Meet Our Teachers

Ms. Breanne Messinger, Owner of Little Professors Preschool and Director of the center location, has a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Administration Supervision with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction. She taught Elementary school for six years and was an Administrative Intern for one year. After observing the number of kindergarten students coming into the public school system unprepared with the basic foundational skills needed to be successful, Ms. Messinger knew that exceptional and academically focused teaching should be introduced before children enter kindergarten. As the demands for kindergarten have become more rigorous, class sizes have gotten larger, and all children in Oregon are expected to be enrolled full time in kindergarten, Ms. Messinger understood there needed to be a connection and bridge between children learning at home, and adjusting to a structured school day.

Miss. Gabby Lang, Lead Teacher and instructor of our half day students, has a Master’s Degree is Elementary Education. She has worked at Little Professors Preschool for 4 years. She speaks Spanish fluently. On her free time she loves to spend time with her family and visit the beach.

Miss Maddie Neely, teacher of our full day students, has her Bachelors Degree in Public Health with a Minor in Human Development and Family Studies. She speaks American Sign Language fluently. In her free time she enjoys water sports and traveling.

Mrs. Gaylene Dunham, Office Manager, is a mother of 7 and a grandmother of 12.  She worked in the Portland Public School District for 25 years before retiring.  She loves children and enjoys working with them.

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Mrs. Alexis Cummings, second teacher in our full day preschool class and future provider of the in-home location, has a Bachelors degree in Education. She has worked as a Nanny, Preschool Lead Teacher, Provider, and Assistant Director over the last 6 years. She LOVES the beach, anything outdoors, and her 3 fur-babies (two dogs and a cat).

Mrs. Ciara O’Neal, second teacher in our half day preschool class, has a Bachelor’s Degree in Phycology and Health Studies. She has taught children’s gymnastics for 6 years. Mrs. Ciara ran her own preschool program for 3 years, has worked at previous daycare centers, has nannied, and recently has been helping children with distant learning. On her free time she loves to spend time with her family; her husband and three children.  She is passionate about fitness and encouraging heath in children.

Ms. Shelly, our floater teacher, has a Bachelor’s Degree is Psychology with an emphasis on Human and Child Development. She has provided child care to numerous families on and off for the last 20 years, and was a live in nanny for one year. Ms. Shelly likes to focus on structure, creativity, and fun while interacting with the little professors. With her free time she likes to cook/bake, watch TedTalk videos, and collect small elephant figurines.

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Miss. Alyssa, teacher in our half day class, has worked with preschool students for 7 years. She has 3 children of her own. On her free time she loves to hike and garden.

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