Meet Your Preschool Team

Kristin Rodriguez Director / Co-Owner

Sporting a robust educational background, Kristin Rodriguez is the Director and main teacher for Level Up preschool. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Literacy, as well as a Master’s Degree in Education Technology. Kristin also holds the highest certification a teacher can achieve, which is National Board Certification. Her experience with the Richland School District and specifically the STEM-IT Now (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) program has proved to be an invaluable resource for her students and their parents alike.

Miss Olivia

Originally from Kodiak Island (located on the southern coast of Alaska) Miss Olivia has lived and worked in Washington state since 2007. Her background includes working as a preschool teacher at Gateway Christian School in Poulsbo, followed by a steady involvement in Vacation Bible School and various reading programs over the years. Busy as most mothers are, Miss Olivia enjoys spending her evenings and weekends attending the various sporting events which her children are participating in.

Miss Peggie

Devoted wife and mother of four, Miss Peggie brings an incredible amount of passion and experience to Level Up preschool. Her background in education stems from her experience at Arizona State University where she majored in nursing, human anatomy, and early childhood education. From there, she worked as a lead teacher and Assistant Director at a locally owned pre-kindergarten school in Maricopa, AZ. She then went on to develop her own curriculum and ultimately opened her own in-home preschool located in Maricopa. Miss Peggie is undeniably passionate about helping youngsters develop their skills and preparing them for a vibrant educational future.

Miss Lauren

My name is Lauren Wheeler. I graduated this year from Pasco High School and Columbia Basin College where I did running start and got my AA degree.  This fall I’m excited to be attending Eastern Washington University and exploring different majors.

Miss Michaela

I was born and raised in Tri-Cities, WA. I graduated in 2014 from Kamiakin High School and attended Tri-Tech Skills Center where I obtained my certificate in Early Childhood Education. While attending Tri-Tech I had the opportunity to do an internship at a local Elementary School where I was able to learn additional skills working with children in a Kindergarten setting. I have always had a passion for the learning and development of children. On my spare time, I enjoy spending time outdoors, such as hiking and fishing, as well as spending time with my friends and family.

Miss Adelyn

I recently graduated from Southridge High School in 2018 and am now attending Columbia Basin College to become a Registered Dental Hygienist. I am extremely passionate about working with children and would love to focus on pediatrics. Outside of school and work, I enjoy photography.

Miss ShaNia

I recently moved to the Tri-Cities in January of 2019. Currently, I am attending WGU online to obtain my BA in Interdisciplinary Education. My dream has always been to teach little kids. I am 21 years old and already have 18 nieces and nephews with whom I enjoy spending most of my time with. I am from a small, country town, so in my spare time I love being outside or active playing sports. I also love the gym and staying busy. I am excited to be part of the Level Up team!

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