Hello, my name is Rachel and I feel honored to be leading Northwood Christian Preschool as the director. While this is my first year directing, this is my fifth year at Northwood, first as a teaching assistant and then as a lead teacher. I have a passion for early childhood education and I am proud to call Northwood home. My goal is to provide a loving atmosphere, where your child can grow and thrive academically, socially, and spiritually.
Outside of work, I love reading, hiking, camping and fishing. I also love spending time with my husband and our three children. As a family, we are always making messes, doing lots of art projects and crafts!
I am excited to see where God takes our school and the Northwood community this year!
“Let all that you do be done in love.” 1 Corinthians 16:14
Shelby - Lead Teacher
Hi my name is Ms. Shelby, and I am so excited to be your child’s
preschool teacher. This will be my third year teaching at
Northwood. As a teacher I’m passionate about creating an
atmosphere that allows each child to feel safe, loved and
excited about learning. Preschool is such an important time in
a child’s life. It provides an environment for children to
explore, gain a sense of self, play with others and build social
A little about me. I was born and raised here in Oregon. I
graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in
Elementary Education. Go Ducks! I am married to my husband
Joe and we have four wonderful children. I love spending time
with my family and hiking in our beautiful state.
**A note about this year: The structure of this school year may
look different, but you can be confident that the foundation of
which NCP represents remains the same; to be spirit led
through instruction, education, loving and inspiring children to
flourish and learn. Our highest priority will always be the
safety, protection and care of every child.
Lori - Teaching Assistant
Hi! My name is Miss Lori. I am married with two daughters, ages eight and three. This is my second year at Northwood, and before that I was a stay at home mom for almost eight years. During that time I did a lot of volunteer work at my daughter's preschool and elementary school, where I fell in love with working with children and watching them learn and grow. I love gardening and anything outdoors!
I know sending a little one to school comes with many emotions and stress. I can relate as my youngest will be starting her first year at Northwood this year as well. But I take comfort in knowing she is in a safe and loving environment. I am very excited to get back in the classroom with our kiddos and meet all of our wonderful new families.
Elizabeth - Teacher
Hi there! I'm Elizabeth. I am the newest teacher at Northwood and I am so excited to be here! I am currently finishing up my degree in Early Childhood Education and I can't wait to put the things I've learned into practice. I know I will learn even more from the other Northwood teachers and from all of the families as well. I love making new discoveries with children and exploring our world alongside them. It is my desire to inspire children to love learning.
I like working with my hands and being creative. I enjoy sketching and painting. In my free time I like to go hiking and running and in the summer I love spending time canoeing on the lake with my family. Looking forward to this school year! - Elizabeth