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Teacher Desirae

CEO, Director, and Founder
Saplings Co-Teacher

I started The Treehouse after Managing another Waldorf-Inspired program in SE Portland. Since starting the program in early 2010, I am delighted at what The Treehouse has become! I absolutely adore working in a place where I get to love and be loved by such beautiful children and where I am surrounded by supportive families and energetic teachers. I want The Treehouse to be a place where love, creativity, and freedom are cultivated in order to nurture strong, creative, free, and holistic beings. I have deep passions for creativity, the earth, community, learning and have found that The Treehouse is a perfect place for me to engage in all!

I am licensed through the state of Oregon as a Certified Family Child Care Provider and am currently a step 7.5 on the Oregon Registry: Pathways for Professional Recognition in Childhood Care and Education. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion from Vanguard University of Southern California and I have taught in a variety of settings over the years before starting The Treehouse; some of them include; teaching Kindergarten in Cambodia and France, working in Preschool and Child Development Centers as either a Co-Teacher, Art Teacher, Lead Teacher and Manager.


“Our highest endeavor must be to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives. The need for imagination, a sense of truth, and a feeling of responsibility—these three forces are the very nerve of education.”

~ Rudolf Steiner