’t possible. We have teachers who have been with us for over 30 years, which is a testament to the consistent, high-quality, caring atmosphere at Carmel Mountain Preschool. We support our teachers with in-service training throughout the year and a Resource Specialist, Teacher Training Specialist, and Curriculum Specialist to enhance and expand their classroom knowledge. All of our teachers are CPR and First Aid Certified and have a minimum of 12 units in Child Development, but more than half of our staff have Masters or Bachelor’s Degrees.


  • Dan & Pauline Condrick

    Founders/Owners
  • Arianne Condrick Bettazzi

    Executive Director
  • Donna Taconi

    Preschool Director
  • Jane Crafts

    Preschool Assistant Director & Newsletter Specialist
  • Carol Fugelberg

    Preschool Resource Manager
  • Emily Taconi

    Preschool Office Staff
  • Hannah Thumm

    Preschool Office Staff
  • Navi Kalinsky

    Preschool Office Staff
  • Mele Saili

    Art Studio Teacher
  • Renée Pierce

    Tinkering Teacher
  • Salena Ausino

    Glenn Curator & Science Lab Teacher
  • Erin Tessier

    Glenn Curator & Science Lab Teacher
  • Autumn Gates

    Toddler Preschool Teacher
  • Beth Smoldt

    Toddler Preschool Teacher
  • Lexy Bouras

    Two-Year-Old Preschool Teacher
  • Nicole Hamlin

    Two-Year-Old Preschool Teacher
  • Ariz Maldonado

    Two-Year-Old Preschool Teacher
  • Emma Bromhead

    Two-Year-Old Preschool Teacher
  • Kathleen Rigg

    Two-Year-Old Preschool Teacher
  • Jamie Fiero

    Two-Year-Old Preschool Teacher
  • Rachel Crandall

    Two-Year-Old Preschool Teacher
  • Cassandra Hutter

    Two-Year-Old Preschool Teacher
  • Savannah Kirby

    Two-Year-Old Preschool Teacher
  • Amber Lennon

    Two-Year-Old Preschool Teacher
  • Madeleine Gao

    Two-Year-Old Preschool Teacher
  • Haley McCann

    Two-Year-Old Preschool Teacher
  • Yukie Nishioka

    Three-Year-Old Preschool Teacher & Staff Fun Event Specialist
  • Lisa Hall

    Three-Year-Old Preschool Teacher
  • Leah Delacruz

    Three-Year-Old Preschool Teacher
  • Jamie Brown

    Three-Year-Old Preschool Teacher
  • Chantelle Mahusay

    Three-Year-Old Preschool Teacher
  • Maddi Beck

    Three-Year-Old Preschool Teacher & Outdoor Classroom Specialist
  • Melissa Hamand

    Three-Year-Old Preschool Teacher & CMP Swag Specialist
  • Hannah Lopez

    Three-Year-Old Preschool Teacher
  • Nancy Kern

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
  • Sylvia Romero

    Pre-K Teacher, Preschool Office Assistant & Photo Booth Specialist
  • Sonya Klepper

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher & Reggio Emelia Specialist
  • Joe Harvey

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher & Loving Guidance Mentor
  • Jacque Jenson

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
  • Stephanie Goss

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
  • Michele Sheffler

    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher & Conscious Discipline Resident Expert Specialist
  • Shani McCormick

    Kindergarten Prep Teacher
  • Britney Wigley

    Kindergarten Teacher
  • Jessica Acosta

    Loving Guidance Mentor & Conscious Discipline Specialist
  • Calee Black

    Social Media Specialist
  • Kathy Carlile

    Preschool Support Staff & New Hire Onboarding Specialist
  • Karen Hagey

    Preschool Support Staff & Substitute Teacher
  • Kelly Knowles

    Preschool Support Staff & Substitute Teacher
  • Stephanie Boyle

    Preschool Support Staff
  • Robin Buchanan

    Preschool Support Staff
  • Margaret Reyes

    Preschool Support Staff
  • Sydney Aguilar

    Preschool Support Staff
  • Michael Tan

    Preschool Support Staff
  • Skylar Collins

    Preschool Support Staff
  • Cori Bunce

    Preschool Support Staff
  • Beth Ward

    Preschool Support Staff
  • Ali Hatton

    Preschool Support Staff
  • Delores Fugelberg

    Preschool Custodian

We are always looking to hire qualified staff!

Carmel Mountain Preschool prides itself on having the highest quality staff. If you are interested in becoming a part of Carmel Mountain Preschool's legacy of excellence please click here.

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