Ms. Jill - Owner / Director

Jill Russell started working with children in 1984 as a nanny, then became a preschool teacher in 1995.  In 2002 she started Scribbles Preschool in her home with 6 little girls. The program now enrolls 80+ families a year.  Over 700 students have graduated from the program with many being top of their kindergarten class.  Jill & her husband have both grown up in east county and raised their 2 children here as well.  The family has 2 dogs and one fluffy kitty.  Ms. Jill's favorite treat.... Dutch Bro's (yummm), she likes classic black and her favorite teams are the Denver Broncos & the Trail Blazers. Outside of her natural love for working with children, she loves to walk and loooooves shopping (yep a small addiction).



Ms. Karen  - Lead Teacher / Asst Director

Karen Miller and Jill have known each other since 2003 when they met through their daughters' kindergarten class.  In 2006, Karen came to Scribbles as a volunteer teacher assistant, in 2010 Karen took over the 3/4's class as the head teacher.  Ms. Karen has a natural love and nurture for children.  Her connection to the kids is amazing. Karen has 2 fantastic children & 3 fun dogs.  She loves the color orange because it makes her happy. Watch out.... she loooooves her donuts!  Her favorite Sunday pastime is watching her Seattle Seahawks. When the weather permits, she loves to hike and camp.




Ms. Nicole - Teacher 3's

Nicole Jensen came to Scribbles in 2009 as a high school senior to do volunteer hours for a class, she just never left! We love Ms. Nicole and all the students and parents do too.  Nicole is always dependable and flexible. She puts in a lot of hours at Scribbles and then goes to a second job! Nicole started as a volunteer, moved into the assistant position and now teaches the 3's! Fun to see how much she has grown throughout the years. Nicole was born and raised right here in Gresham.  Blue is her fav color.  Her treat..... Starbucks.  Go Ducks!




Ms. Jenny - Teacher 4's

Jenny Melchior has been with Scribbles since 2015.  Prior to being a part of the Scribbles team, she had worked with children in centers since 1997 and before that as a nanny.  During her time in-between her last position and Scribbles, Ms. Jenny was able to spend a few years as a stay at home mom with her son.  Jenny has been a fantastic part of our team. The students just adore her.  Her classroom presence is so calming and positive.  Jenny has spent most of her life here in Gresham and she loves it.  Her favorite team is the Seattle Seahawks (promise you can't miss it!)  She loves the color green and Mexican food is her favorite indulgence. Yummmm!




Ms. DD - Teacher Assistant

Dawnalyn Williams joined the Scribbles team in 2014 after her years at a local Montessori program. Ms. DD is a east county home body too! She has lived here all her life, and with her husband is now raising their 4 children, 2 dogs and 3 cats up towards the mountain.  DD has been the "right hand man" for the morning 4/5's class and does so great with all the students.  She loves the colors pink & purple. Loves ALL foods (ok not sushi).  You will see her adorn her favorite team, the Trail Blazers, often.  She loves the outdoors, camping, and hikes whenever possible.



 * Pictures Courtesy of Amanda Marie Photography