our teachers

Ask any parent and they’ll tell you our outstanding teachers are what set our school apart.

kristy roos-taylor

director, teacher (pre-kindergarten, parent & child)

Kristy Roos-Taylor

Kristy has been teaching at our school since 1999, and has been the school’s director since 2000. She received her bachelor’s degree in 1984 from UC Davis, and was awarded her teaching credential in 1999. Prior to the co-op, she spent 2 years teaching at Woodside Parents Nursery School and 5 years at Stanford’s Bing Nursery School. Kristy is passionate about play based education and is grateful that she gets to teach not only the children, but the parents as well. Kristy lives in Menlo Park with her husband and dog, and has two grown children and twin grandchildren. When she isn’t teaching, Kristy loves to read, run, and spend time with family and friends.

allison ledbetter

teacher (preschool)

Allison Ledbetter

Allison joined the Co-op in 2015 as the MWF teacher. She feels thankful to be teaching in such a welcoming and supportive community of educators, parents, and children. Allison started teaching preschool in 2007, after several years of running a successful home daycare. She holds a BS degree in Business and after working as a co-op parent in her own children’s nursery school, she was inspired to join the teaching profession. Allison has three grown children and shares her home in San Carlos with her husband and one slightly overweight cat. When she is not teaching, Allison enjoys gardening, hiking, reading good books, and spending quality time with her family and close friends.

faith collins

teacher (young preschool)

Faith Collins

Faith feels ecstatic to be joining the co-op, this time as a teacher! She started working with the co-op as a parent when her daughter was 2 and quickly felt the love that the co-op brings to life. She started as the dramatic play helper and then moved to class rep for her remaining years at the co-op. She comes to the co-op with over ten years of teaching experience, teaching in Texas, an international school in Singapore, and elementary schools in California. Faith holds a BS degree in Education and created her own school of preK and kindergartners focusing on play, social skills, and sensory activities. She lives in Atherton with her husband, daughter, and hamster. When not teaching, Faith enjoys sewing, hiking with her family, anything creative, and spending time with her family.