Meet Our Team

Stephanie Yeap

Stephanie Yeap

Owner and Operator

Stephanie Yeap is a therapist and educator who has worked with children in various capacities for over 20 years. She holds a degree in Psychology from UC Irvine and specialized training in treating autism spectrum disorders, having spent  15 years as a behavior therapist and early childhood interventionist in classroom, clinic, and in-home settings. Her lifelong passion for working with children and bringing families together inspired her to take on numerous classroom and fundraising volunteering roles for San Francisco Unified School District. To provide quality care for families in the Sunset District of San Francisco, she partnered with Building Kidz in 2022 to open a preschool with the mission of providing affordable, high quality early childhood education to families in her community.

Stephanie lives with her husband, daughter, son, and rescue Chihuahua in the Parkside/Outer Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco. When not working at her Building Kidz school on Taraval street, she can usually be found taking walks on Ocean Beach, trying new international recipes in the kitchen, entertaining friends and family, or planning her next travel adventure.

Annie Ma

Annie Ma

Director

Annie Ma graduated from San Francisco State University with a B.A. in Psychology, with an emphasis on Child Development.  Annie is passionate about working with children and their families in all capacities.  She recognizes the importance of a shared community and providing opportunities and resources to families for them to thrive.  She grew up in San Francisco and currently resides in the Richmond District with her husband and 8-month old son, Avery.

Faviola Bajo

Faviola Bajo

Teacher

My name is Faviola, but I also go by Lola! I have been in the field of education since 2018 but switched to Early Education in 2020. I am originally from Southern California and that’s where I received my AA in Early Childhood Education. I moved here in Jan 2023, and I am currently in school for my BA at San Francisco State University. I would love to continue my ECE journey in the classroom and am also looking to step into a more administrative role in the future. Thank you for welcoming me into your community and I can’t wait to get started!
Janet Jian

Janet Jian

Assistant Teacher

Hello everyone, I’m Janet. I taught preschool in China, where I am from.  My family and I have been living in the Sunset District for 8 years.  My two sons go to school at Washington High School and Sunset Elementary School. I enjoy reading, listening to music, cooking, and spending time with my family and friends.  I am excited to be a part of Building Kidz School at Sunset!

Sadriena Jones

Sadriena Jones

Teacher

My name is Sadriena Jones, a native of San Francisco.  I have worked with children and families for 34 years. My philosophy is to set up age-appropriate environments for young children to grow and develop. My overall goal is to prepare children for kindergarten. I’m committed to building attachments with children and families and creating a space that’s nurturing. I currently hold a degree in Child Development. On my time off I like to travel around the world, go to church, and host community events in the Bayview Community in San Francisco.

Kelsey Mares

Kelsey Mares

Teacher

Hello! My name is Kelsey Mares. I was born and raised in San Francisco. Since I was in Elementary School, I have always had a passion for working with children and a fascination with seeing them grow and develop. I graduated from Hawaii Pacific University with a B.A. in Psychology. I wanted to further expand my knowledge and attended City College of San Francisco taking Child Development courses. I am very excited to be working at Building Kidz School at Sunset and with you and your child!