Mrs. Laurie Miller

Mrs. Miller is the director and preschool teacher at the Clarence Co-Op Nursery School for the morning programs.  She teaches both the 3-year-old and the 4-year-old morning classes. She has taught at the school for 12 years.  Mrs. Miller is a phenomonal teacher.  She is very well loved by the Co-Op families.  Her abilities and kind demeanor are responsible for returning families and her teaching repuatation is what leads to many new families here at the Co-Op.   

She attended Villa Maria College as an early childhood education major winning the Villa Maria Faculty Scholarship in January 1991. She transferred to Buffalo State College in 1992 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary and Exceptional education. She was a substitute teacher in the Clarence School District before obtaining the position here at the Co-Op. 
 

Her philosophy for teaching preschool children is to let them explore, probe, and create their own learning experiences through play, fine motor and gross motor mediums. She believes in helping children to be as ready as possible when entering Kindergarten. 
     

Her family lives here in Clarence.   She has three beautiful children and eight fabulous grandchildren who also live in the town of Clarence.



 

Mrs. Jessica Dickinson

Miss Jess is a teacher’s aide at our school for the morning programs.  Prior to serving as a teacher's aide here at the Co-Op, she was a childcare provider for 6 years.  She has four beautiful daughters, all currently in the Clarence School System--from Ledgeview Elementary School to the Clarence High School.  She is a past President of the Board for the Co-Op and her daughters are alumni of the morning pre-school program here at the Co-Op.  She was certified as an Emergency Medical Technician from 1998 to 2003 and is currently a Ladies Auxiliary Member at the Clarence Center Fire Company.  She has been coaching Travel Soccer in the Town of Clarence year round, for multiple years (with 10 years of experience as a soccer player herself).  Miss Jessie is very loved by all of our preschoolers!



 

Mrs. Barbara Hilbert

Mrs. Hilbert is a volunteer teacher at the Co-op.  She was a teacher for over 20 years before she retired.  

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