Dedicated to Teaching

Discovery Preschool has 3 classrooms: Red Room, Blue Room and Yellow Room. We have a director, 3 teachers and 3 aides. Every staff member is dedicated to teaching and enriching the lives of our students.

Roxy Menendez

Preschool Director

Miss Roxy joined Discovery Preschool in 2008 working as a teacher's assistant. Before she became the teacher of the Blue Room in 2012, she substituted for Discovery and other early childhood education programs. She left the preschool in January of 2017 to be a lead teacher at the largest Head Start program in South Los Angeles.  After completing all of her administration requirements, Roxy returned as director in the fall of 2018. Discovery Preschool is where her heart is.

Roxy earned a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from California State University, Long Beach and is a credentialed Site Supervisor and Master Teacher. She is Mexican and Salvadoran-American; also bilingual in Spanish.


Laura Butler

Teacher, Yellow Room

Miss Laura has taught at Discovery Preschool since 2008, but her teaching career began in 1996 as an elementary school teacher. She has a B.A. in English and her M.Ed. in Educational Counseling. She received her teaching credential from Whittier College in 1995.

Prior to teaching preschool, she was a stay-at-home mom to her two daughters who both attended Discovery.

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Sumer Lesser

Teacher, Blue Room

Miss Sumer began working at Discovery as an assistant and has been a teacher since 2017. She studied early childhood education at Golden West College and plans on taking more classes as time allows.

Sumer is also a member of the Los Altos United Church of Christ and leads the youth group. Both of her children attended Discovery Preschool.

Miss Susan

Susan Kanetomo


Miss Susan started as a family volunteer while her two grandsons attended Discovery Preschool. She loved working with our students and staff so much, it motivated her to go back to school to earn an Early Childhood Education certificate. She has been a teacher's assistant since 2013.

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Breanna Munson

Teacher, Red Room

Miss Breanna joined our staff in 2017 to work as a teacher's assistant. She is currently a full time student at California State University, Long Beach completing her Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education. She also works at the Child and Family Center on campus. Her teaching experience ranges from 18 month olds to 5 year olds.


Fabiola Nolazco Morales


Miss Fabiola is currently working at Discovery as an assistant and steps in as a substitute when needed. She received her B.A. from the University of California Irvine in Psychology and minor in Educational Studies. She has a teaching permit in Early Childhood Education and has worked in various positions from early head start to high school. She is also fluent in Spanish.

She and her husband have two boys; the eldest attended Discovery for two years and the youngest is currently attending.

Miss Cathie

Cathie McCabe


Miss Cathie has been working at Discovery Preschool since September 2004. She has lived in Los Altos her whole life. She went to Tincher, Hill Middle school, and Wilson High School. She also attended Long Beach City College and Cal State Long Beach.

Before she started her family, she worked for the Long Beach Unified School District in both kindergarten and special needs fourth grade.

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