The Cooperative Preschool Educational Staff

The Cooperative Preschool takes pride in our team of teachers and administrators. The school is committed to having highly qualified teachers with diverse backgrounds, passions and interests. 



All teachers at The Cooperative Preschool are involved in high quality professional development training. Our teachers are a part of a the Idaho Early Childhood Roundtables - a group of Boise educators that meet periodically to connect, share and support each other. Anne is also IdahoStars trainer and Anne, Jessica and Joslyn have provided professional and provide professional development to other early childhood teachers in the area.

Jessica Cammann
3-4s, 4-5s and 3-4-5s teacher
                       Assistant Director

Jessica has been a parent, board member, and is now a teacher at The Cooperative Preschool. Jessica is starting her 8th year as a teacher at the school. She began her work here as our toddler teacher, and is now part of our preschool teaching team and administration. She has a Bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education from University of Idaho and has been in education for 13 years. Her son and daughter both spent their preschool years at The Cooperative Preschool. Jessica loves spending time with her young children and husband Chris. She enjoys reading, exercise and vacations with her family.

Stacy Adams
    toddler teacher

Stacy is a parent and past board member at The Cooperative Preschool.  Her son attended The Cooperative Preschool, and her daughter is currently enrolled Stacy.  Stacy served as a board member during the 2015-16 school year and has been an active member of The Cooperative Preschool Community in her time at the school. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Education from the University of Arizona and a Master of Arts in Education, Reading from Boise State University.  Stacy taught in the elementary classroom for 11 years before becoming a stay at home mom.  Stacy loves to read, exercise, play board games, and spend time with her husband and two young children.

Joslyn Olnes
3-4s, 4-5s and 3-4-5s teacher

Joslyn has been a co-teacher in the Preschool Program at The Cooperative Preschool since 2016. Joslyn has been teaching in early childhood programs for her entire professional career. She has her CDA and has several years of teaching experience in NAEYC accredited preschools in the Boise area as well as working with The Cooperative Preschool on re-accreditation in 2018. Joslyn has been a presenter at the annual Idaho AEYC conference.  Joslyn is a Boise native, loves spending time laughing with family and friends, exploring the outdoors, traveling and playing with her two dogs.

 

 

Jess Westhoff
    toddler teacher

Jess is a parent and past board member at The Cooperative Preschool. Her son, Asher, joined the preschool in the spring of 2016. Annabelle has been at our school since she was five months old (in a carrier until she started walking last Fall!) and joins Jess in the toddler classes. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in English and American Studies from the University of Idaho,  She discovered her passion for working with young people. Jess went on to earn her teaching credential and Master of Arts in Education from Stanford University and began her career as a high school teacher. In the last decade, she has also taught at the middle school and university levels. Jess enjoys spending time with her family, reading, writing, and running

Jen LaForge
        toddler teacher

Jen is a parent, board member, and a teacher at The Cooperative Preschool.  Jen has ten years of teaching experience at the elementary level and began teaching at The Cooperative Preschool in the toddler program in 2017.  She has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Washington State University, and a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  Her daughter June recently graduated from the 4/5s class and her daughter Frances is enrolled in the Toddler program.  Jen loves cooking, reading to her girls, and going on road-trips to visit family and friends.

Anne Cirillo
     director, lunch teacher
   

Anne has been the director at The Cooperative Preschool since 2013. She has a Bachelors Degree in Sociology from Colby College and a Master of Education; Early Childhood from Boise State University. She has been an educator for over 25 years working as a classroom teacher, art teacher and administrator in a variety of programs and schools over the years. Her children, who are now in their 20's, attended The Cooperative Preschool in the late 90's at which time Anne was a board member and then a teacher. Anne is an IdahoSTARS professional development trainer and founded the professional group The Idaho Early Childhood Roundtables. She is also a professional photographer, a beekeeper, likes to hike, snow shoe, garden forage for huckleberries and mushrooms and travel with her husband and girls.

Please give us a call or send us an email if you have any questions about the school:

208-342-7479 (but email is best)

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