Meet the Board

President: Alison W.


This is Alison’s second year on the board. Her daughter Annika is in the Sr. class and her youngest son Finn is 3. Alison lives in the neighborhood and is excited to meet other families with kids and help build the preschool community. She enjoys gardening with her kids, making healthy meals, sewing, yoga and getting outside with her family to go camping, hiking, skiing and canoeing.

Vice President:  Tara K.

Tara loves being a part of the Cathedral Park Preschool community. She appreciates CPP’s play-based approach to learning and the ability for parents to be active participants in the classroom. She is a parent of two. Her youngest is in the senior classroom and looks forward to school every day! This is Tara’s third year serving on the board.

Treasurer: Chris O.

Secretary:  Kathleen G.

Membership Coordinator:  Susan L.IMG_0031

This is Susan’s fifth year at Cathedral Park Preschool and third year on the board. Her son, Elijah, is a CPP alumni, who is now in the second grade while her daughter, Miriam, is enrolled in the Senior Class. Susan lives in the neighborhood and has enjoyed being a part of a cooperative preschool. She feels that CPP has been a great stepping stone to meet new families and make lasting friendships. In her free time, Susan enjoys being active outdoors, trying new crafts, and  snuggling up on the couch with her family.

Senior Class Representative: Sophie B.

Sophie serves at the Senior class representative. She coordinates the parent volunteer schedule and is the direct contact for anyone with questions or concerns. She and her husband Scott live in the University Park neighborhood with their preschooler Brooks, younger daughter June and golden-doodle Doug. They were thrilled to find Cathedral Park Preschool last year and love the community based model!


Jr. Class Representative: Julia K.

Adviser: Stefanie S.

Stefanie has lived in Portland for 8 years. She and her husband, Jesse, moved here from Colorado, although she is native to the East Coast. They have four children, ages 9, 6, 4, and 1. This is Stefanie’s 6th year at the preschool and 4th year on the Board, having held several positions in the past. She loves the community and fun environment the preschool offers, as well as getting to know the kids and other parents.

When Stefanie is not attending to preschool duties, she enjoys coffee, music, yoga, gardening, attending community events, and trivia. In her very limited extra spare time she finds sewing, crafting, baking, and anything outside fun too. She is also active at the elementary school her two older kids attend. She looks forward to a fun year, before her third child at the preschool heads off to Kindergarten next year. Don’t be afraid to say hello or introduce yourself if you see her around!