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Mercy Ishida

Mercy Ishida

Executive Director

Mercy Ishida is the Executive Director of multiple Building Kidz locations and the Franchise Owner of the Building Kidz School located in Pacifica.

She holds an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and Bachelors Degree in Business Management. She has had the privilege to work with children of different ages since 2002.

Mercy has a genuine love for children and finds much joy knowing that her job helps to mold and shape the children of tomorrow; she is grateful her involvement in each child’s life can help shape their personal development and confidence.

She is focused on providing a safe, nurturing, hygienic and age-appropriate environment for children to develop their social, emotional, cognitive, and physical skills.

Mercy is also committed to creating an environment where children are stimulated to explore friendships and their surroundings.




Hello, my name is Anabel Avalos and I am the Director of the Building Kidz in Pacifica at the Linda Mar location. I began working for  Building Kidz in 2015 as an Infant & Toddler teacher. I left to gain more experience and to find the right age group to work with. I came back to Building Kidz as the Transitional Kindergarten teacher. I am excited and motivated to work with the staff and children in my role as Director.  

I have been working in the Early Childhood field since 2010 when I was enrolled in a lab day course to work with children ages 3 to 5 years old. This sparked my interest in working and continuing my studies in Early Childhood Education. 

In 2018, I received my Associates degree in Early Childhood Education. In 2019 I continued my education by attending San Francisco state to obtain my Bachelors Degree in Child Adolescent Development with a concentration in Early Childhood Education.  

As I  explored working with different age groups, preschool is what I feel the most passionate about. Knowing that I have been part of a child’s development brings me much pride and joy.