Our Teachers

Michelle Seligman

Michelle has been both an active parent and teacher in co-op for many years. She is an experienced teacher who specializes in children’s creative arts and self-expression. Michelle has been a practitioner of yoga for over 2 decades and is trained in kid’s yoga too! She is passionate about using physical movement to foster social, emotional and physical intelligence in young children. Michelle loves teaching kids and she’s looking forward to joining the Broadview Co-op Community this fall!

 Michelle has a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from the University of Georgia in art education. She has been an assistant teacher for 7 years in addition to teaching art classes at Viewlands Elementary and serving on co-op boards and PTA.

 Michelle’s teaching style combines emergent and play-based teaching curriculums.  By observing children’s varied interests and incorporating them into a play-based approach, she is able to create meaningful learning experiences for each child. She is exploring mindfulness and other emotional development curriculums for young children to further enrich her teachings. Michelle is dedicated to cultivating a caring, enriching, supportive, and diverse classroom learning environment. 

 Michelle lives in Seattle with her husband and two daughters.  She enjoys foraging for mushrooms, gardening, hiking, yoga, sewing, cooking, paddle boarding, and dancing. She is excited to be part of the Broadview Co-op Preschool community.

Teacher Michelle teaches Broadview’s Toddler and Pre-3 classes. 

Erin Knapton

Erin has a passion for co-op because of the supportive community that it provides kids and families. She is an experienced and certified teacher and comes to us with many years as a co-op parent herself. Erin is great with kids and has many strengths that she’s eager to share with our co-op community, starting September 2015.

Erin has a Bachelor of Science degree from UW in Urban Forestry (with a specialty in Environmental Education) and a Masters in Teaching from UW. She’s a WA State certified teacher with endorsements in Elementary Education and Special Education. Erin taught 1st and 2nd grades in Highline School District, has worked closely with Kindergarten classes, and has experience working with ELL and students with Special Needs. Erin’s also been a Lead Naturalist through Seattle Parks where she taught Environmental Education to Preschool-Grade 5 kids.

Erin went to co-op preschool herself as a kid and, more recently, has 6 years experience accompanying her two daughters through North Seattle College Co-ops, (including Broadview 3-5 with her younger daughter).

Erin believes that “Teaching is creating experiences for students to construct meaning.” Erin loves helping kids learn through discovery. She provides opportunities for kids to explore, create, discover and reason. She creates explorations in literacy, math, science, art, gross motor and more. Play provides the learning that preschoolers need to discover their world and learn to interact in a social setting. These experiences help kids construct meaning and gain the skills they need in preschool and beyond.

Erin lives in Seattle with her husband and two daughters. She enjoys spending time with her family, exploring the outdoors, walks with friends, riding bikes, gardening, sewing and reading. She is thrilled to be working with the families at Broadview Co-op Preschool.

Teacher Erin teaches Broadview’s 3-5 and Pre-K classes.

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