Teaching Staff

Jackie Vanderpol

Director & Teacher

Jackie was born and raised in a small town in the middle of the mitten (aka: Michigan) and moved to Grand Rapids, MI after high school where she earned her BS degree and elementary certification at Grand Valley State University. In 2008, she relocated to Lynden with her husband, Erik, who is an LC grad. After six years of having the blessed opportunity to stay at home with her two children, she began teaching preschool at Tiny Treasures in 2015. She loves the team she works with and teaching this age group because they are so much fun. She also loves the opportunity she has to teach the children about God’s love for each and everyone of them. Jackie enjoys running and watching the University of Michigan Wolverines football-GO BLUE!

Ashley Solum


Ashley was born in Wisconsin and raised in the Idaho panhandle. Ashley married Scott in 2004. She earned her teaching degree from Boise State University in 2006. They moved to Washington in 2007, and up to Lynden in 2009. They have two daughters; Aurora born in 2009 and Lilyana born in 2011. When not teaching or doing “mom jobs” Ashley can be found reading a book, enjoying the fresh air on a walk or bike ride, camping, and always having music playing!

Shanachie Chambers


Shanachie grew up in Northern California but settled in Lynden after graduating from University. Shanachie is married, and they have one son and one dog. Shanachie worked for Costco for 17 years before God's timing allowed for her passion and giftings to be aligned to become a preschool teacher at Tiny Treasures in 2017. Shanachie feels like she is her most true self when she is sharing God's love and encouraging awe and wonder in all the incredible things He created with the children she has been blessed to get to know. Shanachie loves the hugs and giggles that abound with this age group. When Shanachie is not at Tiny Treasures you may find her at her son's school volunteering, spending time with family and friends, going on adventures with her son, walking her dog, listening and singing praise music, swimming, reading or crafting. Shanachie also loves a good caramel macchiato or chai tea latte.
Shanachie has a Bible College Certificate from Covenant Bible College in Alberta, Canada as well as a B.A. in General Studies with a concentration in Social Studies consisting of Sociology, History and Geography, a Minor in Elementary Education and a Minor in Elementary Human Kinetics from Trinity Western University in B.C, Canada.

Laura Greenfield


Laura Greenfield is a teacher in NCCTK’s Tiny Treasures Preschool. You can find her teaching four and five-year-olds on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning classes. After graduating from Eastern Washington University and then later moving Idaho, she returned to Whatcom County in 2009 to raise her two daughters with her husband, Seth. Laura loves coffee and kids! She especially enjoys being part of an amazing preschool where she gets to prepare students for their elementary years while sharing god’s love. During her summer breaks from teaching, you can find her in the garden or camping with her family.

Lesley Olson


Lesley Olson is a Pre-K teacher at Tiny Treasures Preschool. She was born and raised in Washington, completing her degree in Elementary and Special Education, at Western Washington University, in 2009. Later, she completed a Masters in Reading and Literacy. Her career as a teacher can be summed up in one word, diverse. Lesley has worked with students in high-school, elementary and intermediate grade levels, in general education settings and special education settings. Teaching brings her so much joy! Lesley loves developing strong relationships with students and families, creating engaging lessons and making learning accessible for all learners. During Pre-K, she will help your child develop a life-long love of learning and a strong relationship with Jesus. When Lesley is not in the classroom, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, gardening, reading, and playing board games.

Teaching Assistants

Marika Hill

Teaching Assistant

I have lived in Lynden my entire life. Graduated from Lynden Academy in 2010. Attended Canyonview Equestrian and Bible college in Silverton, Oregon and graduated in 2012. Married my best friend in January 2016 and we have our animals and lots of fish. I love being with the kids and teaching them about God’s love for them. I enjoy horseback riding and being outdoors with my husband Corbin and our dog.

Amanda Postma

Teaching Assistant

Amanda was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She moved to Lynden when she was 5 years old. She met her husband Tom, in her fifth grade class, but they never dated until after graduating from Lynden High School. They have been married since 2009 and have 3 daughters, Tenleigh, Emmalyn, and Mila. Each of Amanda's daughters attended Tiny Treasures for preschool. During that time, Amanda fell in love with the staff and the program and she was eager to work alongside them one day. In her time off Amanda loves all the outdoor activities the pacific northwest has to offer. She especially enjoys hiking, camping, boating, or simply reading a book in the sun!

Melissa VanCleve

Teaching Assistant

Melissa has lived in Lynden her whole life and graduated from Lynden Christian HS. As a kid, she was a daddy’s girl and loved following him around the fire station. As a teenager, she loved kids and did a lot of babysitting. After her dad passed away she followed both of those passions by working at a preschool and joining the Lynden Fire Dept. While volunteering on the FD she met her husband, Roy. They now have 4 kids, Carson, Gracelyn, Tayla and Paige, and 2 dogs. In her “spare” time, when she’s not running her kids around in every direction, Melissa loves to play piano, color and play games. She still loves serving the community by volunteering for the county fire department.

Danielle Shellhamer

Teaching Assistant

Danielle was born in British Columbia, Canada and moved down to the United States when she married her husband, Morgan, in 2010. Danielle worked in Special Education in BC for 5 years before becoming a mother to Kenton born 2013, James born 2015 and Hannah born 2018. Danielle loves spending her time camping, painting with watercolors and being with her family. Danielle started working at Tiny Treasures, NCCTK, in 2022 after having all her kids go through the program and seeing what a difference it has made and will coming to make in the community.