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Directora Sandra

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.

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Maestra Jasmine

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.

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.

Maestra Stephanie

Stephanie Rivera

My name is Stephanie Rivera, I was brought  (born) on Earth on December 25, 1987. I have given birth to 3 beautiful children, they are 13, 11, and 8. I have 2 dogs named Chevy and Grim. My interests and hobbies are… Well, there are so many. 

What I enjoy doing is all sorts of art, working and learning about cars and conscious discipline, and I am a bit of a handywoman. At the moment I am learning about meditation, the Divine Feminine. Let me tell you that keeping a clear mind, I find very difficult. I am also coaching my son’s soccer team. I love sports and being outdoors, especially camping and teaching the kids about being outdoors and what it is to give respect to nature.  My favorite holiday of all time is Halloween! I love reading and hearing the sound of rain

Maestra Estrella


My name is Maestra Estrella, I am 22 years old. I am a Teacher and a small business owner on the side

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Jose Perez 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 Esperanza


Hi, I’m Esperanza! I am from St. Paul, Minnesota. One thing that I have loved to do since I was little is sing. I sing to the kids from time to time.  I enjoy teaching and doing art projects with them.

Maestra Trisha

Trisha Kazembe

My name is Trisha Kazembe. I am from Zambia, which’s located in the south-central of Africa. I moved to the USA in 2018 and I graduated with an associate’s degree summer of 2020. Growing up with a minimalistic upbringing has taught me the value of hard work. I enjoy volunteering at my church and working with children

Maestra Brianna

Brianna Ortega

Hi, I’m Brianna Ortega, I was born in St. Paul Minnesota. I lived in California and Mexico for a year. I love to dance; dancing is my hobby.  I also played volleyball for 2 years. When I was 7 years old I would always say I want to be a preschool teacher as a joke but I love kids, I enjoy being with them! I have 4 other siblings.


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.

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