Alyssa Lohner
Director/AM Assistant

Laura Palmer
Lead Teacher

I grew up in the Portland area, but always lived on the outskirts in small communities. I moved to the LaPine area in early spring of 1999 and started a family. Both of my children, a daughter and a son, are graduates of Rising Stars Preschool. As my children became more independent, I chose to return to college. I received a Master of Arts in Teaching from George Fox University. I am honored to be given the opportunity to work with this amazing organization to guide the young children in our community. Being a preschool teacher allows me to start these wondrous students on a path of a love for learning. Throughout my life I have had a menagerie of pets that have included dogs, cats, raccoons, chickens, goats and temporary care of opossums and owls, just to name a few! Currently there are just 2 dogs, 2 cats and 2 geckos living within our home. In my spare time I enjoy hiking, kayaking, road trips and going to the beach. I cherish anytime I can get together with family and friends to just hang out and laugh!

Christy Walsworth

Christy Walsworth continues to be active in supporting the preschool and day to day operations as needed.