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About Us 


Our Mission

Pomerado Christian Preschool exists to provide a quality, developmental, age-appropriate, hands-on learning curriculum in an optimum, safe, nurturing, Christ-centered environment where children have the opportunity to develop a love for Jesus Christ and others and to grow and develop spiritually, socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually.

Our Philosophy

Within a caring, relaxed, safe, Christ-centered setting, we will provide opportunities for learning and growth through developmental, age-appropriate exploration, discovery, and hands-on experiences. We believe that positive expression and attitudes should be used in guiding the behavior of each child, to help them to become self-directed individuals.  We understand each child is unique and special and have their own rate and style of learning.

The philosophy of Christian education at Pomerado Christian Preschool is based on the existence of a living God who created all things and has revealed Himself to us through the written Word, the Bible, the living Word, Jesus Christ, and through His creation (John 1:3). Our curriculum has been planned and developed to provide a sound biblical basis for stimulating the different developmental areas of the preschool child.

Our Goals for Each Child

We use three words to shape our goals for each child. They are Grow, Learn, and Discover.


  • Grow spiritually, physically, intellectually, socially, and emotionally. Luke 2:52

  • Grow in the desire to please and serve God. Colossians 3:23-24

  • Grow in the knowledge they are special and that God loves them. John 3:16


  • Learn to love God. Mark 12:30

  • Learn more about themselves and develop a positive self-concept. Psalm 139:13-15

  • Learn to respect and get along with others. Ephesians 4:32

  • Learn to experiment, explore, and cope with new and unfamiliar situations.


  • Discover and explore the world that God created. John 1:3

  • Discover how to develop a life demonstrated by Godly characteristics. Galatians 5:22-23

  • Discover that learning is an exciting part of life.

“There are so many choices for preschools available - but few include core principles of our family - loving God, loving others, and loving the lost.” - Michelle and Will


Our Staff


Our caring staff realizes the importance to help each child develop to his or her full potential. They provide love and understanding for each child according their needs. Each staff member is a professing believer in the Lord Jesus Christ.



Karen Geertman

Preschool Director

Karen is married and the mother of three grown children. She was born and raised in Michigan and has been a resident of California for 20 years. As a Preschool Director, she feels every child deserves a positive learning experience because it is their love of learning that will help them grow in to lifelong learners. Karen comes from Dutch descent; she was a “Dutch Dancer” complete with costume and wooden shoes for the annual Tulip Festival in her hometown of Holland, Michigan.


Mary Kathryn Endicott

TEacher - 2 year olds Teachers Assistant - 4 year olds

Mrs. Mary Kathryn was born and raised in Dalton, Georgia (fun fact: it’s the Carpet Capital of the world). She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Presbyterian College in South Carolina. After teaching Kindergarten in Atlanta for a year, she married her husband and joined the ranks as a military spouse. Their life together began in Florida, but most recently, they moved here from South Carolina. Her favorite things to do, regardless of geography, are reading, sewing, and exercising of all varieties.


Debi Arnold

Teacher - 3 year olds

Mrs. Arnold is married, a mother of three grown children and a grandmother of six.  She has been a resident of San Diego for 40 years and has worked at Pomerado Christian Preschool for 11 years.  As a teacher, she believes each child is precious, made in the image of God and should be treated with love and respect.  In her spare time she serves as a Chaplain with the Escondido Police Department alongside her therapy dog named Ty.


Jill Johnston

Teacher - 4 year olds

Mrs. J is a native of southern California. She is a wife and mom of two college kids. Mrs. J has been a member of Pomerado Christian Church since 2002 and has been teaching 3 and 4 year old children at preschool since 2007. She enjoys hanging out with her dog and 3 chickens. The beach, hiking, country dancing and camping are some of her favorite things to do. 


Donna Turner

Teacher - 4 Year olds

Mrs. Turner has been at Pomerado Christian Preschool for 25 years and works in our 4 year old class. She has a passion to be with the children and see them learn and grow. She enjoys spending time with her grown children and grandchildren. She once was a seamaid at Sea World diving for pearls. She loves dancing, singing and swimming.


Angela Richardson

Teacher - TK

Mrs. Richardson was born and raised in San Diego.  She has been teaching at Pomerado Christian Preschool since 2002.  She is passionate about instilling the love of Jesus in the lives of young children.  In her free time she enjoys painting, photography and spending time with loved ones. .


Cindi Lokey

Teachers Assistant - 2 Year olds

Ms. Cindi is a Navy wife, mom of 3 and who is blessed to have found a home at Pomerado Christian Church when she and her family arrived in 2016. She began volunteering in the children's ministry by teaching a preschool class on Sunday mornings, then VBS in the summer, and was thrilled when a position opened at Pomerado Christian Preschool. She is a native Texan who has lived on all three U.S. coasts, and she loves to travel. She has a goal of visiting all 50 states.  When not planning her next adventure or taxiing her children to activities, she enjoys the chance to read or bake. Photographing her family and catching a beautiful sunset are her joys.


Beth Rosenberg

Teachers Assistant - 2 and 4 Year olds

Ms. Beth has been attending Pomerado Christian Church since she was born, and began working for the Preschool in 2017.  She and her husband Brian live in Poway and have three children. She is currently getting her degree in Early Childhood Education with an emphasis in early intervention. Her passions include her children, family and animals. In fact, at one time she wanted to become a veterinarian.


Pam Haeger

Teachers Assistant - 2 Year olds and TK

Mrs. Haeger lives in Poway with her husband and two daughters, ages 2 and 12. She is a teacher’s assistant in the 2 year old class and the TK class. Her passion is spending time with her girls and soaking up every moment of their childhoods. Mrs. Haeger loves a good mystery, whether book, board game or role play. If there is a mystery, she will solve it! . .


Jennifer An

Teachers Assistant - 3 Year olds

Mrs. An has four children who all attended preschool at Pomerado Christian Preschool, so when she was offered at position as a teacher assistant she was thrilled! She can often be found carting her kids to sporting events, volunteering at Sunday school, or taking pictures. It’s hard for her to answer the question “Where are you from?” because being raised in a military family she moved 10 times before she graduated from high school.


Seri Aubain

Teachers Assistant - 3 Year olds

Mrs. Aubain lives in Poway with her husband Jim. Together they have three grown children and two grandchildren. Watching and helping children experience fun activities that create learning is such a joy for her. Children learn so much through play, and it is a blessing to be part of watching them grow. In her spare time Mrs. Aubain loves hanging out with family and traveling with her husband.  Colossians 3:17 says, “whatever you do, whether in work or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God through Jesus Christ.”


Audrey Williams

Substitute Teacher

Mrs. Williams was born in Missouri and moved to San Diego where she married her husband who was in the military. She is blessed with four grown children - three daughters and one son. Audrey started attending Pomerado Christian Church in 1971 and taught Sunday School for many years. Audrey works at the preschool part-time as a “floater” and substitute teacher. Audrey especially loves to be around children since her only grandchild lives in New York City.