3s Teacher | Julie Greene
My name is Julie Greene and I am absolutely thrilled to be the 3s teacher at the Co-op. My husband David and I and our two girls, Sadie and Eliza live in Bay Village. My previous teaching experience includes teaching 2nd grade at Gurney Elementary in Chagrin Falls, and Second Grade and Kindergarten in South Euclid/Lyndhurst School District. I received my Master’s Degree in Education from John Carroll University and my Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism (Public Relations) and Theatre from Bowling Green State University.
I am no stranger to the Co-op, and our family adores it. My daughter Eliza was in the 3s class with Ms. Jones and the 4s Class with Mrs. Albright. During that time, I enjoyed my time in the classrooms as a parent helper and also as a substitute teacher. I am beyond excited to be able to love the Co-op in a new way… as a teacher. I am also extremely excited to be partnering with Mrs. Patrick and you, the parents, to work together as a team to love, teach, and support your kiddos together!
The reason our family chose the Co-op for our daughter’s first experience with school is because the theories and methods of a true Cooperative Preschool were directly aligned with the methodologies that I used in my classrooms as a teacher: Learning through a play-based environment to be kind, respectful, smart and productive members of a community.
4s Teacher | Megan Albright
My name is Megan Albright and this is my 3rd year teaching at the Co-op. I began my teaching career in the year 2000 after receiving my master’s degree at The Ohio State University. I had the privilege of teaching third and fourth grade in Dublin, Ohio (four years). After I met my husband, I moved to Bay Village as an Intervention Specialist in Parma, Ohio (six years). I took time off to have my boys, Liam (11) and Luke (7). After some time, I was excited to enter back into the teaching world at the Co-op where I immediately fell in love with the community and environment the preschool held. The Co-op treats the community and families like their own and holds to the ideal that children learn through play. We foster their development and eagerness to learn through a variety of teaching methods based on interaction and hands on experiences. I feel so lucky to be a part of the Co-op family and a part of the children’s everyday learning. My family and I enjoy being together, playing games and staying active. I enjoy working out, reading and being with friends and family. I am extremely thankful for all I have in life, especially my family at the Co-op!
Administrator and Teacher Assistant | Kristen Dipert
My name is Kristen Dipert, and I am so excited to be the Administrator and teaching assistant at The Co-op! I received Bachelor’s Degrees from Miami University in both Secondary Language Arts Education and English Literature and spent ten years teaching high school English Language Arts. After my second son was born, I took some time off to be at home with my boys, and it was during that time that my oldest son was ready for preschool and we discovered The Co-op! As a parent, I loved the sense of community that comes with being a member of The Co-op. And as an educator, I loved that my child was able to have such a positive experience and develop a true love for learning and school during these formative years.
As your Administrator, I am the liaison between the school board, teachers, and the church, helping to foster communication and collaboration. I also ensure that our school is compliant with licensing rules through ODJFS and oversee registration and enrollment. As a teacher assistant, I provide instructional and classroom management support for our teachers. I am so grateful to be a part of The Co-op, and it is my goal through both of these roles to help your child develop a love for school and learning that they can carry with them throughout the rest of their life.