Our teachers

Helping our children thrive

On this page you can learn more about our teachers, their background and their teaching philosophies. 

Julie Perry
Director and 3-and 4-Day teacher

Julie comes to CPPP with over 20 years of experience working in Early Childhood Education.  She has a Bachelor degree in Human Development with an emphasis on Child Development and a Program Director Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Julie was a participating parent at Cupertino Co-op in 1999 and strongly believes that a child’s development is strengthened through a close bond between families and school. Parents and teachers partner together so that we as a team offer a safe, nurturing, learning experience.

Each child should be recognized as an individual and each child’s development is unique. My job as a teacher is to help foster kindness, respect for others and independence through a fun, enriching learning environment.

Monica Grodin
Assistant director and 2 day teacher

Monica first came to Campbell Parents’ Participation Preschool as a participating parent. Campbell Parents’ Participation Preschool gave her a great opportunity to be a part of her children’s first school experience. Monica received a Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Chico, and has an Adult Education teaching credential in Parent Education.


Monica brings over 25 years of experience working and teaching at parent participation schools, with over 20 years at Campbell Parents’ Participation Preschool. Monica enjoys setting up activities that are interesting for the children to explore in different ways and getting down to their level. In addition, helping the parents feel welcome and modeling positive behavior helps them feel comfortable in the school environment.

She brings her passion for nature into the Two’s class and is looking forward to many adventures with the families in the class. In her spare time Monica loves to spend time in nature, hike, read, travel and spend time with her family.

I believe in a child-centered philosophy, which allows children to learn through play and by exploring the environment at their own developmental pace. Play is such an important part of our school philosophy but just as important is the caring and respect that we have for each other.

Child Doing Art Activity