Our teachers are dedicated to providing an intellectual and socially stimulating environment for the children. They offer the preschoolers a quality education and uphold the cooperative nature of the program.
Director & Head Teacher
Mrs. Baker is the director of the preschool and the head teacher. She has been teaching at the Co-op for the past 11 years. Teaching preschool is not only a profession for Mrs. Baker, but a passion. This is evident on a daily basis as she interacts with the children. Mrs. Baker cares tremendously about each child and this attitude is a comfort to not only the children, but their parents as well. Mrs. Baker fosters a safe and fun environment for the students and is able to help children who are nervous about being at preschool integrate into the classroom.
She displays extraordinary levels of patience and creative problem solving to help children develop positive approaches to handling the common social skills challenges that preschoolers face. She leads the classroom with enthusiasm and confidence. Mrs. Baker’s children also attended the Cooperative Preschool in the years prior to her teaching.
Mr. Turton joined the Suffield Co-op teaching team in the Fall of 2015. His friendly personality makes it easy for kids to feel welcome in the classroom. He is enthusiastic and loves working with kids.
When his son attended the school, he helped start the bottle and can drive that benefits the annual PMC charity ride event in town. He has a passion for working with kids and helping them discover the excitement of learning. He has a natural way of keeping students engaged in their tasks.
Jaime Abbiatti , Assistant Teacher
Ms. Abbiatti joined the teaching staff at the Suffield Co-op in the Winter of 2020. Her positive and upbeat personality make her a great addition to the preschool.
Ms. Abbiatti is originally from Suffield, and prior to working at the Suffield Co-op she spent many years volunteering at her three children's schools in the classrooms and as a member of the PTA.