Rose Quarter Staff

Bri McCall
My name is Bri and I am the Director/Curriculum Coordinator for Grandma’s Place Rose Quarter location. I have been with Grandma’s Place since January 2016. I grew up and graduated high school in a very small town named Dufur Oregon, near The Dalles Oregon. This is a very close knit community that everyone looked after everyone in. Any time someone goes to Dufur there is a hometown feel to it and is always welcoming. This is the practice that I like to continue as an educator and why I take pride in close relationships among staff, students and families.

I did my secondary schooling at Western Oregon University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with focuses in Special Education/Education and Humanities.  White attending Western, I was able to take many courses in American Sign Language and this caught my interest to continue with it.  I am now considered semi-fluent in American Sign Language and I loved to learn and be submerged in a new variety of people that communicated differently from my everyday life.  I strongly believe that communication is a key point in making any situation a positive one and to be able to have a diversity of ways to communicate is a good feeling as well.  Western Oregon University was a great campus to do my schooling at and to get the beginning of my experience in Education. I have had nine years of experience working with children ranging from infants to fifth graders and I look forward to continuing this at Grandma’s Place.

Outside of work I enjoy photography, hiking with my dog and exploring new areas; I love to take adventures and learn about new places. I am always very enthusiastic about learning something new that I can gain person experience with. 

Cynthia Christmas

My name is Cynthia but a lot of people call me Cindy and I am the toddler teacher at Grandma’s Place at the Rose Quarter Center.

I was born and raised in Delaware and I moved to Portland, Oregon in November of 2010.  I LOVE Portland!  I have been in the child care field for 7 years working with children from the age of 6 weeks to 12 years old. I love working with all the age groups because it is just so beautiful to see them grow.  Every child is different and every day is different.

When I am not working, I enjoy shopping, going to restaurants, talking to my family in Delaware and taking child care classes on line.

Thank you for welcoming me into your child’s life.  I look forward to being a part of your family.

​Stefanie Allen

I have worked for Grandma’s Place off and on since October 2015. However, I have been working with children for 20 years. I have experience working as a preschool teacher and as an infant teacher and I enjoy each age group for their uniqueness.   As a preschool teacher, I can prepare them for their primary schooling and as an infant teacher I can be a stepping stone for development as a child.  Each age group is great to work with an I enjoy them both very much.

 I have a son who is extremely smart and has a smile that will brighten anyone’s day; he is my world.  He is also very active, always on the move and keeping me on my toes.

I went to PCC for my business degree and I have nannied for numerous families. Outside of work I like to spend time with my family and son, Gabriel.  

​Jaycen Robinson

​My name is Jaycen and I am the preschool teacher for Grandma’s Place Rose Quarter location. I started working at Grandma’s Place in June of 2016.  I have been working in childcare for 6 years, primarily with preschoolers and school age children. I love to help children expand their learning and discover new ways of learning material. 

When I am not working with children, I like to practice my photography, go roller blading, marathon tv shoes and attempt to unicycle.   I look forward to meeting you all! 

​Lizzy Clouse

I love working at Grandma’s Place as I have done so since 2013. I started coming here when I was little and enjoy helping wherever I am needed. The preschool room is my favorite place to help with activities such as cleaning and participating in sensory areas. I also enjoy working with older infants providing socialization and comfort.

I live in the area with my black and white tuxedo cat, Tina. She is 3 years old. I adopted her as a year-old female.  She is the only kid I have and I love her very much. 

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