Staff

Director

collenColleen Wilson (Ms. Colleen) is the Preschool Director. She has been with us for 4 years. For over 35 years, Colleen has served as a Director of Early Childhood Programs in the Bay Area. Colleen has a true passion for working with young children and families.
Colleen was born and raised in Sacramento, Colleen is now a Concord resident. Inspired by her passion for children, Colleen received her Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education from the State of California, Sacramento.
Colleen also holds a Site Supervisor Permit through the State of California. Colleen enjoys spending time with her family. She also enjoys shopping, baking and hiking.

Assistant Director

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Alicia Lundgren (Ms. Alicia) has been a part of St. Michael’s Preschool for 14 years.
Alicia started off co-teaching in the two year old classroom and now is a floater teacher, as well as the Assistant Director. She is continuing her education to complete her degree in Child Development, as well as receive her Master Teachers Permit through the State of California. Alicia recieved her Early Childhood units at Diablo Valley College and Los Medanos College. Alicia lives in Pittsburg with her husband, 2 daughters and 2 dogs. She loves to get outdoors and hike, boat, and camp. She enjoys going the beach and spending time at her family’s cabin.

Pre-K Frog Class Teacher

Diana Reitz (Ms. Diana) has been with St. Michael’s for 4 years. She is the Pre-K Frog classroom teacher. Diana has been working in the field of Child Development for over 20 years and the past 18 years were as a Pre-K teacher.
Diana has her AA in Early Childhood Eduation from Diablo Valley College. Diana grew up in Rome, Italy and then moved to the Clayton area. She now lives in Antioch with her family. Diana enjoys spending time with her family. She has 2 boys and girl and they all love to play sports. She also is blessed with a sweet grandson!

Pre-K Monkey Teacher

Misit Thompson (Ms. Misti) is the Pre-k Monkey classroom teacher.  She has been with us for over 2 years and loves being a part of our staff.  Misti earned her Early Childhood Development units at Los Medanos College and Diablo Valley College. We are very fortunate to have Misit as a teacher, as she has worked in the field for over 20 years! Misti was born and raised in Concord. She lives in Concord with her husband, son and rabbit named Hershey. Her son is currently enrolled as a freshman at Mt. Diablo High School.  Misiti enjoys hiking and bike riding with her family. They also enjoy relaxing at home.

Elephant Class Teacher

 Miriam Canas (Ms. Miriam) is the older 3 year old Elephant classroom teacher. She has been a part of our staff for 5 years. Miriam earned her Early Childhood Development units at Los Medanos College. She has worked in the field for over 12 years. Miriam loves bringing diversity to St. Michael’s! She is fluent in Spanish and loves to teach the children new words each day! She lives in Pittsburg with her family.  Miriam also enjoys sewing, reading and spending time with her niece and nephew.

Owl Class Teacher

Mr. Louis is the 3 year old Owl classroom teacher.  He has over 7 years of experience working with young children. He has been with St. Michael’s for 4 years and has recently come back to join our amazing staff after staying home with his 2 boys. Louis completed his Early Childhood Education courses from Contra Costa College and truly enjoy being an educator. Being one of the rare males in the field, Louis feels that he can offer a different approach and perspective to the children and staff. Louis lives in Pinole with his wife, 2 boys and 2 dogs.

Butterfly Class Teacher

Shonece Barney (Ms. Shonece) is a co-teacher in the 2 year old Butterfly classroom. She has worked at St. Michael’s for 6 years and has worked in early child care for over 10 years. Her passion for taking care of children came at a very young age being one of the oldest of 8 children. Shonece majored in Early Childhood Education at Diablo Valley College. She lives in Anotich with her family. Shonece enjoys wokring out and eating vegan!

Butterfly Class Teacher

Kittie Saldivar (Ms. Kittie) is one of the 2 year old Butterfly classroom teachers.
Kittie graduated from Sonoma State with a Bachelor’s Degree. She attended Diablo Valley College where she earned her Early Childhood Education units. Kittie has been at St. Michael’s Preschool for 7 years.
Ms. Kittie loves working at St. Michael’s preschool. She enjoys learning and exploring every day with the children. She lives in Concord with her husband and her cats and dog. She enjoy volunteering, cooking, baking and gardening. She loves visiting her nieces and nephews. She likes traveling and visiting the Hawaiian Islands.