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Parvin's Hopeland Preschool, Kindergarten and Child Care Center

Owner - Director - Psychologist Dr. Parvin Soleimani

Staff Biosmeeting

Our wonderful and dedicated staff is truly the highlight of Parvin’s program. They are friendly, loving, educated, caring, and diverse in their professional and cultural backgrounds. Their teamwork and sense of family has enriched the quality of Parvin’s program, and many have been on staff for over five years. It is this consistency and dedication that ties our team together like a wonderful family!

Click on the link below to read about what makes the staff unique at Hopeland.

Teaching Approach
anita Class I: Preschool

Ms. Anita Sharma, Class I Co-Teacher

My name is Anita Sharma and I moved to the United States from India with my husband in 1992, and both of our sons were born here. I have a Master’s degree in Political Science from India, and before we immigrated to the US, I was a high school teacher. My background in teaching brought me to take my units for Early Childhood Education, and I have been working for Parvin’s Hopeland Preschool for over 11 years. I also volunteered for one year with the Head Start program. I am very happy and truly enjoy being a part of Parvin’s Hopeland School and working with kids. I love my job, and I love to be engaged as a volunteer to help people in my community.

Illeana Ortiz Ms. Ileana Ortiz, Class I Co-Teacher

My name is Ileana Ortiz and I was born in Guadalajara, Mexico. I’m married and have two beautiful children; Pamela and Carlos. I graduated from college in Mexico, where I studied Education. I have been working as a preschool and elementary teacher for over seventeen years. I am so proud and thankful to be part of Parvin’s Hopeland Preschool for over eight years now! I love my family, my job, teaching Spanish, and I loved being engaged at Lincoln Unified School District as a volunteer to help my community.

eliabeth Class II: Pre-Kindergarten

Ms. Elizabeth Berbower, Class II Co-Teacher

My name is Elizabeth Berbower and I have worked in the Early Childhood Education field for over 15 years and I have 32 Early Childhood Education units. I previously worked at a preschool in the Bay Area for 8 years, and I have been working at Parvin’s Hopeland Preschool for 7 years. I truly enjoy working with children and seeing them progress and grow.

Victoria Meafua
 Ms. Taylor Phillips, Class II Co-Teacher

My name is Taylor Phillips and I have recently moved to Stockton from Napa Valley. I am very happy to be welcomed into the friendly environment at Parvin's Hopeland Preschool! I am urgently in College with Early Childhood Education Units and working towards a degree in Liberal Studies. I love working with children and seeing them learn. The children and staff at Parvin's have made a wonderful difference in my life and I look forward to making many memories.

Fatima Kindergarten

Ms. Fatima Erguiza, Assistant Director and Kindergarten Teacher

My name is Fatima Erguiza, and I am the Assistant Director of the program and the school’s Kindergarten teacher. I have been working for Parvin’s School for over five years. I have my Bachelor’s degree in Community Studies and have over 20 units in Early Childhood Education. In my off time, I volunteer for the Stockton Food Bank. Teaching has been a dream, and I am proud to make a difference in each of my student’s lives.

Taylor Phillips Before and After School Care

Ms. Victoria Meafua, School Age Teacher

am Victoria Meafua. Currently I work with the school aged children at Parvin's. I have had over six professional years working with children. In March of 2013, I will be receiving my B. A. in Childhood Education from Humphrey's College. Working at Parvin's school brightens up my day! Each day it is amazing to see all the children having fun while learning. As a teacher at Parvin's I also learn and grow along with them. It's a great opportunity to work with a wonderful group of professional, warm and friendly staff as well as with Dr. Parvin.

cecilia Children's Aide

Ms. Cecilia Erguiza, Children's Aide

My name is Cecilia Erguiza and I was born in the Philippines and have six lovely children. I am so glad to work with children at Parvin’s Hopeland Preschool, where I have worked for nearly five years. I truly enjoy working with kids.