barnabas house preschool teachers

Our preschool teachers are committed to continuing education and enrollment in the Oregon Registry program. Through classes and seminars they are increasing their skills and knowledge and applying that information to their teaching assignments.  

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  • preschool teacher | kim stinson

    Mrs. Stinson has been teaching preschool at St. Paul since 1999. She has been coordinating our preschool programs and curriculum since 2009. Through college and community based trainings specializing in Early Childhood Development, she is at step 8.5 in the Oregon Registry. 

    Mrs. Stinson is passionate about leading preschoolers through God's word and seeing them grasp and comprehend the Good News of Jesus for their own life. It never ceases to amaze her how much and how easily children understand their need for Jesus to be their rescuer.

  • preschool teacher | yumi castle

    Mrs. Castle has been teaching preschool at St. Paul since 2010, and has completed Oregon Registry of Professional Development Level 4. 

    Mrs. Castle believes that each child is an exceptional creation of our loving God and that each child needs caring teaching for their minds, bodies, and spirits. She sees her role as providing loving preparation for their wholesome development. Her passion for teaching is one of her most important professional qualities and that enthusiam creates a positive impact on her students.

  • preschool teacher | patti cook

    Mrs. Cook (aka Grandma Dole) volunteered at St. Paul school for several years and now works as our Little Blessings preschool teacher. Mrs. Cook attended United Health Careers, San Bernardino Valley College, and UCLA. Mrs. Cook operated a licensed child care business in California, worked as an instructor at a technical college, was a regional supervisor, and was an owner of a geriatric dental practice. Since her time in Oregon, Mrs. Cook has worked with several Douglas county youth through the police explorer program, D.A.R.E. and was named youth leader of the year. Mrs. Cook was also trained as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children to advocate for abused and neglected children. She also has completed Oregon Registry of Professional Development Level 7 (equivalent to Child Development Associate (CDA)).

  • preschool teacher | Michelle meyer

    Mrs. Meyer studied Nursing and Elementary Education at Mt. Hood Community College and Umpqua Community College.  After working in the nursing field for many years she couldn't be more excited to now be teaching!

  • preschool teacher | Jesika Stoffal

    Mrs. Stoffal graduated with an Associates Degree in Business from Umpqua Community College.  She has taught preschool for eight years and kindergarten for three years.

    Her passion for teaching comes from watching young children's excitement: she believes that knowing that they are basically seeing and learning everything for the very first time is very powerful!  Over her years of teaching she has realized that she learn as much from her students and they do from her.  Her students are always there to put a smile on her face!