Mrs. Breanne Meyers
Mrs. Breanne Meyers, Owner 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. Josie, Center Director and AM Half Day Lead Teacher, has been teaching in Early Childhood Education since 2015 and Directing Childcare Centers since 2017. She has an Associate’s Degree and is currently working on her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. She adores children and is passionate about teaching young learners. On her free time she enjoys spending time with her daughter, taking her dog kayaking, and attending festive community events with family.
Ms. Kim, Provider and Lead Teacher at our In-Home Location, has been working with children for 4 years and absolutely loves the toddler age group. It brings her joy to watch children grow from toddlers to preschoolers. On Kim’s free time she likes to find new places to venture out to. She loves to go kayaking and paddle boarding.
Mrs. Dunham, Office Manager, has been working at Little Professors Preschool for 7 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.
Ms. Tami, Co Teacher in the Full Day class, has worked at Little Professors Preschool for 3 years. Prior to joining our team she 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.
Mrs. Dawnalyn, Teacher Support Specialist at our Center Location, has worked at Little Professors for two years. Previous to her time at LPP she volunteered for many years at her childhood elementary school. She has four years of preschool teaching experience. She has four kids and three grandkids. She and her husband love to travel. Some of her favorite vacations have been to Spain, Italy, and France. Other activities she loves includes camping and hiking.
Ms. Rianne, Co Teacher in the AM half day class, is currently earning her Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education. She enjoys spending her free time doing outdoor activities and visiting the beach. She also loves volleyball and playing with her pet guinea pig.
Mrs. Kari, Teacher Support Specialist at our In Home location, comes with over seven years of experience working with both preschool and school age children. On her free time she enjoys reading, riding her bike, participating in family game nights with her husband and daughter and volunteering at our local animal shelter.
Ms. Carissa, Assistant Teacher in the full day class, is currently earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Physics, with the hopes to one day be a professor herself, teaching astrophysics. Her greatest passions are caretaking, learning, and, in turn, teaching. In her free time, she loves to read, write, and spend time with her two precious dogs.
Lucy, Substitute Teacher, absolutely loves working in Early Childhood Education. She enjoys helping to develop and nurture a child’s love for learning. She is currently earning her Associate of Arts Degree, and will be transferring to a four year university to either pursue Elementary Education or to become a Secondary School Art Teacher. In her free time she enjoys reading and making art.
Ms. Natasha has been working in a preschool setting for 5 years. She has worked in all age groups and absolutely adores working with kids. She has 3 fur babies at home and loves to go on adventures with her husky and one of her cats that loves to join them! She also loves to watch her nieces and nephews play sports during her free time!
Angelica Rubio, Assistant Director at Little Professors Preschool, has been in early childhood education for over 4 years, working with all ages from 6 weeks to 12 years old. Growing up she was always the one volunteering to watch her cousins, family-friends, and was also the neighborhood babysitter. She always knew that she had a passion to grow up and work with young children. She enjoyed watching them learn, grow, and discover new things, they equally taught her things too. She has a fiancé, Marco, they have been together for 11 years. They have three fur dog babies; Nala, Ayah, and Otis. They also have a bird named Inky. In her personal time she loves spending time with her family, cooking, cleaning, and reading.
Kenzie Fisher, Co-teacher in the Toddler classroom, is a wife, and mom of three. She loves to work with children! Kenzie ran her own in-home childcare for a few years and has also worked in other centers in the area. Some of her favorite activities are crocheting, acting, singing, canning food, and dancing. She has a small homestead with chickens and a cat and she hopes to one day have a bigger farm on land.
Ms. Alyssa, lead teacher in the full day classroom, has been working with children in professional centers for 7 years. In addition to spending time with her children, Alyssa loves to go to the beach and spend time outside.