Meet Our Teachers

Ms. Breanne Messinger, Owner and Director of Little Professors Preschool, has a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Administration Supervision with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction. Ms. M taught Elementary school for six years and Preschool for four years. She has been in an Administrative Role in High School, Elementary, and Preschool Settings. 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 begin 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. Ms. Messinger opened Little Professors Preschool’s first location in July 2016 and added a second location in May 2021.

Ms. Abby, Provider and Lead Teacher, has been teaching in a preschool setting for 6 years. Things Ms. Abby loves includes animals, the beach, and her favorite tv series “Friends”! Ms. Abby has two dogs and two cats. She loves teaching and getting to know each students unique personality.

Miss Maddie, Lead Teacher of our full day students, has her Bachelors Degree in Public Health with a Minor in Human Development and Family Studies. This is her second year as lead teacher at LPP. She speaks American Sign Language fluently. On her free time, she enjoys water sports and traveling.

Mrs. Patricia, Lead Teacher of our Toddler Class, has her Associates in Early Childhood Education and over 20 years of experience in a variety of preschool positions. Her experiences include Lead Teacher, Program Specialist, and Director. On her free time she enjoys spending time with her 5 children and continuing her education.

Mrs. Dunham, Office Manager, has been working at Little Professors Preschool for 6 years. Mrs. Dunham retired from Portland Public School District, where she worked for 25 years. Mrs. Dunham is a mother of 7 and a grandmother of 13. She loves children and enjoys working with them.

Miss Alyssa, Second Teacher in the AM and PM half day classes, 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.

Ms. Tami, Second Teacher in the Full Day class, ran an in-home childcare for 8 years. She then opened a Co-Op preschool program which she ran for 24 years. Ms. Tami has 6 children, 7 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. She loves to spend her time curling up to a good book or spending time at the beach.

Miss Alix, Substitute Teacher at LPP, has her Master’s Degree in Secondary Education. Miss Alix recently moved to Oregon from Texas where she taught a high school English Class. Alix has taught a variety of age groups in childcare and summer camp settings. Alix is currently pursuing her dream in writing children’s books. Alix plays the Ukulele, loves yoga, art, and exploring Oregon.

Miss. Sofia, assistant teacher, is currently completing her Junior year at a local high school. She is an advanced student in the CAL program. She is deciding between a career in Teaching or Graphic design. She studies Graphic Design by day and works with the children at LPP by night to explore her options.

Miss Akina, the assistant teacher at the in-home location, is currently working toward her Masters Degree in Elementary Education. She loves spending time with her 3 year old daughter and outside activities.

Miss Karen, Teacher Support Specialist, has spent most of her adult life as a Dental Hygienist. After her second child started elementary school she began investigating more opportunities to work with children. She is so excited to now be a part of our team. Miss Karen is very crafty and she loves to bake.

Miss Kyana, assistant teacher, is currently completing her Sophmore year at a local high school. Kyana loves working with children. Kyanna is a star soccer player and can usually be found dribbling a soccer ball on her free time.

Little Professors Preschool provides ratios of no more than 10:1. However with the additional staff we keep on hand we tend to have ratios closer to 6:1.

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