Paix Irigon

Preschool Director

Paix has been Rise and Shine’s Director since 2016.  Prior to that, he worked with preschool children and coached basketball for over 10 years.  He earned his CDA (Child Development Associates) in 2014.  During his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter.

Beth Batig


Beth has been with Rise and Shine Preschool since 2015, becoming Lead Teacher in 2017. She’s worked with families and children for 20 years. When not at Preschool, she can be found volunteering at her Children’s schools’, attending soccer games with her family, or traveling... often back to her hometown of Cleveland.

Sebele Gurmessa


Sebele is originally from East Africa (Ethiopia) and is married with 3 children.  She joined Rise and Shine in 2017 and is a natural with the children and the families.  She enjoys cooking, Zumba and knitting during her free time.

Anu Järvinen


Anu has been with Rise and Shine Preschool since 2018. She moved to US from Finland with her family in 2016. She has studied and worked as an elementary school teacher for 10 years. Anu enjoys hiking and camping with her husband and two teenaged daughters.

Leanna Cabanilla


Leanna has been with Rise and Shine Preschool since 2019.  She was born and raised in Seattle, WA.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and she also volunteers at her church teaching preschool kids in Sunday School.