Director/Office Administrator

Alyssa Allen

Hello all,

I’m Alyssa Allen. I previously sat on the Rising Stars Preschool Board and will now be proudly serving as your director for the 2019-2020 school year. I am a native Oregonian, born and raised in beautiful Central Oregon. I graduated from La Pine High and went on to receive a Bachelor’s of Science from Eastern Oregon University with a major in history and a minor in business.

I also own and operate a local property management business but best of all, I am a mother to three wonderful children!

In my free time you can find my family and I savoring the great outdoors and participating in the wide variety of outdoor sports Central Oregon has to offer.

I look forward to meeting and working with all our families of Rising Stars Preschool.

Head Teacher

Heidi Herb

Heidi Herb is a retired, licensed public school teacher with twenty-four years of experience. Mrs. Herb planned and taught grade level curriculum with a creative flair which included integrated art, drama, and hands-on activities. Her SIOP and GLAD training leveled the learning field for all learners.
Heidi holds a BA in Education with a Reading Endorsement from Pacific University.

Before this role, Heidi was a stay-at -home mom of four children and a licensed daycare provider. She and her family lived on the family farm where caring for goats, horses,chickens, and gardening enriched their lives.

In her spare time she likes to spend time with her grown children, visit with her two grandchildren, walk her dog, sew, read, garden, brine pickles, and watercolor. Heidi and her husband relocated to La Pine from the Salem area, in March,during the snowstorm!

Assistant Teacher

Jessica Paap

Hello, my name is Jessica Paap, I am very honored to be joining the Rising Star Preschool this up coming school year. I have worked with children my whole life.

The last three years I was a nanny to a total of five children under the age of 8.

I am a mother of two small boys and believe that children learn better hands on experience as well as encouragement.