who we are

Meet the Staff
as parents & educators,

We Know How to Make Learning Fun For Kids

With over 80 years combined experience, our incredible team of teachers of staff make Meekins a safe and exciting place for your children to learn, explore, and grow. Not only that, all of our Teachers have once been Meekins parents as well!  They understand the experience of a co-operative preschool from the parents perspective, and were drawn to our school for the same reasons you are.

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Teachers and Staff

Kristy Schulenburg

Kristy Schulenburg

Yellows Teacher

“I am honored to work in such a caring, warm environment with teachers who are highly educated and incredibly invested in each child’s well-being.  Our school is such a great community where the teachers and parents work together to provide a welcoming, play-based, child centered approach to education.”

Stephanie Jasenek

Stephanie Jasenek

Greens Teacher/Music Teacher

“I discovered Meekins when looking at preschools for my daughter. The play-based programs they offered was exactly what I was looking for. I knew my daughter would be a great fit, and little did I know it would be for me too! First as the school’s music teacher and now as Greens, it’s become a second home.”

Theresa Buxton

Theresa Buxton

Yellows/Green Teaching Aide

“Meekins has become a second home for me. There is something so wonderful about watching children learn and grow, the community that our co-op provides. “

Sarah Erdman

Sarah Erdman

Blues Teacher

“My background is in museum and early childhood education, with a focus on how to more effectively bring in young children and helped educators use museum resources in their classrooms. I love the curiosity that young children bring to their day, and how they take that and turn it into exploration and play.”

Carol Hamal

Carol Hamal

Blues/Red Teaching Aide

“I enjoy the natural love of learning and sense of wonder that children possess, and believe that exposure to ideas and information is essential to their development.  It truly is a joy to provide these children with opportunities to think, explore, and learn, and watching them do just that.”

Tara Bloch

Tara Bloch

Director/Reds and K Teacher

“I spent eight years as a Meekins parent, loving every minute of it, and am now honored to be the Director and Reds/K teacher. Each year brings new and wonderful challenges but I learn so much from each individual child that I have the privelage of spending a few hours a day with.”

Angelique Mai

Angelique Mai

Hallway Aide

“It is such a joy being at Meekins, so much so that I’ve stuck around even after my children have continued on to elementary school! From Meekins parent to a member of the staff, I truly love every day spent at this school.”

Margaret McDonald

Margaret McDonald

Hallway Aide

When I tell people I have the best job in the world since I get to play with preschoolers all day, they look at me sort of funny – but it’s true; I really love working at Meekins! It is my pleasure to get to spend time with your children, watching them learn and grow at our school.”

FB Meekins is a cooperative preschool in which parents play an integral role in their child's classroom experience and in the operation of the school. The result is a tight-knit community of teachers, parents and families working together to create a fun, safe, and nurturing environment in which our children can learn and grow.

900 Maple Avenue East, Vienna, VA 22180

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