B’s Teachers

 

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We are so proud of the team of teachers we have formed over the past few years.

Each of them bring special talents & passions to share with the B’s Preschool community!

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Ms. Bridget loves to garden, sometimes with the children – and often on evenings and weekends.

– Ms. Bridget –

I love teaching and feel that the preschool years are a particularly precious and important time

for building a healthy foundation for children.

My mission is to provide a safe, nurturing home environment

for children to begin their educational journey.

A few facts about Ms. Bridget:

* Owner, Director, Lead Teacher, Visionary, and “Queen Bee” of B’s Preschool & Annex
* Certified Early Childhood/Elementary Teacher in Oregon
* Master of Arts in Teaching; Early Childhood Education Endorsement from Lewis & Clark College.
* Continuing Education through Multnomah County CCR&R including the Mind in the Making and Building Blocks of Emotional and Social Development series
* Certified in Infant/Child First Aid and CPR
* Participant in Yoga Calm classes and workshop
* Attended Waldorf Teacher foundation classes at the Michael Institute
* Many years of experience as a childcare provider, mother and teacher in a variety of settings
* Substitute teacher for Portland Village School in 2009-10 and 2010-11 school years (grades K-7)
* Former parent of Cedarwood Waldorf School Community and Portland Village School Community

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We love going on adventures with Ms. Jackie!

– Ms. Jackie-

I love working with children in imaginative and outdoor play, because they learn so much!
A few facts about Ms. Jackie:
* Full Time Teacher and Assistant at B’s Preschool
*Has taken Early Childhood Education classes at Western Oregon University
*Working on Finishing Bachelors in Early Childhood Education at Ashworth College
*Has worked with children for over 6 years.
* Continuing Education through Multnomah County CCR&R
* Certified in Infant/Child CPR and First Aid
Cuddle breaks with Ms. Irene are the best!

Cuddle breaks with Ms. Irene are the best!

– Ms. Irene –

I love working with children because they are so creative, loving and present!

I especially enjoy the mix of toddlers and preschoolers at B’s Preschool!

A few facts about Ms. Irene: 

* Part-time Assistant Teacher at B’s Preschool Annex
* Continuing Education through Multnomah County CCR&R
* Certified in Infant/Child First Aid and CPR
* Teaching preschool age for over seven years
* Has taken Early Childhood Ed classes at The Urban College of Boston
* Has also earned professional teaching certificates in Massachusetts, where she’s from.
* Studies English Literature and Writing with a concentration in creative writing at Marylhurst University.

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– Ms. Ariana –

 Nothing brings me more joy than the wisdom and love that comes from children.

Their outlook on the world is so authentic and unique, I find it so rewarding (and contagious) to be around.

I take pride in viewing a situation from the child’s perspective as well as giving them lots of love!

A few facts about Ms. Ariana:

* Co-Director and Full-time Lead Teacher at B’s Preschool Annex
* Early Education Classes through Clackamas and Mt. Hood Community Colleges
* Continuing Education through Multnomah County CCR&R including the Mind in the Making and Building Blocks of Emotional and Social Development series.
* Certified in Infant/Child CPR and First Aid
* Has taught all types of dance to children ages 2 – 8 for three years
* Caring for and babysitting children her entire life
* Plays the guitar and sings, the children are her favorite audience

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– Ms. Kate –

I love working with children because they are always exploring new things and learning from the world around them.

I love being able to see the world through their eyes and being able to share in their endless curiosity.

A few facts about Ms. Kate: 

* Part Time Assistant Teacher at B’s Preschool & North
* Continuing Education through Multnomah County CCR&R
* Certified in Infant/Child First Aid and CPR
* Experience working with young children
* BA in Applied Linguistics from Portland State
* Passion for maintaining a safe environment for children


– Mr. Keenan –

I love creating an environment where it’s ok to be different and that the differences between each of us is what makes us beautiful. I like to live out and teach honesty, creativity, courage, confidence, compassion, selflessness, passion, and respect.

A few facts about Mr. Keenan: 

* Part Time Assistant Teacher at B’s Preschool & North
* Continuing Education through Multnomah County CCR&R
* Certified in Infant/Child First Aid and CPR
*Talented guitar player
* Passion for music and creativity

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The children love Mr. Eric, soooo much!

– Mr. Eric-

Mr. Eric will sometimes stop by the preschool to help with family communication and when we need an extra or sub teacher!
My favorite thing about working with children is seeing their personalities emerge.
Their imagination is inspiring and nothing beats witnessing that ‘aha’ moment when they learn something new.
I personally love moments and opportunities to teach children the concepts of empathy and community.

A few facts about Mr. Eric:

* Part-time Substitute Teacher and Assistant at B’s Preschool
* Has worked with children for over 7 years as a preschool teacher and creating creative family curriculum
* Early Education Classes and a CDA (Child Development Associate)
* Continuing Education through Multnomah County CCR&R
* Certified in Infant/Child CPR and First Aid
* Co-directs a local mental health non-profit
* Loves the power of story; whether it’s reading a book, telling a personal story, or making one up on the spot it is the best way to engage the imagination.