Barbara Bunch is the original founder and director of Sandcastle Preschool. She has had the pleasure of watching Sandcastle grow into the 5 Star QRIS rated program over the past 32 years. Barbara has degrees in Elementary Education and Special Education. Graduate studies have focused on early childhood education. She began teaching preschool in Corvallis in 1981 and founded Sandcastle Preschool in 1985. “It is still one of my greatest joys to listen to the chatter and laughter of our precious children as I walk down the hallway at Sandcastle.”.
Jennifer has a bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Oregon State University and graduate studies in Education and Human Development and Family Studies. Jen has been a teacher at Sandcastle for the past 19 years, joining our staff in 1999.
Sarah has an associate degree from Linn Benton Community College in Early Childhood Education. Sarah has been a teacher at Sandcastle for the past 13 years.
Darcie has a degree in Education and has taught and supervised preschool children in a variety of settings for a number of years including preschool gymnastics, Head Start and MDO.
Misty has a masters in public affairs and has worked as a child and victims advocate for several years. Her interest in teaching and preschool children lead her to pursue coursework in early childhood education and she has completed the necessary classwork to gain a step 10 on the Oregon Registry. She has taught preschool in a variety of settings.
Anna has a degree in Early Childhood Education from Oregon State University. Anna started working at Sandcastle in 2014.
Morgan has been a music teacher in the community and joined our staff after being a volunteer through LBCC Early Childhood Education program last year.
Danielle is a student at LBCC in Education.
Mandy has been a teacher at Sandcastle and has a degree in Education. She has many years of experience teaching and working with preschool children.