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Hottman retiring from Sonshine Express

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Sonshine Express Preschool Director Patty Hottman will retire at the end of the school year, after 40 years of service.

After serving for 40 years as director of Mountain Park Church’s Sonshine Express Preschool, Patty Hottman is retiring, effective at the end of this school year. Jennifer Domingo will take her place.

Under Hottman’s leadership, preschool enrollment has grown from 12 children in her first year to 110 students.

“Sitting with Director Patty recently, it was easy to see the deep devotion and love she has for her former and present students and to the school,” said Carolyn Arnston of Mountain Park Church. “Patty pointed out that open enrollment began recently and that after two weeks, there were only a couple of openings in the pre-K and a couple in the kindergarten class.

“Sonshine is unusual in our area, as they have two teachers versus one or one teacher and an aide,” Arnston said. “All of the teachers have taught in classrooms elsewhere and Sonshine is accredited to have a kindergarten classroom. Many of the students of today are the children of parents who went to Sonshine Express — it’s a second generation.”

Sonshine Express Preschool is located at Mountain Park Church, 40 McNary Parkway in Lake Oswego. Learn more online at mountain-park-church.org or by calling 503-635-3443.

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