Our Staff

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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.
Gosia Baker,
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.  

Todd Turton,

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 , 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.

Emily Boone,

Mrs. Boone is the newest addition to our teaching team, joining the Co-op in the Fall of 2021.  She is returning to work after 9 years as a stay-at-home Mom to her two children.  She loves working with preschool aged children and it comes naturally to her, having grown up in a home where her Mom ran a family day care business for 35 years.  She is drawn to preschoolers’ insatiable curiosity and enthusiasm for learning. 


Mrs. Boone has a background in psychology, and is a certified elementary school teacher and licensed social worker.  She is excited to pursue her passion for working with young children at the Co-op, and loves the family-oriented nature of the program.