“Helping children to grow intellectually, spiritually, physically, and socially”

113 E San Antonio Street      Fredericksburg, Texas 78624     Phone: (830)997-8939

School Calendar

Kindernest Will Be Closed On the Following Days:

August 27, 2021 Fair Holiday

September 6, 2021 Labor Day

November 22-26, 2021 Thanksgiving Break

December 20-31, 2021 Christmas Break

January 6-7, 2022 Stock Show

March 14-18, 2022 Spring Break

April 15, 2022 Good Friday

April 18, 2022 Easter Monday

May 26, 2022 Early Release @1:00pm (Staff Inservice)

May 27, 2022 Staff Inservice Day

May 30, 2022 Memorial Day

Summer session will begin on Tuesday May 31, 2022.

Summer holidays will be set in the spring.

There are no makeup days for bad weather.

Kindernest Staff

Directors & Teachers 

Annisa Alonzo

DIRECTOR

My family moved to Fredericksburg from Waco, Texas in 1990, and I will always consider Fredericksburg to be my hometown. After graduating from Fredericksburg High School, I moved to Austin for 6 years, where I earned my esthetician license and worked as a nanny and tutor for several families. I ultimately decided that my heart was in early childhood education. I have a total of 15 years in childcare, 8 of those years have been at Kindernest Montessori School. I spent several years aiding Ms. Jenny with the 3yr old classroom, loved every minute of my time as a lead teacher in the pre-k, and now I am excited to serve our special program as Director of Kindernest.

I truly believe that Kindernest has such a positive impact on the children, families, and staff within our small community here in Fredericksburg. I am so incredibly blessed with the support and many friendships I have gained from the HGLC community and I will always be grateful for my time here!

In my free time I can be found dancing, napping, waiting in line at Starbucks, and enjoying time with my family and friends.

Debbie Loth

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR & TEACHER

My name is Debbie Loth , I was born in Fredericksburg on April 8, 1961. My parents were Elgin and Doreen Kusenberger. I have one younger sibling, Donna Rees. I have two boys, Logan and Neil Loth  I have been a member of Holy Ghost Lutheran Church all my life. I started working at Kindernest in August of 1997 to May of 2005. During that time I was a stay at home mom, a substitute teacher and a teacher aide at FISD. In September 2009 I returned to Kindernest and have been there ever since.

Kim Bonillas

Kim Bonillas moved here with her family in 2008 from Anchorage, Alaska. She is married to Darell, who teaches at the primary school. They have three grown sons, Seth, Drew, and Joshua.

Kim has been in early childhood education for over 30 years. While in Anchorage, she served for 17 years at Anchor Lutheran School as a teacher, Assistant Director, and head of the early childhood department. She has served as Director of Bethany Preschool and has held the positions of lead teacher, Assistant Director, and Director at Kindernest Montessori School. Kim is currently enjoying her time as a lead Pre-k teacher!

Kim enjoys spending time with family and friends, running, reading, and is a lover of all animals (especially dogs!)

Rhonda Martin

 

I grew up in Duncanville, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. I attended The University of Texas in Arlington. Prior to our move to Fredericksburg in 2014, I enjoyed a fulfilling banking career with Inwood National Bank in Dallas for twenty five years. I currently serve as a Pre-K Teacher at Kindernest. What a blessing! My husband Dale and I have two beautiful children, William (7) and Camille (32). In my spare time I love spending time with family, daydreaming about food, dancing, picnics and long walks on the beach.

Tiffany Sanchez

 

Hello, my name is Tiffany Sanchez. I was born and raised here in Fredericksburg. I absolutely loved growing up in Fredericksburg and I knew I would eventually want to move back. 

After graduating high school, I moved to San Angelo where I attended Angelo State University. I got my bachelors degree in early childhood education. I always knew growing up I wanted to work with children, and what better way than become a teacher! While going to school, I was able to find a job at a daycare facility where I could get even more experience working with children! 

After graduating Angelo State, I decided it was time to move back home. I moved home in March of 2015, and a few months later saw Kindernest was hiring. I started working at Kindernest in August of 2015 and have been here since! I am one of the 4 Pre-K teachers and I love teaching Pre-K. I absolutely love working at Kindernest! It is the best job I have had throughout my life. All the people I work with are some of the nicest people I know and I consider them all my family! I am truly blessed to be a part of this amazing school! 

When I am not working at Kindernest, I love spending time with my family and friends! Getting to spend time with family is one of my favorite things to do. I also love shopping, being outside, and reading. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miranda Alonzo

 

My name is Miranda Alonzo and I was born and raised here in Fredericksburg, Tx. I will begin my 6th year in childcare this Fall. I am currently working on my degree in child development at the local university center with the goal of specializing in either play therapy or special needs.

In my free time I enjoy traveling, sleeping late, sitting in complete silence, and starting home projects that never actually get completed. 

Jenifer Howard

My name is Jenifer Howard- the lead teacher in the 3yr old classroom. My educational philosophy is to create a learning environment that is fun and exciting. I attended University of Northern Philippines and graduated in 1990 with a degree in Elementary Education. Before moving to Fredericksburg, I taught kindergarten for two years and first grade for a year in South Texas! The 2021-2022 school year will be my 16th year at Kindernest Montessori School.

My husband Troy and I have been married for 23 years. We have a daughter named Courtney who is attending Fredericksburg High School. Whenever we can, we love to travel to the Philippines to visit family and friends. 

As a pre-school educator, I truly enjoy making a positive difference in the lives of young children.

Victoria Mendez

I am Victoria Mendez aka Torie, and I am a native of Fredericksburg, Tx. I love teaching kids and have been doing so for the past 30 years. I first started working in a residential treatment center working with children from ages 7 to 21 yrs. I then met my wonderful husband and started a family. I taught at Kindernest Montessori school for some time before I continued my education and work with young children at the YMCA in Kerrville. I then began working for Little Lambs in Fredericksburg as we built our forever home on land, raising our two wonderful children. After the closing of Little Lambs, I returned to Kindernest where I have continued to love my work with children and families.

I truly enjoy my work, God, and family. In my free time I love gardening, thrift shopping, playing card games, and spending time with my family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Naomi Rodriguez

My name is Naomi Rodriguez aka “Ms. Omi”! I am 23 years old and have been in early childcare for 3 years. I was born and raised in Fredericksburg, Tx. In my free time, you can find me at the gym or out grabbing a bite to eat!

As one of the 18month teachers I have enjoyed every moment at Kindernest and am excited to continue to grow with everyone! I look forward to greeting you and your children every morning!

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