Meet the Staff
Mrs. Rachel - Owner/Director
Rachel has grown up in the Portland Area all her life and couldn't imagine a better place to grow her business!
It has always been a dream of hers to have her
own preschool facility after graduating. In 2015,
she opened her own child care facility in Hillsboro.
In 2019, she relocated and opened doors
to our current Preschool Program here in Beaverton!
She is very passionate about helping children
and teaching them new things. Her favorite part
about working with children is listening to their jokes.
In her free time she loves playing volleyball and hanging out with her husband and pup, Luna! She will be welcoming her first child this June!
Mrs. Amy - Pre-K Teacher
Amy has taught in preschools for over 18 years! She has an Associate of Applied Science degree in Early Childhood Education. Teaching has been a life long adventure! Amy loves working with children and exploring art and literacy activities with children. Her love of art inspires her to introduce kids to new art mediums and letting them discover their inner artist!
She enjoys thrift shopping with her daughter, going to the beach, and spending time with her husband, daughter and her elderly dog, Lacie!
Amy joined our Yellow Wagon team in 2020!
Mrs. Amanda - Substitute
Amanda has always had a passion for working with children. She has over 12 years of experience in early childhood education. In 2010 she decided to quit working after the birth of her first child to be a full time stay at home mom. Now, after spending the last 12 years focusing on her own kids, she is ready to get back into the classroom.
During the last 12 years at home she has continued working with children by becoming involved with the PTO at her son's school and becoming the art literacy co-coordinator. She loves teaching art lit and planning events and fundraisers for the school.
In her free time, Amanda loves spending time with her husband and 3 children. The beach is her "happy place" and her families favorite weekend getaway! She also loves crafting and weekly family movie nights.
Amanda joined our Yellow Wagon team in 2022!
Mrs. Lisa - Preschool Teacher
Lisa has taught preschool for 17 years and has a B.S. in Psychology and graduate credits in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Oregon. She likes to bring new ideas to the classroom by attending early childhood conferences online in the Summer. Lisa’s favorite part about teaching is exploring early literacy and reading to her students.
She loves to learn about new cultures. Her husband is Turkish and she and her family spent two Summers living in Turkey when her kids were little. She spends time every day studying Turkish and Spanish! She also enjoys reading, writing, playing games and watching the wildlife in the nature reserve behind her house with her pet bird.
Lisa joined our Yellow Wagon team in 2023!
Yellow Wagon has been the best choice for our kiddo. We were attending another preschool before yellow wagon but due to the pandemic our old preschool was closed down. Luckily enough, Yellow Wagon was up and running while our old preschool continued to be shut down. Our son who had some hurdles to get over, was able to flourish in a way we had not seen from him. Rachel and Amy are incredible. They have been able to help him tackle and overcome those obstacles and prepare him for big kid school. I would be lost without them. I am so grateful for this school and the teachers. I would highly recommend Yellow Wagon to anyone. It is truly a blessing to have had such a wonderful experience and warm loving teachers. I really feel like when I drop him off, he is loved and cared for the same way he is at home.