Our Staff


Dedicated to Spanish immersion.


Aydé Manzano de York



I was born in Mexico city. I came to Oregon as an exchange student who wanted to learn English. I fell in love and married an Oregonian in 1970.


I created Amiguitos! Preschool in the year 2000 with one goal in mind: to provide my grandchildren with the opportunity to be immersed in the Spanish language and culture. Since then many families have joined our program to give their children the same gift I gave my grandchildren. It has been very rewarding to help children discover the joy of bilingualism. I look forward to serving your family.



  • Bachelor of Arts Foreign Languages: Spanish (with Honors)

  • Certificate in ESL (Teacher of English as a Second Language)

  • Master of Education

Amiguitos Eastside


Fernanda Manzano


Years in Amiguitos: 11


  • Bachelor of Arts                            Business Administration: Management and Leadership

  • CDA Preschool Bilingual

Laura Manzano

Lead Teacher: Grupo Azul

Years in Amiguitos: 21

Maura Chavez

Lead Teacher: Grupo Verde

Years in Amiguitos: 9

Aimee Maya

Lead Teacher: Grupo Morado

Years in Amiguitos: 4

Esmeralda Avellaneda

Lead Teacher: Grupo Rosa

Years in Amiguitos: 5

Mercedes Reyes

Lead Teacher: Grupo Rojo

Years in Amiguitos: 3.5

Mabel Smith 

Office Assistant

Years in Amiguitos: 8

Amiguitos Westside


Lexi York 


Years in Amiguitos: 2


  • Bachelor:                 Business Administration

  • Minor:                               Education  

Arlet Carreon

Lead Teacher: Grupo Azul

Years in Amiguitos: 8

Claudia Uribe

Lead Teacher: Grupo Verde

Years in Amiguitos: 4

Rosa Calzadillas

Lead Teacher: Grupo Amarillo

Years in Amiguitos: 4

Eastside Contact: 503.653.4081 or email us   |   Westside Contact: 503.596.2661 or email us

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