Our preschool TEAM is carefully selected for their education training in Early Childhood Development and their ability to meet the individual needs of your child with sensitivity, responsibility and professionalism.
Esther Gamache – Mrs. Gamache is a graduate of CSU, Sacramento, in Business Administration. After the birth of her twins, she re-evaluated her career and decided to pursue her love of working with children. Mrs. Gamache returned to school and completed her early childhood education certification with honors. She has been a preschool teacher in the Diocese of Sacramento for the last ten years and now serves as Preschool Director at St. Mel Preschool. Esther believes that your child is one of God’s most precious beings, and He created each one of us as a special part of His plan. Mrs. Gamache’s goal is to help our children become enthusiastic learners, both spiritually and academically.
Additionally, that they may become independent, self-confident, and inquisitive learners, who will gain a genuine love of learning that will remain with them throughout their entire lifetime. She wants our school to nourish both their souls and their minds.Your children are genuinely treated as her treasures!
Mary Chapman – Ms. Chapman is a graduate from CSU, Sacramento, with a B.A. degree in Child Development. Ms. Chapman is currently working on obtaining her teaching credential at National University. She is an alumnus of St. Mel School, and we are thrilled she wants to share her time, talent, and treasure with the “littles”! Mary is our classroom preschool team teacher who complements Mrs. Reyes sharing the vision children learn through thoughtful play and mindful learning activities. Ms. Chapman’s goal each day is to foster the LOVE of learning!
Jennifer Nucum-Reyes– Mrs. Reyes is a graduate from the University of Guam with a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood / Elementary Education and graduated with honors in 2003. She comes with a wealth of knowledge and teaching experience from preschool through 1st-grade age children. In addition, she has also taught through CCD from Preschool through 3rd grade. Jennifer’s passion has always been teaching young children. Before joining St. Mel, she lived in the Bay Area and started and directed a Pre-K Program for the Diocese of Oakland for 10+ years. She moved to Roseville in 2016 and became a stay-at-home mom to her two sons, Jerrell & Jacob. The preschool children look forward to coming to school every day because they cannot wait to see what she has planned for them in the centers, sensory bins, learning tables, circle time, faith-filled modules, and outdoor adventures! Jennifer shares her LOVE of everything preschool with the children! Your children are genuinely treated as her treasures.