Kristina Austin, School Director
I have worked in the field of early childhood education for over 25 years, starting out as an assistant teacher in a center in Eugene, Oregon. Eugene is where I was born and raised and I love the Pacific Northwest. I attended college both as an undergraduate and later as a graduate student at the University of Oregon. I earned my Master’s in Education degree in 2002. I have 7 years experience as a center director and then 6 years of experience as a district manager with KinderCare Education. I am also an active member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children. I am passionate about early childhood education and honor the opportunity to partner with families during the early learning years of their children’s lives. I look forward to growing a great relationship with each and every family that is a part of our school! If you have any questions or ever need assistance, please let me know, my door is always open to you! When I am not at work, I am a wife to wonderful husband and mother to three amazing children, ages 7, 8, and 9! My children are all active in something from football to cheerleading to soccer, they love to go, go, go. My husband and I also love to golf and when we can, we love spending time at the coast. We are also devoted Duck fans! GO DUCKS!!
Rochelle Slover, Assistant Director
I have been part of the Phoenix Children's Academy family for 9 years. I have been working with children for 16 years and have earned my degree in Early Childhood Education and Family Studies. I have the privilege of parenting my 3 children, Larissa, Landen and Ella. I have a love for cooking good food for my family, finding new recipes and teaching my family about nutrition.
Emma Ainsworth, Teacher
Valued employee since February 2005. I was born in Germany and migrated with my family to Australia when I was 4 ½ years old. I spent nearly all of my life in Australia until I met and married my husband and moved to the United States over 13 years ago. I have 4 wonderful children and am a grandmother to many amazing grandchildren. For the last 15 years I have been a teacher for children ages birth through 6 years of age. I have a passion for helping prepare children for Kindergarten and giving them all the independent, emotional, social and academic skills necessary to watch them thrive in a school environment. I have attended many classes on all areas of early childhood education as well as computer, math and language arts classes. Outside of work, I enjoy fishing, camping, biking, bowling and going for walks
Linda Munger, Teacher
Valued employee since August 2004. Linda has worked in the field of early care and education for over 25 years. She has taken early childhood education course through Chemeketa College and continues to take on-going education courses to increase her knowledge of infant development. Linda is so happy to be able to work with infants and be an active participant in their development during the first year of their life. She has two wonderful sons, Joshua and Jackson that she loves to spend time when she is not working. They enjoy going to the beach, hiking at various waterfalls in Oregon and exploring all the fun things to do in Oregon throughout the year.