Meet the Staff

Misty Beach - Teacher

My name is Mrs. Beach and I am so excited to be your student’s teacher! We are going to have great fun and I am excited to begin this year long journey with you and your family; together we are going to experience so much! I look forward to getting to know you and your student and learn all about your family, but first, here is a little about me...

I have lived in beautiful Redmond for the past 5 years, but am a Central Oregon native. My family consists of my two sons, my husband, our two dogs, a cat, our 10 chickens, and a turtle I share with the classroom.

I love Start Here and its parent co-op model and I have been a part of this school since 2014. Parents are a child's first teacher and when they can be in the preschool classroom, to create that seamless transition from home to school, it is a huge benefit. I am so thankful to my husband for working so hard for our family to allow me the chance to stay at home with our boys while they were not of school age. Prior to staying home, I subbed in the public school system for 8 years.

My Husband and I love to garden! Other hobbies I have include reading, baking cakes, and playing with my sons. I received my Bachelors degree from Linfield College (double major General Science and Elementary Education) and my Masters in Education at Kaplan University; and am licensed in Oregon to teach Pre K - 12th grade. I love learning and I love to share that with my students. So get ready to explore and learn all of the super exciting things we have laid out for us this year where it is always a good day to be at the beach- or at school, with Mrs. Beach!

Brianne Strouts - Teaching Assistant

My Name is Brianne Strouts,  I prefer to go by Bri!
I have lived in Redmond for 17 years!
My family includes my son, daughter and  husband! We have a dog, mini pony & 6 chickens!
I have been around the Start Here Preschool off & on for 12 years.
I have done childcare for over 20 years.
I am beyond excited to get to assist Mrs. Beach and you all at Start Here Preschool!!