who we areMeet 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.
SAY HELLO TO OUR
Teachers and Staff
“The process of child development is so amazing to me, and I love to see how young children make new connections in their brains through play-based learning. The spark that you can see in a child’s eyes when their curiosity leads them to try an activity for the first time, use a new word, or create an artistic masterpiece is inspiring. I am excited to share in the cooperative learning experience with parents and students at Meekins.“
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.”
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. “
“These first 5 years of a child’s life are so important and it is a privilege to be a part of their curiosity, exploration and play. With my background in informal learning and child development I am a firm believer in learning through play and feel lucky to have found a school that agrees! I’ve also seen the benefit in my own life, I started at Meekins as a parent and the friendships, cooperation and problem solving my children learned here have carried them very far. “
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.”
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.”
School & Kindergarten Aide, Administrator
“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.”
“I was a parent and staff member at Meekins in the 90’s. What fun to be back again immersed in the simple joys and wonders of young children, and watch them interact and learn through creative indoor and outdoor play. I love it here!“
Kathy Ellen Davis
I discovered Meekins while doing an author visit with my picture book (kathyellendavis.com/tada), and loved it so much I quickly enrolled my daughter. The next year I started teaching at Meekins! I’ve worked with children in many ways during my career and am happy to have the chance to do so again in a fun, play based learning environment.
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.
NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS
FB Meekins Cooperative Preschool admits any student of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs and activities, generally accorded or made available to students at this school. Meekins does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of educational policies, hiring of employees, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other school-administered programs.