Ms. Sherry - Director & Teacher

Hello and welcome to the Co-op! 

My name is Sherry Clem and I have been given the wonderful opportunity of teaching your children. I have been involved in various pre-school and elementary school programs since 2007, starting off as a special education instructional assistant and in-home Teacher at many SCOE programs around the Rohnert Park and Petaluma areas. I then moved on to work for two years at Penngrove Elementary School as a Special Ed assistant in Kindergarten and First grade. Working closely with the Kindergarten and First-grade teachers gave me great insight on what’s to be expected of our little ones one day. I started working at the Co-op in 2009 as the morning 2s and 3s teacher, finally taking over as lead teacher and Director in 2012.

Before I became a teacher, I was privileged enough to be a stay-at-home mom. Raising my three beautiful daughters has been the toughest yet most rewarding job I have ever had. They are the reason I am here as a teacher today! I am also a past Co-op family. We found this little school by accident when we first moved here in 2002. My oldest was three and the school had a spot in the Caterpillars class, so we signed up and the rest is history! We made many wonderful memories, many lasting friendships, and I very much enjoyed having the opportunity to be a part of their education. I am eager to share in your moments here at the Co-op as well.

Ms. Jessica - Parent & Me Teacher

I have worked with young children for many years, both as a nanny and as a paraeducator for the Marin County Office of Education. As a paraeducator, I worked with preschoolers with special needs and saw firsthand the value and importance of a child-centered, developmentally-appropriate curriculum. I was also fortunate to work alongside and learn from many experienced early childhood professionals. My experience at MCOE, coupled with my studies in child development, has shaped the educator that I am today.

My family joined the Co-op in 2017 when we enrolled our son in Parent and Me, and it has been a positive and rewarding experience from day one. I look forward to welcoming you to our Co-op community and working with you and your children!