Ms. Misty, Director

Hi I am Misty Anderson, The new director of Serrano Heights Academy. I live in Placentia and have over 15 years’ experience in the field of Education. I have taught Kindergarten, Preschool and have been a Director of child and youth development. I have my bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and my Masters Degree in Education specializing in Instruction and Curriculum. Education and Child development are my passion and I thrive on creating environments where children can have fun, learn, flourish and explore. I am very happy to be working with such amazing teachers and children.


Favorite Season – Fall

Favorite Store – Hot Topic / Amazon

Favorite Color – Yellow

Favorite Snack – Sweet Tarts

Favorite Thing to do in my spare time- I love cooking, spending time with my family and traveling.

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Ms. Alyssa, Teacher

Hi! My name is Alyssa Jaques. I was born and raised in Anaheim, California. I currently live with my boyfriend of seven years and our fur baby, Pepper. I graduated from Cal State Fullerton in 2020 and earned my bachelor’s degree in Child and Adolescent Studies. I plan on going back to school this fall to earn a master’s degree in Special Education. I am coming up on my second year working at Serrano Heights Academy, and I wouldn’t want it to be any other way! I love having the privilege of being a teacher and igniting a love of learning in my students.
Favorite Season: Winter
Favorite Sports Team: Angels
Favorite Store: Target
Favorite Color: Black
Favorite Snack: Apples with peanut butter
Favorite Thing to do when you're not at School: Spend time with family & friends

Ms. Rosa, Teacher

Hello, my name is Rosa Iris Andrade and I was born and raised in Anaheim, California. I live in my own apartment with my boyfriend, my puppy Luna, and 25 pet fish. I took my ECE classes at Riverside City College and I am currently enrolled at Rio Hondo College to continue furthering my education. I have worked here at Serrano Heights Academy for 3 years and it has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I love the privilege of watching the children grow and learn and I am so grateful that, as a teacher, I get to be a part of their journey.
Favorite Season : Spring
Favorite Sports Team : Angels
Favorite Store : Target
Favorite Color : Burgundy
Favorite Snack : Extra Hot Cheetos
Favorite Thing to do when you're not at School : Spend time with my puppy, family and friends

Ms. Valeria, Teacher

Hello! My name is Valeria Zimmerman. I was born in Mexico and currently live in Riverside, CA. I have a hatchling red-foot tortoise named, Sherry.  I attended Cal State San Bernardino and received my Bachelor’s in Psychology with a minor in Child Development. I plan to go back to school for my Master’s in School Psychology. I have been at Serrano Heights Academy for the past two years and it has been a pleasure working with staff and seeing the children grow. I am grateful to have the privilege of teaching children the love of learning and creating a safe environment. I look forward to continuing to teach the love of learning to my students.
Favorite Season: Spring
Favorite Sports Team: Dodgers and Chargers
Favorite Store: Target
Favorite Colo: Mint Green
Favorite Snacks: Jalapeno Cheddar Cheetos and Kit-Kat
Favorite thing to do when you’re not at school: Spending time with loved ones and hiking.

Ms. Jessica, Teacher

Hi my name is Jessica Hernandez I was born and reside in Cypress, California. I am currently attending Fullerton College earning my units to get my AA and then I will continue my education at a Cal State to earn my Bachelor’s Degree. I began working at Serrano Heights Academy in July of 2020 and it has been such a privilege being a teacher and having the opportunity to build a bond with each student. I enjoy being able to teach my students new things every day and making learning fun and exciting.
Favorite Season: Winter
Favorite Sports Team: Lakers
Favorite Store: Target
Favorite Color: Pink
Favorite Snack: BBQ Chips
Favorite Thing to do when you’re not at School: Spending time with my boyfriend, family, and friends.

Ms. Susan, Teacher

Hi, My name is Susan Day! I have 4 siblings and 2 dogs. I have lived in Fullerton for 24 years. I studied at Biola University to become a teacher. 

Fav season: Summer

Fav sports team: Lakers

Fav store: Target

Fav color: Green

Fav snack: Watermelon

Fav thing to do: Concerts