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My name is Julie Hendrickson and I am the Director of LifeBridge Academy.

My heart's deepest desire is to share and show the love of Christ with the children and families at LifeBridge. I believe that by laying a solid foundation of security and significance at a young age, children can move through this life with confidence knowing that they are of great worth. My journey in the field of early education started at Palomar College, then moved on to Cal State Fullerton, where I graduated with a BS in Child Development. I have been blessed to teach in several different preschools, manage a construction office while raising my daughter, and lead the Sunday School Ministry at my church. My life is full and my joy overflows as the Lord has graced me with an amazing daughter, the sweetest grandson, incredible friends, and a crazy love for long distance running! I invite you to visit our school…it’s a warm, wonderful place!

Julie Hendrickson Director of LifeBridge Academy

Meet Our Office Staff

Mrs. Linda Office Administrator
Mrs. Linda

Office Administrator

I have had the privilege of working at this amazing school for the past 16 years. It has been such a blessing to serve and get to know so many of the awesome families and staff. I have been married for the past 30 years and we have two beautiful grown children whom I love spending time with. Worshiping with church family, running, and other sports bring even more excitement to my life. I feel so blessed that God has placed me where I am today!

Mrs. Sandy Financial Manager
Mrs. Sandy

Financial Manager

I have enjoyed working at LifeBridge Preschool for over 16 years, partnering with the Director to make our school run smoothly. At home I enjoy time with my grandsons and my grand-dogs, and spending time with family. A gift for song and strong family blesses my heart. You may hear me from the office singing out my duties and filling the room with belly laughs. Stop in anytime!

Nutrition at LifeBridge

Mrs. Carisa Cook
Mrs. Carisa


I love running the kitchen and providing snack and lunch for your precious kiddos during the week. I was a waitress and a nanny all through high school and college, which gave me kitchen and childcare experience. In my down time from kitchen duty I love to visit and play with the children on the playground. They are so cute and funny! Away from work I love spending time with my husband and kids, swimming, hiking, and enjoying SoCal weather.

There’s so much to learn and a lot to focus on in a day at school, so good nutrition is essential along the way. Our tuition fees include a balanced, appetizing lunch as well as morning, afternoon, and evening snack. All meals and snacks are prepared by our wonderful cook in our very own kitchen.Our kitchen and classroom staff are well prepared to care for children with food allergies or dietary restrictions. If your child has any food allergies or restrictions, please let our front office staff know as soon as possible. For the safety of our students, our school is a nut-free zone. Parents are encouraged to pack their child a reusable water bottle from home. Students without their own water bottles are offered cups of water with snacks and meals, as well as throughout the day, and all students have access to water fountains while on our playgrounds.

Click here to view a sample menu.

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