Leona 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...


Paula Barton

UTCDC Program Coordinator

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


Becky Ryan

UTCDC Curriculum Coordinator

Favorite book: The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry, and The Big Hungry Bear by Don and Audrey Wood

Becky has been working and...


Heather Wong

UTCDC Curriculum Coordinator

Favorite Children’s Book: Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein

Heather is proud to work with the dedicated teachers,...

Leona Directors

Tracy Dyess

Tracy Dyess

San Jacinto Site Director

Favorite Children’s Book: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein.

Tracy has been working with children and families...

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...

Sylvia Bravo Martindale

Sylvia Bravo Martindale

San Jacinto Administrative Associate

Favorite Children’s Book: The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton

Sylvia has been with us since 2001, and worked...

Leona Staff


Ashley Endicott

Caterpillars Teacher (Toddlers)

Natalia Mira

Ositos Teacher (Infants)

Jasmine Smith

Koala Lead Teacher- toddlers
Anna G

Anna Gonzalez

Kitchen Manager

Christina Sanchez

San Jacinto Bumblebees Teacher (Infants)
lorena garcia

Lorena Garcia

San Jacinto Dandelions Teacher (Twos)
Leticia Flores

Leticia Flores

San Jacinto Dragonflies Teacher (Toddlers)

Maricela Montalvo

San Jacinto Bluebonnets Teacher (Toddlers)
Natalie Edwards

Natalie Edwards

San Jacinto Panda Bears Teacher (Twos & Threes)

Sarah Arellano - Mares

San Jacinto Sunflowers Teacher (Twos & Threes)

Amanda White

San Jacinto Owls Teacher (Threes & Fours)

Nomi Parker

San Jacinto Rainbows Teacher (Threes & Fours)

Jonathan Miller

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)