SITE DIRECTOR / CO-TEACHER
Hello families, my name is Kimberly Bell and I am so excited to continue this year as site director/ co-teacher at the Middlebury Co-op School. I am super excited and thankful to be in this position this year and am hopeful and excited for the upcoming school year.
In 2017, I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development from Colby-Sawyer College in New Hampshire and have been working in preschool classroom as a lead teacher for the last six years.
I am in the midst of obtaining my Vermont teacher license (Birth-PreK) through the Agency of Education and completing my Master degree in early childhood education through Champlain College. In the classroom, I value free play, working with peers, problem solving and creating and exploring through a variety of means (blocks, planting, etc.).
My husband, Dylan and I live in North Ferrisburgh, Vermont. Together we have two dachshunds, Conway and Kona. In my free time I enjoy; working out, running, eating popcorn, camping with my family and plants! I look forward to spending the school year learning and growing with your kiddos.
Hello families! My name is Kittie Paquette. I am so excited to join the Middlebury Co-op School as co-teacher for the 2023-2024 school year. I have been working for Mary Johnson Children’s Center since May of 2023. I am excited and grateful to be joining your children as we dive into adventures, explorations, and learning opportunities.
I have worked at various early childhood centers as well as owned my own in-home daycare for several years. I am currently taking a class and plan to continue my education in Early Childhood Education through evening classes and online options. In the classroom, I will be encouraging free play, dramatic play, problem solving, creating, exploring, and working with peer groups exploring individual feelings to encourage kindness and inclusivity.
My husband, Sean and I live in Orwell, Vermont. Together we have two children, Dan and Lindsey, two grandchildren, Daniel and Layla, one really cute dog named Goose and two cats named Murphy and Meenie. In my free time I enjoy camping, fishing, gardening, spending time with family and friends and reading.
I look forward to an amazing experience and school year for all of us.