Miss Jessica (English)

Preschool teacher, 1 year at LPE


Miss Jessica is originally from Southern California but moved to Northern California to attend Sacramento State and subsequently earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development. Jessica been working with children since 2008, and though she has worked with all different age groups, she is still amazed at the new things children discover every day. When she's not working, Jessica enjoys cooking and being outdoors. She also enjoys spontaneous driving adventures and finding new places to explore.

Miss Daisy (English)

Preschool teacher


Miss Daisy was raised in San Mateo County and moved to Napa 10 years ago. She is currently at Napa Valley College and is graduating with her A.S Degree in Early Childhood Education this Spring 2019. She found her passion in wanting to work with children when she was in high school. She would babysit her cousins and nephews/nieces when her family would ask for help to babysit. Miss Daisy realized that she wanted to go to school and study in Early Childhood Education. She loves spending time with children and finding ways to help them learn/grow as an individual. Miss Daisy loves the idea on wanting to help young minds grow by teaching. During her free time Miss Daisy loves to spend time with family and friends. She enjoys traveling to different places, go hiking and look at the beautiful sceneries, and camping with friends/family during the summer.

Miss Rosa (Spanish, English)

Infant Teacher, 1 year at LPE


Rosa Ana has been working with children for 20 years, and she has enjoyed working with all ages, as she feels that every age has a gift to offer. One of Rosa's goals in all of the years that she's been working with children has been to bring a lot of joy into their lives and she will continue to be a role model for them at LPE! Rosa is also a licensed massage therapist which will be very helpful in bringing calm to a classroom of preschoolers!

Miss Angie (English, Spanish)

Infant Teacher, 1 year at LPE


Miss Angie is currently enrolled at the Napa Valley College and is working towards her AA in Sonography. Growing up, her passion for kids grew, from that moment she learned that providing children with immense love and care creates a safe and nurturing environment for them. It allows children to feel safe while at the same time it helps build their confidence. Being around children since a young age, Angie has seen how much of a positive impact learning through play has on children. She believes that when children learn through play, they are able to develop their motor skills and their problem-solving skills. In her free time, she loves doing arts and crafts and spending time with her family. Miss Angie is excited to be part of the Le Petit Elephant team! 

Miss Andrea​ (Spanish, English)

Infant Teacher, 2 years at LPE


Miss Andrea is currently working towards her AA degree in Early Childhood Education at the Napa Valley College. Previously, Miss Andrea taught World Dance at NVLA Elementary, and was also a cheer coach at Vintage High school and for the Napa Valley Jets. In her spare time, Miss Andrea is kept busy by her energetic and fun 2-year-old son. Andrea brings her passion for music, dance, and culture to our littlest friends here at LPE. She strongly believes in the Reggio Emilia Philosophy in that children "have a hundred languages" meaning children have multiple ways to learn and express themselves. She looks forward to getting to know you and your little one!

Miss Maya (Spanish/English)

Infant Teacher


Maya attends Sonoma State University. Her major is Early Childhood Studies with a concentration in Education. Her previous work experience with children was working on campus for two years at the Children's School with children ages 2-3. She also has two younger brothers that are five and seven years old and Maya grew up watching them as well. In addition, she has my CPR/First aid/AED certification. Miss Maya's philosophy with children is a more hands-off approach in line with the R.E.I. pedagogy, as she sees herself as a guide and support on a child's journey.

Miss Lupe (Spanish, English)

Infant Teacher, 1 year at LPE


Miss Lupita is currently attending Napa Valley College. She will be graduating in the Spring of 2019 with an AS Degree in EMT/Paramedic. She hopes to one day become and pursue her dreams as an EMT/Paramedic. Miss Lupita enjoys the wonderful moments when babies interact with one another and discover something new through play. In her spare time she loves to spend time with her family and friends and find new places to visit (Monterrey by far is her favorite place to visit.) She hopes to accomplish many new things while at LPE!

Miss Casandra (Spanish, English)

Infant teacher


Casandra was born in Sylmar, California. At a young age Casandra and her family moved to Mexico and came back to the US when she was 11 years old. She has her Associates degree in Administration of Justice and hopes to one day earn a degree in Child and Family Studies. She loves to work with children to encourage them to learn and help them with their development, as she believes that the first years of their lives are the most important for them to develop their own personalities and social skills.

Miss Sinai (Spanish, English)

Infant Teacher, 2 years at LPE


Sinai is currently enrolled at Napa Valley College and is working toward her AS in Natural Math and Science. An internship in high school led her to discovering her passion for working with children. Since then, Sinai has been working with children from preschool age through high schoolers, and she watched over her siblings when they born. She always found it interesting how much a child can learn from exploring their surrounding through free play. She enjoys watching each individual child learn and grow at LPE!

LPE's Support Staff

Preschool Teachers

Miss Maddi (English)

JrPreschool Teacher, 1 year at LPE


Madeleine has worked with children for 8 years, including working at Connolly Ranch, and long term nanny positions. She is half way to her AS degree in Child Family Studies at Napa Valley College. She enjoys working with children to give them the foundation of a love for education. Miss Maddi's goal is creating an environment in which the children not only learn from the teachers and their fellow students, but also the classroom and play space they are in. 

Miss Nancy (Spanish, English) 

Infant Teacher, 2 years at LPE


Nancy is currently working toward her teaching credential at Napa Valley College. She has been working with children between the ages 0 -15 years for seven years and she is also a mother to a three year old son. Nancy loves watching little ones grow and learn new things. Everyday is another day of learning for them, so letting them explore and play is key. Nancy looks forward to teaching the little ones new things at LPE!

Miss Elizabeth (Spanish, English)

Infant Teacher, 2 years at LPE


Ms. Elizabeth is currently enrolled at Napa Valley College and is working towards her Associate of Science in Mathematics and Natural Sciences. She has in the past been a teacher’s aid, worked at after school programs, and even babysat her siblings and cousins when they were younger. Ms. Elizabeth also enjoys drawing, exploring new places, and learning more about different cultures. She also hopes to take more child development courses so she can deepen her understanding on the subject. Ms. Elizabeth loves working with the children at LPE, and loves to see their smiles everyday!

Miss Mikali (English)

JrPreschool teacher, 2 years at LPE


Miss Mikali was born and raised in Napa and has a nine year old daughter, Addesyn.  She is currently enrolled in the Child and family Studies at Napa Valley College and is working towards her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education.  She has been a preschool teacher for over 6 years and loves what she does.  She loves working with children, especially babies.  She is very excited to be part of the LPE team!

Miss Hewann (English)

All classroom aid, 2 years at LPE


Miss Hewann has an AA degree in Social and Behavior Sciences from Napa Valley College. Hewann was born and raised in Napa, and while attending high school, she was part of the Best Buddies program, which is one to one friendships for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Her love for working with children began at a young age when she found herself watching the children of family friends. Miss Hewann was also nanny for a year and through that experience, she enjoyed watching how a child learns to navigate the world. In her free time, Hewann enjoys baking and reading. 

Miss Ashley (English)

All classroom aid


Miss Ashley is currently enrolled at San Francisco State University and is working towards her Bachelor's degree in Child-Adolescent Development with a minor in Special Education. She has worked with children for the past 3 years including a Jumpstart program in San Francisco. She found her love for working with kids when she went to elementary schools around Napa County with her Psychology class every Wednesday. Her philosophy is children learn by doing, so let them do. She also makes it important that her students and families know that you are listened to, you are important, you will be cared for, and you will succeed!" She believes every child has a gift that is waiting to blossom in the classroom.



Infant Teachers

Miss Verenice (English, Spanish)

Infant Teacher, 1 year at LPE


Verenice earned her bachelors degree in Human Development from Sonoma State University. She has been around children and has been babysitting since she was young. Being around children has allowed her to have an immense love and compassion for children. She believes in the idea that children are the creators of their own learning experience. Along with believing in the idea that children learn through play because it’s an important part of a child’s early development, which allows them to learn and make a sense of the world around them while at the same time developing their social and cognitive skills. Verenice is excited to be part of the Le Petit Elephant team! 

Miss Adrean

Infant Teacher (English)

2 years at LPE


Miss Adrean received her A.A. in Social and Behavioral Sciences, and also holds a Child Development Certificate, both from De Anza College in Cupertino. She has over 17 years of experience working with children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. She has held many positions, from Teacher's Aide to School Age Program Director. Watching children grow and develop with new challenges every day is such a joy for her. Adrean believes that the best way for children to learn about themselves and the environment surrounding them is with a little guidance and lots of playtime. In Adrean's spare time, she enjoys reading, yoga and kayaking. You can also find her volunteering for the Napa County Regional Park and Open Space District, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and at Napa's Skyline Park.

Miss Mary Ann (English)

Infant Teacher


Mary Ann was born and raised in the Philippines and moved in the U.S. when she was 18. She has had experiences working in the medical field before but she found her real passion is to be working with young children. Miss Mary Ann loves being a teacher because it makes her feel good being around the children, helping them learn and learning from them as well. She likes seeing them grow and hitting their milestones, it makes her very happy and proud. Mary Ann is planning to go to Napa Valley College to get an A.A. degree in Early Childhood. She likes hiking, camping and some fun road trips.

Miss Kaylee (English)

Infant Teacher, 1 year at LPE


Miss Kaylee is passionate about children and has been since she was young. She loves watching children learn about new things constantly and being able to help them grow and develop. She comes from a family of educators so her passion runs deep. Kaylee currently has her teaching permit and continuing her education in ECE and Radiology. 

​​All Le Petit Elephant teachers meet or exceed California's childcare state licensing requirements. All of the lead preschool teachers have completed required coursework in early childhood education. The lead infant teachers have all completed infant-specific coursework as well. All of the staff have experience working with young children in a supervised program. In addition, our staff members truly love and understand children, child development, and our play-based philosophy.

Miss Janie​ (English),

JrKindy teacher, 2 years at LPE


Janie is currently working toward her B.A. in Early Childhood Education. Her dream is to one day open her own school to serve low-income families and teach children about art and the amazing ways that we can use our imaginations. She has been teaching Jr Kindergarten for almost 7 years and she has loved every minute of it. Her favorite part about being a teacher is when she runs into a former student and they recount how much she affected them and their development. Miss Janie just wants to make a difference in a child's life to make it more fulfilling. It's the most rewarding feeling!

Miss Kerry, Executive Director

3 years at LPE


Miss Kerry has her AA in Early Childhood Education with an emphasis in Infant/Toddler Care from Cerro Cosso College. She has been working in the field for over 20 years working in every age group from 6 weeks through 12 years of age. She absolutely loves watching children grow and learn through their environment. Kerry strives to provide a classroom rich in independent growth and new challenges for the children to learn to love to learn! She has three children of her own and enjoys all of the moments and challenges teens can give to their parent and they are the light of her life. Miss Kerry loves getting to know all the Le Petit Elephant children and families!

Miss Lainey (English)

Music/Movement teacher, 1 year at LPE


Miss Lainey was born and raised in San Francisco, CA.  She studied at Laney College and recieved her AA degree in Social Science. She hopes to obtain her BA before retirement. Miss Lainey began her journey working with children at an early age, and she loved engaging in conversations, laughing and assisting with work, and she knew then that these relationships she was building were important. Miss Lainey has Montessori, family childcare, and Head Start work experience. She also has a background in Caregiving/CNA.  Lainey's philosophy is that children learn by experiencing the world. You must be able to to absorb all you can through your senses. We must provide the safe, loving nurturing , stable and educational environment in which they thrive! 

Miss Katie (English)

Preschool Teacher


Katie is married with three kids. She has 24 units in Early Childhood Education and she is a certified assistant soccer coach. Miss Katie is very involved in her son’s soccer league. She volunteers as a team manager for all three 2009 soccer teams and she volunteers in her daughters Girl Scouts. Miss Katie has been working in daycare for 7 years with all ages groups anywhere from 6 weeks-12 years old. She really enjoys doing art projects with the kids in her care and seeing how each child expresses themselves. Besides working in daycare, Miss Katie has been a nanny/ babysitter since she was 16 years old. Miss Katie loves kids and she looks forward to getting to know all of you and your children.

Miss Alysha, Director 

and Preschool Teacher (English)

2 years at LPE


Miss Alysha attended Solano Community College and is now pursuing her Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has worked closely with children from infancy through adolescence for over twelve years as a childcare provider, nanny and teacher. Alysha understands the importance of play and exploration for young children and actively encourages creative thinking and independence! She has two children of her own, Jaxsin (5) and Sharlie (2) who both attend LPE. She loves the safe, inviting and creative environment of LPE! 

Miss Cassie (English)

Preschool teacher, 2 years at LPE


Miss Cassie started babysitting in her teen years. Towards the end of High School she began volunteering in various classrooms throughout different elementary schools in Napa. During her first year of college at Napa Valley College, Miss Cassie got a job as a behavioral interventionist working with children with autism. It was with that job that Miss Cassie decided to pursue a career working with children with special needs. She is currently attending NVC planning to transfer to get her credential in special education. Miss Cassie adores working with children of all age groups and strives to give all her compassion, dedication, and endless love to all of the little ones here at LPE. 

Miss Lucy (Spanish, English)

Infant Teacher, 1 year at LPE


Miss Lucy was born and raised in Napa, and plans to pursue an academic career in child development in the future. She loves working with children because she gets to see what they learn though play every day and how they interact with their surroundings. Also, she sees how each child’s personality comes to life while they play. In her spare time, Miss Lucy loves to go the the movies with her family and friends.

Miss Janette (Spanish, English)

Infant Teacher, 3 years at LPE


Janette has a B.A. in communication and is currently pursuing a B.A. in Psychology. She has worked in education for the past 12 years, and admits working with children is her passion. She is motivated by helping children have a better education, personal growth, and quality life; always seeking to create a comfortable, safe, and happy environment for them. Miss Janette is one of LPE's original/founding teachers!

Miss Mariah (Spanish/English)

Preschool teacher


Mariah is currently working on her AS Degree in Child and Family Studies at Napa Valley College. Mariah has always wanted to work with children for as long as she can remember. One thing Mariah recalls from her childhood is playing "school" in her bedroom with her younger sister and ever since then she's known that she was destined to be a teacher. She has a beautiful baby girl who just celebrated her first birthday in August, who also inspired Mariah to go back to school to elevate her knowledge and advance her career. Miss Mariah believes that children learn best through play and flexibility in structure. It is so rewarding to see little minds develop and she considers herself lucky to be such a big part in one's early development. Mariah is so excited to be a part of the team at LPE!

Miss Lindsey (English)

Preschool Teacher, 1 year at LPE


Lindsey is very passionate about teaching young children through play and creativity.  She is currently enrolled in the Napa Child Family Studies Program and is set to graduate with her AS in Early Childhood Education in the Spring of 2019. Lindsey has a 5 year old daughter who keeps her very busy and she is her everything! When working with children, Lindsey treats them as if they were her own. She likes to do art and science projects with the children as often as possible! Children learn so much through play! Miss Lindsey likes to think of the children she teaches as her little masterpieces! Molding their minds and also their hearts through creativity and hands on learning experiences with them.

Staff Qualifications

Miss Milli, Founder/CEO


Miss Milli lives in Napa with her husband Robert, her 2 sons, 2 dogs, and 6 chickens! She earned her Masters degree in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University in New York City. She earned her Bachelors Degree in Developmental Psychology with an emphasis in Developmental Neuroscience from UC San Diego. 


She spent 5 years as a child Behavior Specialist, and has completed her Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) coursework. She was also an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Napa Valley College before she had her son. When Milli started Le Petit Elephant Nursery and Preschool,she also created "Le Petit Méthode", her unique child care philosophy combining wonderful aspects of many different child care disciplines.


Miss Milli got her first job when she was 17 years old as a teacher's aide at a preschool in Danville, CA. She knew immediately that she wanted to work with children for the rest of her life, and she has done just that ever since! Opening a school of her own was Milli's dream, and she is so proud of how Le Petit Elephant has been creating a sense of community in Napa and safe place for the sweet children of Napa since 2015!  

Miss Fatima (Spanish, English)

Preschool teacher


Miss Fatima became very passionate about educating young children when she was 9 years old. Her mom who also is an early childhood educator, would sometimes bring her along to work. She believes that children learn better when you make it fun. Through music and movement, creativity, play and most importantly love. She has 3 year old daughter and they love to read books together. Her daughter is her world.
She currently enrolled at Napa Valley College and she is finishing off her A.S degree in Child and Family Studies. Miss Fatima loves doing art projects, reading and making up songs with the children. Miss Fatima believes that by allowing children to express themselves through a creative way, we can help open their minds to even more and achieve even more.

Miss Audrey

Infant teacher


Miss Audrey received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of San Francisco where she also studied Child Development. She is so excited to be able to help shape the young, rapidly developing minds of Le Petit Elephant’s students. She finds joy in creating new and exciting ways to stimulate each new development in a child’s personality and physical abilities. She hopes to foster opportunities for growth, encourage a passion for learning, and celebrate the act of joyous fun with friends. She is thrilled to be a part of the LPE family!

Miss Diana (Spanish, English)

Infant Teacher, 1 year at LPE


Diana was born in Mexico and first moved to Napa when she was 10 years old. After a tragic family loss her family moved to Nebraska seeking new beginnings. During her high school years, Diana took child development classes and she hopes to soon be able to go back to college and work towards a degree in the field of Child Development. Diana just recently moved back to Napa and brought her family with her; she has a beautiful energetic 3 year old daughter who fills her life with joy. Diana always loved being around Kids, she started babysitting her first nephew at the age of 12, and for the past 4 years she had been babysitting her friends kids while being a stay at home mom. Diana is thrilled to join the LPE Family as she believes this is a wonderful and unique experience. 
“ THERE IS AN INSTINCT IN A WOMAN TO LOVE MOST HER OWN CHILD; AND AN INSTINCT TO MAKE ANY CHILD WHO NEEDS HER LOVE, HER OWN." - ROBERT BRAULT

Miss Mariela

LPE Custodian


*​​​​​​ infant nursery *  preschool  *  jr kindergarten * 

Miss Natalie (English)

Infant Teacher, 1 year at LPE


Miss Natalie was born and raised in Napa, and she has an infant son named Jayden. She is currently starting her career in Early Childhood Education. Natalie loves the outdoors and fun activities. In her high school years she was a volunteer for after school programs and served as a teacher’s aid. Natalie’s experience in babysitting started at a very young age and it made her discover that she wanted to work with children one day.  She loves children and enjoys helping them learn and grow but mostly to see their unique individual personalities full of imagination, innocence & creativity. Natalie hopes to be a positive impact in the children’s lives in LPE.

Miss Vanessa (Spanish, English)

Infant teacher, 2 years at LPE


Vanessa is working toward her AS in Early Childhood Education at Napa Valley College. She discovered her passion for working with kids when she started working at The Boys and Girls Club. She enjoys working with kids of all ages and watching them learn new things. Vanessa has a toddler of her own and many nieces and nephews that she watches as well in her free time. 

Mr Cecil

LPE Handyman



Miss Cynthia (Spanish, English)

Infant Teacher, 3 years at LPE


Miss Cynthia has her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education and a specialty certificate in Diversity. She plans to continue her education to receive her Bachelors degree. Cynthia is a Napa native who lives in town with her family and fur baby. She has always been fascinated with the minds of children and their ability to absorb so much from the world around them. She has always known that she would one day work with children. Miss Cynthia is also one of LPE's original/founding teachers!