Hello! As a native Portlander I am happy to be able to serve the families of SE Portland. I have worked at Belmont Academy since 1999. I started in the Preschool class and transitioned to the Assistant Director in 2000. I was fortunate enough to explore all classrooms and gained an understanding of the developmental needs of all ages. In 2019, I became the Director and I am dedicated to building our Belmont community and creating a fun and inclusive environment where all are welcome. I have two boys, ages 14 and 10, who were raised here at Belmont. It is truly a home away from home.
Born and raised on Belmont Street itself, I knew Belmont Academy was going to be a great place for me to explore my passion for early childhood education. Working here since 2004, I've had the pleasure of working in most all classrooms. I especially love reading books, doing art projects and connecting with parents! I am a mother of three and like spending my free time reading, gardening, and cooking. Belmont was my first job and will probably be my last!
Hi my name is Lexy. I was born and raised in Portland. I grew up around several children, as my mom was a foster parent. I am currently a junior at PSU, studying Public Health Administration. I enjoy hanging with friends in my down time.
Hi, my name is Rukia. I was born in Kenya, but raised in Portland. I grew up in a big household with 15 nephews/nieces and counting! I have over four years of experience working with children, so I'm pretty used to being around children of all ages. I love traveling, going out to eat, binge watching shows, listening to music, and spending time with the ones that I care about.
Hi, I'm Sarah. I started working at Belmont Academy in 2019. At that time I was the float teacher and spent quite a bit of time in the infant class. I also spent some time with the school age children and even the kitchen! My favorite age group is wobblers and I'm so happy to be their full time teacher. In my spare time I enjoy visiting with family and snuggling my dogs.
Hello may name is Cece. I have worked at Belmont since the summer of 2021. I started in the Wobbler room and currently work with Toddlers in the morning and the After schoolers/summer camp kids. You may see me driving the yellow bus! I enjoys playing, talking and having fun with all the kiddos. In my free time I enjoy hanging out with my friends and family.
My name is Karen Liveta, I was born and raised in the Philippines. I moved to Oregon in 2007. I started working for Belmont in 2008. Belmont Academy has helped me grow as a teacher and Early Childhood Educator. I love doing art work with the kids, and making creative projects and bulletin boards. During my free time, I like to shop with my family and cook with my daughter. I look forward to taking care of your children!
Hi, my name is Hannah Sieckmann. I was born and raised in Portland and graduated from Parkrose High School. I started working for Belmont soon after in 2016. Although only being here for almost 5 years, I have been around children my whole life, because my parents were foster parents. I have many hobbies, but to name a few, I enjoy shopping, snuggling my sweet kitty, Nala, and spending time with my friends and family.
Hello y’all! I’m teacher Britt! I grew up in Missoula, Montana where I first started helping care for my younger brothers and kiddos around our trailer park! I have 20 plus years experience working with children. I have a beautiful baby boy named Ej (who is the light of my life) and wife as well as and two dogs who I adore and care for!!! Children are the future and I believe in teaching them to be that future. Kindness, respect and fun are the ways of my heart and mind. Great vibes and positivity can really change the world! Stay safe and take care always!
Hi there! My name is Teacher Ren and I live at home with my boyfriend and my mini Lionhead bunny, Leo. He's a grumpy little bunny, but oh so cute! Some of my favorite things include reading, mermaids, coffee, and sloths. I earned a CDA degree from Mt. Hood Community College in 2015. I have been teaching since 2017 with ages 6 months to 6 years. I have been at Belmont Academy since 2019 and have enjoyed working with both Preschool and Pre-K. Teaching is my passion, and I am so glad for the opportunity to watch these kiddos learn and grow!
Hi everyone, I’m McKenzie! I’m in college studying to be a Kindergarten teacher so having the opportunity to work at Belmont with all your wonderful children has been an amazing experience! I love traveling, lounging around watching tv and movies and spending time with my friends and family. Thanks so much!