Our Executive Board, consisting of parent volunteers, is elected by the school’s membership and is responsible for administering and maintaining the school in cooperation with the Director and Assistant Director. The board is responsible for carrying out the school’s finances, conducting student registration, overseeing maintenance of the building and coordination of the general membership meetings. The Executive Board acts as a voice for the parent membership.
Position: Executive Board Chair
Education: Associate in Science: Deaf Studies and Sign Language. Bachelor of Arts: Elementary Education and Special Education
Children: One son and one daughter
3 words the children would use to describe her: happy, brave, helpful
Favorite children’s book: The Giving Tree and Oh, the Places You’ll Go!
Favorite color: green, gray, red, black
Favorite activity at the Co-op: the ability to be involved as a parent.
Why you love volunteering at Windham Co-op: I enjoy every minute of my involvement at the Co-op. I get the opportunity to see lots of smiles and watch the children progress and grow as they move through the program.
Position: Vice Chairperson
Background: I have been involved with the Windham Cooperative Kindergarten and Nursery School since the Fall of 2011 when my son started Nursery school. He is now in 1st Grade and my daughter is now in the Nursery program. I chose the Co-op for its developmental philosophy, nurturing and highly qualified staff, beautiful facilities and sense of community. I wanted an environment for my children that valued their social and emotional development as much as it valued them learning their ABCs and 123s. I also wanted to be involved in my children’s learning and I value the strong sense of volunteerism at the Co-op.
Children: I have a 7 year old son and 4 year old daughter.
3 words the children would use to describe her: Silly, fun, loving
Favorite children’s book: If I Could Keep You Little by Marianne Richmond
Favorite color: Pink!
Favorite activity at the Co-op: The days I get to volunteer in my daughter’s classroom.
Why you love volunteering at Windham Co-op: I love being part of a community that values the growth, development and happiness of our children.
Position: Volunteer Treasurer
Education: I am a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of New Hampshire with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting from Syracuse University and a Master of Science in Accounting from Boston College.
Children: I have two children. My oldest son, Mason, is five years old and has been at the Windham Co-op for three years now. My younger son, Anderson, is two years old and will begin Preschool at the Co-op next year.
3 words to describe her: calm, caring, and loving
Favorite children’s book: Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
Favorite color: I love green because it reminds me of being outdoors which is one of my favorite things to do.
Favorite activity at Windham Co-op: I really look forward to all of the community events throughout the school year. My favorite event is Halloween Bingo. The kids have so much fun getting dressed up in their costumes and playing Bingo for prizes with their friends. It is a fun night for families!
Why do you love volunteering at Windham Co-op: I love the sense of community at the Co-op. I have met many families through my experiences at the Co-op and I know the bonds we have formed will be lasting friendships. The staff at the Windham Co-op have made my son fall in love with school. He can’t wait to go to school each day!
Position: Vice Treasurer and President of the Maintenance Committee
Education: My daughter has been with the Windham Co-op for 3 years. Her birthday is on Halloween, so she just misses the cut-off for the school year. We opted to do 2 years of Nursery and 1 year of Pre-School. The flexibility of the Windham Co-op enabled us to structure the grade levels that best suited her development. I wanted to become more involved with the school, so I first started out as the VP of the Maintenance Committee and then joined the school board the following year.
Children: one child who is 5.
3 words the kids use to describe you: “That’s Kathryn’s Dad!” Does that count as 3?
Favorite children’s story: Hop on Pop
Favorite color: Blue
Favorite activity at Windham Co-op: Volunteering at the Co-op. The days where we cook are my favorite.
Why you love volunteering at Windham Co-op: I like to volunteer my time in order to get the very best out of the school for my daughter and her classmates.
Education: I am a father of two and a systems engineer at an opto/electrical corporation. I have lived in Windham for over 30 years and attended the Windham Cooperative Preschool in the 1980s.
Children: 2 year old son and 4 year old daughter
3 words the kids would use to describe you: fun, silly, active
Favorite Children’s Story: Guess How Much I Love You and Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
Favorite color: Red
Favorite activity at Windham Co-op: Circle time.
Why you love volunteering at Windham Co-op: The Co-op fosters a caring environment that makes you feel like you have gained another family. The co-operative aspect lets you see into the world your preschooler is experiencing while having fun along the way.