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Brittney Grimshaw

Preschool Director

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!


David Pennington

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


Maggie McCourt

Rover Teacher

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!


Annie Roth

Preschool Teacher

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. 


Martha Perez

Toddler Teacher

Ms. Martha joined our team fall of 2023 and brings with her 12 years of experience working with toddlers and preschool aged children.  Her dedicated care and love for her students is evident in their smiling faces.  She is a local to Carpinteria and we are so thankful to have her on our team!


Jaime Richter

Pre-K and TK Teacher

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. 

Infant Program Staff

Tina Medel

Infant Teacher

Tina Medel begins her 3rd 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!


Ashley Martin

Infant Teacher

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


Kat Pennington

Rover Teacher

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!


Yaritza Hernandez 

Infant Teacher

Yaritza is a beloved member of our Coastal Family. Ms.Yari has her degree in child development and years of experience working with young children but it is her heart that makes her such a special teacher. Yari cares for the infants of Coastal Family Preschool with such intentional love and care that is felt by students and parents alike. Her calm and warm demeanor creates a beautiful environment for our youngest students. We are so blessed to have her with us!

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