Our Staff

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Mrs. Mabel Talavera

Senior Director

Hello,

My name is Mabel Talavera and I am the director of Mission Kidz Preschool. I have been in the ministry for over 40 years serving children of all ages as a Sunday school teacher, a teacher and many times a keynote speaker for the Missionettes Girls Program, and as a teacher for the Women Ministry. I've been a teacher since 2001 and have taught public preschool for more than eight years in Lawndale as a Lead Teacher and I am continuing my education at National University. I have three grown children and have been married to my husband Frank Talavera for 27 years. I am honored to serve our children and their families here at  Mission Kidz Preschool.

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Ms. Esther Canales

Asst. Director

Bio coming soon!

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Ms. Karla Leos

Lead Teacher, Conductors

Hello,

My name is Mrs. Karla Leos and I am 68 years old. I was just recently married again after being a widow for 13 years. I have five children, four step-children, 15 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. I have been a born again Christian for 28 years and have served in christian ministry for  27 years. I attended Los Angeles Harbor College and graduated with honors and an AA degree in Early Child Development Education. I love teaching all children about Jesus and It has been a privilege and an honor to serve children for many years. I hope to continue teaching for as long as God allows me to do so.

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Ms. Briana Huerta

Lead Teacher, Little Tanks

Hello,
My name is Ms. Briana and I am absolutely honored to be your child’s preschool teacher this year! I grew up right here in Carson, Ca, and have been a preschool teacher since 2014. I graduated from Los Angeles Harbor College and received my degree in Liberal Arts. I am currently in school for Occupational Therapy at American Career College and will be graduating in Spring 2024. My favorite hobbies include hiking, weightlifting, and spending time with my amazing family. I have been a member of our church Mission Eben-Ezer since the day I was born, and I love the Lord with all my heart! Working with children has been such an incredible and fulfilling experience and I am so excited to take on The Little Tanks class this year!

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Ms. Margie Molina

Lead Teacher, Little Cabooses

Bio coming soon!

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Ms. Rocky

Aide

Bio coming soon!

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Ms. Jean Martinez

Aide

Bio coming soon!

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Ms. Emily Rivera

Aide

Hello! My name is Ms. Emily! I have been a member of Mission Ebenezer Family Church since I was a little girl. I gave my heart to the Lord at 14 years old during a Missionette camping trip and was baptized at 17 years old. In 2015, I married the love of my life at this church. He and I both teach Sunday school. I have had the pleasure of teaching young children about Jesus for about 15 years now. I have two daughters, both of whom have attended and graduated from Mission Kidz Preschool. I am currently going to school to become a nurse, but teaching continues to be a calling of mine. Each child that I work with holds a special place in my heart. It brings me so much joy that I get to be a part of their lives and serve the church that raised me!

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Mrs. Josefina Jimenez

Janitor

Bio coming soon!