WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT

TEACHING AND LEARNING.

At TCS, we employ a dynamic team of teachers who are talented, well-educated, and trained. Our teachers are curious, caring, reliable, thoughtful, and fun people who are excited about their vocation and the potential of young children. We see value in each experience and we are open-minded and ready for new challenges each day. 

  MARY LLOYD, Ed.D.,   EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR   Ms. Lloyd brings an extensive background in education, as well as nearly 20 years of involvement with TCS. She first taught the Pre3 M/W Class with Barb Friedhoff back in 1995, and she helped start, and is still an active member of, the TCS Board.  Ms. Lloyd attended Seattle University where she earned her master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction and her doctorate in Educational Leadership. Along with teaching both children and adults, domestically and abroad, she has operated her own consulting firm, providing professional and instructional services for a myriad of organizations –   www.marylloydconsulting.com   .   Ms. Lloyd lives in south Seattle with her husband Gary Meikle and their pooch Finley. Together they enjoy good food and libation, chasing surf along the northwest coast, and spending time with close friends.

MARY LLOYD, Ed.D., EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Ms. Lloyd brings an extensive background in education, as well as nearly 20 years of involvement with TCS. She first taught the Pre3 M/W Class with Barb Friedhoff back in 1995, and she helped start, and is still an active member of, the TCS Board.

Ms. Lloyd attended Seattle University where she earned her master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction and her doctorate in Educational Leadership. Along with teaching both children and adults, domestically and abroad, she has operated her own consulting firm, providing professional and instructional services for a myriad of organizations – www.marylloydconsulting.com.

Ms. Lloyd lives in south Seattle with her husband Gary Meikle and their pooch Finley. Together they enjoy good food and libation, chasing surf along the northwest coast, and spending time with close friends.

     LISA EVE KNIGHT, LEAD TEACHER MWF CLASS    Teacher Lisa Eve is a dedicated parent, and talented performer, teacher, and music instructor from the Seattle area. She balances her artistic career with being a mom to a terrific son Logan, a graduate of WSU now living and working in Seattle. She has been teaching at TCS for over ten years and is integral to both the Pre3 and MWF classes. We also put her keen organizational skills to task as our 'Registrar,' tracking enrollment, tuition payments, and LunchBunch billing.

 

LISA EVE KNIGHT, LEAD TEACHER MWF CLASS

Teacher Lisa Eve is a dedicated parent, and talented performer, teacher, and music instructor from the Seattle area. She balances her artistic career with being a mom to a terrific son Logan, a graduate of WSU now living and working in Seattle. She has been teaching at TCS for over ten years and is integral to both the Pre3 and MWF classes. We also put her keen organizational skills to task as our 'Registrar,' tracking enrollment, tuition payments, and LunchBunch billing.

     MAHALEY TIERNEY ,  LEAD TEACHER PRE3 CLASSES    Miss Tierney   grew up in Mt Vernon and moved to Seattle when she was seventeen. She came to TCS 16 years ago, and soon discovered her affinity for the Pre3 age group. In her formative years, she had the opportunity to work alongside Mrs. Friedhoff, a true TCS legend. Mahaley recognizes that children are unique and each one grows and learns at her/his own pace. Her goal is to provide a nurturing environment for children to explore and play. She derives great pleasure helping each child develop self-confidence, social skills, and a love of learning.

 

MAHALEY TIERNEY, LEAD TEACHER PRE3 CLASSES

Miss Tierney grew up in Mt Vernon and moved to Seattle when she was seventeen. She came to TCS 16 years ago, and soon discovered her affinity for the Pre3 age group. In her formative years, she had the opportunity to work alongside Mrs. Friedhoff, a true TCS legend. Mahaley recognizes that children are unique and each one grows and learns at her/his own pace. Her goal is to provide a nurturing environment for children to explore and play. She derives great pleasure helping each child develop self-confidence, social skills, and a love of learning.

     JENNIFER REINBOLT, LEAD TEACHER M-F & PREK CLASSES    Teacher Jen   has 15+ years experience working with preschool age children, and she has been at TCS since 2013. Her background in art and sign language provides for both a creative and enriching learning environment. Her approach to the classroom incorporates kindness, patience, and a sense of humor while encouraging healthy friendships among the children. Outside of school she loves spending time with her husband, gardening, getting outdoors, and going on grand adventures.

 

JENNIFER REINBOLT, LEAD TEACHER M-F & PREK CLASSES

Teacher Jen has 15+ years experience working with preschool age children, and she has been at TCS since 2013. Her background in art and sign language provides for both a creative and enriching learning environment. Her approach to the classroom incorporates kindness, patience, and a sense of humor while encouraging healthy friendships among the children. Outside of school she loves spending time with her husband, gardening, getting outdoors, and going on grand adventures.

  LUCINDA FREECE, MWF TEACHER & LUNCH BUNCH    Teacher Cinda   lives in Shoreline with her husband and chickens, and enjoys visiting her twin grand babies on the east coast. She received her BA in psychology and music from The Evergreen State College. She sings with the Seattle Chamber Singers and plays a variety of string instruments. She has been a preschool teacher for 35+ years - she combines emergent curriculum and Montessori philosophy when teaching children. She appreciates that our classrooms are alive with curiosity and hands-on exploration.

LUCINDA FREECE, MWF TEACHER & LUNCH BUNCH

Teacher Cinda lives in Shoreline with her husband and chickens, and enjoys visiting her twin grand babies on the east coast. She received her BA in psychology and music from The Evergreen State College. She sings with the Seattle Chamber Singers and plays a variety of string instruments. She has been a preschool teacher for 35+ years - she combines emergent curriculum and Montessori philosophy when teaching children. She appreciates that our classrooms are alive with curiosity and hands-on exploration.

  CYD PAVIA, M-F TEACHER & LUNCH BUNCH   Teacher Cyd grew up in Fall River, MA and in 1987, she moved to Seattle with a group of friends to be part of the thriving theatre community here. She's taught drama at different public and private schools, as well as before- and after-school programs. When she started teaching in preschools, it was with those little learners that she found her calling. Cyd is married and has two daughters - one is a film maker who lives in Los Angeles, and the other, a recent graduate from the UW. Having recently found TCS,  we are thrilled that already she feels very much at home with our community - staff, children, and families included!

CYD PAVIA, M-F TEACHER & LUNCH BUNCH

Teacher Cyd grew up in Fall River, MA and in 1987, she moved to Seattle with a group of friends to be part of the thriving theatre community here. She's taught drama at different public and private schools, as well as before- and after-school programs. When she started teaching in preschools, it was with those little learners that she found her calling. Cyd is married and has two daughters - one is a film maker who lives in Los Angeles, and the other, a recent graduate from the UW. Having recently found TCS,  we are thrilled that already she feels very much at home with our community - staff, children, and families included!

  PHOEBE MUTH, PRE3 TEACHER   Teacher Phoebe has been a part-time teacher with TCS since 2001. She's wonderful with all ages - Pre3 through PreK. Her pedagogical talents are also put to work by Seattle Public Schools in their LSA after school program at John Stanford International School (K-2nd grade). Not only is she an amazing teacher, but she is an incredible artist too; including paint and collage, and portrait and still-life. She enjoys the outdoors, live music, and spending time with her family, especially her spunky niece, Ramona.       

PHOEBE MUTH, PRE3 TEACHER

Teacher Phoebe has been a part-time teacher with TCS since 2001. She's wonderful with all ages - Pre3 through PreK. Her pedagogical talents are also put to work by Seattle Public Schools in their LSA after school program at John Stanford International School (K-2nd grade). Not only is she an amazing teacher, but she is an incredible artist too; including paint and collage, and portrait and still-life. She enjoys the outdoors, live music, and spending time with her family, especially her spunky niece, Ramona. 

 

 

  JOAN DAVIS, TEACHING ASSISTANT & LUNCH BUNCH    Teacher Joan   is what’s called a “Swallow” in TCS parlance – she  swoops down  and performs needed tasks. She not only instituted our recycling program, but she edited the monthly newsletter and was the building liaison for years. Joan works LB so you’ll often find her reminding children to wash their hands before eating, opening difficult food containers, and urging them to eat  all  their lunches. She has worked in “preschool land” for ten+ years. Her love of children, and nature to observe makes her especially effective in the classroom.

JOAN DAVIS, TEACHING ASSISTANT & LUNCH BUNCH

Teacher Joan is what’s called a “Swallow” in TCS parlance – she swoops down and performs needed tasks. She not only instituted our recycling program, but she edited the monthly newsletter and was the building liaison for years. Joan works LB so you’ll often find her reminding children to wash their hands before eating, opening difficult food containers, and urging them to eat all their lunches. She has worked in “preschool land” for ten+ years. Her love of children, and nature to observe makes her especially effective in the classroom.

  MAUREEN WEINRICH, TEACHING ASSISTANT & LUNCH BUNCH     Teacher Maureen received her BA in Education from Gonzaga University. She is an experienced preschool teacher and elementary school educator – having taught preschool, fourth, and fifth grade for schools in Oregon, Maryland, and California. Not only has she instructed at TCS for many years, but her son, who recently completed law school, is a graduate of our program – go Brad!  Maureen continues her teaching career because of her on-going interest in and deep love for children.

MAUREEN WEINRICH, TEACHING ASSISTANT & LUNCH BUNCH 

Teacher Maureen received her BA in Education from Gonzaga University. She is an experienced preschool teacher and elementary school educator – having taught preschool, fourth, and fifth grade for schools in Oregon, Maryland, and California. Not only has she instructed at TCS for many years, but her son, who recently completed law school, is a graduate of our program – go Brad!  Maureen continues her teaching career because of her on-going interest in and deep love for children.

  JILLIAN KESSELL, M-F TEACHER & LUNCH BUNCH   Teacher Jillian grew up in San Diego, CA where she first began working with young children at a local Kumon Center. She graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood and Families Studies from the University of Washington. She has been teaching in an after-school program with kindergarten through second grade students since 2017 where she strives to foster inclusive and welcoming learning environments for children and families. Jillian is excited to begin her work with preschoolers this year at TCS.   

JILLIAN KESSELL, M-F TEACHER & LUNCH BUNCH

Teacher Jillian grew up in San Diego, CA where she first began working with young children at a local Kumon Center. She graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood and Families Studies from the University of Washington. She has been teaching in an after-school program with kindergarten through second grade students since 2017 where she strives to foster inclusive and welcoming learning environments for children and families. Jillian is excited to begin her work with preschoolers this year at TCS.