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Our behind the scenes heroes who help make CFT run smoothly.


Meet Our Support Staff


Michelle Lease

Teaching Assistant
Medical Records/ Insurance PreAuth. Specialist

Michelle Lease is our classroom teaching assistant. She helps all of the therapists in any way they need throughout the day. Michelle is a great asset to our classroom with her terrific craft ideas for the kids for fine motor tasks and her gentle, soothing demeanor for those children who have difficulty adjusting to being away from mom for the first time.


Michelle is also assisting in the Business Office with Medical Records and Preauthorizing Services.

Michelle enjoys photography, spending time at her Cabin on the river and time with her family.


Beth Bush

Special Instruction Teacher

Beth’s passion is early childhood intervention. She has had a daughter go through the birth to three-year program at CFT. Beth has her Bachelors degree in education from Whitworth University and her Masters in Special Education. Sher grew up in the Spokane area and loves the Pacific Northwest. Her hobbies include hiking, camping, and kayaking. Beth also attempts crafting time to time.


Danielle Turner

Classroom Teaching Assistant

Danielle is a mom of a wonderful little boy and married to her best friend since September of 2017. She has coached gymnastics for over 10 years, both recreational and at the high school level. She has taught preschool for the last 4 years and is so excited to start this new journey with Children First. She has high energy with a creative outlook on teaching. Her favorite hobbies are cooking, camping and spending time with family.