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Meet the Teachers

Creative & Caring


Tricia Stefanak

Young 3's Lead Teacher

  Mrs. Stefanak sets up a positive environment, helping children adjust to their first time being at school. They will learn colors and numbers and social skills. 

   Mrs. Stefanak has three children and two granddaughters and has lived in Cleveland Heights for 25 years.


Sarah Vliek

3's & 4's  Lead Teacher

Mrs. Vliek has been teaching at FCP for over 20 years. She loves to create spaces for children to learn and grow through exploring the world the around them. Mrs. Vliek and her husband and son live in Cleveland Heights. 


Megan Abel

Pre-K Lead Teacher

Mrs. Megan is a former co-op parent. She is one of the best when it comes to guiding children through managing their feelings and learning what being a friend really means. Learning blended sounds and numbers will have the children ready for kindergarten. 


Beth Zednik


Beth is our school's administrator. She has a background working in education as a middle school and high school math teacher, and then as a director of curriculum and instruction. She helps keep our school running and makes sure we meet all of the state requirements. She has two daughters - her older daughter went through the coop and will be in 3rd grade next fall, and her younger daughter will be in the Pre-K class next year. 

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