Staff

The experiences that a child has in their earliest years shape their development and teachers play an important role in creating those experiences. Our well-trained and highly skilled teachers interact with children using responsive language, engaging all children in classroom activities, fostering independence, and creating a language-rich environment.

The staff consists of teachers trained in Early Childhood Education. They bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the preschool setting. They are all certified in First Aid and CPR.

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Lucy Loupy, Director

Welcome to Presbyterian Preschool! I graduated from Cal Poly (SLO) with a BA in Liberal Studies/Education. I have worked as an Early Childhood Educator for over 20 years. I am married and have three adult children. We moved to Healdsburg in 2000 and enjoy the wonderful bounties of Sonoma County.

I started working at Presbyterian Preschool in 2002, and absolutely love it. The physical environment at Presbyterian Preschool is lovely, the staff is extremely talented, and the families are incredible. At Presbyterian Preschool, we believe in a play-based learning environment, because preschoolers learn best in a playful and social setting. We honor and respect all aspects of a child’s development, including their social, cognitive, emotional, spiritual, and physical growth. I hope you consider Presbyterian Preschool as a nurturing, developmental, and secure beginning to your child’s educational journey.


Amby Takekawa, Director

Hello! I am originally from Minnesota, where I taught second and third grade for eleven years at a French Immersion school. My focus was literacy in a dual language setting. I have a B.A. in French Literature and History from the University of Minnesota, and completed my Elementary Teaching Credential through Augsburg College. I have enjoyed adding Early Childhood Education classes to my experience.

I joined the Presbyterian Preschool staff in 2014. This is a very special school that truly values developmentally appropriate, play-based learning. The preschool years are so precious. It is a privilege to be part of your child’s growth and development.

I am married and have two teenagers.  My family moved to Sonoma County in 2008.  One of the first things that helped us feel connected to the area was the wonderful people at First Presbyterian Church and Presbyterian Preschool, where our daughter was a student. When I’m not shuttling kids to activities, I enjoy reading, volunteering, camping, cooking, hiking, traveling, and gardening.