Beth (3’s and 3/4’s classes)
Beth was hired in 2013. She is a former Stone School parent who is thrilled to now be a teacher here. She holds Michigan elementary and early childhood certification and has previous experience teaching preschool, as well as teaching K and 1st grade for Ann Arbor Public Schools. Her goal in the 3’s and 3/4’s classes is to give children a joyful introduction to school and to help her students learn about themselves, other students, and the world around them in a safe, nurturing, and fun environment.
“Stone School is such a special place because the families are an integral part of the classroom. Families and children can learn together, and it’s wonderful for parents to get to see what their children are doing at school and to take such an active role in their education. Both children and parents will make good friends during their time at Stone School – it’s a very welcoming community. Preschoolers are curious about everything and excited to learn, and I’m so very fortunate to be able to work with them and our wonderful families!”
Rauchelle (4’s classes)
Rauchelle is the 4’s teacher and a former SSCP parent and board member. Rauchelle relished her time at SSCP and is happy to be back to teach the four year olds! “I found being involved in a community centered on our children to be rewarding and enriching. The sense of ownership and involvement are a wonderful aspect of being part of a co-op.”
In previous positions Rauchelle has taught pre-k, kindergarten review, 1 st grade preparatory classes, and has developed a science program for preschoolers. “I enjoy supporting emerging literacy and math skills through play based and hands on activities, and enjoy helping preschoolers to explore the world of nature. I look forward to working with the students and their parents to provide a rewarding preschool experience.”