Meet Our Staff

Meet Our Staff

Preschool Staff

Melinda Tiopan
Preschool Director

A.A. in Early Childhood Education from West Valley College with certification in Adult Supervision and Administration

This is my ninth year here at CCA and my fifth year here as director. I have worked with preschoolers for over thirteen years, first as a preschool teacher and now as director. It is such a privilege and an honor to support and be supported by such a wonderful and caring staff. I feel truly blessed to be a part of this ministry sharing the love of Jesus with our preschoolers and their families.
My husband and I have been married for nine years and have been blessed with three beautiful daughters. Our two oldest attend CCA and our youngest will be joining the preschool soon! When not at school, I enjoy spending time with my family, knitting, and reading.

Regina Iniguez
Director's Assistant

I have been in office administration for 17 years and I have been with CCA since 2011. It’s such a blessing to work at CCA, and it’s such a joy to get to know the families and see these precious children grow and learn about the Lord. I have been married for 14 years and have two boys who attend CCA in the 2nd and 6th grade and a baby girl we welcomed in August.
I love spending time with my family, baking, hiking, and camping!

Anna Sanchez
Lead Preschool Teacher 3's

Teaching credentials in Early childhood Education at San Jose City College.

This will be my fifth year teaching at CCA and 20 years since the Lord called me to be a preschool teacher. I have been blessed to work with this age group and it's been amazing! At this age group, the children have such a tender heart to recieve God's word. The staff here at CCA have a heart for God. It's such a blessing to be a part of this awesome team! I have been married for over seventeen years and I have five children and one granddaughter. In my free time, I love to read and go on adventures with my granddaughter.

Michiko Collins
Morning Preschool Teacher Aide 3’s

B.A. in Child and Adolescent Development from San Jose State University,

I worked as a preschool teacher for 4 years before I joined CCA. This is my second year working at CCA and I just love being able to teach God’s love to children. I never underestimate the significance of children knowing the Immanuel God.
My husband and I have two adorable cats. I love spending time with God, my husband, and friends!

Angie Martinez
Lead Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Received teaching credentials in Early Childhood Education at San Jose City College.

I have been a preschool teacher for 20 years. This year will be my fifth year working at CCA. It is a joy and privilege to be part of such a wonderful school where our mission is to show these little ones the love of God as well as encourage a love for education. I give God all the glory for the many blessings I have received from all the little ones and our loving staff! I have been married for 34 years to an amazing man and have four children and six grandchildren, who I absolutely adore!
My hobbies are loving on my family and weekend getaways with my husband

Jennifer Rowe
Lead Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Attended and graduated from De Anza College and majored in Child Development.

I have taught preschool in the San Jose area for four and a half years prior to working at CCA. This is my first year teaching at CCA. I’m so thankful and blessed to be at this wonderful school. To me, there’s nothing like it! The parents are wonderful and the kids are such a blessing to teach. The staff is so warm and much like family. I grew up in a Christian home in Santa Clara. I’ve been married for 11 years and have two children. When I’m not in the classroom, I enjoy spending time with my family, doing crafts and singing in church.

Ruth Donato
Lead Afternoon Enrichment Teacher

A.A. in Liberal Arts from West Valley College and a B.A. in Child and Adolescent Development from San Jose State University.

This is my fifth year teaching at this school, and my ninth year teaching overall. At CCA, we feel like family and I love being able to read the Bible and teach my preschoolers about Jesus. Outside of teaching, my favorite activities are singing, reading, having outdoor adventures with my husband.

Tania Rios
Afternoon Enrichment Teacher Aide

A.A. in Liberal Studies from West Valley College
B.A. in Child and Adolescent Development with a minor in Spanish from San Jose State University

This will be my fifth year teaching preschool and my first year at CCA. My favorite part about teaching this age group is hearing their fun ideas and creative imagination. As a CCA parent it is a blessing to be part of this great team! My husband and I have been married for 8 years. The Lord has blessed us with two wonderful boys. Our oldest will be entering kindergarden at CCA this year and our youngest will be entering preschool. When I am not in the classroom I enjoy spending time with my family, gardening and reading.