Michelle has been both an active parent and teacher in co-op for many years. She is an experienced teacher who specializes in children’s creative arts and self-expression. Michelle has been a practitioner of yoga for over 2 decades and is trained in kid’s yoga too! She is passionate about using physical movement to foster social, emotional and physical intelligence in young children. Michelle loves teaching kids and is an active participant in our Broadview Co-op community.
Michelle has a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from the University of Georgia in art education. She has been an assistant teacher for 7 years in addition to teaching art classes at Viewlands Elementary and serving on co-op boards and PTA.
Michelle’s teaching style combines emergent and play-based teaching curriculums. By observing children’s varied interests and incorporating them into a play-based approach, she is able to create meaningful learning experiences for each child. She is exploring mindfulness and other emotional development curriculums for young children to further enrich her teachings. Michelle is dedicated to cultivating a caring, enriching, supportive, and diverse classroom learning environment.
Michelle lives in Seattle with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys foraging for mushrooms, gardening, hiking, yoga, sewing, cooking, paddle boarding, and dancing. She is excited to be part of the Broadview Co-op Preschool community.
Angie loves the open-mindedness of preschoolers and is passionate about guiding them through these early years. She is an experienced teacher and comes to us with over 15 years of experience including creating, directing, and teaching at her own co-op preschool, The Neighborhood Preschool in Everett, WA. Angie’s presence in the classroom exudes fun and she easily captivates our children’s attention and respect.
Angie began teaching preschool before she became a mom and nurtured her own children through the preschool years as their teacher. She is returning to teaching as her children are now teenagers entering adulthood and we are thrilled she’s joined our team at Broadview Co-op. Angie believes the preschool years are amazing, full of playful exploration and exciting discovery. Angie has an Associate of Arts degree from Trinity Lutheran College along with a Certificate in Early Childhood Education from Edmonds Community College.
Angie believes emergent curriculum comes from the practice of being truly present with the child. Angie loves helping kids learn through exploration and discovery. She provides opportunities for kids to explore, create, discover and reason. She creates explorations in literacy, math, science, art, gross motor and more. Angie is especially fond of messy activities (such as finger painting), dramatic play, hands-on art and cooking projects, growing plants, and run around in the rain play.
Angie lives in Everett with her five children, three of whom are adopted and two who are biological. In her spare time, she enjoys playing with her dog, cuddling with her kitty, exercising, and adventuring to new places with her family and friends. She is thrilled to be working with the families at Broadview Co-op Preschool.
Teacher Angie teaches Broadview’s 3-5 and Pre-K classes.