Experience and Qualifications

We are not your average teachers! We specialize in movement and the arts, which makes learning fun and engaging. Beyond the classroom, we have young kids of our own. We love continuing education and staying current in our methods. We are learners just as much as we are teachers! 

Ms. Melanie

Preschool Director

In my opinion, there is no profession more rewarding than teaching and preschoolers are so much fun! They are so excited to explore and learn about the world around them and I am so grateful to be a part of it! I have run and taught preschool since 2014. I have a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Exercise Science and am currently working on a Masters in Teaching at WSU Vancouver. My background in science and movement helps me to make learning fun and active for my preschoolers! Outside of the classroom, I love spending time with my husband and 4 children, riding bikes, reading, swimming and playing board games.

Ms. Katie

Pre-K Director

Hi, I am “KT” Tidwell. I love teaching and learning with kids! I am a Northwest native and enjoy spending time outdoors with my husband, our five kids, and our two big dogs. I graduated in 2005 with a degree in k-12 art education, with an emphasis in individualized and special needs learners. Since then, I have taught in public school, early childhood programs, homeschool groups, therapy groups, community progarams, and after school programs. I believe that no matter what the age or circumstance, every child learns their own way.

Ms. Monica

Preschool Teacher

Hi there I’m Ms Monica!!! I knew from an early age that I loved helping people. In all my jobs my whole life it has involved helping people of all ages. I started at Sprouts 2 years ago doing science. I love how excited the kids get over our science projects. This last year I had my own class and enjoyed all of it! I love watching the growth of the children through the year and just having fun and singing and dancing with kids. My family includes a 7 year old daughter and a 2 year old son and my husband. In my time off I just live exploring the Pacific Northwest with my family!

Alisha Shultz

Early Learning Teacher
Hi, I am Ms. Alisha! I have always had a love and passion for working with children. When I was younger, I could be found helping out in the Church nursery and preschool classroom. In 2009 I received my bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. I have nannied, taught at different preschools (including Montessori) and childcares, and I was a center director. What I love the most about my job is seeing the excitement in the eyes of each child as they are learning something new! I love spending time with my husband, our 4-year-old son, and our tow dogs playing outdoors, traveling, and having dance parties.