Our Directors


Sandra Perez

My name is Sandra Perez. I have an associate’s degree in  Early Childhood Education. I have owned Mi Familia since 2006. I am married and we have two wonderful children Jose Jr. and Jasmine. I love volunteering and hope to make a difference in my community. In my spare time, I love traveling and spending time with family, and friends.


Jasmine Perez

My name is Jasmine Perez. I am currently attending the University of Minnesota to pursue a degree in Early Childhood Education. I enjoy doing arts and crafts with the kids. In my spare time I enjoy traveling with my friends and family, reading and going to museums.


Stephanie Rivera

My name is Stephanie Rivera, I have 3 children, 2 daughters 14, and 13. A son who is 10 yrs old. I have 3 dogs, Chevy, Canelo and Papito. I have worked with children since I was old enough to babysit.

 I have worked with Mi Familia Child Care just passing my 4-year mark in September. Before working here I worked for Maure GMC in the service department working on cars. My favorite season is Fall and the holiday would of course be Halloween. I work with the School Age Program and Preschool B as well. Currently, I am working on a Certificate for Bully Prevention and have also had Conscious Discipline training. I like to find ways to show the kiddos about their true selves, being positive, how negative energy wears the body down and also the importance of taking care of mother nature.

Our Staff

Maestra Alexa



Hello, my name is Alexa, I am from Mexico, and I have a very small family including my little pet bunny. I love working with kids and seeing their little smiles:). I love nature and anything that is adventurous. You will always catch me in a lake. I love painting and designing things. I really enjoy going out to drink some coffee. One of my favorite hobbies is swimming and workout. I am very much into education and love learning new things every day!




My name is Maestra Carla and I have one daughter. In my home country of Venezuela, I was also a preschool teacher with 13 years of experience. One of the things I enjoy when working with children is teaching them the Spanish language! In my free time I like to paint and spend time with my daughter.

Maestra Sydney



My name is Sydney. I am 20 years old and I love working with kids, spending time with friends and family, and I love to listen to music while reading. I’ve been working with kids since I was about 10 years old and I knew I wanted to watch kids as a job.

Mestra Michelle



Hi, I am Michelle. I am a mother of three. I enjoy gardening, DIYs, and crafting. My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving!

maestro jose jr


Jose Jr.

Hi, my name is Jose Perez Jr. I am one of the school-age teachers here at Mi Familia. I am excited to spend the summer with the kids!

Maestra Alma



My Name is Meastra Alma. I have been working with kids for 30 Years. I love teaching kids and seeing the light bulbs turn on when they learn. I enjoy teaching the kids how to Meditate. Fun Facts: – My favorite color is Yellow – I love to read and write – I have a cat named Luna – I love Death Metal (JK)

maestro gerardo



Hello! My name is Gerardo. I’m 19 years old and if I could visit one place it would probably be Italy. I enjoy seeing new places and meeting new people, as well as learning new things, and trying them too. I grew up in Minnesota but have an older sister in Mexico. I believe in trying your best at everything you do, even when no one is watching. You only live once!

Core Values







To provide a safe educational learning environment where ALL children belong, succeed, and see themselves as the leaders of tomorrow.


Inspire children to love others, love themselves, and change the world.


Mi Familia shows children love, respect and we watch them flourish under our care. Teaching children prosocial behaviors, encouraging them when they
are down or unsure. 

We believe in providing them opportunities for to use their skills and self-confidence. Mi Familia provides a positive and supportive atmosphere, where they feel safe and secure to express their ideas, thoughts, and emotions.

Maestro Giovanni

Giovanni Stambaugh

My name is Giovanni Stambaugh. I was born in St. Paul, Minnesota. I grew up in Minnesota all my life. I did a lot of moving around to different cities and schools when I was younger, which has made me experience a lot of different living environments and also lots of different people. 

I am a sophomore at South St. Paul Secondary Highschool. I work for a daycare and help take care of children.