Paix Irigon

Preschool Director

Paix has been Rise and Shine’s Director since July 2016.  He started working with preschool children in 2009 as a part-time job that quickly became a passion for their growth and development and that lead him to earn his CDA (Child Development Associates) in 2014.  During his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter and cheering (or crying) for the Seahawks.

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.