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Mrs. Brenda Drost

Mrs. Brenda Drost

Director and Pre-K Teacher

Brenda joined the Sonshine family in May of 2019 and is looking forward to many years of creating a safe, loving environment where your children can learn through play and exploration.  What she looks forward to the most is providing the opportunity for your children to learn of Jesus and His never ending, unconditional love for them!

Brenda previously served for ten years as the Executive Director of Lamb's Gate Preschool and Kindergarten (1993-2003). Following which she has worked in various early childhood education/development roles, including time with the Easter Seals Blake Foundation as a Family Support Specialist and as a Behavioral Health Specialist. She has also worked for TUSD as an Early Childhood Learning Specialist. Most recently, since 2016, Brenda has served as a Quality First Coach.
Brenda holds a B.A. in Music Education from Trinity International University, an M.A. in Psychology from the University of the Rockies, and an Early Childhood Education Certificate from Ashford University.

Mrs. Joanne Castillo

Mrs. Joanne Castillo

Assistant Director and 3 Year Old Teacher

Joanne has been busy enjoying Sonshine Preschool since 1998!  She began teaching in 2000 and has been an Assistant Director since 2004. Joanne is from San Antonio, Texas.  She received a Psychology degree from Texas Tech in 1982.

Mrs. Amanda Banwart

Mrs. Amanda Banwart

Assistant Director

Amanda joined Sonshine Preschool in 2011 as the two-year old teacher aide. In 2015 she became Assistant Director, handling all office duties.

Mrs. Emily Fernandez

Mrs. Emily Fernandez

Older Toddler Teacher

Mrs. Emily began teaching in our Two Year Old classroom in 2018. Sonshine holds a special place in heart because she attended Sonshine Preschool as a child as well as her mother being a former Sonshine Preschool teacher.

Mrs. Erin Cavazos

Mrs. Erin Cavazos

Pre-K Teacher

Mrs. Cavazos joined the Sonshine team in 2016. She is a former middle school teacher who decided she'd like to work with younger children.

Mrs. Alicia Lucht

Mrs. Alicia Lucht

3 Year Old Teacher

Mrs. Lucht joined the Sonshine team in 2016 after being a room mom for several years.

Mrs. Kathy Corbin

Mrs. Kathy Corbin

Pre-K Teacher

Mrs. Corbin has been part of the Sonshine family since 1996!  She has worked in a wide array of positions here, and really enjoys her teaching position.

Mrs. Julie Moten

Mrs. Julie Moten

3 Year Old Teacher

Julie joined the Sonshine staff in 1998, and has been teaching the 3 Year Olds ever since.

Ms. Prairie Romero

Ms. Prairie Romero

Older Toddler Teacher

Ms. Prairie has been a part of Sonshine Preschool since 2001! Prairie continues to work on earning her degree in the Early Childhood field.