Meet Our Staff

Kim Sollmann

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. Kim has also completed additional course work in reading fluency. This is Kim’s 6th 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, 12, and Elise, 8, who both attended the Co-op as  preschoolers.  We are excited to have her on board!

Emme Farley

Emme Farley is our Pre-K aide. This is Emme's 1st year with us. She graduated from Jackson Center High School in 2018 and has attended the past 2 years at Wright State University where she was studying education. She aspires to be a special education teacher some day but for the time being wants to enjoy working with young kids. We are happy to have her join our team. 

Karen Stockstill

Reading Specialist

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!

Jeanne Fuller

Jeanne Fuller serves as our Nursery Class Lead after many years as Nursery Aide. Jeanne brings eighteen 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

Karen Miller is our Nursery class Aide. She comes to us after working as substitute for PreK and Nursery for 4 years. She also is an experienced Co-op Parent! Kaitlyn, 10, and Tyler, 8, 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!

Heather Francis


This is Heather's 2nd year with us. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with minors in math, science, and early childhood education. She also holds a Master's Degree in the Art of Teaching with a focus in Reading. She has over 10 years of experience teaching in 1st and 2nd grades and also supporting fellow teachers to improve their craft of teaching. She is married to Derek and has 3 children Ellie, 7 and Colton, 5 who attends the Co-Op, and a newborn Hailey. We are happy to have her on our team!