Our Teachers

Jessica Gesinger

rsz_11teacherjessica-154_1Jessica has been a co-op preschool teacher since 2009, a co-op preschool parent for six years , and an elementary school teacher of grades K-3 for six years. She completed her undergraduate degree at The Evergreen State College, and then received her Teaching Certificate and Master of Arts in Education at Antioch University, Seattle.  She teaches our Imagineers and Inventors classeses and our Dragonflies Summer Program, and co-teaches our Discoverers class with Teacher Lesley.

Jessica loves working with young children and their parents. She is a strong believer in the power of co-op preschools to build community, strengthen families, and support social, creative, and cognitive growth in children.

Jessica lives in Shoreline with her husband Mark and their two daughters.

Lesley Rippee

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Lesley teaches our Adventurers class and
co-teaches Discoverers with Jessica. She
has worked as a coop teacher and parent
educator since 2013. Lesley received her
Bachelors degree from Boise State
University and her Masters from Western
Washington University. Prior to teaching in
coops, Lesley worked as an elementary
and early childhood music specialist at
several schools in the Seattle area. She
discovered coops when her own 2
daughters were young and loves that she
can now help other families build stronger
relationships within a loving, supportive