In May 2002, Dizzy started the Dizzy’s Tumblebus business. She was a busy mom of two working full time as an environmental engineer. After many years of consulting, she wanted to do something a bit more rewarding that would involve her passion for working with young children. So she quit her job and bought a big yellow bus. Since the business began in 2002, Dizzy has had another child, added a 2nd Tumblebus and opened an indoor play and learn facility called Dizzy’s Bus Stop. She loves having her family involved in so many aspects of the business. Her children are always eager to test out new lesson plans, and she’s been lucky enough to have her two youngest siblings move to Seattle to be a part of the Dizzybus Team. With her husband’s support and a great team of teachers she has been able to turn Dizzybus into a successful company providing a wonderful learning experience for young children. Just watch out because you never know what Dizzy is going to create next!
GG has been part of the Dizzybus Team since March 2005. She is from Lake Oswego, Oregon and moved to Seattle to help Dizzy grow the business. GG is Miss Dizzy’s little sister! You could mix the two of them up because they look so much alike, but GG will remind you that she’s the YOUNGER sister. GG has her Bachelors degree in Business from Western Oregon University. Before working for the tumblebus she spent four years working in a childcare facility. She also has two little girls of her own, Bella and Gianna. GG’s favorite part of the job is just being able to spend time with the kids, and bring her own little girls to work whenever needed. GG works on the tumblebus and is also our birthday party coordinator, so you can plan on talking to her if you are having the tumblebus to celebrate an event! In her free time (not that she has much with two baby girls) GG likes to spend time with her family and shop, shop, shop
Miss Diane joined Dizzy’s in the fall of 2011. She received her Teaching degree with a minor in Special Ed from Pepperdine University, and had an amazing opportunity teaching children with a broad spectrum of disabilities in Carmel California. She has worked with various groups of children ranging in both age and abilities. For the past 7 years she has been a lead preschool teacher and art specialist. She is a dedicated USC Trojans fan where her daughter is now a Senior. She also is her son’s number one fan who is a Junior at Sammamish High School. Miss Diane is very excited about our new preschool program and the amazing team that we have to teach the children. Teaching is truly her passion and she is looking forward to a fun and amazing year!
Miss Alyssa joined Dizzy’s in the Summer of 2009. She hails from Moscow, Idaho, and has a BS from Washington State University in General Sciences, with a focus on Sociology and Women’s Studies. Miss Alyssa is an active mom to son Barry, who began Kindergarten this year at Phantom Lake Elementary. Alyssa has many years of experience as a camp counselor, babysitter, big sister, and preschool assistant. She’s got games, tricks and fun to spare! Alyssa loves seeing kids learn new skills, and seeing their eyes light up with excitement. She is very excited to have a class of her own, and especially loves teaching the 3’s. When she’s not at the Bus Stop teaching, you might find her reading, cooking, or skiing, and definitely going on adventures with her family!
Miss Dizzy is excited to now be teaching the 2s/Early 3s preschool class. This is her favorite age to work with because the children are so excited to learn new things and explore their environment. So much of what we work on at this age is the social and emotional development of the children. It's our job to help them communicate with their peers, understand how their actions impact others, and explore their own feelings. We understand that this is often times a child's first time to ever be left in someone else's care and it can sometimes be a little scary, and Miss Dizzy is always eager to create a safe and nurturing environment. We want the children to develop a lifelong love of learning and it all starts here. When Miss Dizzy loves being a part of a great preschool team and when she isn't working in the classroom, you can probably find her in the office working with the rest of the Dizzybus team or off at one of her children's many sporting events. Even with 3 kids of her own, she tries to never miss a game or performance.
Tumblebus & Bus Stop Teachers
Aaron originally joined the Tumblebus Team in 2007 and rejoined the team in 2010. Mr. Aaron and his best friend from middle school, Mr. Mo, packed their bags and moved to Hawaii in 2008. Since moving back from Hawaii, Aaron has spent a lot more time with his niece (4) and nephew (9) and has always worked with kids of all ages. Throughout high school he taught Break Dancing classes to elementary students and also volunteered at summer camps for middle school students. His favorite part of working with kids is watching the kids grow and learn each day.
Miss Denise joined the Dizzy Bus team in Dec 2009. She is originally from Vancouver Island, BC, Canada and moved to the USA 12 years ago. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Emily Carr University in Vancouver BC and enjoys using her creativity in all aspects of her life. She has worked with kids for over 25 years, from her first job teaching kids to ski, to live-in nanny as a teen, to lead daycare teacher just previous to starting at Dizzy's. Her busy life as a mom of two great daughters Luna (9) and Raven (7), as well as part-time college classes, on top of working at Dizzybus, keeps her always on the go, just the way she likes it!
Mo originally joined the Dizzybus Team in the summer of 2007. He comes from a large family of 5 siblings, 5 nephews, and 2 nieces! So getting to know the Dizzybus Kids comes naturally. While pursuing his education at the International Academy of Design and Technology as a full time student, Mo worked his way from assistant to lead instructor as he quickly built his skill for making kids laugh and enjoy a world of gymnastics! In 2008 Mr. Mo and hisclose friend since middle school (Mr. Aaron) moved to the Islands of Hawaii where he put his love for Visual Arts to work, printing and producing apparel. Mr. Mo now returns from his career experience to finish his education while rejoining the Dizzybus Team to help bring more skill-building fun to the Dizzybus Kids!
Amy has been with the Dizzybus Team since November 2008. Originally born in Geneva, NY but raised in Northridge, CA, Amy brings with her a BA in Child Development, training in Special Education, and almost 20 years of teaching preschool! Amy is also mom to two fabulous kids, Jake (10) and Rebecca (5), so nothing can surprise this crafty lady! Amy loves coming to the Bus Stop and watching kids master a new skill, especially seeing pure joy on their faces! When she’s not leading the fun at the Bus Stop, Amy loves to make cards and celebrate any occasion she can—believe us, she’s the Queen of birthday party planning!
James joined the Dizzybus Team in April 2008 when he joined Dizzy on a cross country road trip to pick up our new Tumblebus from Oklahoma. He spent the next two months helping Dizzy convert the old school bus into the fabulous new Tumblebus you see on the road. While he was working on the bus conversion we had him help out with a few classes and he fell in love with teaching the kids, so he packed his bags and moved here from Portland, Oregon. He has his Associates Degree in the Field of Optics. James is the youngest in a family of eight siblings and has spent a lot of time watching his many nieces and nephews. He has enjoyed being around children his whole life. His favorite part about working for the tumblebus is making the kids laugh and love every moment they’re on the tumblebus. In his free time James likes to play golf and spend time with his family. Speaking of family, if James seems to have a familiar face it is because he is Miss Dizzy’s little brother!