Staff & Students

Our Staff

“It takes a big heart to shape little minds”

 Our admins

Meet our amazing office staff.

 

Kylie Cole

Kylie Cole

Director

Kylie is married to her husband Jeremy, and together they have 4 wonderful boys named Casey (9), Parker (8), Zachary (6), and Jackson (4).  They also have an adorable pet bearded dragon named Dobby and a baby ball python named Jordan.  Her life at home is filled with (lots of noise!) all things superheroes, and Disney. Kylie is a huge kid at heart!

Kylie comes to VCP with an expansive background in both the educational and nonprofit sectors.  Kylie received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Multnomah University.  She was the owner and Director of Cherry Tree Preschool in Hillsboro, Oregon for 4 years before founding and operating a nonprofit called the Capes & Crowns Foundation in 2015.   She is very passionate about serving children and families from all backgrounds by creating a nurturing, safe, and loving environment where they can truly thrive and grow into the amazing humans they are destined to be.

Danielle Ames

Danielle Ames

Assistant Director

Danielle was born in New Jersey, just outside NYC. She attended the State University of NY at Cortland and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education. She went on to work in the Human Resources industry for 10 years at corporate fashion companies; including Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and Esprit. Danielle’s education and previous corporate background provides her with the valuable skills and experience to be successful in both her teaching and her administrative roles at VCP.

Danielle lives in Portland with her husband and their two children; her daughter Riley, 8 years old and her son Dylan, 5 years old. Both Riley and Dylan are graduates of Valley Christian Preschool. “We loved Danielle so much, we didn’t let her leave us when her children graduated!” 

Tiffany Goldader

Tiffany Goldader

Admin Assistant & Floater

Tiffany is our jane-of-all-trades. When something needs to be fixed, made better, organized, or accomplished, Tiffany is on it! She is super creative, resourceful…. our own McGyver!   Whether Tiffany is stepping into the classroom to assist, or working on admininstrative tasks, she’s a wonderful asset to our team! 

Tiffany lives in Cornelius with her husband, daughter (Nora), German Shepard (Diesel), cats (Ollie, Lola, Little Kitty), and 2 sugar gliders (Rocky & Rosie) 

Malia Paulsen

Malia Paulsen

Admin Assistant & Floater

Malia, our newest admin, comes to VCP from an expansive background in theatre! She’s a brilliant artist with much experience in set design and technical theatre. She loves being apart of a preschool environment where children are able to discover their inner artist! Malia lives in Aloha with her son, Liam (12), dog (Baxter), cat (Buddy/Budward). She is actively involved with the Aloha Business Association as their executive secretary. She is such a creative person and an asset and incredible addition to our team! 

She’s a devoted Seahawks fan… and enjoys finding creative ways to brighten her day after experiencing so much loss on the football field. #12thMan 

 Our Teachers

Meet our wonderful teaching staff.

 

Visit the class pages for more extensive bios on our teaching staff!

Laura Carlson

Laura Carlson

4's Lead Teacher

We are so excited to welcome Ms. Laura back to Valley! Laura taught in our 4’s class from 06-08! Laura is an extremely gifted teacher with a love for inspiring young minds and facilitating learning through hands-on activities. She especially loves watching the pride and joy on the faces of her students as they work hard to accomplish new tasks and learn new skills.  

Annie Boitz

Annie Boitz

4's Assistant Teacher

Ms. Annie is our newest staff member and we’re so excited to welcome her to Valley! Annie is from New York and proud of it!  She is a mother of a wonderful 22 year old daughter who is her pride and joy!  Annie is a trauma-informed yoga teacher and is very passionate about helping children and youth learn how to self-soothe and gain control of their body through yoga.  She is also very passionate about her work in volunteering with foster care organizations. 

Karen Broome

Karen Broome

3's Lead Teacher

Ms. Karen is a mother of 3, and grandmother of 4! Ms.Karen is a pillar in our community as this is her 25th year teaching at Valley! She is incredibly gifted, dedicated and so passionate about her students. We are so blessed to have Karen on staff! 

Hyeyeon Kim

Hyeyeon Kim

3's Assistant Teacher (Tuesdays & Thursdays)

Hyeyone has been with Valley since 2019 and we’re so grateful for her on our team! She’s an incredible asset to the classroom and very gifted in working with children. Hyeyon has been working in the childcare field for over 5 years and teaching piano for over 25! 

Stephanie White

Stephanie White

3's Assistant Teacher (Mondays, Wednesday, Friday) 2's Assistant Teacher (Tuesdays/Thursdays)

This is Stephanie’s first year at Valley and is such an asset to our Bumblebee classroom. Stephanie recently moved here from Yakima, Washington with her family. Stephanie is going to school to become a special education teacher. She is extremely gifted in working with children! 

Lisa Garpestad

Lisa Garpestad

2.5's Lead Teacher

This is Ms. Lisa’s 4th year at VCP and we’re so excited to have opened the new Ladybug classroom with her at the helm.  Ms. Lisa is a wife and mom of 3 teenagers and 2 dogs! Lisa is an incredible teacher and we’re so grateful to have her on staff at Valley!

 

Maria Abrahamson

Maria Abrahamson

2.5's Assistant Teacher

This is Maria’s first year teaching at Valley and we are so glad she’s here! Maria is a mother of 2 wonderful teenagers. Maria grew up in Ohio with 6 brothers and sisters, so being around many children comes second nature to her! She loves seeing the joy, smiles, and laughter on her student’s faces! 

 

Karissa Beutler

Karissa Beutler

2's Lead Teacher

Karissa has been with Valley for 3 years now and is over the moon to have her own classroom this year. Karissa is very creative and has brought so much enthusiasm and love to her classroom. She is very passionate about teaching with experience in teaching preschool and art to middle school and high schoolers. 

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Get In Touch

Location: 8060 SW Brentwood St. Portland OR 97225

Telephone: (503) 292-3537 x 146

Email: kylie@valleycommunity.org

School Office Hours:  Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 2:30 pm 

Non-Discrimination Policy

Valley Christian Preschool welcomes students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, and religious background.