Aside from successful experiences and education, our staff and teachers are dedicated to educating and nurturing children. This level of commitment allows them to provide inspiration, challenge, compassion, and patience to your child within our center. We provide on-going support and training to our staff to ensure continued success with children.
I joined the Amazing Creations family in 2011 as a preschool class teacher. Since then I have worked in our Pre-k, Jr-k, and Toddler classes before I moved into the Assistant Director position. Most recently in October of 2017 I was appointed as the schools Director. I also work for our church, St Luke, as their Children’s Ministry Director. I have 15 years of experience working with children. My experience ranges for working in home settings, to daycare, to teaching elementary school and preschool. I graduated from San Jose State University with a BA in Childhood and Adolescents Development. The most rewarding part of what I do is seeing the children grow and learn under our loving and caring staff. In my spare time I love spending time with my daughter and husband!
Assistant Director/Pre-K Teacher
Hello, my name is Elena. I was born in Rome, Italy. I came to the United States when I was very young. I became interested in teaching preschool after occasionally accompanying my mother, a preschool teacher to work. During the summer, I would volunteer at her preschool, and from there, developed a love for children. I have worked with children for over 20 years, with ages ranging from infants, all the way to school age. I have also been a behavioral therapist for children with Autism. Not only am I a staff member here at Amazing Creations Preschool, but I am also a parent. I have a beautiful three-year-old who attends Amazing Creations, and she absolutely loves it! In my spare time, I love enjoying time with my family, and crafting.
Curriculum Coordinator/Toddler Teacher
I was born in Lima, Peru. I came to the USA in 1997. My first priority then, was to learn English as fast as I could. I learned English in 6 months by reading books and using an English to Spanish dictionary. I always knew I wanted to work with children. I started working with children in 2007. I have been married to my husband Patrick since 2011. We had a little girl in 2013, who also attends Amazing Creations and she loves it! I joined the Amazing Creations family in 2016 and I am so glad I did, I love working here. I am currently working on my AA in child development and liberal arts. In my spare time I like to craft, hang out with my family, and read.
I have been teaching at Amazing Creations Preschool since Fall of 2014. I have been working with children since 1998. I have been a nanny, worked at travel summer camps, travel science camps, and I also used to be a lead teacher at My Gym. I really enjoy watching children grow and learn. In my spare time, I enjoy playing recreational softball, and spending time with my family, especially my son!
My name is Monica Ledesma. I am from Guadalajara, Mexico. I came to the US in 1990. I always knew I wanted to be a teacher, or in a career related to working with children. I started volunteering at my church and after school program. As my passion for teaching was growing, I started taking Child Development courses at De Anza, and Foothill College. I am currently working toward my AA degree. I have been a preschool teacher for 15 years. I enjoy working with infants to children of five years old. I believe that during this age, the children are curious, sweet, and give love to people around them. I am married and have two children. I enjoy spending my free time with my children, and their afterschool activities. I am very thankful to be able to do what I love the most, which is teaching and guiding young children.
I am Lakshmi Balakrishnan. I have been working at Amazing Creations Preschool since 2012. I believe children are a blessing from God! I have two children and feel very happy, excited, and grateful to be a preschool teacher. I decided to become a preschool teacher because a child’s education is the most important of all, and I feel fortunate being part of your child’s growth. From the time they enter this school, and until they graduate, watching them grow emotionally and socially gives me immense pleasure. My hobbies are dancing and listening to music. I volunteer at a language school, and the experiences I get with children keeps growing. I am very happy to work at Amazing Creations Preschool!
Hello, my name is Nichole Bocanegra, and I am one the Pre-K teachers at Amazing Creations Preschool. I have been working with children since 2008. I decided to make early learning my life’s work because I believe that every child has value and purpose. Dreams and talents are just waiting to be discovered!I was born right here in San Jose, but growing up had the opportunity to live in Hawaii, New Mexico, and Missouri. When I’m not working, I enjoy going to the beach with my husband, or sipping coffee at a cute shop while talking with friends.
My name is Chitra, and I have had the privilege of being a part of Amazing Creations Preschool since 2003. As a mother of two beautiful daughters, I realized how important their early years were, and the positive impact I had on their growth. I was fortunate to have been able to stay at home for several years to nurture them and watch them grow. I am thankful and feel blessed for the opportunity to work in a nurturing, loving environment, where children can learn and experience new challenges that will help build their confidence while they play. I look forward to continued success and new discoveries with an amazing team of teachers at Amazing Creations!
Hello, my name is Russell. I have been a teacher’s aide at Amazing Creations Preschool for ten years. In my spare time I like to sky dive and run marathons.
Ms. Judy retired a year ago from Amazing Creations Preschool as the Jr-K teacher. As singing and moving to the music with the children was one of her favorite parts of the job as a teacher, she decided to continue singing and dancing with them once a week! She was an art and English major in college, then went back to school to get ECE training when her daughter was small. She has been teaching ever since. She also worked as a music and movement Head Start preschool teacher and at a community school of music and art.