Our Staff

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Mrs. Andrea Canales

Senior Director

Hi! My name is Andrea Canales and I’m the Director of Mission Kidz Preschool. I grew up in Wilmington and Carson and have been a member of Mission Eben-Ezer Family Church since the age of 13. I also accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior at the age of 13! I still live in the area with my husband and son and believe it’s a great place to live and work!

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Ms. Naomi

Site Director

Hi! My name is Naomi Iosia and I am the Site Director at Mission Kidz Preschool. I grew up in the Long Beach Area and currently reside in the South Bay. I have been a member of Mission Eben-Ezer church for about 19 years and currently teach the Prims Girls Ministry class at the church. I attended Hope International University on a volleyball scholarship and received a Bachelors Degree in Liberal Studies with a minor in Biblical Studies and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration. I am also a volleyball coach for Mizuno Long Beach Volleyball Club in Carson and have been doing that for about 10 years. One of the reasons, I chose this field was because I wanted a job that infused both my passion for the Lord and my passion for teaching. Mission Kidz was the place that offered both and this is where I’ve been for the past 7 years. At Mission Kidz, we pride ourselves in ensuring that every family that walks through our doors feels welcomed and loved. The foundation of our school is built on helping your child and their family know and experience who Jesus is throughout their time here at Mission Kidz. I look forward to meeting all of you! God Bless! 

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Ms. Rocky

Aide

Ms. Rocky is happy to be here at Mission Kidz. She is a Member of Mission Eben-Ezer Family Church and a resident of Carson California. Prior to working at Mission Kidz, Ms. Rocky worked at TTM Electronics, where she was a Quality Control Inspector for 20 years. She is looking forward to helping our teachers teach your children about academics and about Jesus Christ.

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Ms. Lizette

Office Asst.

Hello I am Ms. Lizette. I am a mother to 3 beautiful children. I have 1 son and 2 daughters. I am currently attending school to further my education and obtain my Bachelor's degree. Besides teaching, I have a passion for nursing and have Vocational Nursing and CNA certifications. I enjoy caring for others and consider this to be one of the biggest gifts our Lord has given me to share with others. My family and I are proud members of Mission Ebenezer Family Church. I have worked at Mission Kidz for 6 years and I look forward to many more. 

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Ms. Judy

Big Engines Teacher

Hello, I am Ms. Judy and I am so excited to be working here at Mission Kidz Preschool. Being able to have an opportunity to help guide and teach the next generation of leaders is something special and I enjoy working with kids because of their honesty and kindness they all have. I am currently a student at Cal State Dominguez and look forward to graduating with my Bachelors Degree soon! 

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Ms. Catherine

Little Cabooses Lead Teacher

Catherine has served in the Child Development field for over 10 years. Her work with children was uniquely orchestrated by God; she has worked together with Him to ensure that every child in her care develop wholly in all domains: spiritual, social/emotional, cognitive and physical.  She is increasing in patience and creativity is one of her greatest strengths.  She is a graduate of Rhema Bible College (Tulsa, OK) with an emphasis in Children’s Ministry. As well, she holds an Associate of Art degree in Child Development, Bachelor’s degree in Christian Ministry, Master’s Degree in Pastoral Studies from Azusa Pacific University, and additional higher-level studies in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in K-12 Leadership from Grand Canyon University.  Catherine is grateful to be a part of the teaching staff of MissionKidz.

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Ms. Nancy

Little Cabooses Teacher's Aide

Hello Everyone, my name is Nancy Catalan and I am a 4th year student at Cal State Dominguez Hills and I will soon be graduating in the Spring 2021. I love to spend my time listening to music, watching Netflix, and spending time with my family. I look forward to working and teaching your children.