What Theory Preschools Is All About

Picture a preschool where children’s imaginations flourish in a learning environment with curriculum based in educational neuroscience. Playful young minds learn about paleontology, biomes, space exploration, and so many other subjects that will help them become tomorrow’s astronauts, scientists, artists and doctors. Learn more about the grown-up minds that make up the team behind Theory Preschools' curriculum and methods.

Meet The Theory Preschools Team

tom hamilton

Tom Hamilton, CEO

Tom is our Chief Executive Officer.

After graduating from the University of California at Davis, Tom went through the rigorous Management Training Program with Enterprise Rent-A-Car, learning how to effectively run and operate a business. Tom worked his way up ultimately becoming the manager of one of the region's largest and most profitable stores. That experience gave Tom the confidence to successfully run and grow Theory from the time the very first school opened in 2006. Tom has 3 children; Jack, Emma, and Claire. He lives in Bend, Oregon with his wife and business partner Meghan. Tom loves the outdoors, making Bend the perfect location from which to operate Theory. Tom is an amazing father and incredible business partner. When he sees a path for growth he chases it relentlessly. His passion, guidance, and willingness to learn new things keeps Theory Preschools strong and ever-growing.

Meghan Hamilton

Meghan Hamilton, CCO

Meghan is our Chief Creative Officer.

During her studies at the University of California at Davis Meghan found her passion for working with children and pursued a degree in Human Development with an emphasis on Early Child Development. After graduating, Meghan obtained her teaching credential. Meghan brings her creativity into many different aspects of the business. She is the author of the Theory Preschool Curriculum and the inventor of the Circuit Theory Educational method. She is creative and quiet by nature, and loves the outdoors and staying healthy. Meghan, Tom and their three children make an adventurous family with their youngest, Claire, keeping them on their toes! Meghan and Tom go hiking, camping, backpacking, snowshoeing and enjoy the beauty that nature provides every chance they get! They are a strong family unit, constantly building toward their dreams together.

clint charlson

Clint Charlson, COO

Clint is our Chief Financial Officer.

With a degree in Economics from University of California at Santa Cruz as well as his years of experience working as an accountant for Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Clint has been the perfect partner in Theory Preschools with Meghan and Tom. Clint has never shied away from jumping in and doing any and all jobs necessary over the course of the business. From caregiver, to teacher, to supervisor, he has done it all, all-the-while still managing the finances for Theory. He has a mind for numbers and is always asking hard questions. Clint lives in Roseville, CA with his other half, Stephanie. Together they have three beautiful daughters: Adrienne, Hailey and Quinn. In his spare time Clint loves traveling, cycling and golf. More than anything, Clint loves spending time with his family. He is an amazing father and partner. Together with Stephanie, they are creating their best life yet.

micheyl walker

Micheyl Walker, Director of Operations

Micheyl is our Director of Operations.

Micheyl began her studies at Sacramento State where she earned her degree in English. She went on to continue her studies in Education at Chico State. Micheyl has been with Theory Preschools almost since the beginning, first starting as a teacher, and then quickly becoming a Director. A few years ago she ultimately rose to her current position as Director of Operations, as she has a talent when it comes to the details and is a master at communicating with customers and staff. Micheyl is irreplaceable, and Theory is lucky to have her as a part of our leadership team. Micheyl currently lives in Northern California with her husband, Andy, and two sons, Bailey and Brayden. She is an amazing mother who with grace and humility  juggles everything it entails while being an incredible co-worker and leader in Theory’s organization. Micheyl loves to run, kayak, paddle board and backpack and she even has a black belt in Karate. Micheyl loves her life and believes that none of it would be possible without the unyielding support of her husband. Together they make a great team for which the sky is the limit!



dante walters

Dante Walters, Director of Education

Dante is our Director of Education.

Dante has been in the early education field for the past 17 years. Like Micheyl, he has been with Theory Preschools almost from the beginning, starting first as a teacher and soon becoming a Director. Dante is gifted when it comes to working with children and is an amazing educator. His incredible ability to create early educational experiences that awe and inspire young learners is what ultimately lead him to his current position as Director of Education. Dante fits perfectly into the Theory team writing curriculum and trainings as well as researching the newest educational standards and methods. Dante lives in Northern California with his wife, Nicole, and their 3 children (with 2 more on the way) in an ever-growing family. He is a life-long fan of the San Francisco 49ers, loves gummy bears, break dancing and comic books. But most importantly, Dante loves spending time with his family. Going on trips together while exploring the culture and beauty of our world is part of what makes their family so strong. The Walters family will do great things and we at Theory are lucky to be a part of it!


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