Our Teachers in San Leandro

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Our highly qualified teachers have a strong commitment to ongoing learning and professional development.
Each teacher is screened and must meet, at minimum, the requirements set forth by the Community Care Licensing Division.

BriMs. Bri

School Director

AS degree in Early Child Development
BA degree in Criminal Justice of Administration

Hi, I'm Ms Bri and I'm the Director of Kids Konnect San Leandro. I'm proud to say, I come to Kids Konnect with over 10 years of experience in the childcare industry. As a Bay Area native, I've attended college on the Peninsula and East Bay, earning an AS degree in Early Child Development and a BA degree in Criminal Justice of Administration. 

As a kid, I always played school with my siblings. Sometimes I would be the student but, majority of the time I would role play as the teacher. Those play times, essentially became my motivation to pursue a career as a teacher and I did! I've been able to work with infants, toddlers, preschoolers and middle schoolers and have learned from each group of them and enjoyed working with them. 

Working with children gives you the opportunity to learn something new everyday and build positive relationships with both the child and the parents. It's very rewarding to be able to contribute to their early stages of development and see them flourish through their social/emotional, cognitive, language and physical development skills. I cherish those moments in the classroom and look forward to experiencing with your child. 

AudeliaMs. Audelia

Pre-K Teacher

BA in Early Childhood Development (in progress)

My name is Audelia I have been a teacher in the Bay Area for ten years. I am a mother of two children, my Daughter Ashia is in middle-school and my son Darius is three years old. I fell in love with teaching while volunteering through ROP, I was a sixth-grade student and I babysat for adult ESL students in the evening. I had a blast! After that I found joy in caring for my cousins, nieces, and nephews. I was given an opportunity to work as a professional teacher ten years ago, and from then on it’s been history. I joined Merritt College and received my teacher credentials! When Im not teaching you can find me spending time with my family at the movies or dancing. Working with children is my passion, and I look forward to working with my new Kids Konnect families. 

ana-1-1Ms. Ana

Pre-K Teacher

BA in Early Childhood Development (in progress)

Hi, my name is Ana Zavala and I am very passionate about child development. My in-class experience with children started 10 years ago and I have continued my growth, knowledge, and development ever since. Working with children ranging from ages 0-school age has taught me how unique each child is and to meet them at their pace of learning.
I enjoy helping children master their developmental milestones and I look forward to forming positive relationships with the children, parents, and staff here at Kids Konnect.

meldred-1-1Ms. Meldred

Preschool Teacher

BA in Early Childhood Development (in progress)

What I like to do in my free time is spending time with my son, I also like to go out dancing with my friends, shoot pool, bowling, and do my own nails for fun, also shopping.
I enjoyed working with children because they represent hope in the future. To me working with Children is a great opportunity to be of service to one community being patience and children teach you valuable life lesson they teach you how to appreciate the little things in life. 
I have worked with children over 8 years and I enjoyed watching children developed and I have passion of art which I'm able to share with children and the families.

rocio-1Ms. Rocio

Infant Teacher

BA in Early Childhood Development (in progress)

I've worked in early childhood care for over 20 years and it has been a rewarding and great experience. As a preschool teacher l enjoy seeing the growth and learning process they achieve at the stage in their life. I've pursued my education starting at Merritt College, CSU East Bay and at Chabot College. In my free time l enjoy spending quality time with my family, going to the movies and taking nature walks.

normaMs. Norma

Infant Teacher

AA in Childhood Development (in progress)

Hello My name is Norma Marquez and I was born and raised in Mexico. I am married and have three children. I also have grandchildren. I come to Kids Konnect with over 20 years of child development experience ranging from Infants to Preschoolers. Prior to Kids Konnect, I dedicated 10 years of love, energy, compassion, patience and encouragement with both infants and toddlers at another center. I enjoy coming to work each day and being around the children. It feels great to provide a positive learning environment with love, for children to flourish.  Currently I hold a Child Development Permit through the am enrolled in college courses to further my professional development. Things that I learn in school, I apply it to the classroom. I’m happy to be apart of the Kids Konnect family.

5657B6F5A2A341BDB926F95323C24D30Ms. Emily

Infant Teacher

BA in Liberal Studies Teaching and Minor in Child and Adolescent Development


Hi, my name is Emily. I have been working with children ever since I can remember but have been a teacher in the Bay Area since 2016. I always knew I wanted to be a teacher so I went into San Jose State studying to work with children in elementary. I accidentally stumbled on early childhood education and fell in love with it and decided to minor in Child Development and pursue that instead. I love watching children explore and learn new things on their own and with support. In my free time I love to spend time with my family, travel, and explore. I’m so excited to be part of Kids Konnect and look forward to working with all the families. 

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