The Pre-K Class
Monday through Thursday, 12:00pm-2:30pm
Meet Teacher Ricci
Ricci has been an educator since 1995. She has a BA in Mathematics Education from Seattle Pacific University and is certified in Elementary Education. She fell in love with preschool education as a co-op parent and has been teaching 3-5 year olds for the past four years.
Ricci believes that children learn through play and gears the classroom around this philosophy. She likes to set up open-ended challenges on a regular basis and let the children take the lesson where they want it to go. New topics are explored as children show curiosity and excitement.
Ricci has been married to her husband, Eliacin, for 17 years. She has a full house with four kids: her nephew (17) and three of her own (14, 10, 8). She learned to speak Spanish while living five years in Puerto Rico, but has enjoyed being back in the Pacific Northwest where she was born and raised.
The 3’s Class
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:15-11:15am
Meet Teacher Carrie
Carrie is a former Snohomish Cooperative Preschool parent with extensive experience working with preschool and elementary-aged children as a soccer coach and classroom volunteer. She draws upon these experiences to cultivate an engaging and nurturing environment for her preschoolers. Carrie is a current student herself and will complete a B.S. in Family and Human Development in December 2017.
Carrie believes that being a child should be fun! She strives to foster a love of learning that will grow with a child throughout their life. Her vision of preschool is an environment where every child is safe to explore their world through play and creativity, while growing incrementally toward Kindergarten readiness.
Carrie and her husband Greg have been married for 16 years and adore raising their three school-aged children in Snohomish. Outside of the classroom, Carrie enjoys volunteering at her children’s school and camping with her family.
The 2’s Class
Wednesdays & Fridays, 9:30-11:00am
Meet Teacher Jami
Jami has been drawn to teaching since high school when she spent a year as a teacher inside a classroom. She is excited to apply her knowledge and experience to our classroom.
Jami is an energetic, compassionate teacher who loves art and has a lifelong enthusiasm for children. She has more than a decade of professional child care experience, and has volunteered in co-ops and kindergarten classrooms. She has been a working member and stand-in teacher at two co-ops with her own children. This gives her the ability to connect with your children as their teacher and with you as a fellow parent.
Jami is passionate about learning through active play. Play-based learning is where the foundation of social and emotional competence is laid. Every time our children are playing, they are laying another brick on top of that foundation.
Jami was born and raised in the Seattle area and is married to the love of her life, Matt. They have two young children, Anna and Cameron. They enjoy traveling, being outdoors, and doing anything, as long as they are together.