Messages from the Board

July 14, 2021

Board of Directors meetings will be held monthly on the third Thursday from 6pm to 7pm.

The next board meeting is Monday, August 16 at 6:00pm via Zoom.
This meeting will be held at Rising Stars Preschool and via Zoom. Email or contact us to request a link.

Please consider joining the Board of Directors for the 2021-2022 school year! It’s a great way to get involved and help our school! You do not have to be a parent of a preschooler to join! In fact we have past/current preschool parents, community members and one of our preschool graduates on our Board!

If you or someone you know would like more information about how to join or what a Board Member does, please see our Director for details and/or check out our link to our Bylaws!

Board of Directors

Rising Stars Preschool Board of Directors

President – Sheena Elliott

Sheena Elliott

My name is Sheena Elliott and I am the current President of the Rising Stars Preschool Board. I have been apart of the Board since my daughter attended preschool at Rising Stars in 2015. My husband and I both attended and graduated from LaPine. We have two children, Mackenzie and Tyson. They both attend LaPine Elementary School. In my free time, I enjoy riding my horse, Holly, and camping/traveling with my family. I work for a virtual public charter school as the Assistant Director of Special Education. I look forward to continuing to serve students at Rising Stars Preschool and the community of LaPine.

Vice President – Alanna Tabuyo

Secretary – Lexi Parish

My Name is Lexi Parish and I have lived in La Pine for the last 29 years. My husband and I both attended local schools and have now started raising our family in our little hometown. My husband owns his own business and I work locally for St Charles Immediate care. We have 4 boys Aden 11, Ryder 6, Logan 4 and Kyler 3. The older two both attended Rising Stars Preschool for two years each and Logan is currently enrolled. In our free time we love to be outdoors, and our boys are very involved in south central little league. We spend A LOT of time at the ball fields. I am new to the board of rising stars and am so excited to give back to the community that has given so much to me in the past.

Treasurer – McKenzie Walsworth

McKenzie Walsworth

My name is McKenzie Walsworth. I am a senior at Oregon State University Cascades and I will be graduating this spring with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. I am currently working at an infant and toddler Montessori School in Bend as a Teacher’s Assistant and plan to either have a career in accounting or someday own a business. I am also tutoring a family member and have proudly accepted the volunteer Treasurer position for Rising Stars Preschool. In addition, I recently completed an internship as an Office Administrator’s Assistant for a local construction business. Outside of school and work I love to spend time with family and friends, reading, and enjoying time outdoors.

Member – Amy Ringering

Member – Brandi Borton

Member – Mariah Zigler

Member – Shannon Walsworth

Member – Suzanne Hrbek

Committee Member – Carol Zettel