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!
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I have spent the last 7 years as a stay at home parent, staying heavily involved with my children’s schools and providing nurturing child care for other families. I have several years of cooperative school experience as a parent and a board officer. My love of early childhood education and specifically the love of our coop experiences have led me to give teaching a try. I look forward to learning and growing professionally while helping facilitate a developmentally appropriate learning environment and supporting the coop families.
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.