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Lisa Mingo- Pre-K Teacher (M/T/W)

Lisa has taught PreK, kindergarten and first grade for 14 years. She earned a Master of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education. Lisa has a husband, two adult children, a cat and two guinea pigs. 

Lisa teaches to the whole child to focus on each child's strengths and preferences. She has studied and implemented differentiated learning techniques to teach Reading, Math and Handwriting.  She also enjoys working with the children on their social emotional learning and friendship skills.

Lisa's son is on the autism spectrum and has ADHD and developmental disabilities, so she has experience with all different learners.

In her free time she attends Pilates, reads all genres of books and visits with her many family members.

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Candace Ray- Pre-K Teacher (Th/F)

Candace Ray was born and raised in the Portland area. She has a degree in Early Childhood Education and has been a Preschool Director since 1998. Candace started as a preschool assistant when she was 16 and decided that children were her passion. During college she was a preschool teacher and was promoted to a director after graduating. Since 1998, she also has run a variety of summer camps for children ages preschool and middle school as a director. Candace is married with 4 children. 

Candace has been the Director at CCEP since August of 2011.