Helping our children thrive
Preschool and Summer Program 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."
Preschool Program Teacher
Krista has been working with children for over 15 years and studied Child Development with Preparation to Teach at San Jose State University. She attended CPPP as a parent with her older son and served on the board for 2 years. During that time she fell in love with the Parent Participation philosophy and the community that was created. She believes that playing is a child’s way of making sense of the world and has extensive experience in utilizing positive discipline to help children learn self control and how to resolve conflicts.
Krista is excited to bring music to CPPP and plays the guitar, ukulele and drums. She believes that music activates all parts of the child’s brain and increases cognitive function. Krista also loves sports, the outdoors, and is currently on path to receiving a black belt in martial arts.
“Creating a community where teachers and parents work side by side in fostering a child’s love for learning and understanding of the world is such a beautiful experience. My goal as a teacher is to make a connection with every child that enters the classroom and to create a loving, safe environment where they can thrive.”