We believe that our teachers are the staple of our program.   We endeavor to provide the finest early childhood education and Fleur De Lis School’s incredible reputation is primarily due to the high caliber of our teachers.  Each teacher has been carefully selected and oriented to our school’s values, philosophy and community.  When bringing in a new teacher to our team, we look for individuals who not only have the best educational background and experience, but those whose life’s work is education of young children.  We are proud to say that many of our teachers have been at Fleur De Lis for over 10 years and had their own children graduate from our program!

Our teachers engage in ongoing professional development through attending workshops, taking child development courses, and staff training.  Through ongoing communication, our teachers strive to develop a partnering relationship with our families.


Beverly Jensen- Senior Director

Beverly (“Bev”) Jensen has been a part of Fleur De Lis Family for over 40 years!  She started as a teaching assistant and was promoted to a teacher, where she had an opportunity to work with every age group.  Later on, for many years, Bev co-directed and ran many of the school’s daily operations.  In 2013, she became the Director and Kira Rivkin joined the team as an Assistant Director.

Bev obtained her Bachelor’s Degree from San Diego State University in Child and Family Development and has attended many professional development conferences over the years.  Although today she spends most of her time in the office or giving tours to prospective families, her favorite part of the day is making playdough with the children, playing in the sandbox, and singing songs on her guitar!  Bev met her husband Dave while working at Fleur De Lis and both of their children came to the school when they were little.  One of Bev’s biggest joys is seeing former students return back to Fleur De Lis with children of their own and seeing what great people and parents they’ve become.

Kira Rivkin- Director

Kira Rivkin has more than 17 years of teaching and directing experience in the field of early childhood. Early on in her career, she discovered her passion for working with young children and their families; she has worked as a teacher in several prominent San Diego preschools.  She later moved on to become an administrator and had an opportunity to start and direct a brand-new preschool program on a K-12 campus.

Kira is an Early Childhood Socio-Emotional Behavioral Specialist and has received her Master’s Degree in Child and Family Development from San Diego State University.  Kira enjoys every element of her job: whether it’s assisting a new family through the admissions process, designing a new outdoor space, attending professional development workshops,  or working on a classroom project.