Teacher Kat is so excited to be in her second year of teaching at Lacey Parent Co-op Preschool! She has her BA in Theater Arts from WSU and has been continuing her education with early childhood education classes since graduating in 2010. She is currently working on her Masters in Education online. Kat believes the most important parts of preschool are exploration and socialization, which is why she is so excited to be teaching at this child-directed play-based preschool. She has been a nanny for the past 4 years and both of the kids she watches were lucky enough to attend Lacey Parent Co-op Preschool. Kat lives with her husband, Derek, and her dog, Sergeant Slobber Kisses.
Vicki Steinbrueck Hanauer has been working with cooperative families for over 30 years! With an Early Childhood Education degree, she approaches each child as a unique individual, and understands that they all learn at their own pace. Vicki has found the cooperative model to be rewarding with her own children, as well as her students. Vicki has been teaching 3-5 year-olds at Lacey Co-Op since 2009.