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. Jen has been a teacher at Sandcastle for the past 18 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 and MDO.
Cindy has a degree in Health Education and has worked with preschool children in a variety of settings including Kids Spirit, swimming lessons, and music lessons.
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.