The instructors are responsible for weekly parent education, creating and implementing the weekly curriculum, purchasing supplies, attending board meetings and overseeing the overall operation of WTG. Although the instructors provide leadership and information, you as parents are the real teachers of your child!
Each teacher has a Bachelor and Master's Degree and are employed by Lake Washington Institute of Technology. Both have been parents in toddler co-op programs and bring real-life experiences to the classroom.
Sara has been a part of Woodinville Toddler Group since 2013, bringing both of her daughters through the program. She has served in a variety of roles including substitute teacher, VP/Registrar (2 years), Class Coordinator, Set-Up Parent, and Monthly Cleaner. Before joining WTG, she worked as an elementary school teacher in the Lake Washington School District. She continues to work as a private tutor, helping children from Pre-K through High School in a variety of academic areas.
Sara holds a Bachelors in Elementary Education (Summa Cum Laude), and is continually expanding her formal education to stay current with early childhood development and parenting philosophies. In her free time, Sara and her family like to explore local parks, beaches, museums... pretty much wherever the road may take them!
Amy has a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, GA and a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Penn State. She taught preschool for 4 years in Louisiana before moving home to Seattle shortly before the birth of her oldest son.
Amy is an alumnus and former board member of WTG. She attended for one year with her middle son, and three years with her youngest. For the last three years she has been a class coordinator for our program. She is also on the PTA boards at both of her older sons' schools.
Amy lives in Woodinville with her husband Matt, and her three boys. Drew is 12, Luke is 10, and Sam is 3. In her free time (ha!) she enjoys sports and reading.