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, Jessica and Joslyn have provided professional and provide professional development to other early childhood teachers in the area.

Joslyn Olnes
3-4s, 4-5s and 3-4-5s  and SK1 teacher
Jen LaForge
        3-4s, 4-5s and 3-4-5s 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.

Stacy Adams
    toddler teacher and        assistant director

 

 

Holland Jolley
    toddler teacher

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 daughter June graduated from the The Cooperative preschool and her daughter Frances currently enrolled.  Jen loves cooking, reading to her girls, and going on road-trips to visit family and friends.

Stacy is a parent and past board member at The Cooperative Preschool.  Her son attended The Cooperative Preschool, and her daughter is currently enrolled in the preschool.  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 tought 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.

Holland is a parent of two children at The Cooperative Preschool, a board member and she is now the teacher of our 2-3ss Class. 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. She also 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. 

Jennifer Cambier
      SK1 Teacher

Jennifer joined the Cooperative Preschool staff for the 2020-2021 school year to help us run our small Supplemental K/1st class. She has a son that attended the preschool classes for two years and now joins Jennifer in the SK1 class. Jennifer enjoyed her time as a parent at the school and was interested in stepping into teaching this unique class for this unique school year. Her background is art and design and she spent several years home schooling her oldest child. She brings a new perspective to our team. She enjoys raising her children, traveling and camping with her family.

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 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.

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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The Cooperative Preschool does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or ethnic background of children or families in its admissions, scholarship or hiring opportunities.