Pre-K Teacher, Ms. Rita

Hello! I'm Miss Rita, the lead teacher in the Pre-K program. I'm a life-long Washingtonian, and proud of it! I grew up on South Whidbey Island, babysitting for several families since age 14. It was then I discovered my love for kids. I moved to Seattle in 2008 and graduated from UW with an English BA in 2010. Go Huskies! I've been with BBP since 2011, when I began as a substitute teacher. I then became the teacher assistant for the Sprouts and Buds programs in Fall 2013, and took over as the Pre-K lead teacher in Winter 2015 while a staff member was on maternity leave. I'm so fortunate to constantly learn new things, form such unique relationships, and spend my days with the most inspired young souls. As I always say, I have the best job in the world!!