Our Staff

Tammie Christianson: Director

Tammie grew up in the mountains of Frazier Park California. She moved to Eugene Oregon in 2010 to pursue her passion in teaching at Northwest Christian University. In 2014 she accomplished this goal by receiving her BA in Secondary Education. Tammie came to work for our center as a preschool teacher in 2016. She enjoys learning about early childhood development and sharing her experiences with co-workers. As the director it is her desire to create meaningful relationships with families and aims to keep quality teachers in each class.

    
Mona Hardisty: Office Manager

Mona has over 20 years of office experience and a degree in Communication/Phys. Management. She loves children and brings order and organization to our staff.

     

 

 

 

 

Lori Whipkey: Pre-Kinder Teacher

Lori comes with a lot of experience and a passion to help children know they are loved and are of worth. She has a strong Christian background and brings great structure, projects, and classroom management to our young ones. Lori also helps the executive director where needed.

 Lori Whipkey
 
   

Christy Eudy: Toddler Teacher

Christy has twenty+ years of experience with infants and toddlers. She has a warm disposition. She attained her CDA and continues to grow and learn about children’s development.

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Alicia Villegas: Preschool Teacher
 

Alicia is a natural with children. She helps guide children through their social and emotional development with her patience and compassion. She balances her class with engaging activities from story time, dramatic play, sensory play, and gross motor skills, all while encouraging name tracing, and number and letter recognition. The children light up upon entering her class, and grow so much throughout the year with Miss Alicia’s love and wisdom. 

 

 

 
   

 

Mary Wall: Wobbler/Toddler Teacher

 

Mary is very nurturing to our one and two year olds. She loves engaging on the floor with the children and helping them learn at their own level.

 
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Amanda Eudy: Toddler/Wobbler  Teacher

Amanda has worked with children throughout her life and has been involved in ministry. She loves working with all children. She’s very gentle and has many creative and hands on activities that the children love.

 Amanda Eudy 
Jodie Loos: Teacher

Jodie has her degree and has a lot of knowledge on all ages. She floats to all classrooms and helps where needed.

 Jodie Loos 
   
   

 

Diana Blackwood: Office Float Teacher

Diana loves children and brings great energy to all the classrooms. With her experience and adaptability to move from class to class, she shares the joy of being a part of each group of children.

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Mandy Renfro: Aid

Mandy is very eager and open to learning new things as well as taking on new challenges. Mandy can’t wait to watch the children grow, and continue their relationship with God.

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Sherie Cregan: Cook

 

Sherie is a wonderful, loving, and nurturing person. She has a calm demeanor and loves children. She makes our simple meals for the children simple and yummy!

 

   
   

 

Sue Thornton: Director Consultant

 

Sue has worked in the field of Early Childhood for twenty two years after receiving her degree in Early Childhood Education. She worked as a teacher mainly at Lane Community College and then here at this center as the head teacher since January of 2009 when the center opened. Sue moved into the director position in 2010 to 2020. She is now a directing consulting for our center and you will see her smiling face grace our classes from time to time. She enjoys the energy of each classroom and studying developmental stages along with the uniqueness each child brings to the class.

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