Meet Our Shining Lights Staff
Primary Teacher/Administrator: Leah Starinieri
Leah comes to us with a long history educational experience, having worked in private and public schools with students of all ages. She has her Large Childcare Center Director license. Leah brings teaching experience from infants to high school aged students. Leah has a Master’s Degree in Education Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Inclusive Classroom from Concordia University in Portland, Oregon, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies: Human Development from California State University in San Bernardino, California. Leah and her husband Jason have been in the ministry serving churches and currently serve as pastors at New Song Christian Fellowship in Gunnison. Leah has a kind and fun-loving nature and brings a depth of spiritual maturity to our Shining Lights Learning Center.
Assistant Teacher: Hannah Starinieri
Hannah is currently attending Mansfield University online for Art History. She has all her early childhood qualifications as an Assistant Teacher. She enjoys art, reading, and pickle ball.
Supervisor: Wendy Solheim, CEO Legacy Family Ministries