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Meet our Team of Educators

We believe that the strength of our program is in the dedication of our teaching staff.  Our teachers are trained Early Childhood Development professionals and work to help each child meet age appropriate benchmarks.  We support our teachers with training, resources, and freedom to create a unique learning experience for children.  We provide many opportunities for teachers to share ideas and grow professionally.  Our teachers create a caring and nurturing atmosphere to foster each child's creativity and positive self-image.  Our teachers have 10-20+ years of experience and have one or multiple degrees in the Early Learning Field.  Many of our teachers have called Little Jack's their family from 5-20 years!

offered at many developmental levels.  I also believe in providing an environment  that allows children to grow through gardens, orchards, physical activities, exploration and creation.  I believe in creating friendships amongst the children and families that last for years beyond LJC.  I believe it's important to not only encourage learning but the love of learning, and most important to succeed.  

In my spare time I love to read, sing, garden, play with interior design, event planning along with traveling.  I've been married to Jack for 30 years, have four children, and 4 grandchildren.  I feel deeply honored to be a part of each family that has become our LJC community.

Founder: Irene Danner

I opened Little Jack's Corner in 2000 with the plan to provide affordable childcare and a development center for the employees of Danner Corp.  In 2015 LJC became a Waldorf inspired school.  To love and practice patience with children is a truly spiritual journey.

I believe every child deserves a physical environment that is safe, clean, healthy and oriented to children.  I believe classrooms should be arranged to offer challenging play and learning choices 


Director: Kimberly Blow

I have nearly 30+ years' experience working with children, and their families.  I have a degree in Early Childhood Education and take annual STARS (State Training and Registry System) credits.  I've been a part of the Little Jack's family for 8+ years.

I've been married to my husband for 25 + years and am a mother of two  daughters.  I believe in the importance of family, and the value of building a solid foundation early on.  A strong family, is a successful family.  


I enjoy traveling, photography, music, being creative, but most of all spending time with my family.

I'm committed to providing a holistic approach for children and their families during the critical early learning years.  Providing an atmosphere where children have a voice, and what they have to say is valued is also of great importance to me.  Working in the Early Childhood field is a passion of mine, and I absolutely love it!  


Program Supervisor &
Preschool ll/Pre-K Teacher

Amy Tuchscherer

I graduated from Minot State University with a BA in Elementary Education .  I have my CDA certificate in Early Childhood Education.  I'm working towards finishing my masters of education in special education.  I've enjoyed  over 25+ years working with children.  I've been a part of the Little Jack's family adua on 14+ years.   I enjoy teaching math  and working with children on a daily basis in the Preschool ll/Pre-K classrooms.


Preschool ll/Pre-K-Lead Teacher
Mikayla (Kayla) Burns

I have been working with children for 8+ years.  Working with children has always been a passion of mine since I was a little kid. I love to watch children grow and learn every day.  I teach Phonics for our Preschool 2/Pre-K class.

I am pursing my degree in the Early Childhood Education field.  I have acquired my basis STARS (State Training and Registry System)

credits, and maintain them annually.  On my free time, I love to craft, play video games, spend time with friends and family.  My favorite sport is football and my favorite team are the Seattle Seahawks.  One of my favorite hobbies is going on hikes and taking long Jeep drives to new and exciting places.


I am currently attending Green River College and working towards getting my Associates degree in Early Childhood Education.  I will be graduating in the Spring of 2023!  I have worked with children for about 7 years before coming to work at LJC. 

In my free time I love to play soccer, go hiking and spend as much time as possible with my family!

 Teaching is something I have always wanted to do because I feel 

Discovery Club Teacher: 
Micaela Boettcher

 children always see the good in everything.  I feel that I learn as much from them as they do from me.   I love teaching Discovery Club and learning alongside my students.  I look forward to partnering with their families.


:Preschool l Lead Teacher

Donna Walpole

I have worked with children for 30+ years.  I've been a part of the Little Jack's Corner family for 17+ years.  I have a CDA certificate, (Child Development Associate) and take annual STARS training courses in

               .the Early Childhood field

  For fun, I enjoy spending time with my family, boyfriend and his family, and with my dog.  I look forward to teaching, observing children's growth and development, and partnering with families


Tiny Tots-Lead Teacher:
Erika Castro

I've been working with children for 25+ years.  I have been a part of the Little Jack's Corner family for 10+ years.  I have my CDA, (Child Development Associate), certificate in Early Childhood Education.  I annually take STARS Early Learning Courses.

I've been married for 25 years.  I'm a mother of two beautiful daughters.  I love spending time with my family.  For fun I like 

decorating my home, shopping, and listening to music.  I enjoy working with children because they learn and grow so quickly in the first years.  It's special to watch them form their first words, connections with their peers and educators, and to begin strengthening their large and fine motors skills through play.

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Snuggle Bugs-Infants Lead Teacher:

Norma Cobian

I've been working with children for nearly 30+ years.  I have my CDA, (Child Development Associate), certificate in Early Childhood Education.  I take STARS Early Learning courses annually.  I've been a part of the Little Jack's Corner family for  17+ years.

I've been married for 27+ years and am a mother of a son.  I enjoy spending quality time with my family and taking trips to Disneyland.

For fun I like decorating my home, shopping, and listening to music.

I enjoy working with children because I enjoy watching them grow and learn every day.  It makes me happy seeing them laugh and play.  


:Assistant Teacher
Alexandria (Alex) Lopez

I have been a part of Little Jack's Corner for almost 2 years.  I've been enjoying to getting to know all the children and theirs families.  I have been a stay at home mama for the past 8 years.  Prior to that I have worked with children ranging in age from 2 years old through elementary.

I have one year of college in the Early Learning Field at Highline.  I am looking forward to going back to school to finish my degree.


For fun I love to read, dance, crochet and camp with my family.  I look forward to building lasting connections with all the kiddos and families at LJC!


Assistant Teacher:
Chelsy (Wandi) Chhuth 

I have been a part of the Little Jack's Family for 22+ years.  I have over 35 years' experience with children of all ages.  I am from East Asia.  I arrived in the United States in 1984.  I graduated from Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Washington.  I attended Pierce College and majored in Early Childhood Education.  I have been married for 28 years and four sons.  Two of the joined the US Airforce.  I now live in Tacoma with my two youngest sons.

I enjoy cleaning, cooking, gardening, dancing, and spending time with my granddaughter.  My favorite color is pink, blue, and green.  Thank you to all  the families that allow me to be a part of your lives.  Working with children is what I love most in life!

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