San Jacinto Staff


Hara Cootes

UTCDC Program Director

Favorite Children’s Book: The King’s Equal by Katherine Paterson

Hara has been with the Child Development Center...

Susan Klein

Susan Klein

UTCDC Curriculum Coordinator

Favorite Children’s Book: Susan loves children’s books and has a very extensive collection. She cannot pick just one favorite....

San Jacinto Directors


Paula Barton

San Jacinto Site Director

Favorite Children’s Books: Oh, The Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Suess and Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown...

Stephanie Cook-O'Neal

Stephanie O'Neal

San Jacinto Assistant Site Director

Favorite Children’s Book: Anything written by Kevin Henkes or Shel Silverstein

Stephanie has been with the Child...

Mayra Balderas

Mayra Balderas

San Jacinto Administrative Assistant

Favorite Children’s Books: The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Mayra grew up down by the coast in Corpus Christi...

San Jacinto Staff

Leah Wittig

Leah Wittig

San Jacinto Bumblebees Teacher (Infants)
lorena garcia

Lorena Garcia

San Jacinto Bluebonnet Teacher (Toddlers)
Leticia Flores

Leticia Flores

San Jacinto Dragonflies Teacher (Toddlers)

Juanita Alonzo

San Jacinto Dandelions Teacher (Twos & Threes)
Natalie Edwards

Natalie Edwards

San Jacinto Panda Bears Teacher (Twos & Threes)

Sarah Arellano - Mares

San Jacinto Sunflowers Teacher (Twos & Threes)

Nomi Parker

San Jacinto Rainbows Teacher (Threes & Fours)
Joelene - teacher headshot

Joelene Purdue

San Jacinto Owls Teacher (Threes & Fours)
kandace Walter

Kandace Walter

San Jacinto Willows Teacher (Threes & Fours)
Amy Provence

Amy Provence

San Jacinto Wildflower Teacher (Pre-K)
liz chew

Liz Chew

San Jacinto All Stars Teacher (Pre-K)