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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Schedule a Tour!Jan 15th 2018

Schedule a personal tour and see for yourself what makes the Co-op such a rich, rewarding and nurturing place for your child, and for your family as a whole.

The Co-op is unlike any other preschool in Dallas.  Our unique combination of stimulating, play-based curriculum, wonderful facilities, experienced and loving teachers along with the opportunity to be an active part of your child’s first school experience makes the Co-op a truly special place.

We would love to welcome you into our school community for 2018-2019.  Come visit us soon, places are limited.

Enrollment Applications for 2018Jan 15th 2018

Enrollment for the 2018-1019 school year will open to the general public in mid-February 2018.

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Faculty & Staff

Kathy Delsanter

FOUR & FIVE YEAR OLDS, Educational Director

Kathy has a B.A. in psychology and an M.S. in child development from Cornell University, where she held a teaching assistantship in the Cornell Laboratory Nursery School.  She received her Ph.D. from East Texas State University in early childhood education.  She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Delta Kappa.  She taught nursery school in New York and day care children in Connecticut.  Kathy has been on the adjunct Child Development faculty at Brookhaven College.  She has taught at the Co-op since 1973, and served as Director from 1974 to 2015.  She has two grown children.

 

Patty Mallard

YOUNG FOUR YEAR OLDS

Patty has her Bachelor of Fine Arts from S.M.U. with a major in art education and certification in art, elementary, and early childhood education.  She has taught first and third grades, and art in Texas public schools.  She began teaching the Young Fours in 1994.  Patty teaches art classes for preschool through elementary ages.  She has two grown children and is a former Co-op parent. 

 

Suzanne Hoffman

THREE & FOUR YEAR OLDS

Suzanne has attended college in Illinois.  She was a Co-op parent for her two daughters and began teaching at the Co-op in 1994.  She has served as Board President, along with numerous other positions.  Suzanne has taken early childhood education courses at Brookhaven College.

 

Nicole Wellington

YOUNG THREE YEAR OLDS

Nicole holds a B.A. in psychology from St. Mary’s University, and has a teaching certificate in Texas.  She is currently working toward an M.S. in counseling and development at Texas Woman’s University.   Over the last five years she has worked in independent schools teaching kindergarten and 2nd grade.  She began working at the Co-op in the fall of 2017.

 

Lorita Scheffler

TWO & THREE YEAR OLDS

Lorita has an elementary/early childhood degree from St. Cloud State University.  She has previously taught preschool and worked privately as a nanny for several families.  She has assisted Patty Mallard in her Art and Clay programs for the last five years, and joined the Co-op  staff as a teacher in the fall of 2017.

 

Carole Watters

TWO & THREE YEAR OLDS, YOUNG TWO YEAR OLDS

Carole has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Charleston in West Virginia.  She has taught toddlers and preschool children, Kindermusik, and young children in Gymboree franchises where she has been an owner and director.  She began teaching at the Co-op in 2008.  She has two adult children and three grandchildren. 

 

Christa Jones

Office Coordinator

Christa earned a B.S. in Communications and with a minor in Spanish from The University of Texas.  She joined the Co-op in 2010 as the Office Coordinator.  She learned of the position from a dear friend who had three girls come through the Co-op and was warmly welcomed by parents and staff.  She has two daughters, ages 13 and 17.

 

Jennifer Hofmann

Administrative Director

Jennifer graduated from University of Dallas with a B.A. in psychology, as well as teacher certification for grades 1-8.  She has taught fourth and fifth grades, as well as self-contained gifted and talented classes in Irving ISD.  Her two children attended the Co-op for their preschool years, and her love of their preschool experience led her back as the Administrative Director in the fall of 2017.  Her children are currently in elementary and middle school.

Faculty & Staff

Kathy Delsanter

FOUR & FIVE YEAR OLDS, Educational Director

Kathy has a B.A. in psychology and an M.S. in child development from Cornell University, where she held a teaching assistantship in the Cornell Laboratory Nursery School.  She received her Ph.D. from East Texas State University in early childhood education.  She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Delta Kappa.  She taught nursery school in New York and day care children in Connecticut.  Kathy has been on the adjunct Child Development faculty at Brookhaven College.  She has taught at the Co-op since 1973, and served as Director from 1974 to 2015.  She has two grown children.

 

Patty Mallard

YOUNG FOUR YEAR OLDS

Patty has her Bachelor of Fine Arts from S.M.U. with a major in art education and certification in art, elementary, and early childhood education.  She has taught first and third grades, and art in Texas public schools.  She began teaching the Young Fours in 1994.  Patty teaches art classes for preschool through elementary ages.  She has two grown children and is a former Co-op parent. 

 

Suzanne Hoffman

THREE & FOUR YEAR OLDS

Suzanne has attended college in Illinois.  She was a Co-op parent for her two daughters and began teaching at the Co-op in 1994.  She has served as Board President, along with numerous other positions.  Suzanne has taken early childhood education courses at Brookhaven College.

 

Nicole Wellington

YOUNG THREE YEAR OLDS

Nicole holds a B.A. in psychology from St. Mary’s University, and has a teaching certificate in Texas.  She is currently working toward an M.S. in counseling and development at Texas Woman’s University.   Over the last five years she has worked in independent schools teaching kindergarten and 2nd grade.  She began working at the Co-op in the fall of 2017.

 

Lorita Scheffler

TWO & THREE YEAR OLDS

Lorita has an elementary/early childhood degree from St. Cloud State University.  She has previously taught preschool and worked privately as a nanny for several families.  She has assisted Patty Mallard in her Art and Clay programs for the last five years, and joined the Co-op  staff as a teacher in the fall of 2017.

 

Carole Watters

TWO & THREE YEAR OLDS, YOUNG TWO YEAR OLDS

Carole has a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Charleston in West Virginia.  She has taught toddlers and preschool children, Kindermusik, and young children in Gymboree franchises where she has been an owner and director.  She began teaching at the Co-op in 2008.  She has two adult children and three grandchildren. 

 

Christa Jones

Office Coordinator

Christa earned a B.S. in Communications and with a minor in Spanish from The University of Texas.  She joined the Co-op in 2010 as the Office Coordinator.  She learned of the position from a dear friend who had three girls come through the Co-op and was warmly welcomed by parents and staff.  She has two daughters, ages 13 and 17.

 

Jennifer Hofmann

Administrative Director

Jennifer graduated from University of Dallas with a B.A. in psychology, as well as teacher certification for grades 1-8.  She has taught fourth and fifth grades, as well as self-contained gifted and talented classes in Irving ISD.  Her two children attended the Co-op for their preschool years, and her love of their preschool experience led her back as the Administrative Director in the fall of 2017.  Her children are currently in elementary and middle school.

< August 2018 >
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
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View All Upcoming Events

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Schedule a Tour!Jan 15th 2018

Schedule a personal tour and see for yourself what makes the Co-op such a rich, rewarding and nurturing place for your child, and for your family as a whole.

The Co-op is unlike any other preschool in Dallas.  Our unique combination of stimulating, play-based curriculum, wonderful facilities, experienced and loving teachers along with the opportunity to be an active part of your child’s first school experience makes the Co-op a truly special place.

We would love to welcome you into our school community for 2018-2019.  Come visit us soon, places are limited.

Enrollment Applications for 2018Jan 15th 2018

Enrollment for the 2018-1019 school year will open to the general public in mid-February 2018.

View All News

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