Rondee Fuchs - Preschool Teacher
As Teacher for our 3-5 classes, Rondee acts as a sort of stage director, with each child as the star of his or her own preschool learning experience. The themes and activities in the classroom will be based on the children’s interests and joys. Through carefully crafted play opportunities, our students will experience delight in their activities and their own sense of success. As parents and staff, we get to witness our children learning to love learning!
I have a B.S. in Speech Pathology & Audiology and an AA degree in Early Childhood Education. I have worked with Special Ed preschools in Walla Walla, Bellevue and Edmonds school districts. I spent 7 years running a Childcare center and have been teaching Head Start for the last 15 years. I love being in a preschool environment. I believe that preschool sets the stage for a life of learning and discovery. I have spent the last several years exploring the effects of a more natural learning environment which includes introducing children to the wonder of the world around them and I am very excited to be starting a new journey with Marysville Cooperative Preschool!
MISTY HANKE -
I have an Associates Degree in Child Development from Cuyamaca College. I taught preschool for over 10 years. I see it as an adventure and a way to grow professionally and personally!
I chose to work at MCP because I loved the philosophy of the school and it's program. Children learn through play. Play is a child's work. When we enter their world, we must learn to trust the instincts that they will develop all they need from the experiences we provide, the interaction with their peers and also the interactions with the adults.
Providing a positive environment will help them develop emotional well being. They will master their own environment which fosters high self esteem that is used onward in life. Play helps them show off their creativity, develop leadership skills, and healthy personalities.
We are setting up a strong foundation at our school. A foundation that will be built upon now so that they are successful later in school and in life.
Kirsten Foster - Parent Educator
As Parent Educator, Kirsten supplies support for families. She shares her knowledge and suggests parenting techniques during the monthly parent meetings. She is also available for one-on-one discussions during class time and is an excellent resource for individual parenting concerns.
I graduated from Western Washington University with a BA in Elementary Education, certified to teach K-8. At that time, I also earned an endorsement in Early Childhood Education.
I firmly believe in the appropriate and educational environment of the cooperative preschool program, in both the Preschool and Toddler classes. As my own children grow older, my work at the preschools allows me to continue enjoying the beauty of this stage in childhood!
Since 2008, I’ve helped facilitate the parent education portion of the program for Marysville Cooperative Preschool. Our preschool has the excellent opportunity to support and educate parents in the toughest job of their lives: parenting.