Toddlers’ Teacher – Amy Kelsey, or Miss Amy as we call her, started her career as a pre-school teacher at Sandhurst Co-op in 2009 in our pre-3’s class. Starting in the fall of 2015, she will also be at the helm of our Toddlers class. Amy was involved as a parent in the co-op system for seven years with her two daughters at Olympic Toddlers and University-Ravenna. She has also been a youth soccer coach here in NE Seattle.
Amy believes her primary role as a teacher is to provide a comfortable and creative environment where both children and parents can learn and grow as they separate in a school setting for the first time. Children love learning and exploring under Amy’s guidance, and she loves each minute she spends in class.
Pre-3’s Teacher – Beth Graham is truly looking forward to being your child’s teacher this year and getting to know your family.
Teacher Beth’s cooperative preschool journey began with her own experiences as a coop parent with her children in a Toddlers classroom. In her life before being a mom, she received her Master’s in Teaching from Seattle University. For ten years, she had the pleasure of being an elementary school teacher in the Lake Washington School District. Her focus, after becoming a parent, has shifted to Early Childhood Education. She has been a coop preschool teacher in Seattle since 2018.
She strives to create a warm and engaging environment where the children feel adored and comfortable trying new things. It is her hope that the first school experience that your child has sets them up for a love of school, learning, and curiosity. She is passionate about music, process-based art, and play based learning.
3 to 5’s Teacher – Jamie Keene is excited for another year on the Sandhurst Co-op team as the 3-5s teacher!
Jamie graduated from the University of Minnesota Veterinary School and practiced as a small animal veterinarian before finding her love of play-based early childhood education when she was a co-op preschool parent with her children.
Jamie aims to create an indoor/outdoor classroom that sparks a love of learning through fun and play while also providing a safe and supportive environment for preschoolers to develop the social skills needed for a great start in kindergarten. Jamie loves having the 3-5s classroom be a place where preschoolers and their families can find friendship and community.