PCP’s New Preschool Director: Tori Manning

June 2018

Dear Peñasquitos Christian Preschool Community:

This past February Andrea Petsche, Preschool Director announced that the 2017-2018 school year would be her final year as Director of PCP  (June 2018) due to a long-distance move. Soon after Andrea’s announcement, a Search Committee was formed to lead a focused search for the new director. The Search Committee worked over a 4-month period to identify potential candidates for this position.

On June 4 the Search Committee named Tori Manning to be the next Director of Peñasquitos Christian Preschool. Tori was selected out of a pool of 47 highly-qualified candidates, and after thoughtful consideration,  the Search Committee highly recommended and approved Tori Manning as the next Director of our preschool. 

We could not be more pleased to have drawn a candidate of Tori’s abilities to succeed Andrea Petsche and build upon the tremendous 32-year legacy of Peñasquitos Christian Preschool in our community. Tori brings a wealth of knowledge and background in school leadership and her experience strongly aligns with our preschool’s educational philosophy and values. We are confident that she will be a great leader at Peñasquitos Christian Preschool.  Tori Manning most recently served as the Center Director at a Head Start program in San Diego County and she has experience in both the public and private school settings. Tori holds a Master’s Degree and a Child Development Program Director Permit from the State of California. The dedicated hiring committee was impressed with Tori’s experience both in early childhood education and in children’s ministry at her home church. Tori has an outgoing personality, willingness to jump in and participate with students and, a high degree of professionalism in her work.

We are grateful to Andrea Petsche for her leadership, vision and the advancements she has shared with us through the years all the while maintaining the sweetness that is rooted in the culture of our preschool. Having just been awarded another 5-year term of NAEYC accreditation last month, we are proud to welcome Tori Manning to lead our program in this next season as we continuously seek to improve early childhood education through meeting the highest national standards of quality. 

We will be having a popsicle party on the patio to meet-and-greet with our new Preschool Director, Mrs. Manning. We invite you and your child to meet us either Monday, June 11 or Tuesday, June 12 at 11:30 am.  Please join us in welcoming Mrs. Manning to this beautiful community! 

Should you have any questions feel free to contact Leanne Yi at lyi@plc-church.org or Pastor Rob Horne at rhorne@plc-church.org


Peñasquitos Christian Preschool

Mrs. Manning has included a welcome letter , see below.

Dear Preschool Parents,


I wish to take a few moments to introduce myself as the newest member of PCP. I am so excited to come on board as the new PCP Director! It is with utmost happiness that I step in to this role. 

I come to you with over twenty plus years’ experience in child development, as well as having served in our church’s children’s ministry, including the Awana program, for over a decade. 

I have lived in California for just shy of 51 years. I have very recently celebrated 29 years of marriage to my beloved husband Michael, and we are blessed with two children, Dominique and Alexis, both of whom we raised in the North County Area. 

 I love the outdoors, I am an avid gym rat, and I love to eat sushi whenever I get the opportunity. I spend most of my free time with my family and friends. I under take every adventure with tenacity and consider myself a very outgoing person.

 My heart is overwhelmed by the warm welcome I have received thus far, and I can’t wait to begin this new chapter with all of you.

 In His Service,


Tori Manning


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