The Cooperative Preschool is a non-profit, autonomous, small business that makes its own decisions regarding business, policy, finances, and teacher selection. All decisions are made by a majority vote of the membership. Each year, the membership elects a Board to assume the roles of leadership.
- Meets monthly. Meetings are open to the membership.
- Plans agenda for parent meetings.
- Recommends action to the Preschool membership on policy or financial matters.
- Serves as a problem solving resource for the Preschool.
- Is responsible for handling Preschool matters during the summer.
The Board is made up of parents, teachers and parent instructors, and monthly meetings are open to any member of the school who wishes to attend. Minutes from each meeting will be posted here, so parents can be aware of issues that are currently effecting their school.
If members have issues that they would like raised at a board meeting, please contact a Parent Coordinator, who will ensure that any comments or concerns are raised at the next meeting. If there is something of a more sensitive nature, please contact one of the Co-Chairs directly. Parents are also encouraged to attend meetings to bring up specific issues in person and participate in the discussion.
2021 – 2022 VMCP Board
|Co-Chairs||Melissa Beal & Vanessa Richter|
|Health & Safety Chair||Liz Sasser|
|P.A.C. Liaison||Stephanie Johannessen|
|Toddler Parent Coordinator||Kyla Ma|
|2-3 Parent Coordinator||Kim Kish|
|3-4 Parent Coordinator||Liza Dehaven|
|4-5 Parent Coordinator||Alicia Widmer|
|Operations Manager||Rhonda Hobgood|
|Public Relations Chairs||Jordan Balcom|
|Baby Parent Coordinator|
|Lead Teacher (2/3, 3/4, 4/5 classes)||Molly Wilson|
|Baby and Toddler Teacher||Alex Drissell|
|Parent Instructor (Baby, 2/3, 3/4 & 4/5)||Tami Brockway Joyce|
|Parent Instructor (Toddler)||Kara Hill|