Meet The Team

Our Dedicated Teachers

Kelsey Keller 

Center Director/Toddler Teacher

Kelsey has called First Steps home since 2016. She holds a BA in Child Development from California State University, Chico. Together with a team of amazing teachers, she is committed to providing your family with a loving and safe environment. 

Arianna Pulido

Asst. Director/Toddler Teacher

Arianna has been a part of the First Steps team since 2016. She received her BA in Liberal Studies from San Jose State University. 

Brenda Chavez

Infant Teacher

Brenda joined us in 2017, and persued her Early Childhood Development courses at Saddleback College. 

Fahima Ebrat

Infant Teacher

Fahima is our longest standing teacher. She has worked in the Infant Room for over 15 years! She has completed her Early Childhood Education courses at Diablo Valley College. 

Maddie Griffey

Infant Teacher

Maddie graduated from California Polytechnic University in 2020 with a BS in Child Development, and a minor in Psychology and joined our team shortly after in early 2021.

Nieves Hedlund

Infant Teacher

Nieves has been a First Steps teacher since 2018. She received a degree in Education while in the Philippines! 

Diego Hernandez

Toddler Teacher

Diego joined our staff in 2019 and recently earned his Early Childhood Development units from Saddleback College. 

Nadia Boudjema

Toddler Teacher


Simin Abbasipour

Substitute Teacher

Simin has been a part of our team since 2019. She received a degree in Education while in Iran. 

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