My name is Larisa and I am the teacher behind The Organized Preschool Teacher page. I am a preschool teacher and homeschooler from Washington State with two kids of my own. I have an amazing husband who puts up with all of the chaos that comes with running a preschool out of our home, two amazing daughters, and two dogs.
My Teaching Journey
I began teaching just out of high school 12 years ago. It all started when I picked up a job at my daughters daycare a few weeks after graduation. By the end of my very first day of teaching preschoolers, I knew I wanted to make this my career. I worked in 4 different preschools from 2010-2015, until I opened my own home-based private preschool in August of 2016!
- Associate's Early Childhood Education
- BA Children's Studies
Awards & Honors
- Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
- Best of 2018 - Preschool of the Year Award
- Best of 2020 - Preschool of the Year Award
- Best of 2021 - Preschool of the Year Award
- Best of 2022 - Preschool of the Year Award
I opened my preschool program in August of 2016 with hardly anything to my name. My husband and I purchased our home in May and were open for business 3 months later. The first year was definitely the hardest, as I was still getting my footing and getting the lay of the land. While teaching was not new to me, business ownership was, and it took some time to finally get a system in place for everything. It has been 6 years since I opened my preschool, and now I have waitlists that go out over 2 years for my classes, and I have created a huge network of amazing families. I am truly blessed with all that I have accomplished in the past decade, and I'm excited to see what the future holds.