Our Educators.

Each of our teachers brings a special quality and educational focus to Mini Mozarts. Together, we strive to create a diverse learning experience for your preschooler.

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JANET LINDSLEY, OWNER AND OPERATOR

JANET AND HER HUSBAND ESTABLISHED MINI MOZARTS PRESCHOOL MORE THAN A DOZEN YEARS AGO. SHE IS A VANCOUVER NATIVE AND IS THRILLED TO OPERATE THE PRESCHOOL IN ITS DOWNTOWN LOCATION.

MUSIC AND TEACHING HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A PART OF JANET’S LIFE. HER MOTHER WAS AN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR AND JANET OFTEN WORKED IN HER PRESCHOOL AS A YOUNG ADULT. SHE HAS A DEGREE IN VOCAL PERFORMANCE FROM LINFIELD COLLEGE AND STUDIED AT UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA. SHE HAS MULTIPLE CERTIFICATIONS IN EARLY LEARNING WITH A FOCUS ON MUSIC EDUCATION. IN ADDITION TO RUNNING THE SCHOOL, JANET TEACHES PRIVATE PIANO AND VOICE LESSONS TO CHILDREN AND ADULTS.

IN HER OFF TIME, JANET ENJOYS SPENDING TIME WITH HER HUSBAND AND SONS. SHE ALSO IS A PROFESSIONAL SINGER AND PERFORMS ALL OVER THE REGION IN HER MUSICAL GROUP, THE JULEPS.

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KELLIE WOLF, Lead educator

KELLIE HAS OVER A DECADE OF EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE TEACHING PRESCHOOL CHILDREN. SHE HAS A DEGREE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND PSYCHOLOGY FROM CLARK COLLEGE AND HAS TAKEN MULTIPLE OTHER COURSES IN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY. SHE ENJOYS USING HER EDUCATIONAL SKILLS TO HELP STUDENTS THRIVE.

KELLIE DOES EXTENSIVE ADVOCACY WORK FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE CAUSES. HER FOCUSES INCLUDE INCREASING EDUCATIONAL ACCESS FOR GIRLS, FIGHTING GLOBAL POVERTY AND VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN, AND WORKING FOR DISABILITY RIGHTS. KELLIE’S ADVOCACY WORK ENCOURAGES YOUNG STUDENTS TO BECOME BETTER CITIZENS OF THE EARTH.

WHEN NOT TEACHING, KELLIE ENJOYS HIKING AND TRAVELING WITH HER HUSBAND, WATCHING MOVIES, AND TRYING NEW AND EXOTIC FOODS.


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MICHELE STIERLIN

AFTER A LONG STINT WORKING IN THE BUSINESS WORLD, MICHELE WENT BACK TO COLLEGE TO EARN A BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT. THERE, SHE ALSO ATTAINED A CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION WITH A FOCUS ON INFANT AND TODDLER CARE. MICHELE HAS THE DISTINCTION OF EDUCATING CHILDREN FOR NEARLY 30 YEARS AND HAS EXPERIENCE WORKING AT MULTIPLE SCHOOLS IN OREGON AND WASHINGTON. SHE IS EXCITED TO USE HER YEARS OF EXPERTISE TO TEACH STUDENTS AT MINI MOZARTS.

IN HER SPARE TIME, MICHELE ENJOYS SPENDING TIME WITH HER HUSBAND, GROWN CHILDREN, AND GRANDCHILDREN. SHE ALSO LOVES BEING OUTDOORS, READING, AND TRAVELING.

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JESSICA LAPIERRE

A CERTIFIED EDUCATOR AND FORMER SECOND GRADE TEACHER, JESSICA IS EXCITED TO BRING HER TEACHING STYLE TO MINI MOZARTS. SHE EARNED A DEGREE IN EDUCATION FROM WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY AND TAUGHT IN VANCOUVER PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOR 12 YEARS. HER PROFESSIONAL EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND ENCOURAGES EXPANSIVE GROWTH FOR PRESCHOOLERS. SHE BELIEVES THAT CHILDREN ARE THE BEST TEACHERS BECAUSE THEY SHOW ADULTS THE ART OF CAREFUL LISTENING.

Jessica has many HOBBIES, INCLUDing SPENDING TIME WITH HER FAMILY, LEARNING ABOUT HORSES, HANGING OUT WITH HER DOG, AND GARDENING.


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SHONEE TROTTER

SHONEE HAS BEEN WORKING AT MINI MOZARTS FOR THREE YEARS AND BRINGS AN EXCITING ARRAY OF BACKGROUND EXPERIENCE TO HER EDUCATIONAL STYLE. SHE HAS A DEGREE IN NURSING, SPECIALIZING IN INTERNAL MEDICINE AND PHLEBOTOMY. IN ADDITION TO HER NURSING DEGREE, SHE ALSO HAS AN EXTENSIVE BACKGROUND IN THE NATURAL FOOD AND SUSTAINABILITY INDUSTRY. SHONEE’S PASSION FOR CARING FOR PEOPLE AND OUR EARTH ARE QUALITIES THAT SHE STRIVES TO INSTILL IN OUR STUDENTS. SHE BELIEVES THAT HANDS-ON LEARNING CREATES AVENUES FOR LIFE-LONG SKILLS.

IN HER SPARE TIME, SHE ENJOYS SPENDING TIME WITH HER FAMILY, HIKING, CAMPING, KNITTING, AND SPENDING TIME WITH HER KITTY, VIOLET.

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JAIME LOGAN

JAIME GREW UP IN VANCOUVER AND IS A GRADUATE OF VANCOUVER SCHOOL OF ARTS AND ACADEMICS. AFTER HIGH SCHOOL, SHE ATTENDED WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY WHERE SHE EARNED HER BACHELOR’S DEGREE IN PSYCHOLOGY AND BUSINESS. SHE IS PROUD TO USE HER OWN EDUCATION BACKGROUND TO HELP STUDENTS GROW. SHE IS A FIRM BELIEVER THAT THE EDUCATIONAL VALUE OF HAVING FUN AND PLAYING CREATES PATHWAYS FOR CHILDREN TO THRIVE. SHE IS EXCITED TO BRING HER INTERPERSONAL SKILLS AND UNDERSTANDING OF YOUNG CHILDREN TO HER CLASSROOM STYLE.

WHEN NOT TEACHING, JAIME ENJOYS HIKING WITH HER FAMILY, RIDING HER BIKE AND BEING OUTSIDE IN NATURE. SHE ALSO LOVES LISTENING MUSIC AND IS AN AVID RECORD COLLECTOR AND AFICIONADO.


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LISA GIACCHINO

LISA BRINGS A WEALTH OF EXPERIENCE TO MINI MOZARTS. SHE ACHIEVED DEGREES IN PSYCHOLOGY, SOCIOLOGY, AND SPECIAL EDUCATION FROM GRAND VALLEY UNIVERSITY IN MICHIGAN. HER PREVIOUS TEACHING EXPERIENCE INCLUDES THE WALDORF SCHOOL. SHE IS ALSO THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION AT BIKE CLARK COUNTY, WHERE SHE TEACHES BIKE SAFETY AND LEADERSHIP COURSES TO TEENS. SHE ENJOYS ENCOURAGING CREATIVITY THROUGH PROJECT-BASED PROCESSES THAT HELP STUDENTS LEARN IN A MEANINGFUL, ENDURING WAY.

PROFESSIONALLY, LISA WORKED AS A COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATE, OR CASA, TO SUPPORT WOMEN AND CHILDREN SURVIVING DOMESTIC ABUSE SITUATIONS. HER EMPATHY AND PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS ARE GREAT ASSETS TO THE MINI MOZARTS FAMILY.

LISA ENJOYS SPENDING TIME WITH HER HUSBAND AND TWIN MIDDLE SCHOOLERS. THEY CAN OFTEN BE FOUND HIKING, CAMPING, ROCK CLIMBING, AND CYCLING. SHE ALSO ENJOYS CREATING VISUAL ART USING VARIOUS MEDIA.

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DANELLE MILLER

DANELLE IS OUR RESIDENT ART INSTRUCTOR AND BRINGS OVER 20 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AS AN ARTIST TO MINI MOZARTS. SHE STUDIED ART AT NORTH IDAHO COLLEGE AND WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY BEFORE DECIDING TO SPEND SEVERAL YEARS WORKING AS AN ENGLISH TEACHER IN EASTERN EUROPE AND THE UNITED KINGDOM. UPON HER RETURN, SHE WENT BACK TO SCHOOL AND EARNED HER CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION FROM WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY VANCOUVER. DANELLE USED HER DEGREE TO TEACH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN BOTH EVERGREEN AND VANCOUVER SCHOOL DISTRICTS. SHE BELIEVES IN ART AS AN EXPRESSIVE AVENUE AS WELL AS AN EDUCATIONAL TOOL FOR YOUNG CHILDREN.

DANELLE ENJOYS SPENDING TIME WITH HER HUSBAND, TWO CHILDREN, AND HER TWO ZANY CATS. WHEN NOT PAINTING AND DRAWING, SHE CAN BE FOUND HIKING, BACKPACKING, doing YOGA, AND TRAIL RUNNING.