Our Preschool Teacher


Teacher Penny Berrien joined our community as a parent in 1980. She taught kindergarten for Portland Public Schools before joining our school as teacher in 1991. Penny has a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and a Master of Arts in Teaching. She believes in lifelong learning and continues to attend workshops and classes, expanding her repertoire of knowledge about early childhood. Penny is an active member of Parent Child Preschool Organization, (PCPO) and Oregon Association for the Education of Young Children. PCPO featured Penny in their February 2006 newsletter.

Penny has been married since 1971 and has three children, all alumni of our school!  She enjoys creating amazing greeting cards with stamps and spending time in nature. She also loves to travel and learn about different cultures.

Penny’s genuine warmth, enthusiasm, patience and professionalism help us maintain our standard of excellence and commitment to early childhood development.



Our Kindergarten Teacher


Teacher Pamela Humbird became a member of Hillsboro Parent Preschool in 2014 as a parent and fell in love with the co-op model.  She strongly believes in play-based education.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Childhood Development and has taught preschool through first grade for nine years.  She strives for the extension of early childhood and developmentally appropriate curriculum in our Kindergarten program.

Pamela is married and has a beautiful daughter.  She enjoys reading, theater and crafting.