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.

Membership: Emily O.

Emily is excited to join the board of directors this year as her third child enjoys his time in the senior class. All three of Emily’s children have attended the preschool and being part of the CPP community over the past several years has been a very rich experience. Emily has been living in Portland for nearly 20 years now and has a background in education, mentoring, juvenile justice, community organizing, and at one time was the top dessert seller in a neighborhood cafe. When not fixing sacks and finding lost shoes she loves sewing, making things, reading, food preserving, and enjoying the quiet beauty of the Pacific Northwest.


Senior Class Representative: 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!


Secretary: Tara 

Tara is excited to be 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. Her youngest recently graduated to the senior classroom and looks forward to school every day!


Alumni Representative: Elizabeth S.


Elizabeth is the mom of two great kids who were students here at Cathedral Park Preschool and are now in 5th and 8th grade in PPS schools. Teacher Elizabeth (Elizabeth A.) and Elizabeth S. met when their now 8th graders were here, and have been dear friends ever since. Elizabeth works in office furniture and moves, She spent two years as PTA president at Peninsula, and is an active member of the Kenton Business Association. This preschool holds a special place in her family history. She’s here as an alumni family to support the teacher and the board members in another successful year.


Vice President: Jennifer I.

Treasurer: Christopher O. & Marissa W.

Jr. Class Representative: Susan S.

Fundraising: Desiree S.