Meet the teachers

Nicole W.


Nicole was inspired by her Kindergarten teacher to pursue a career in Early Childhood Education. Her first job right after high school was at an after school program and tutoring elementary students.  She began her career in Early Childhood Education in 2013 as a lead Pre-K teacher at a private school in Torrance and was then promoted to Assistant Site Supervisor.

Nicole earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education Administration from Ashford University in 2020. She has also earned a Master’s Degree in Education from University of Arizona Global Campus in 2022. Nicole has been with Beth David Preschool since 2022. 

Nicole wants to share her passion and love for education and learning with her teachers, students,  and families. She hopes to inspire children to become lifelong learners and succeed in their education journey. Her goal is to educate families how to support and guide their children at home and advocate for those who cannot. She aims to be remembered not just for academics but as a positive role model and mentor. 


April S.

Pre-K teacher

April Serlin is a state certified preschool teacher and has certification for teaching young children with special needs. She’s taught children since 1978 and has been teaching at Beth David Preschool since 1991. April keeps her class environment fun and active, with lots of hands-on activities, such as cooking and art, which are her favorite aspects of her curriculum. She believes that innovative teaching captures children’s imagination and interest much more than having them passively do table work. April uses lots of teaching strategies on a daily basis so her students with disparate learning styles and levels can access the concepts and feel successful. She enjoys engaging children with movement, dance, poetry, songs and silliness to teach math, phonics, reading and science. Because April has a special needs son, she feels her strength is adapting her curriculum to meet her students’ needs. In April’s spare time, she loves to scrap- book, shop at the mall and cook for crowds of people. 

Krystal J.

 3/4 year old lead teacher

Ms. Krystal started working as a preschool teacher aide at Beth David in 2021. She is also a student at Cal State Long Beach and is obtaining her BA in Child Development. Working with children has always been her dream since she was a little girl. She loves working with kids because she enjoys watching them grow and learn new things every day. On her free time, she enjoys going to Disneyland or spending time with her family and dogs. 

Pam B.

 3/4 year old lead teacher

Bekah P. 

2/3 year old lead teacher

Becky G.

2/3 year old lead teacher

Ms. Becky has been working at Beth David Preschool since 2019.  She currently holds her BA in Early Childhood Education from National University.  She loves helping children learn new things that she knows will help them for years to come.  She also loves watching children grow throughout the year, learning their alphabet, letters, and so much more. Outside of school she has a big musical theatre background and she loves to sing! She implements music in every day activities in her class. She is also currently working on a children’s album and is in the process of writing a few children’s songs.

Sheila R.

2/3 year old lead teacher

Ms. Sheila has been in the child development education field for more than 30 years, both as a teacher and as a director.  She chose early childhood because changing the life of a child is what she strives for. She understands that early learning contributes to a child’s success in later years. Her students will learn in a variety of ways in a nurturing environment.  She inspires to promote physical, emotional and social health for her students, to compliment their academic progress.  In her spare time, she loves to take online educational courses to continue to earn child development certificates.

Tori S.

Teacher aide / Afternoon Teacher


Arianna S.

Pre-K teacher Assistant


Rachel T.

2/3 year old Teacher assistant / Floater


Annette L.

3/ 4 Year old Teacher Assistant