Meet Teacher/Director Julie Laurin of the Rose Room…
Julie is the teacher for our Mixed Age preschool class. She also serves as the Director, overseeing curriculum planning and our parent teacher training.
Julie has spent the last 6 years as a Preschool Teacher for THPRD. She loves going to concerts and spending time outdoors with my family of five. She has 3 teenagers at home, ages 19, 17 and 13. As well as a cat named Rocket and a dog named Barley.
Julie loves watching her preschoolers learn by leaps and bounds.
Her favorite quote is “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
Julie’s teaching philosophy is based on working together as a team and becoming a family in the same community. “I love that I have had the opportunity to build relationships with my students and their parents. I’ve seen them in my neighborhood when I’m out walking the dog or headed to the park with my kids. I feel like I was raised to never ask for help and I want to start a new trend from the beginning of a child’s life. I encourage them to ask for help and seek out others who need help.”
Meet Teacher Geneva of the Juniper Room…
Geneva grew up in the local area and is a mom to two daughters, a 7th grader and a kindergartener, who attended Ashcreek for the last 2 years. She worked as a nanny for 6 years and enjoys children. She was a member of our school which we made plans to grow and open a new class and wanted to join our school as a staff member. She is excited to work with Teacher Julie and lead the 2’s and Young 3’s Class.
She enjoys taking her kids to local parks and activities like the zoo, as well as going out to trivia nights with friends.
Meet Sara Killion, Assistant Teacher…
Sarah Killion is a mother of a current Ashcreek student, she was born and raised in Eugene and is a BIG DUCKS FAN! Sara went to school at OSU where she received her degree in civil engineering. She worked for many years as a civil engineer before having kids, she now stays home with her 5 year old son and infant daughter.
Meet Yukako Iki, Assistant Teacher…
Yukako Iki is the mother of a former Ashcreek Preschooler who has moved onto Kindergarten after attending Ashcreek for 2 years. Yukako is excited to come back to the classroom as an Assistant Teacher and work with this years students. Yukako is fluent in Japanese. She previously worked as a scuba instructor in Hawaii!