Each teacher has a Bachelor or Master’s Degree and are employed by Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech). They all have been parents in toddler co-op programs and bring real-life experiences to the classroom.
Kris Anderson joined our teaching staff in August 2000. Previously she was a member of Lake Washington Toddler Group for four years. While in the program she served as a parent coordinator for one year and President for two years. Needless to say, Kris knows our program well! Before joining our teaching staff, she served a three year term as President of Evergreen Co-op Preschool. Kris received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from the University of Washington and her Masters Degree in Education from Western Washington University. Kris grew up in the area and is married with three children.
Amy Mikkelson joined the staff of LWTG in 2010. Prior to joining our staff she taught at Redmond Toddler Group for five years. Amy is a Registered Nurse with a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Michigan. Before teaching toddler group Amy taught childbirth and early parenting at Evergreen Hospital and also worked in pediatric nursing positions at hospitals as well as pediatricians offices. Amy attended Lake Washington Toddler Group as a parent and was a parent coordinator. While raised in the mid-west, Amy lived in various areas of the country before settling in the Seattle area with her husband. She has been married for 25 years and has 2 sons.
Kymberly Meade joined the teaching staff at Lake Washington Toddler Group in 2012. Previously, Kym was a parent and board member at Redmond Toddler Group, as well as a parent and board member at Kirkland Cooperative Preschool, both sister schools to LWTG. In addition to being on the staff at LWTG, Kym also teachers the Group 1 class at KCP, since 2008. Kym has a BA and a BS from Washington State University; she grew up in the area, and is married with two children.
Jessica Booth joined the teaching staff at Lake Washington Toddler Group in 2014. Jessica has also been a parent and Board Member at LWTG, as well as a teacher at Redmond Toddler Group. Jessica has a BA in Education from Western Washington University and a Masters of Education in School Counseling from City University. She grew up in Sequim, WA on the Olympic Peninsula. Jessica is married and has two children.