Preschool Staff


Briana Jensen – Director

   I am a devoted wife to my amazing husband Jacob. We have been married for 12 years, and have two elementary age children, Delilah and Jack. As a family we enjoy spending time together whether that is at home in the backyard, or at the beach or vacationing and exploring the amazing wonders God has created.
   I have been in the preschool field for 17 years. The last 15 of those I have taught Pre-K here at Ascension, before becoming the director in 2019. It has been a blessing to be part of Ascension Lutheran where I am able to share God’s message with the children and be part of a unique and diverse community.

 Shelly Madrigal – Preschool Secretary

I have worked at Ascension for 12 years. First as the Kindergarten and school office assistant, and now as the Preschool Secretary. However, I have been a part of the Ascension community for almost 30 years. My three children, Matthew, Lucas and Megan all attended here K-8 th grade, and I was very involved in the Parent Teacher League. I have been married to my husband Steve for 36 years. We love traveling, going to Disneyland, cooking, and spending time with our family. Our latest addiction is playing with our beautiful granddaughters, Giulia and Finn. I love the community of Ascension Lutheran, and am thankful to be a part of this
wonderful staff!

 Selina Barrera – Teacher

Hi! I am Miss Selina, I attend El Camino College, majoring in Early Childhood education. I am the fourth of six siblings, and the first of my family to attend college. I began my teaching journey here at Ascension in September 2021, and really enjoy working with the preschoolers, families, and other teachers.
I love helping our students learn in a preschool setting. When I am not in the classroom, I enjoy helping my uncle develop his coffee brand, farmers markets, and playing with my nieces and nephews.

 Anita Torres – Teacher

Hello! I am Miss Anita the newest member to join the staff. While I am new to Ascension, I have been working with children for the past 18 years. Over the years I discovered I love working with preschool age children, and I recently finished my degree in Early Childhood Education. I have an amazing 12-year-old daughter, Isabella, and when I’m not teaching you can find us at Disneyland, Knotts Berry Farm, or Universal Studios. I also enjoy traveling to Palm Springs with my mom, Lisa. I’m thankful to be here teaching the children at Ascension.