Curriculum Highlights for Pre K

  • Follows NC Foundations. Classroom/plans are arranged by learning centers.
  • Students learn through play.
  • Learning goals focused on social/emotional, physical, language, cognitive, math, science, technology, social studies, and art.
  • Goal is for children to be successful, excited about learning, and focused on kindergarten readiness.

Meet the Pre K Team

Caring, Passionate Educators and Mentors

  • Sara Melendez

    Pre-K3 Teacher

  • Lupita Aguillon

    Pre-K4 Teacher

  • Marbella Monteil Gonzalez

    Pre-K3 Teacher Assistant

  • Yamili Lopez Olvera

    Pre-K4 Teacher Assistant

Sara Melendez

Pre-K3 Teacher

What is Mrs. Melendez’s background?

Mrs. Melendez grew up in Guanajuato, Mexico and has an Associate’s degree from Blue Ridge Community College. 

What are her hobbies?

Mrs. Melendez loves visiting her sisters and going on long walks with her husband.

[Skills Section] Tell us about Mrs. Melendez’s family.

She comes from a large family and is the 7th of nine children. She came to the United States when she was 17 years old. She is married and has four children, three girls and a boy. All four children graduated from Immaculata and are following in their parents’ footsteps to pursue higher education.

Who influences or inspires her?

Mrs. Melendez credits her husband as being the inspiration for their family’s success in education and says he is their pillar and their strength. Her daughter’s teacher from Head Start also inspires her.

What is her proudest moment?

Graduating from Blue Ridge Community College.

What does she love about teaching?

Mrs. Melendez loves seeing how the children grow and mature each year.

What is Mrs. Melendez’s favorite thing about Immaculata?

She loves the teaching of God, the discipline, and how the children are able to stay innocent for a longer time, giving them time to mature before they go to high school.

What is her favorite quote?

“It is interesting to notice that where life is simple and natural and where the children participate in the adult’s life, they are calm and happy.” Maria Montessori

Tell us about Mrs. Melendez’s family.

She comes from a large family and is the 7th of nine children. She came to the United States when she was 17 years old. She is married and has four children, three girls and a boy. All four children graduated from Immaculata and are following in their parents’ footsteps to pursue higher education.

Lupita Aguillon

Pre-K4 Teacher

What is Ms. Lupita’s background?

Ms. Lupita has an Associates degree in early childhood education. She grew up in Hendersonville where she loved being on a jump rope team.

About Ms. Lupita’s family

She is married to a “superhero.” She has a two-year-old and an almost five-year-old.

What are her hobbies?

Ms. Lupita loves jumping rope, running (but has a hard time finding time), and doing hair.

What is something random we might not know about Ms. Lupita?

She teaches Mexican dances.

What is her favorite quote?

Never follow where the path may lead. Instead, make your own path and leave a trail.

What does she love about teaching?

Watching that spark and twinkle in their eyes.

Marbella Monteil Gonzalez

Pre-K3 Teacher Assistant

What is Ms. Marbella’s background?

She grew up in Hidalgo, Mexico, and that is still her favorite place.

What are her hobbies?

Ms. Marbella loves to read.

Tell us about Ms. Marbella’s family.

She came to the United States when she was 16. She is married and has three children, two girls and one boy. All three currently attend or graduated from Immaculata.

What is her proudest moment?

When she became a U.S. citizen.

What is her favorite subject or skill to teach?

Ms. Marbella loves teaching art.

What does Ms. Marbella love about teaching?

She loves it when the kids fabricate their own stories.

What is the most famous or infamous thing someone in her family ever did?

Ms. Marbella’s aunt was the first woman to play football at Hendersonville High School.

Yamili Lopez Olvera

Pre-K4 Teacher Assistant

What is Ms. Yamili’s background?

Ms. Yamili grew up in Mexico, where she was a shy child but liked to socialize and help other kids.

What is her favorite place?

Ms. Yamili loves spending time in nature, and she especially loves the beach.

What are Ms. Yamili’s hobbies?

She likes to walk and play soccer.

What is one of her favorite childhood memories?

She used to help her grandma with sales in her little store.

What is Ms. Yamili’s proudest moment?

Becoming a mom.

What does she love about teaching?

Helping the children develop confidence.

What is Ms. Yamili’s favorite quote?

She loves Psalm 91.

Who influences or inspires her?

The Holy Mother of God.
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Progress Monitoring: How do we know
your child is ready for the Next Step?

  • All students assessed for developmental readiness at enrollment
  • Daily observations made and kept in portfolios showing progress through writing and artwork
  • Progress reports used to share growth and parent conferences held in fall and spring to discuss student growth

Focusing on the fundamentals and differentiation of strengths to target math and reading foundations.

A safe environment for developing mature teens ready for the challenges of high school and beyond.

Leading your child on a successful educational path of inquiry-based learning and intrinsic motivation.

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