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The Trainer Room provides stability and encourages steps toward independence:

Theresa:  My family and I moved from Louisiana to Oregon when I was eleven so that I could receive a better education. I have worked at St Clare Preschool since I was fifteen years old. I have a Bachelors in Child and Family Studies, specializing in Elementary Education from Portland State University. In my free time I enjoy backpacking and camping with my husband and family. I have studied Tae Kwon Do and received my black belt in 2009. My practice reflects my passion for physical education and health. I also would like to bring environmental education into the classroom. I am very excited to be teaching here at St Clare Preschool. I hope to teach the children to foster a love for each other and the environment.

Carolina: In 2003, I graduated from OSU with a B.S. in Human Development and Family Sciences. I have about eight years experience working with children of varying ages from one month to twelve years before starting at St Clare Preschool in 2004 I have lived in Oregon all of my life, but take great pride in my Hispanic background. I enjoydrawing, reading, animals, and learning about the differences in cultures and social behaviors. I am excited to be part of the St. Clare preschool staff and look forward to meeting you and your child.