Amy Jacobson is our teacher for both preschool classes. Amy's background
includes university education in Early Childhood Education, Child & Family
Studies, and a minor in Sociology. She has taught preschool children since 1996, including five years at the nationally accredited Helen Gordon
Center at Portland State University.
Amy has also worked as a nanny and with young children in other capacities.
Amy has taught at Mt. Tabor Preschool since 2004, and has found
working side by side with children's families to be a great fit. She was a
co-op parent as well as the teacher when her daughter attended the school in
2004. She has come to love the co-op model, and enjoys working more closely
with families than in a "traditional" preschool. She has a particular
interest in children's social and emotional development, and strives to help
children develop meaningful, loving relationships with their classmates.
Amy's family includes her husband of eighteen years, her 11 year old
daughter, a silly dog, an old, lazy cat, and two chickens. The Jacobsons enjoy
working and playing together, and have loved living in Portland since Amy began teaching. Amy
enjoys photography and handcrafts. She takes photos every day in the classroom
to document children's work and relationships.
"I hope that you will come to value the connectedness that comes from
working in your child's classroom. It's such a great way to get to know your
child's peers, and to be hands-on with your child's early education."