Building Bridges Staff

Melanie Riley

Phone: (209)785-8741
Email: [email protected]

Miss Melanie comes from a family of five children and has traveled the United States as a child. Her father was in the United States Air Force and the last stop was in Novato, Ca where Melanie graduated from high school. Melanie worked in the field of physical therapy and loved that profession. She attended college in Marin County and started her general education there. She has continued her education for 20 years as she grew her family of three children putting her career on hold at times. She has worked in private practices, acute hospitals, and enjoyed making a difference in people's lives.

Miss Melanie has obtained her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education with a major in Family and Consumer Sciences from Delta College. She is currently pursuing her Bachelors Degree and hopes to continue teaching and helping children into her retirement. In recent opportunities she has expanded her training with children with special needs. She has worked in the childcare field as a preschool teacher and an after-school teacher. She loves working with the children that have come into her life and considers it a privilege to be entrusted with your precious cargo, your children.
Cassie HemstadCassie Hemstad

Phone: (209)785-8741
Email: [email protected]

My name is Cassie Hemstad and I moved to Calaveras County from Southern California. I obtained my bachelor’s degree in Communications from Cal Poly Pomona in 2017, and I am currently working toward a certificate in Early Childhood Education from San Joaquin Delta College. I began working at Building Bridges Preschool in 2019 and I feel so grateful for the opportunity to work in the Calaveras County community.