The Fireflies Team
Courtney Parker, RN
Director & Co-founder
Courtney started her career as a paramedic in Los Angeles, where she received her education at UCLA. After several years practice in Las Vegas, she bridged her education to registered nurse. After starting her family, and wanting to be home with her children, she worked part time as a nurse at Valley Hospital in Spokane. As her girls grew, so did her desire to create a safe positive space to build a foundation for the lifelong journey of learning.
Lead Pre-K/Kindergarten Teacher
My name is Melissa Kuhn. I grew up in Paso Robles, Ca where I met the teacher who made me want to teach. I went to college at the University of Idaho and received my degree in elementary education with an endorsement in science.
I have two children one who will be five this year and one who just turned one. When I am not teaching I love spending time with my family either traveling, boating, or camping!!
I am excited to get to know each and everyone of my students and welcome them into a place where I hope to make them feel safe and excited to learn!
Lead Preschool Teacher
Lexie has many years of experience in early childhood education and development. She is kind, creative, and incredibly patient. She has two children of her own, and her kind and gentle parenting carries over into her work. Every day is a new adventure for her students, as she is very enthusiastic about teaching.
Lead Baby Teacher
Caring for babies comes so naturally to Miss Jessica. She is incredibly loving, soft spoken, calm and kind. She always has a smile on her face, and the babies adore her. You can find her room full of music, bubbles, books, and toys. She is always coming up with creative ways for the babies to learn, in preparation for preschool.