Owner/ Director, Kimmy Clark:
I am the owner and director of Red Wagon. I am a Bend native, and love Central Oregon! I have two amazing littles (who are not so little anymore) of my own in elementary school. I’ve been working in child care and preschool since 2004, and opened Red Wagon in 2007. It is my passion and I love nothing more than the joy of working with this age group. I am honored to work with so many wonderful children and families in our awesome community. I look forward to continuing to meet and serve many more Bend families.
Head Teacher, Lisa Rue:
My name is Miss Lisa. I am the head teacher at Red Wagon. I have lived here in Central Oregon since 2003 with my husband and two wonderful kids. My husband and I moved here from Portland to raise our family in a place that would offer a more welcoming environment and escape the city. So here we are.
My career in childcare began when I was sixteen years old as an Assistant Teacher at a Montessori school and worked there continuing my education as work my way into the Assistant Director of the preschool. I knew then It was what I wanted to do as my career. I have from then till now worked every position in childcare and with every age group from infants to school age children. I also owned my owned preschool for a time. I love working with children because of the challenges, as well as the fulfillment they bring to each day. I know that when I go home at the end of each shift, my day was spent being kind, helpful, loving, silly, strong, or just present in a child’s life and that might be what makes them successful in the future.
Hi, My name is Kindelyn. I was born and raised in this amazing town; my family has been here for 4 generations. I love all the nature and beauty Bend has to offer, not to mention all of my family here. In 2020 I went to Arizona for college. After 2 years, I decided it was time to come home! I have been here at Red Wagon since, and have worked my way up to a teaching position. Working with kids is a passion of mine and a lot of the reason I chose to continue my education in Early Childhood Development. Aside from spending time with family studying and working with these awesome kids, you can usually find me exploring all of CO with my friends and fiancé, JC. Thanks for reading and I hope to meet you and your kiddo at Red Wagon soon.
Teacher Aide, Gretchen
Hi, my name is Gretchen and I am a born and raised Bendite! Raised in Deschutes River Woods, now living in town with my little kitty! I absolutely love it here and plan to stay for a long time! I’ve been working in childcare since the start of 2020. It is the first job I’ve had that really gave me a feeling of accomplishment! Getting to see a child’s little face light up when they finally understand something, or seeing them make a friend that they will remember for life, makes me so happy!! I love spending time with friends and family as much as I can, especially during summer at the lake or river. I can’t wait to meet you and your munchkin!!