Preschool Teachers and Staff

At Christ the Cornerstone Preschool, our teachers are second to none.  They are the best of the best, highly educated, infused with high morals and values, go by a strict code of ethics, and have a deep love of our Lord Christ Jesus.  We invite you to learn more about our teachers and staff by reading about them below.  


Mrs. Quyn, Director & Brown Bears Teacher

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My name is Quynhlien Nguyen, I am the Brown Bears teacher, and also the preschool director. I received my teaching credentials in 2001 with emphasis on children with special needs. I had previously worked in the Child Development lab school in Miramar for two years, and was also a substitute teacher for San Diego City Schools... click here to read more.

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Ms. Diana, Director & Green Frogs Teacher

Diana has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego, as well as an Associate in Science Degree with Honors, with Child Development as her major. She loves teaching art, as well spending a lot of time singing and dancing in class. “I love combining our lessons together so that the children learn their numbers and letters through art, music and motion, and a variety of ways... click here to read more.

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Mrs. Lillian, Yellow Ducks Teacher

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Biography under construction, please check back soon.

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Ms. Susan, Busy Bees Teacher

Attending Mesa College, Miramar Collage, and San Diego City College, Susan earned a Vocational Nursing Degree, specializing in Pediatrics, and an Associate in Science Degree, with Child Development as her Major.  When asked what her favorite subject to teach is, she responded, “I like to teach everything.  I especially like to teach Bible stories.  I always invite other four year old classes to our Bible lessons.”  Working in the educational field for over 40 years... click here to read more.

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Mrs. Marilyn, Purple Butterflies Teacher

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My name is Marilyn Short and I have two children, named Chase and Ciara. My daughter graduated from Cal State Fullerton and is an All American in Track and Field and is currently competing in Olympic tryouts.  My son, Chase, is a student at San Diego State University and hopes to major in the medical field... click here to read more.

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Ms. Malinda Cooper, Tiny Turtles Teacher

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Ms. Shirlyn, Little Lions Teacher

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Shirlyn is a graduate of Cal State San Marcos and National University and has been working with young children for 11 years. Teaching the two-year old program is always fun and exciting with Shirlyn and she encourages learning through meaningful and positive experiences. She began her foundation in Christian education early in life as she attended CTCA from Preschool to early elementary school... click here to read more.

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Mrs. Carel, Music Teacher

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As a Christian role model to all the students from Preschool to 5th grade, I teach music to develop the whole child.  Music develops the child physically, mentally, socially, and spiritually. Christ in Education is fundamental, as I teach Praise songs and hymns in my music curriculum. I love teaching the students worship in Chapel and Sunday services through singing, dancing, drama, and playing instruments... click here to read more.

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