Our teachers make Triangle a special place to begin your child’s education. Renée and Christine care about the individual talents that each child brings to the class and look forward to working with parents to ensure that everyone has a fun and successful year.
Renée Peshek is the teacher for the 3s class at Triangle Cooperative Nursery School. She received her Masters and Teaching Certification at the University of Michigan in 2011 and she brings extensive experience to the classroom:
- Preschool teacher at The University of Michigan Hospital Child Care Center and Stony Creek Preschool
- Kindergarten teacher in Milan, Michigan
- ELL teacher to grades Kindergarten-Fifth in the Ann Arbor Public Schools
Renée strongly believes that children learn through play and exploration. She is passionate about being developmentally focused and following the interests of children in her teaching. Watching a child enthralled while discovering the movements and texture of an earthworm, or seeing a student’s eyes light up when they join in with a well-known story and chant “Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum!” are moments that fuel her passion for teaching young children.
Renée is in the unique position of having been a parent and now a teacher at Triangle. From 2001-2003 Renée sent her boy/girl twins to Triangle and she still cherishes the community she found and the friendships she made way back then.
When not teaching you are likely to find Renée volunteering at the Humane Society of Huron Valley, meeting with her book club, making pottery, or exploring fun places and events with her husband, Eric.
Christine Law is the teacher for the 4s class at Triangle Cooperative Preschool. She began teaching at Triangle in 2012. Christine’s exceptional contributions to our school include the following:
- Waldorf Early Childhood Education philosophies
- Emphasis on the importance of play and time outdoors for learning and the healthy development of the young child.
- Play therapy strategies for the classroom
- Yoga and mindfulness to support childrenin being balanced, creative, and calm
Christine has taught children for over thirty-four years. She received her B.S. from Michigan State University in Parks and Recreation with a Therapeutic Recreation emphasis. Her training in Waldorf Early Childhood Education was earned at Sunbridge College. She is a Registered Yoga Teacher with a certification in Children’s Yoga. She continues her education by attending conferences and workshops in Play, Children’s Yoga and Child development.
Previous experience includes teaching for four years at Rudolf Steiner School of Ann Arbor as the lead Prekindergarten Teacher in a program that she co-created and launched. She taught music and art at Chelsea Center for the Arts and taught parent/child classes at the Friend’s Center in Chelsea, the YMCA, and Chelsea Magic Years. In additional, Christine taught theater to children ages 3 to 14.
She currently teaches yoga to families and children.