Meet Our Teachers!

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Monique Rose

Director/ Owner

My early education career began in 2006. Not only do I love teaching and making connections, but I love inspiring a love for learning. Music,  literature, writing, fashion,  and world travel are my top interests. I consider myself a  life-long learner and hope to spark that love in my students as well.

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Harmony Sturdevant

Director/ Owner

I have been in early education for over 30 years. I enjoy making connections with students of all ages, and making learning fun! I am the mother 2 and enjoy camping, outdoors, and  DIY projects of all kinds!

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Ellie Points

Head Teacher

I have been working at Oregon City Day School since December 2014. Although I have worked with many ages, I currently am facilitating distance learning with the kindergarten class. In addition to working at OCDS, I have also worked as a nanny, and studied personal training. In my time after work I enjoy staying active by running, weight lifting, hiking, and paddle boarding. I also enjoy music & movies.

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Bella Valdez

Teacher

I am Miss Bella. I started as a student here at OCDS. As a teacher, I focus on each child's strengths while exploring and supporting growth in areas they may be less confident. I believe children learn best in calm, inviting environment paired with hands-on learning, and positive communication. I enjoy nature, painting, gardening, going on adventure with my boyfriend, or staying in with my beloved cat, Wilson.  

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Laken Rooks

Substitute Director/ Teacher

I have been a preschool teacher and administrator since 2015. I am detail oriented and level headed, but love to set seriousness aside to engage in play! I am a mom, a coach, and a traveler!

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Emma Williams

Substitute Director/ Teacher

Ms. Emma is a natural in early learning, and shows great skill in administration. She is engaging, detail oriented, and communicative. She currently attends school for cosmetology, but we are lucky to have her on our team as well! 

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Simone Hittle

Teacher

I am a preschool teacher, and mother . I love singing songs and playing silly games to promote learning. In my class we practice arts and crafts, yoga, and sharing stories. Im my personal life, I am interested in fitness, interior design, and both cozy time, and adventures with my family.

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Linda Vetter

Teacher

I  am  Miss Linda, also known as Aunt Linda. since I was born. As the youngest of 9 "much older" siblings, I began my work  caring for children at a. very young  age and  grew out of the loving relationships I developed with  my many niece s and  nephews. I have worked as a  CNA in geriatrics,  pediatrics, hospice care, and for the same natruopathic doctor for 30 years. In my care, I make sure children are nurtured, seen, and heard. For self care, I love adventures, tango, salsa, and line dancing. Anything with rhythm!

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Hannah Valdez

Teacher

Hello! My name is Hannah Valdez. I’ve been the teacher in the two’s class since 2017. My favorite part about working in childcare is watching all the children learn, and grow, and I’m so glad I get to be a part of it. In my free time, I enjoy painting, dancing, singing, and doing anything that can take me outdoors.

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Tasha Leonard

Teacher

I am Miss Tasha. I have been in childcare my entire adult life. I love the messy, glittery, doughy activities, managing the student's busy energy and allowing for fun! I love my son, our cat, and sitting in the sunshine!

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Grace Lander

Teacher's Aide

Hello, my name is Grace. This is my first time in childcare, but I absolutely love it. In my free time I enjoy hiking, yoga, and art.

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Ashlyn Porter

Teacher

Ms. Ashlyn has worked with school-aged programs for several years. She is detail oriented and goal driven. At OCDS she works facilitating distance learning for ages 5-11.

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Erica Bryan

Teacher 

Hi! I'm Miss Erica. I have been in early childhood education for many years, and really enjoy it. When I am not at OCDS, you'll find me reading, at the library, or bookstore, or on an adventure with my husband and daughter. I look forward to getting to know you and your family while helping your child learn and grow.

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Taylor Jobe

Teacher's Aide

Taylor is an aide. She loves working with all ages. She is a currently enrolled at Clackamas Community College, and plays on the volleyball team!