A Little About Us
Dove Christian Preschool, founded in 1980, offers a cheerful, well-rounded Christian environment with a complete academic program which includes social and cognitive development, creative art, health, nutrition and personal awareness, musical awareness, and worship, prayer and Bible stories.
We believe in a balanced environment that offers children the ability to achieve in the following areas:
Intellectual: we provide an environment conducive to learning, and encourage learning the skills necessary to prepare the children for a successful school career and meaningful participation in society.
Social: we provide opportunities for growth in all social skills necessary for adequate integration in today's society.
Cultural: we promote creativity in arts, and encourage children to appreciate cultural patterns different from their own.
Physical: we provide opportunities for children to learn physical skills necessary for development.
Spiritual: we provide a loving, cheerful Christian environment.
Barb has been teaching at Dove Christian Preschool since 2001. Barb grew up in Illinois and spent her high school years in Wisconsin. She has a degree in Elementary Education from the University of Montana. She moved to Portland with her husband after college graduation. Prior to her work at Dove, Barb was a recruiter for NIKE, as well as a stay-at-home mom. Outside of teaching preschool, Barb volunteers at a homework club at Stephens Creek, and is a member of PEO. Her hobbies include photography, scrapbooking, and puzzles. She enjoys walking, riding her scooter and taking road trips. Barb is also an active member of Multnomah Presbyterian Church.
Barb lives in the Vermont Hills area with her husband, Tom. Their two children, Mariah and Sam, graduated from Dove.