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).

MsJill

 

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.

 

MsKaren

 

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!

 

 MsNicole

 

Ms. Jenni - Teacher 3's and 4's

Jenni Blake is a great addition to the Scribbles team. She has worked in the Reynolds and Parkrose school districts working with children in the life skills classes as well as a head teacher for 2's/3's in a corporate setting. She is a mom to two great young adults. Jenni and her husband have run a small business in the local area. In her free time she loves to host paint parties! Her favorite snack is smores by the camp fire. Her favorite color is anything pink. And ...... Go ducks!!

 

 Ms Jenni

 

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.

 

MsDD2 

 
 
 
 * Pictures Courtesy of Amanda Marie Photography