Our teaching staff are all
dedicated professionals who love working with kids. Parents may contact teachers at home or via
email at any time.
Monahan - Bio not
Kate Kiser - Bio not currently available
Associate of Arts degree in Early
Childhood Education & teaching certificate from North
Seattle Community College. Six years work with community college daycare
program. Work with blind infants and
toddlers. Many years volunteer work in
children's schools, including PTA.
Active in church choir and as children's song leader. Director and counselor for children's church
camp. Continuing education in integrated
programs for special needs children.
Teaching with Kirkland Preschool since 1988. Three young adult children in a family which
frequently backpacks together. Two
attended this school.
Gent - Bachelors in Education from Oregon State
University. Many years elementary
teaching experience in small Alaskan villages.
Continuing education in math and language arts. Joined Kirkland Preschool in 2002. Tutors at her children's school. Enjoys reading and being her sons' #1 sports
– Bio not currently
Carolyn Cavin Wirkman - Music major & graduate of Ithaca
College. Teaching degree from Seattle
Pacific University. Teaching experience
in Lake Washington School District at John Muir Elementary. Volunteer work with Girl Scouts. Continuing education in administration, adult
education, emergent curriculum, and gifted education. Teaching at Kirkland Preschool since
1978. Married with two adult children, a
granddaughter and a grandson who attended this school, three cats, and a love
of opera and books.
Preschool staff are active members of the Eastside affiliate of the
Washington Association of Educators of Young
Children and its national organization.
© 1999-2011, Kirkland Preschool. All photos used with parents' permission.
Last updated 11/1/2011.