Mrs. Kathryn Wilson has been teaching at the Northwest Co-op Preschool for more that 25 years.  She brings to the classroom rich experience in child development, creative play learning and great imagination.  Kathryn loves learning and reading about new tools and techniques that will benefit her students.  She regularly attends conferences and training to bring fresh perspective to the classroom.  Kathryn maintains her teacher certification in the State of Michigan and her CPR and First Aid certification.

Born and raised in Grand Rapids, Kathryn obtained her Associate Degree at Suomi College (now Finlandia University), her Bachelor’s Degree in Child Development with preschool emphasis at Central Michigan University and her Master’s Degree in Elementary Education at Michigan State University.  While in college, she met and married her husband.  After a move to Virginia, Kathryn taught Kindergarten for 3 years before beginning her family of 4 boys.

Upon returning to Michigan, she looked to enroll her boys in preschool. She loved the idea of a co-op preschool, because as a former kindergarten teacher she knew the importance of parental involvement.  The Northwest Cooperative Preschool provided a great opportunity to work with other like-minded individuals to be active in their children’s early education.  Each of her boys attended the preschool and when her youngest entered first grade she was ready to step back into the classroom. She chose the co-op due to the love of the play-based curriculum she experienced while attending with her children.