Amy Watson is our teacher for both the Junior and Senior 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 for more than twenty years, including five years at the nationally accredited Helen Gordon Child Development 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 2003. She has found working side by side with children’s families to be the perfect fit. She was a co-op parent as well as the teacher when her daughter attended MTP in 2004-2005. She loves the play-based cooperative preschool 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 lives in South Tabor with her teenage daughter, their silly frisbee fetching dog named Ollie and their quirky chickens. She and her daughter enjoy working and playing together, and especially love spending time at home. Amy has loved living in Portland for the past 20+ years and can’t imagine living anywhere else. Amy enjoys photography and handcrafts, especially knitting. She tries to take photos every day in the classroom to document children’s work and relationships.