and Classroom Teacher
I started my career with Headstart 18 years ago. After having my
three children, I successfully owned and operated an in-home
preschool and after-school care. This led to my owning and operating
Sunny Hills School in 2004. I have always believed that children
are naturally curious, and learn best through hands-on
exploration. Several years ago, I heard about the Reggio Style
of Teaching, and began reading and attending workshops to learn
more. I am always excited to bring back what I have learned and
share it with our School Community. I am committed to providing
a quality program for each child and family in our community.
Being with children has always been my passion, and I thoroughly
enjoy coming to school and watching our community flourish.
I am a member of the National Association for the Education of
Young Children, an independent group of early childhood
specialists and educators, who evaluate child care programs for
excellence in the areas of health and safety, teacher-parent
interactions, learning programs, and children’s
In my spare time, I enjoy being outdoors, watching my daughter
play lacrosse, spending quality time with my family and friends,
reading, decorating, camping, dancing, and listening to local
~ Education Coordinator and Classroom Teacher
I have a B.S. in Psychology from PSU and an MAT from George Fox
University. I have a current teaching license with
authorizations in Early Childhood Education and Elementary
Education. I have been fortunate to teach preschool-5th grade at
OES, PCC Sylvania, and Portland Public Schools. I have also
taught art for the last 6 years. Working with young children is
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and
friends, reading, art, music, crochet, hiking and working out. I
also love to travel!
are carefully selected, based on their passion and
commitment to working with children in collaboration with
parents and our school staff. Teachers are experienced and
regularly participate in continuing education.
To contact your teacher you may call or text
. The message
will then be forwarded to them to return your call.