Sandra Choi

Director / Substitute Caterpillars Teacher

It is hard to imagine, but education psychologist claimed that by age five, almost 90% of adult intelligence in children have already been formed!

I first started working with children at the age of 15 within my church. In my early teens, I developed a strong sense of caring and compassion for others once I received Jesus as my Savior, which has fueled my devotion to child development.

After college I wanted to become a missionary, however, I first traveled overseas and taught English to children for two years. Upon return back to the States I settled down to raise a family and started Little Star Basics Preschool & Learning Center over 26 years ago. My experience has shown me that sowing seeds of hope in the lives of children through teaching means the world to me.

On a personal note, I hold a BA degree from University of California, Davis, a Masters in Theology from Princeton Seminary, and 30 units of Early Childhood Education from local community colleges. The most daring thing I have accomplished was backpacking alone around six countries in Europe at the age of 24 for a whole month, and the best thing I have done in my life was to have children.

I like to teach, exercise, and spend time with my family

Linda Sutton

Busy Bees Teacher

Hello, my name is Ms. Linda. I began teaching because someone saw potential in me. Children bring joy into my daily life. I have taught preschool and or Kindergarten for over 40 years and co-owned a preschool for 6 of those years. I enjoy a good book with a cup of decaf. or herbal tea, music, visiting with friends and attending live theatre. It is an honor to be trusted with parents’ greatest treasures.

Rachel Reichert

Butterfly Teacher

Hi Everyone, I discovered my passion for teaching young children in high school when I began to volunteer in the children’s ministry at my church. Working with children brings immense joy to my heart. I accepted Jesus in my heart and life when I was 23, and my life has forever been changed since.

People have said that I possess a calm, gentle spirit. I have been married for 5 years to my husband Josh. My dream is to have children of my own someday. My favorite things to do when I am not teaching are hanging out with friends and family, and supporting my local church by leading worship praises.

I am currently enrolled at San Jose State finishing up a program in Elementary Education. I have been working as a preschool teacher’s aide for the past 2 years. I am very excited to be a teacher for the 3 year old’s at Little Star Basics!

Kristianna Campos

Assistant Teacher for Butterflies

Hello, my name is Kristianna. I graduated from Wilcox High School in Summer of 2020. I enjoy my work with the children. In the future, I would like to be a traveling nurses working with children. My experiences with children comes from taking care of my nephew and niece. I graduated with a GPA of 3.85. I attend church on Sundays and I confess that Jesus is my Savior.

Katie Song

Teacher’s Assistant

The children are so adorable to me. I am gentle and laid back in my approach to children. I like to guide them as the little ones explore.

I am a Little Star Basics graduate. I have about 6 Early Childhood Units.

Michelle Won

Cook / Aide

Teaching and nurturing children brings me so much joy. I believe my greatest strength when teaching young children is my patience, which helps me guide them through almost any problem. I hope I can be an example to the children to be kind and respectful to one another.

I have been married for about 41 years, and I have two sons who are now married and work at companies in the Silicon Valley.

The most amazing thing in my life is that I married into a Christian family where I can worship God freely after being raised in a Buddhist home. I operated a cafeteria for more than 20 years and worked 7 years in a different preschool before joining Little Star Basics 3 years ago. I currently have 4 units in Infant and Toddler class.

Additionally, I am active in the women’s ministry at my church.

Chunhee Hinton

Substitute Teacher

Starting as a teacher’s aide, I fell in love with children. I decided to take ECE (Early Childhood Education) classes through San Jose City College and became a qualified preschool teacher. I have been teaching nine years since then.

I believe that teaching should be fun, encouraging, and uplifting. I enjoy making and creating things that teach children to learn and develop critical thinking skills.

Before I taught preschoolers, I worked as a clothing designer for over 23 years after college. My major was in the Fine Arts. I have been married for 24 years to my husband, and I have one daughter, who is a collegiate level tennis player. My family enjoys outdoor activities and sports. I, myself love to watch sports programs, especially tennis matches.

I look forward to working with your child this school year!