Meet Our Teachers
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.
Ms. Molly Slough
Ms. Molly has been the owner of Grandma’s Place at Center Village since January, 2016. Prior to obtaining the business she helped operate it with her sister and parents. Molly attended St. Mary’s Academy High School in Portland, and then received her Bachelors of Science and Master’s degree at Oregon State University. She has 3 teenage daughters and three dogs.
Favorite Children’s Book: The Itsy Bitsy Spider by Iza Trapani
Favorite Food: Spaghetti
My name is Sajo, but everyone calld me Mr. Safet. I am married. I've been working with the children when I was 18. I helped so many deaf and hard of hearing students. I started working here since last October. When I started working here, I love working with the kids because I can have opportunity to become a teacher. So far, I love to teach my students sign language because I want encourage them to speak and sign for their education. I speak four languages, Bosnian, English, ASL and Spanish.
I have taken advantage of going to Community College in order to get my degree and certificate and help me as a better educator for my students. I am committed for my knowledge, skills, and training to help encourage and support the children and families.
In my free time, I enjoy playing basketball, hanging out with my families, and going to the mall with my wife. I love spending time with my family and friends.
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.