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our educators


Our  5-Star rating by the Oregon Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS) is proof of excellence, speaks to the commitment of our teachers

and staff, and ranks ours among the top early learning programs in the state!


Our Educators

Our teachers use a play-based curriculum, resourcing children’s passions and interests, with a distinct focus on the individual learning needs of each child. We provide comfort, create interest, and offer challenges for each learner, stimulating and assessing their growth through the creative process of hands-on making!

Britt Zimmerman

 Director of Education

Autumn Correa

 Assistant Director of Education/Satellite Site Director

Michelle Don

 Community Outreach/Administrative Support

Kristal Weber

Preschool Educator

Alex Lukaris

Preschool Educator

Xane Buckingham

 Preschool Educator/Sub-Director

Martina Walston

Preschool Educator

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Norma Montano

Preschool Educator

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Connor Reese

Learning Lab Coach/Sub-Director

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Craig Schneider


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Taylor Schneider


Ana Funk 

Preschool Educator

Bill Kusmit

Satellite Learning Lab Manager

Kristi Reynolds


Oceana DeBerry

Preschool Educator


Kalah Chesney

Preschool Educator

Jocelyn Funk

Preschool Educator


Connie Fowler

Preschool Educator

Valerie DeBenedetti

Preschool Educator

Kristin Godley 

Preschool Educator

Sarah Henry

Nutrition and Health Educator/Chef

Amaylie Wheeler

Preschool Educator