Meet Our Team 

Director

My name is Cassie Worley.  I have been the Director at Interlaken Preschool for the last 5 years.  I come to you with a MA degree from Arizona State University.  Most recently I was the Director of Little Eagle’s Child Development Center, a Chapter of Sound Child Care Solutions and I am currently a Mentor in our Community of Reflective Practice.  I am a training and development professional with more than sixteen years of experience providing strength-based mentoring, technical support and training to various educational programs, much of my experience was also spent as a classroom teacher.  It has been so beneficial and a privilege for me to have held many different roles in the education field.  I feel that it keeps me grounded and allows for a well-rounded way of looking at things.  Although I have held different positions in the past, the goal was always the same, to do what’s best for kids.  I strive to live our organizational values and feel as though my work reflects that.  I am happy to be a part of a team that appreciates children's early childhood experiences. When I am not at work I enjoy spending time with my three daughters who are 2, 10 and 11 years old, they are truly the loves of my life.  I enjoy playing soccer, reading when time permits and being outdoors.  

Teacher

I began my career and adventure in early childhood education when my own son Jason began preschool 10 years ago (wow…time sure does fly). Initially studying the methods of Maria Montessori, and expanding my knowledge of the Reggio Emilia approach and experiential learning ever since.

Over the past 5 years I have continued my teaching efforts, first as Program Coordinator for Powerful Schools at Hawthorne Elementary where our mission was to primarily promote the arts as tool for learning and empowerment, and on the Sound Child Care Solution’s “Relief Squad” supporting preschool classrooms at multiple sites around the Seattle area.

I embrace this same spirit of discovery in my daily life.  Whether it be biking, rafting, skiing, skydiving, or adventures around the city (or chasing eclipses J). One hobby that has been close to my heart ever since I was a kid is photography. Mainly sunsets and nature, but really anything that catches my eye. I enjoy stopping to capture those moments of light, and changing perspectives.

It is with that joy, those moments of “ah ha” and discovery, that I strive to teach.

Teacher

My name is Ashli Joelle Tiller and I find it to be an honor to be your child’s teacher. I have my B.A. in Child and Adolescent Development from California State University Northridge and I have worked in the Early Childhood Education setting for over a decade. Working with small children is my passion and you, as a parent, trusting me with your treasure is something I don’t take lightly. When any child steps into my classroom I want them to have the space to learn, explore, and feel safe and secure. I also love music and I do like to have that element in my classroom. What I love most about this age group is how they also push you to continue to learn about the world around you. When I’m not in the classroom I usually enjoy spending time with my loved ones. As I bring this to a close I want to take this time to say thank you for allowing me the opportunity to be your child’s teacher and being a part of the most crucial part of their development. Oh also, my favorite color is purple and my favorite animal is an elephant. I know that’s random, but trust me that means something to preschoolers.

Teacher

My name is Jesly Morales and I am proud to call Seattle my new home. I have taught and enjoyed teaching in Reggio-inspired schools for more than 15 years now. I love helping children learn and grow, and have experience working with multi aged groups. I believe it is important to know each child's learning methods to help them achieve their goals. I am so thankful to be  working with families who are involved in their children’s learning through the early years. I am happy to join a dedicated community of educators who are constantly learning.

 

 

When I am not teaching, I enjoy running, cooking, spending time with family, and hiking with my dog. I am an open minded, positive, motivating, energetic, and enthusiastic team member.