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Meet the Team


Niki Tellechea


I have had a passion to work with children since I was a child. I started working with children in the church nursery in elementary school, and from that early age, I knew that I wanted a career in childcare and development. I went to college and got my degree in Liberal Studies and from there I continued on into the child development certificate program and ended up working my way to achieve the top certificate, site supervisor. Since 2005, I have been the director at Lighthouse, and absolutely love the privilege of helping children grow, learn, and know more about God's love for them.


Alicia Gonzales

Delightful Dolphins Teacher

I am passionate about faith, family and community. From a very early age I felt a calling on my life to serve families and young children. I started teaching preschool in 2007 and became a lead teacher at Lighthouse Christian Preschool in 2012. I am very involved in the church and serve in multiple ministries. I consider it an honor to be able to share the love of Jesus with my students and their families.


Megan Moffett

Pre-K Otters Teacher

I am the lead teacher of the Pre-Kindergarten classroom. I am so thankful that I am able to speak into the lives of the 4 &5 year olds. I love being able to spread the love of Jesus to each and every one of my students in my classroom. I have two big brothers and one little sister. I currently reside in Escondido with my husband and dog Maurice. Some of my favorite things to do are going to the beach, crafting and spending time with Jesus.


Lizzie Butler

Jumpin Jellies Teacher

I am so excited to meet you all this year! I have been a teacher at Lighthouse since 2020 and I’ve loved every second of it! I have always known since I was a child myself that I would be working with children so this is definitely my calling! When I was younger, I lived in lots of cool places and have seen lots of awesome things all around the country. I can’t wait to have more experiences with you all this year!


Jessie Phillips

Assistant Teacher

Coming soon

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