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Our Team

We are incredibly thankful for our dedicated, compassionate, and hard working team. 

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  • Allison Lane

    Director

    Allison is from Vista, California and graduated from Palomar College with an AA in Early Childhood and then attended UCI for Montessori training. She then graduated from Warner Pacific with a degree in Human Development. She likes to spend time outside gardening and playing with her dog. She has been married for 32 years and has two children. She has worked with kids for over 30 years, as both a teacher and school director. Her favorite thing about teaching is spending time with kids and building relationships with them. 

  • Noelle Schrein

    Assistant to the Director / Office Administrator

    Noelle grew up in Vista, CA. She loves photography, camping, going to the gym, road trips with family, and being a grandma. She has been married for 32 years and has a son named Josh and a daughter named Shelby. She has been at VVDS since 2018 working in the office and covering for both the teachers and cook when neccessary. Prior to VVDS she spent 20 years working for Farmers Ins. Claims Dept. and 9 years at Examworks.  

  • Ann Vermillion

    Assistant to the Director / Bookkeeper

    Ann grew up in Oregon and attended college in Southern California. She first started working with kids in 6th grade and has worked with kids on and off ever since. She has worked at VVDS for many years as the Assistant to the Director. 

  • Debbie Foti

    Cook

    Debbie grew up in Massachusets. Her favorites things to do are read legal thrillers, travel, quilt, walk, and bake. She has 4 grown children, 2 sons and 2 daughters. She worked in special education for 13 years and preschool education for 6 years. She retired from teaching and is enjoying cooking for VVDS's kids. 

Our Amazing Teachers

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  • Shelby Schrein

    Lead Wobbler Teacher

    Shelby grew up in Clackamas and attended Clackamas High School. Her family consists of her husband Nathan, her daughter Wynree, her Cat Shisui, and her dog Rigby. She has been working with children for over 5 years and her favorite thing about teaching is watching them learn and grow. 

  • Sara Vermillion

    Wobbler Teacher

    Sara loves photography and video games. She has 3 children who grew up attending Valley View and she has a pet bearded dragon named, Chimney. 

  • Loata McGaughey

    Lead Toddler Teacher

    Loata grew up and attended school in Samoa. She likes to hike, kayak, swim, and go camping. She has 4 kids and 1 granddaughter (and a grandson on the way!). She has worked in education for 10 years, 7 being here at Valley View. Her favorite part about teaching is playing with the kids. 

  • Nancy Erikson

    Toddler Teacher

    Nancy grew up in Milwaukie, Oregon. She loves to go to plays and concerts in the park. She has worked with children since she was 19 years old. Her favorite thing about teaching is watching the kids grow. Her and her sister Vicki have worked for VVDS for over 30 years.

  • Sarah Soderberg

    Lead Panda Teacher

    Sarah enjoys browsing for antiques and going to thrift stores. She also loves to cook and host holiday dinners for her family. She has been married to her husband, Ed, for 39 years and has 3 children and 1 grandson. She has worked with children for over 25 years and her favorite thing about it is getting to know each student and their families. 

  • Kaitlin Elwell

    Panda Teacher

    Kaitlin grew up in Clackamas, Oregon. She loves guitar, photography, hiking, kayaking, snowboarding, and being outdoors. She has worked with children for 5 years and is currently going to school for Early Education. Her favorite thing about teaching is watching the kids discover new things and enjoys building close relationships with her students. 

  • Tylie Catherman

    Panda Teacher

    Tylie loves to hike, paint, sing, go on long drives, and studying religion and astronomy. her family consists of her parents, 2 older brothers, and 1 younger sister. She has worked with kids since she was 13 and favorite part is seeing the kids progress and growth. 

  • Mackenzie Vermillion

    Lead 3 Bee's Teacher

    Mackenzie attended VVDS through kindergarten and graduated from Canby High School with ECC in Early Education. She loves arts and crafts and going on adventures with her daughter. She has worked with children for over 7 years starting out as a volunteer at VVDS her sophomore year of high school. Her favorite thing about teaching is everyday is a new day with new possibilities. She also loves helping her students feel loved and appreciated the moment they walk into the classroom. 

  • Colleen Conner

    3 Bee's Teacher

    Colleen grew up in North Portland and Clackamas. Her favorite things to do are hang out with her grandkids and go for walks with her dog, Trixie. She has 2 children and 2 grandkids. She has worked in education for over 10 years and her favorite part is teaching children new things seeing their smiles!

  • Rebekah Gillaspie

    Lead Cub Teacher

    Rebekah grew up in Chicago before living all over the East Coast and eventually moving to Oregon. She enjoys cooking, baking, reading, nature photography, hiking, and getting coffee with friends. Her family consists of her husband, David, and her cat, Annie. She has worked in a preschool setting for 3 years and loves watching her students personalities and talents develop. 

  • Vicki Erikson

    Cub Teacher

    Vicki grew up in Jennings Lodge, Oregon and attended Oregon City High School. Her favorite hobbies include going for walks, swimming, and participating in activities with her church group. She has worked at Valley View for over 30 years and says that she feels, "very blessed" to be at this school. Her favorite thing about teaching is getting to see how kids learn and develop leadership skills. 

  • Josie Keller

    Teddy Bear Teacher

    Josie grew up in a small town called Pinehurst, Idaho. She enjoys doing different crafts, beading, painting, and reading mystery books. She has been married for over 35 years and has 1 daughter. She has worked with children for over 30 years. Her favorite part about teaching is seeing the kids come into school with enthusiasm and excitement. 

  • Denise Baker

    Teddy Bear Teacher

    Denise spent most of her growing up years in "Country Living" of Dayton, Oregon. She enjoys spending time outside (preferably in the sunshine), taking walks, digging in the dirt, photo crafts, and spending time with her grandkids. She has been married to her husband for 42 years and has 3 children and 9 grandchildren. Her teaching experience expands over 22 years and her favorite thing about it is the excitement of learning something new. 

  • Janelle Chitwood

    Afternoon Closer

    Janelle grew up in Southern California and moved to Southern Oregon at 13. It was there that she attended high school and obtained her associates degree. She enjoys singing, dancing, drawing, and taking photo's of nature. Her and her husband have been married for 21 years and have 3 children, ranging in age from 10 to 18, each with their own special neuro-divergent needs. She has worked with kids most of her life and even ran her own daycare when her youngest was 3. Her favorite part about teaching is watching the kiddos progress in multiple areas of development and grow into their own characters. 

  • Chelsea

    Afternoon Closer

    Chelsea grew up in Gresham, Oregon and attended Portland Adventist Academy and Mt. Hood CC. Her favorite hobbies are working out, shopping, and watching Netflix. She has been working with kids for over 9 years and is currently also working for the Reynolds School District. Her favorite thing about working with kids is the daily excitement and the lack of a constant 'routine'. 

  • Nicole Lane

    Afternoon Closer/Web Designer

    Nicole grew up in Portland, Oregon and received a bachelors at Warner Pacific University. She enjoys reading, art, and yoga. She has been working with kids for 6 years and her favorite part is building relationships with her students. She currently works in Special Education for the North Clackamas School District.