Meet our Teachers
Because we are a preschool managed by parents, our school board reserves the right to select the very best preschool teachers. Our teachers have studied early childhood education and have college degrees in a variety of subjects. They offer our children a positive, nurturing environment from which to grow and provide direct guidelines, expectations and support for parents in classroom participation.
Owls and Eagles Classes
Ms. Kristie joined Benson Hill Co-op with more than 20 years of experience as a teacher to toddlers and pre-K kids. She has a broad knowledge of different teaching philosophies and strong experience in leading the development and implementation of curriculum. She has taught in several schools and child care centers, emphasizing learning through creative play, and holds an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Bellevue Community College. Ms. Kristie is the mother of two daughters. She is an active volunteer with Emerald Park PTSA and a Girl Scout Leader. She enjoys spending time with her daughters and husband, Norm, as well as reading and loom knitting.
As a former Benson Hill parent, Ms. Kate fully understands the magic that happens within our school walls and community. Before becoming the Sparrows teacher, Ms. Kate was an elementary school teacher at a local school district. After the birth of her first child, her passion changed to working with new and growing families. She eventually transitioned to work as a birth doula, child birth educator, and a parent support group facilitator. Benson Hill just happens to combine her two favorite things- teaching AND providing support for families! It was a perfect fit. With over ten years in the classroom, Ms. Kate brings her love of learning and creativity to the Sparrows room. When she's not working at BHCP you can find her having adventures with her own family which includes her geeky husband and their three hilarious boys. They are also a foster family for King County. Ms. Kate often dreams of the day she can read for long uninterrupted periods of time.
Bates Child Studies Instructor
Bio coming soon.