My name is Lezlee Johnson and I am the director at Waypoint Early Learning. I am a wife and mother of four amazing kiddos. I am going into my 4th year homeschooling and love the challenge and reward that it brings. I have been a volunteer with our children’s ministry at my local church for about 7 years. I truly enjoy seeing children blossom into intelligent and capable little people, and being a part of that process is an honor. I am always excited about learning and think continual education is very important. I am dedicated to shaping young minds and having a positive effect on all the children I teach.





My name is Regent McKenzie and I am a proud member of the Springfield/Thurston community. I have been married to my husband for 14 years and we have a 10 year old daughter. During the last 5 years, I have been volunteering weekly in my daughters classroom, often leading arts and crafts activities and been heavily involved in the PTO. I have been PTO President, Vice President and Fundraising Coordinator. During that time I have helped secure funding for field trips, classroom enhancements, a new playground and much more. I enjoy being around children and getting to know their little personalities. I look forward to continuing to serve our community and your family at Waypoint Early Learning.





Greetings! My name is Christine and I am a proud mom to 3 amazing kids. Andrew, Nathaniel, and Madeline. I have my Associates degree in Early Childhood Education and have taught in classrooms for several years. I have also volunteered as a teachers assistant at churches, VBS, and at schools. I enjoy spending time with my family & friends, going on vacations, and meeting new people.








Hi! My name is Jill Ortiz. For the past 4 years I have worked with children from 1 year old up to 5 years old in a preschool setting and as a private nanny. Working with kids is such a rewarding experience and I love that each day is different from the last. When I’m not teaching, my husband and I love to go camping or hiking with our son and two dogs. I am also trying to learn ASL and as of right now, am self taught.