FACULTY & STAFF
All of our Teachers and Aides are dedicated, qualified professionals. They have all acquired the necessary educational courses in Early Childhood Development, with many attaining graduate degrees. To see a detailed biography please click on the Teacher’s name.
Tyler began working at Valley Vista Preschool back in 2002. She continued working throughout high school and college, leaving to teach fourth grade at a local private elementary school in 2014. Tyler continued to work at the school during summers as she was needed, continuing her ties to the school and her friendships with the teachers. She purchased the school in 2018 and became the Director. Tyler holds a California state multiple-subject teaching credential and a degree in Communications. As a teacher and a mother to twin boys, Tyler understands the value and importance of a quality preschool program to encourage success in elementary school and beyond.
Angie Wells, Pre-K Teacher
Anna Marie was a part of the original staff that started Valley Vista in the year 2000! After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development from Cal State LA, she taught first grade at a local private elementary school. She returned to Valley Vista in 2005 and has taught many age levels. Anna Marie is married and has a daughter in high school. She has two Golden Retriever dogs and enjoys being a Water Polo Mom!
Sue Joo, PreK Teacher
Mrs. Sue was born and raised in South Korea and came to the U.S. in 1993. She attended Cal State Northridge and graduated with a B.A. in Liberal Arts, then a teaching credential where she earned most of her early childhood education. Before coming to Valley Vista, Sue worked as a teacher’s aide, elementary school teacher, and preschool teacher. She loves learning and is continually seeking opportunities to further her own education and skills in order to be a better teacher. She has been with Valley Vista since 2008. She is married and has two children.
Since 2000 Jessica has been an integral part of the Valley Vista Staff. She started as a classroom aide and is currently a lead teacher in the Three-Year-Old classroom, as well as the on-site director for the afternoon program. She attended Cal State Long Beach where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a minor in Early Childhood Education. She is married to her high school sweetheart and lives in Glendale.
Julia Shifflet, 3’s Teacher
Julia joined our team in the summer of 2021. Previously, she’s been a three-year-old teacher and counselor at various non-profit programs. Julia’s been working towards her bachelor’s degree in early childhood education and will be transferring to CSUN next year. Julia is originally from Idaho but moved out to Los Angeles five years ago.
May joined Valley Vista in the fall of 2012. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in 1998 and completed her Master’s Degree in English Language Teaching in 2020 from Assumption University in Bangkok, Thailand. She has taken her Early Childhood Education courses from Glendale Community College. May is married and has one daughter, an alumnus of Valley Vista, and lives in La Crescenta.
Jessica joined the Valley Vista crew in 2016. She first heard about the school through family whose children attended. Growing up, Jessica often babysat young children and loved the opportunity to learn and grow with them. Jessica loves snacks, having fun with the kids, and being herself, so VV is the place for her!
Erika Schmied, Teacher’s Aide
Morgan joined the Valley Vista team in 2019 after a recommendation from a good friend. She graduated high school in 2019 as well and is pursuing her education in Early Childhood Development at Pasadena City College.
Happy Teachers Grow Happy Students!