Tina Van Buskirk

Lead Teacher

In which class do you teach or assist?

I teach in the 4 day Pre-K class

When did you start working at Messiah Preschool?


Tell us a little about your family.

My husband, Jeff, and I have 2 boys: Brandon (20) and Tyler (24).

Do you have any pets?

Yes, a dog named Lyla who is 17 weeks old (born 5/29/22). She is a mini aussie doodle.

Favorite children’s book:

Guess How Much I Love You?

Favorite children’s song:

Rise & Shine

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Tell us something else about yourself (hobbies, passions, fun facts about you).

I love going to Oregon football games and scrapbooking.

Favorite thing about teaching preschool:

I love that we get to play and enjoy the laughter and growth of every child God brings our way

What is something you have learned about yourself or your faith from your students?

My students have a way of looking at our world like Jesus does & share words of wisdom with us that we may need on a certain day. Their positive light and their faith always shines. 

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