Meet Our Staff
Kris Berlekamp has a bachelor's degree from the University of Dayton and has taught at the Co-op for 19 years. Once the Nursery teacher, she has been the Prek and Extended Day teacher for six years as well as the school administrator. Mrs. Berlekamp resides in Sidney with her husband Brad and yellow lab Lily. Her two grown children, Peter and Ellie, also attended the Sidney Co-op Nursery School.
Kimberly Sollmann has a bachelor’s degree in middle school math and language arts from Miami University, and a masters degree in literacy from the University of Dayton, and has completed course work in STEM practices and common core and career readiness from Miami University. This is Kim’s 4th year at the Co-op. She also taught grades 4-6, math and language arts for 11 years at Piqua City Schools. Kim is married to Chad Sollmann and they have two children, Grant, 9, and Elise, 6, who both attended the Co-op as a preschoolers. We are excited to have her on board!
Jeanne Fuller serves as our Nursery Class Lead after many years as Nursery Aide. Jeanne brings sixteen years of preschooler experience with her and is excited to share new ideas with the students. She is married to Bill and has two grown children.Though originally from Wisconsin, she now lives in Sidney and you may see her jogging through Tawawa Park. We are very happy to include Mrs. Fuller into the co-op experience!
Karen Miller is our Nursery class Aide. She comes to us after working as substitute for PreK and Nursery the past 2 years. She also is an experienced Coop Parent! Kaitlyn, 8, and Tyler, 6, Karen's children with Jeremy Miller, both attended the Co-op and now go to elementary school where she has volunteered. Karen has an Associate's Degree in Accounting and worked as an Office Manager for Northwestern Mutual in the past. We are excited to have her on our team!
Funded by the United Way of Shelby County
Karen is available to us in thanks to a special grant we've received through the United Way! She comes into the school each Thursday and works with the PreK class in small groups to help them excel in reading, preparing them for Kindergarten standards! She sends books home a few times a month to allow parents to work with the children on the weekly sight words and word recognition. Mrs. Stockstill brings many years of experience with her from Holy Angels school where she worked as a teacher. We are so thankful to have her!