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This is Ms. Rachael’s third year as a teacher at Carmel Cooperative. She has 2 children, both of whom have been a part of CCP (her youngest is a Honeybee this year). Ms. Rachael was born and raised in Carmel, where she currently resides. She has been teaching early childhood education since she was 19 years old and is a certified Tinkergarten leader for Hamilton County. “I love that every day with a young child is different. Each day comes with lots of laughter and new challenges. Helping a young child grow and discover the world around them is the greatest reward, and I feel very lucky to dedicate my professional life to this task.” Ms. Rachael loves sewing, spending time outside, and all things Disney and Superheroes. Her favorite books are The Gruffalo, Junior Kroll, and anything by Mo Willems.

Ms. Sarah is a longtime Indianapolis resident and co-op member. Sarah's two daughters attended Meridian Hills Cooperative through Kindergarten, and that's where she fell in love with the Reggio Emilia philosophy and play based learning. She believes strongly in conscious discipline and learning in nature. Ms. Sarah attended Franklin College and is currently completing her Early Childhood Education degree through Ivy Tech. She also completed her Advanced Indiana Master Naturalist certification this year, and she is an active member of the Indiana Native Plant and Wildlife Society and National Wildlife Federation. When she's not at CCP, you can find her outside in her native garden, creek stomping, or hiking with her family.


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