Brittney Grimshaw joins the Coastal Family team with close to two decades of school leadership experience. She has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Human Service: Executive Leadership. Not only are we blessed to have her as the Head of our School, but she also serves as the Director of Children's Ministry at our church. We are thankful for how the Lord is using her to encourage and growth the families of our community!
Executive Director/Associate Pastor
David Pennington is the Pastor of Youth and Children at Family Baptist and has the joy of being an overseer of Coastal Family School. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Westmont College and is currently working towards a MDIV in Christian Ministry from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has a wife named Katherine and four wonderfully wild boys!
Coastal Family Preschool
Ms. Maggie has been our 2-3 year old teacher at Coastal Family School for the last 3 years! Maggie’s bright smile and warm demeanor bring delight to her students. Her playful and energetic personality engages her students and encourages their zest for learning. We are so thankful for her and what she brings to our Coastal Family!
Ms. Annie graduated from Corbin University in Salem, Oregon with a degree in counseling and has been teaching preschool while in Oregon. Annie is recently married and she and her husband will be living in Carpinteria! She enjoys going the beach and spending time in the sun. Annie loves going for walks, riding bikes, rollerblades and playing tennis! But she also loves watching movies or reading a good book.
Pre-K and TK Teacher
Ms. Brynn recently graduated from Point Loma Nazerne University. She has a bachelor's degree in psychology and am pursuing a Masters in school psychology/counseling. She met her husband at PLNU and got married in May of this year. They live in Ventura with their puppy, Bonnie, and love spending time at the beach, cooking, reading or working out. Brynn is truly a delight and we are so thankful to add her to our team!
Ms. Kat has been a part of Coastal Family since its birth playing a variety of roles but is now a rover preschool teacher! She has a degree in Kinesiology from Westmont College and has worked with children in a wide range of settings. She is a mom of 4 boys and the Lord has given her a great love for children. She is excited to serve the community in this way!
Infant Program Staff
Tina Medel begins her 2nd year at Coastal Family with years of experience and education as a master teacher in child development. Her warm presence and bright smile create an environment of comfort and joy for her students. The Medel family are long time Carpinterian's and they have raised three wonderful boys. We are blessed to have her in our Coastal Family!
Ms. Ashley initially joined Coastal Family as a mom of one of our students. Ashley is kind, patient, and engaging, making her the ideal preschool teacher. With over ten years of experience working with young children in school settings, we are thankful the Lord brought her to our team.
Ms. Jaime is one of our Infant teachers who brings four years experience working with toddlers and preschool age children as well as 3 years working in a special needs classroom. Her and her husband Tim have four children they are raising together in our Carpinteria community. Ms. Jaime brings not only the education and experience of a preschool teacher but also wisdom from parenting her own children.