I am so excited to be back for this year teaching Teddies at Nature’s Pointe Cooperative Preschool. I developed a love of cooperative preschool while participating with my own children at NPCP. My favorite part of preschool is being witness to young children learning a new concept, skill or idea through play and exploration. Research tells us that the relationships a young child experiences are critical to their social, emotional, cognitive and physical development. Cooperative Preschool provides a young child both the freedom to explore and the support of quality relationships with parent, adults and peers.
I have a Bachelor of Science in Visual Communications from Bowling Green State University, and also recently completed 15 credit hours of coursework in Early Childhood Development. When not at preschool, I can be found providing early intervention services for children birth through age 3 through a First Steps agency. I live in Fishers, with my husband, three children and two dogs.
I teach the Koalas class and assist with the Pandas class on Enrichment Days. My husband Mike and I are parents to twin 14 year old boys, Alex and Evan. They are graduates of NPCP. I have a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education and 20 years of experience working with young children. This is my 10th year teaching at NPCP. The preschool years are my favorite! The children are so excited to learn new things. They have such a natural love of learning. After experiencing co-op with my own children, I know this is the best place to nurture that love and watch it grow! I am looking forward to another great year!
I’m the lead teacher for the Pandas class. I have over 25 years experience in early childhood education. I have worked with all age groups in various early childhood settings but I especially love co-op classrooms. I have worked at Nature’s Pointe Co-op for 11 years. I have a BA from Purdue University in psychology and certification in parent education and the program of West Ed. I am married and have 3 co-op children of my own. I chose co-op for my own children because I am a strong believer in play being the most important work for young children and wanted to be involved in the education of my own children. The greatest pleasure I have is seeing children’s faces light up as they learn. I also love seeing parents learn with their children!