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. 



Joslyn Olnes
       Preschool Teacher
Jen LaForge
        Preschool Teacher

Joslyn has been a 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, speaks Spanish, loves spending time laughing with family and friends, exploring the outdoors, traveling and playing with her two dogs.

Jen is a parent and a teacher at The Cooperative Preschool and she spent several years on the Board of Directors. Jen has ten years of teaching experience at the elementary level and began teaching at The Cooperative Preschool in the toddler program in 2017. In 20-21 she moved into the Preschool Program as a co-teacher.  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 daughters June and Frances graduated from the The Cooperative preschool.  Jen loves cooking, reading to her girls, and going on road-trips to visit family and friends.

Stacy Adams
    director
     toddler teacher   
    

Stacy has been a parent, board member, teacher and assistant director at The Cooperative Preschool.  Her son and daughter both attended The Cooperative Preschool, so she has been with the school since 2015! 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 mom.  Stacy started teaching in the toddler program in 2016 and has taught both 1-2s and 2-3s classes. Stacy loves to read, exercise, play board games, and spend time with her husband and two young children.

 

 

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Holland Jolley
    toddler teacher
    preschool lunch teacher

Holland is a current parent of a preschooler at The Cooperative Preschool and has an older daughter that attended for 4 years. She has been a board member and she is now the teacher of our 2-3ss Class as well as taking on our preschool lunch program. Holland has a BS in Elementary Education, a BS in Early Childhood Education from Oregon State University and she taught 1st, 2nd and 5th grades in California before moving to Boise. During her summers she worked as a coach for new teachers serving low income communities in LA with Teach For America and taught adult English Languages Learners at CWI.  Holland runs a popular social media site on Instagram called What's A Kid to Read and brings her passion for reading and her expertise in children's literature to our staff and school. She also loves hiking, biking, and just playing outside with her family. 

Anne Cirillo, Director
Anne Cirillo
     assistant director
   

Anne has been the director at The Cooperative Preschool since 2013 and this year, as she spends part of her time supporting a family member out of state with a pressing medical condition, she will take on the assistant director role. 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 30 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 she was a board member and then a teacher. Anne co-founded the Co-Creation Project with the Boise Art Museum - a program that puts artists in early childhood classrooms to create together. She is a professional photographer, a beekeeper, likes to hike, ski, garden forage for huckleberries and mushrooms and travel with her husband and grown daughters.