Our Staff


Hello! My Name is Teresa Swafford and I have been blessed to have spent the last 25 years working in the lives of children. I was a Daycare Provider for 14 years running my own large family child care out of our home to spend more time with my three children. I was hired at the Desert Vineyard Church in 2008 to create the Childcare Ministry overseeing, directing volunteers and creating curriculum for our many ministries. After six years I was hired into our preschool and I couldn’t be happier. I look forward to each day working with the culturally diverse families that surround our church and the Antelope Valley.Come visit us anytime, and I pray you find the same feeling of love and family that we feel working here.

Teresa Swafford
Brittany Stogner 

Hello I am Ms. Brittany and I have been helping grow the little minds here at the Vineyard for the past three years. I have an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Antelope Valley College and I have always had a passion for children.


When I am not here with our three’s class, I am busy with my own two amazing kiddos. We serve as a family in children’s ministry at the Palmdale Vineyard. It is my hope that I can help bring children to know God and understand the world around them.​

Missy Wood

Hi, I am Ms. Missy and I want to thank you for talking the time to read about our school. This is my first year teaching at DV Preschool and I couldn’t be more thankful and excited to be in a loving Christian environment. I have been a preschool teacher in the AV for 16 years and feel so blessed to be leading the 2’s classroom! I will provide your toddler with experiences that challenge and support each child’s cognitive, language, social and emotional, physical and creative development! My goal is to compliment your role by allowing your child to feel secure and have fun while they are in my care.  I am a proud mother of three grown children and a grandma to two beautiful boys. When I am not working I am hiking, traveling, or spending time with my family.

Melody Ramos

Hello, my name is Miss Melody and I am so excited to be your child’s afternoon care teacher!


This is my first year at the Desert Vineyard Preschool and I am so happy to work with and care for your child.


I am currently studying early childhood education at our local college and am working towards a career in education.


We are going to have so much fun!

Morgan Hardin 

Hello, my name is Miss Morgan and I will be your Transitional Kindergarten teacher. I have volunteered and worked with kids for 10 years in our church and in educational settings. I love getting to work with children and I am so excited to teach T.K. this year! I look forward to getting to know each student and working alongside parents. Come see my classroom!

Nicole Trzyna

Hello! My name is Nicole Trzyna and I ​am a teacher in the Transitional Kindergarten classroom with Miss Morgan. I have been a part of the Desert Vineyard Preschool family for over four years now and I am ​enjoying ​every minute of it. I have experience working in the two’s, three’s and TK classrooms. You might see me in every room! I have loved children since I was a little girl so it's such a blessing that I have the opportunity to work with them every day.