Hi, my name is Lucy Chaille, teacher, director, and life student. My family has helped shape me and guide me through my life. I am the youngest child in a family of four. My mother was a teacher/high school counselor, and my father a Superior Court Judge. My brother Greg heads the Oregon Community Foundation, my sister is a retired elementary teacher, and my other brother is a college art teacher. I have four grown children who have taught me to enjoy life and not “worry” so much! My eldest son Aaron works in education in Newark, New Jersey, (too far away!), then came Casey who after college joined the CCC teaching team, and lastly my boy girl twins, Nastassia and David. Stassia is attending PSU and works part time at CCC, while David is exploring options, from school to work.
I live in Goose Hollow and enjoy being close to the city and exploring it’s many opportunities. I love people! From children to adults I am inspired by the human story. I have a Master of Fine Arts, and an extensive background teaching adults and children. Creative Children’s Center has allowed me to share with others my belief that all children are born intelligent creative beings. I have found a lifetime of rewards working here, building relationships and growing as a person. It’s always a busy ride, but well worth the journey!
With a Master’s Degree in Education and a B.S. in Speech Language Pathology, I’ve been involved in the field of education for over 10 years. Earlier in my career, I worked as a Speech Therapist and Paraprofessional for children with Special Needs. After receiving my Master’s, I went on to take over my own classrooms, where I have taught preschool, as well as co-developed and taught the elementary program (grades K-3) here are Creative Children’s Center.
I grew up in rural New Hampshire with my family spending most of my time outdoors enjoying the seasons. I attended college in New York, then returned to New Hampshire for my master’s program. I’ve been living in Portland for almost 10 years, enjoying the mountains, coastline and everything in between.