MEET OUR STAFF
Tresa Rast – School Director
Tresa joined the staff as Head Teacher and Co-Director for the preschool program in August of 2013 with the goal of creating a preschool where all children are honored and respected for their potential, capabilities and humanity. She feels blessed to be part of a strong, warm and caring community here at Resurrection. Her background includes an undergraduate degree in Education from Santa Clara University and a Masters in Teaching from Lewis & Clark College. She has taught preschool through third grade for the past twenty years in both public and private schools. She currently lives in southeast Portland with her husband and three sons. Outside of school, she enjoys cooking, reading and clothing design.
Anna Jorgensen – Teacher & Administrative Assistant
Anna is originally from the east coast, born and raised in Connecticut. She attended Loyola University in Baltimore, MD for her BA degree in Communications and Marketing. She married her husband, Brandon, and moved to Oregon! They have two amazing kids Olivia (7) and Luke (4) and a dog, Otis. Anna also has a floral business, Anna Mara Flowers, where she creates floral designs for weddings and events. She absolutely loves working with kids, flowers and finding joy in all the blessings God has provided.
Mary Esterline – Head Teacher
Mary was born in the Bay Area and then moved to Phoenix where she attended Catholic school. She moved to Lake Oswego with her family when she was in the 7th grade.
She attended PSU and earned her Bachelors of Science in Psychology and then George Fox for her Master of Arts in Teaching. She has two kids, Josh and Jane, who are both in college. Mary has worked with young children since she was in college. After getting her teaching license she has worked at PCC Sylvania, OES, PPS, Sunny Hills Preschool and is now thrilled to be at Resurrection Catholic Preschool! She loves working with children and building relationships with families. Her interests include reading, art, tennis, exercise, music, travel and spending time with friends and family!
Krissy Fillis – Head Teacher
Krissy Fillis was born and raised in Portland. She currently lives in Tualatin with her husband, Dave of 23 years and her 2 kids Brandon (19) and her daughter, Abby (15). Krissy has been working with preschoolers for over 20 years. She has a background in literacy intervention, training in Reggio Emilia, extensive training in Love and Logic, and experience with special needs children. She and her husband were Children's directors and Krissy also directed a girl's program at her church for elementary aged girls. She has worked at Clackamas Christian Center, Circle of Friends Preschool, Sunny Hills Preschool and enjoys being a part of Resurrection Preschool. In her spare time she loves to vacation with her family, play tennis, make cards, watch her daughter dance, house projects, and volunteer at church.
Hana Yang - Sunflower Assistant
My name is Hana Yang. I'm a marketing major student who has been taking a break from college to save up for tuition. I went to Oregon State University for two years and plan on finishing my degree at Portland State University. I was born in South Korea and moved at the age of 6. I attended elementary, middle and high school in Lake Oswego. I love LO so much and take pride in being a Laker! One of my hobbies and passions include cooking. I find cooking to be therapeutic and creatively challenging at the same time. Trying a new recipe and whipping out some of my favorite dishes brings me joy. I an beyond excited to be working in the Sunflower classroom this year.
Amanda May-Hainley – Head Teacher
Amanda was born and raised in a small town in Oregon and currently lives in West Linn with her husband, David, son Andrew, daughter Elizabeth and Labradoodle Sawyer. She has been teaching preschool for over 10 years. She loves working with children and watching them grow as they learn. In her free time, Amanda loves hiking and camping throughout Oregon with her family and friends. She also loves doing craft projects with her daughter.
Jennifer Tabor – Assistant Teacher
Jennifer (Jen) is native to West Linn and pleased to continue to call it home. She is married and has two kids, Madelyn and Henry, and a rescue dog named Lila. Her free time is spent volunteering at Willamette Primary School and she enjoys cooking, traveling, photography, architecture, being with friends and family, and the outdoors. Her family also enjoys auto racing. Her husband is a rally driver and both children participate in quarter midgetracing. She is honored to be working with children at Resurrection Catholic Preschool and considers it an exciting chapter to her life!
Ashley Dhar - Butterflies Kindergarten Teacher
Ashley is a native Portlander who brings great energy and passion to her work with children. Ashley attended University of Arizona and graduated with a Master's in Elementary Education. She has taught kindergarten through second grade in both public and private settings. She met her husband Gautam in 2009 and they settled here in Tualatin with their two children, Matthew and Maya, and golden retriever Tucker.
21060 SW Stafford Road
Tualatin, OR 97062
Phone: (503) 638-1579
Parish Website: Resurrection Catholic Parish
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