Staff

Teacher Chery Lewelling

School Director

Teacher Linda Rouse

Co-Lead Teacher Starlight Kindergarten/Lead Rainbow 4s PM

This is Teacher Lindas' tenth year at First Circle f Friends. She taught in Maryland for fourteen years before moving back to Oregon. She loves being back close to her children and grandchildren. She feels privileged to teach children about the love of Jesus and loves seeing them grow. In her free time she gardens or makes beautiful quilts.

Teacher Kelsey Kaufman


Co-Lead Teacher Starlight Kindergarten 

Teacher Kelsey has been a preschool teacher for a total of nine years, this is her seventh year at First Circle of Friends. She studied Early Childhood Education and Family Studies at CCC and uses her knowledge to shape young minds. In her free time she enjoys hiking, cooking and cuddling with her cat and dog.

Teacher Kenzie Sullivan 

Lead Teacher Rainbow 4s AM

This is Teacher Kenzies' nineth year teacher at First Circle of Friends. She studied psycology at OSU and loves applying those principles to her work as a teacher. In her free time she enjoys gardening, interior design, and cuddling with her adorable dogs.




Teacher Ginny Michaels

Assistant Teacher Rainbow 4s AM/PM

Teacher Ginny has been a preschool teacher for over twenty years, this being her ninth at First Circle of Friends. Her passion is seeing preschoolers learn and grow and be excited about school. She feel privileged to share the love of Jesus with them. When she is not at work, she loves to spend time with her family and her grandchildren, and also quilting or camping.

Teacher Brenda DeVault

Assistant Teacher Rainbow 4s AM/PM

This is Teacher brends second year working at First Circle of Friends, she has previous experience working at other preschools. She is excited to work with and join this wonderful group of teachers. When she is not working she loves spending time with her family.

Teacher Lou Rouse

Lead Teacher Sunshine 3s 

This is Teacher Lous' fifth year teacher at First Circle of Friends. She has been married to her husband for 46 years and they have seven grandsons. She homeschooled her children, along with other children, for a total of sixteen years. Its a delight of her heart to teach and share the love of Jesus.

Teacher Sam Harris

Assistant Teacher Sunshine 3s

This is Teacher Sams' Second year at First Circle of Friends. Divine intervention brought her to us and she loves sharing creativity in the classroom. She is an artist and  selfpublished author. Before joining FCOF she was a retail manager for many years and uses that experiance to help manage the classroom.

Teacher Brandi Cannon

Assistant Teacher Sunshine 3s

Teacher Brandi has been here for nearly two years now. She always looks forward to working with the children. when shes not working she loves to cook and scrapbook.