Dianne Rose, MEd
Head Teacher, Rabbits Class Teacher
I have been teaching preschool since 2005, and I love working with preschool age children and their families! Every child is unique, and my favorite part of teaching is getting to know each child as an individual and helping them make connections with their peers to form a community of learners who feel respected for having their own ideas and valued for the contributions they can make to the group.
Children need exposure to play, nature, and creative arts each and every day, so I work to ensure that creative opportunities and time for exploration and outdoor experiences are a part of every school day.
When I'm not teaching, I am often out in the woods hiking, camping, and exploring. Being able to share my love of nature with children is extremely rewarding.
My own children (now post-college) are graduates of Hunters Woods Cooperative Preschool. For all of us, memories our time together at HWPS are filled with happy moments. I believe that preschool should be a family experience, which is the reason that I will continue to work in a cooperative preschool setting, where I have the chance to engage with and guide families as they start their educational journey at their child’s side.
I received my Masters in Early Childhood Education from George Mason University in 2016. I also hold a Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Tech. In addition to working in the classroom at HWPS, I am involved in educational leadership locally as a board member of the Virginia Cooperative Preschool Council and as the scholarship committee chair for the Northern Virginia Association for the Education of Young Children and nationally, as the Vice President and newsletter editor for Parent Cooperative Preschools International.