Staff

Our K-5th grade teachers are licensed by Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission and strive each day to pour into your children both spiritually and academically.

Anthony Parla

Anthony Parla and his wife, Heather, have been married for 10 fantastic years and are the proud parents of 4 beautiful children (and 1 on the way). Originally from Bend, Anthony has traveled and lived in other places including California, Austria, New Zealand, Vancouver WA, and now Redmond. He enjoys spending time with his family, […]

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Calah Bontrager

Attended COCC and Portland Community College At Eastmont School since 2013

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Ashlee Kentner

Hi there, my name is Ashlee Kentner and I’m incredibly thankful for the opportunity to be one of Eastmont’s Preschool 3’s teachers. My professional background includes two years of experience as a Preschool teacher, mainly working with younger ages, and five years as a professional nanny, working with all age groups, newborn to teen. Although […]

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Patty Hagfors

My husband and I moved to Bend from Montana with our twin daughters about 5 years ago.  We also have two older sons, one who still lives in Montana (with a real job!) and another in graduate school at the University of Michigan.  To complete our family, we have a fish named Sushi, a cat […]

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Brittany Smolich

I began my teaching career as a student teacher at ECS in 2002.  I’ve been here on and off ever since! I am continually adding to my early education with additional classes. I love this sweet school!

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Emily Schwarzenberger​

 Hi, my name is Emily Schwarzenberger, and I love teaching at this amazing school!  I fell in love with our school when my son Fritz, (now in 2nd grade here) started in 3 year old preschool! Since then the community of this school has become family. My daughter Ella has also gone through our preschool program and […]

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Danika Schulz

Danika Schulz – Preschool Teacher I currently am one of the teachers of the 3’s preschool class. I received my MAT at George Fox University in 2010 and have a diverse background of teaching. I have taught in early elementary classrooms as well as worked at a daycare here in town for about 4 years. […]

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Ruth Heacock

Graduated with honors from Oregon State University with a degree in Early Childhood Education. Taught 3rd grade in public school for 2 years. I have been at ECS since 1994 where I have previously taught preschool 3’s, 4’s, and currently teach Jr. Kindergarten I also take continuing education classes on a yearly basis

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Dina Weber

Central Oregon Community College Associate of Arts in Business Administration 1988. University of Phoenix Bachelor of Science in Business Management 2006 Concordia University Portland Master of Arts in Teaching 2010 Teaching Since September 1999 and Teaching at Eastmont since September 2008

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Nancie Schaumloeffel

I graduated from The Master’s College in 1990. I did my student teaching 1990-1991, then taught at Meadows Elementary School in Valencia, California 1991-1995. Our family moved to Bend in 2003. My husband pastors Community Bible Church at Sunriver.  I have 3 children: Jonathan, Janea & Jacob I taught at Morning Star Christian School in […]

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Chelsea Wilcox

Attended COCC from 2001 – 2005 where I spent 2 years to receive my CNA license followed by 2 years to receive my associates in business management and marketing. At Eastmont since 2013

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Molly Russell

Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education from Linfield College, 1999. Masters of Education in Reading/Language Arts from California State University, San Bernardino, 2002. Taught for Palm Springs Unified School District, 2nd grade for 1 year and 3rd grade for 5 years. 1st grade from 2011-2015, 4th grade for 2015, and 2nd grade for 2016. Teaching […]

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Jill Harrell

Bachelors Degree in Anthropology, University of Maryland, 1989 Masters Degree in Teaching, George Fox University, 2008 Teaching since 2003 Teaching at Eastmont since 2006

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Vicki Kanko

My name is Vicki Kanko. I have been married to my husband Mark for 22 years. We have two sons named Torrey (11) and Riley (8). I was born in Australia, and lived there until I met and married Mark at 23. I completed my first teaching degree at the University of New England in […]

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Elizabeth Guerin

Graduated from Alfred State College, Alfred, New York 1980 A.A.S. in Agricultural Science. Graduated from Central Washington University 1988 B.S. Education- E.S.L. Multicultural/Spanish endorsement. Central Washington University 1990 M.S. Natural Resource Management – Agricultural Water Resources. Teaching since 1990 and teaching at Eastmont since fall 2005.

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Megan Dickerson

A preacher’s kid who grew up in Redmond, OR, my love of playing basketball took me to Montana State University – Billings where I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and minored in Health and Physical Education.  While still in college, I married my high school sweetheart.  Although teaching was the goal for […]

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Jessica Livingston

My name is Jessica Anne Livingston, the new art teacher at Eastmont School. After a thirty-year marriage, two sons and eighteen years of widowhood, I remarried. My present husband, David W. Livingston and I married seven years ago in Newport, Washington, after a very long friendship spanning more than thirty years. I was born in […]

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Brendan Booher

Brendan grew up with a fiddle in his hands. Starting at the tender age of three, Brendan picked up the violin, and has since never put it down. Brendan’s music teaching career includes: 19 years private instruction experience, 16 years class instruction at The Oregon based Booher Family Music Camp, one semester as a Fiddle/Violin and […]

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Amanda Ahern

I have been married to my husband, Brian, for 22 years and we have been blessed with four active kids, ranging in ages from 16 to 10.  Needless to say my primary job title is taxi cab driver! I have been actively involved with Early Childhood Education since I was 16 years old.  My job […]

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