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Preschool Promise

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Teacher Ru


With 10+ years of experience in the building doing everything from grocery shopping to being on field trips to running the distance learning school-age program, Ru is excited for the opportunity to help the visions for HELP-PDX come to fruition.


Education has always been her focus, as she knew at a very young age that she wanted to be a teacher. While she spends less time in classrooms now, she still finds opportunities to connect with the children in the center. 


She spends much of her free time adventuring with her dogs, Remi and Tillie, visiting estate sales and thrift stores, and spending quality time with her family. She also has a space at an antique store at the coast that she shares with her mom.

Teacher Mercede

Our teachers profiles are in the works, be patient with us as we clear the dust!

Teacher Vanessa


In my off hours from HELP I'm working on my Early Childhood Education degree.  

I enjoy the challenges of our classroom, the kids keep me on my toes without a doubt.  

Fun Fact...

Sloths can hold their breath longer than dolphins.

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