"It takes a big heart to help shape little minds"

our director

Kylie Cole

Kylie is married to her high school sweetheart, Jeremy, and together they have 4 wonderful boys named Casey (8), Parker (7), Zachary (5), and Jackson (3).  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.

 

 

 

 

assistant director

Danielle Ames

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!” 

Administrative Assistant/Floater

Tiffany Goldader

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) 

 

 

 

 

administrative assistant & floater

Malia Paulsen

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 staff

Meet the Teachers

To learn more about our teachers, please visit the individual classroom pages!

Lisa Garpestad

Lisa Garpestad

Lead Ladybugs Teacher

Maria Abrahamson

Maria Abrahamson

Assistant Ladybugs Teacher

Karissa Beutler

Karissa Beutler

Lead Fireflies Teacher

Patty Ortiz

Patty Ortiz

Assistant Fireflies Teacher

Karen Broome

Karen Broome

Lead Bumblebee Teacher

Stephanie White

Stephanie White

Assistant Bumblebee Teacher (MWF)

Hyeyeon Kim

Hyeyeon Kim

Admin Assistant / Floater

Laura Carlson

Laura Carlson

Lead Dragonfly Teacher

Annie Boitz

Annie Boitz

Assistant Dragonfly Teacher