Meet Our Teachers
Miss Lacy – Founder

I opened Hillsborough Preschool in the summer of 1999. After graduating from college with a degree in education, I taught second grade for two years in the public school system. After two years of teaching, my dream of opening a quality preschool came true. With the belief that all children can and want to learn, Hillsborough created an academic preschool that applies its curriculum developmentally. It is a wonderful mixture of learning through creative play, manipulatives, technology, and of course a wonderful staff. I have been married for 18 years and have three beautiful children.

Miss Amy – Director

Hello! My name is Miss Amy, and I am the director of Hillsborough Preschool. Working with children has always been one of my greatest passions. I began teaching preschool-aged children five years ago and have enjoyed every minute of it. I hold a Master of Science in Child and Adolescent Development, which has undoubtedly equipped me with the knowledge and skills needed to support our amazing preschool. Our goal at Hillsborough is to inspire students as learners, help them develop socially and emotionally, and encourage them for success in every aspect of their lives. As a team, we are committed to doing everything we can to ensure a successful year for all of our children and families!

Miss Lori – Blue Room Teacher

Mrs. Lori Juarez is a dedicated educator who brings her passion for teaching to Hillsborough Preschool. With a wealth of experience, she has taught at Brea Olinda and private Lutheran schools, honing her skills in nurturing and educating young minds with love and respect. Mrs. Juarez holds a degree in liberal arts from Cal State Fullerton, which has equipped her with a well-rounded knowledge base to support her teaching. She finds immense joy in the process of teaching and learning, especially when it comes to engaging with the newest generation of students. Outside of her professional life, Mrs. Juarez shares a beautiful journey with her husband of over 36 years. Together, they take pride in raising four exceptional young adults and cherishing their roles as grandparents to four precious grandchildren. Mrs. Juarez’s dedication, experience, and love for children make her an invaluable asset to the Hillsborough Preschool community. She is committed to providing a nurturing and enriching environment where every child can thrive and reach their full potential.

Miss Lupe – Green Room Teacher

My name is Miss Lupe and I have been teaching in early childhood education for 17 years. This has always been my passion; it is gratifying to know I can make a positive impact. with children. My goal is to help each child succeed through academic and social skills. Here at Hillsborough, we focus on providing an exciting, fun learning environment, designed to develop our children socially, emotionally, cognitively and physically. In February 2023, I was offered the position of Assistant Director to our sweet school. I love being a positive role model to supporting our teachers in creating a positive environment for all who attend. I have 3 children and 2 granddaughters whom I adore, and a wonderful boyfriend and 2 stepdaughters. I love spending as much time as possible with them as we build our family goals.

Miss Hannah – Red Room Teacher

Hello! I am Miss Hannah! Born and raised in Canada, I have always had a special love of young children! I have worked with children since I can remember, and take great pride in my experiences in safety, behavioural therapy, and health. My goal as a teacher is to guide and teach my students to make the best decisions while exploring the world around them. Doing this with a gentle, caring and educational environment. I believe the best way to teach and guide children is by nurturing their young minds and exploring new creative sensory activities!

Miss Ivy – Yellow Room Teacher

Hi, my name is Miss Ivy. I attended Calstate Fullerton and have my Bachelor of Art Degree. I majored in Psychology and minored in Criminal Justice. I have aways enjoyed working with children and have a great passion for it. Becoming a preschool teacher has been very rewarding and one of my greatest joys is getting to witness the growth and development of young minds.

Miss Sydney – Classroom Aide


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