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!
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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 29 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 

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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 nearly 25 years and am a mother of two  daughters.  I believe family is very important.  A strong family, is a  successful family.

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I enjoy traveling, photography, music and being creative. 

I'm committed to providing a holistic approach to children and their families during the critical early learning years.  Providing an atmosphere where children have a voice and what they 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!  

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Program Manager: Julie Nguyen

I have been working with children for over 12+ years and have loved every minute of it.  I studied Psychology and Communications at San Jose State University and am currently enrolled at Green River Community College to earn my AA in Early Childhood Education.  

I was born and raised in San Jose, California and have lived in Washington for nearly 3 years.  Working at Little Jack's Corner has been one of my biggest blessings with all the love, care and support 

 that the LJC community has provided.  I look forward to continuing my journey in empowering and supporting children in their development here at Little Jack's Corner.  

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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 going on 12+ years.   I enjoy teaching math  and working with children on a daily basis in the Preschool ll/Pre-K classrooms.

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I am currently attending Green River College and working towards getting my Associates degree in Early Childhood Education.  I have 2 years left in my Program.  I have worked with children for about 6 years before coming to work at LJC.  I am so excited to start this new journey with the LJC family.  Teaching is something I have always wanted to do because I feel children always see the good in everything.  I feel that I learn as much from them as they do from me.  In my free 

Discovery Club Teacher: 
Micaela Boettcher

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

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: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 16+ 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, and with my dog

I look forward to teaching, observing children's growth and

.development, and partnering with families

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Preschool l 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 8+ 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 nearly 25 years.  I'm a mother of two 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 I enjoy watching them grow and learn every day.  It makes me

happy seeing them laugh and play.  

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Tiny Tots-Toddlers Lead Teacher:

Claudia Twitty

I’ve been working with children for 25+ years.  I have been a part of the Little Jack's Corner family for 13+ 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 16+ years.  Family is very important to me.

Working with children is what I was born to do and is one of the things  I enjoy most.  

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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  15+ years.

I've been married for 26+ 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.