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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Ms. Lucy

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

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

Angelica Rubio, Assistant Director 2, 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.

Ms. Alyssa

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.

Ms. Cynthia

Ms. Cynthia, Lead Teacher in the Two’s Class, has extensive experience looking after children of all ages, after having worked with children for over 10 years! She is very close to her family and loves family gatherings. She also has six children of her own.

Ms. Beckah

Ms. Beckah, Co Teacher of our Infant/Ones room. Has been working with children for 6 years. Both as a nanny and in daycare settings. She is a natural at connecting with children and loves working with them each day and helping them learn. In her free time she enjoys reading books and sewing. She is currently preparing for her Child Development Associate (CDA) Certification.

Ms. Anny

Ms. Anny, Lead Teacher in our Infant/Ones room has been working in childcare for two years. She feels it was the best decision she ever made, choosing to work with children and she treats them as her own. She has loved babies ever since she was a little girl. She loves spending time with her 4 year old son and is excited to be a part of the Little Professors Preschool Team.

Mrs. Ashley Robinson

Mrs. Ashley Robinson, Assistant Director 1, has spent the majority of her career in an elementary school setting. She has taught both Pre-k and Kindergarten. Previously, she also worked as an admin assistant and behavior interventionist. Ashley oversees our teachers to provide teaching techniques and training to ensure the highest quality of care and education in our classrooms. She is currently obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education.

Mrs. King

Mrs. King has been in education for 20 years, which includes 2 years as a preschool aide and 18 years as a Kindergarten/First Grade teacher. She has wanted to be a teacher her entire life. Even as a child she remembers receiving a student desk for Christmas one year.

Mrs. Megan Henderson

Mrs. Megan Henderson, Director at Little Professors Preschool loves working in early childhood education! She received her Bachelor’s Degree in family studies and after receiving her degree worked as a Head Start teacher before transitioning to private care. Now, she enjoys being in a management role which allows her to work with students of all ages. She always wants all children who come into care to know they are in a safe, loving environment where learning is fun!