Meet our 3's and pre-k teacher
My name is Nadine Mart, and I am excited to be the 3's and pre-k teacher at Gig Harbor Cooperative Preschool! I am happy to be returning to Gig Harbor after being gone for five years, as Washington is where I consider home. I studied Elementary Education at the University of Wyoming (' 97-2001) and recently did a stint of medical studies in Surgical Technology, receiving my AAS and CST. So, I decided to return to my education roots, quickly realizing education is my true love!
I decided on this career because I have a true passion for working with our youngest learners! Helping each child progress in all areas of their development—academic, social, language, and motor—is a challenge that I am honored to accept daily. I strive to create a community of learners that nurtures this growth in a positive, fun environment. I believe as Early Educators, we help build a strong foundation that positively supports the child's educational and human journey throughout their life.
On a personal note, I am married to Christine, and we have three beautiful children, Bella (20), Ethan (18), and Annie (14), and four dogs, Rocky, Zeke, Reggie, and Archie. In my spare time (is there really any?? LOL), I enjoy hiking with my family, kayaking, and watching my kids compete in sports! My family is my life!
As we support and encourage our learners, I look forward to each new partnership with families. GHCP is a place where we gather to dedicate our time, thoughts, and love to this common goal and value: the children.
Meet our 2's teacher
I feel so privileged to be the 2's teacher at Gig Harbor Cooperative Preschool. I am a mom of two hilarious boys who bring light to my world every day. Both of my boys attended GHCP, and one of my favorite things about our experience with the co-op was building relationships with other families. As your 2's teacher, one of my goals is to help foster relationships between families and build traditions. The friends you make at GHCP, will be friends for life!
I’m a strong believer in child-led, imaginative, play-based learning. I love the curiosity and creative play of 2-year-olds and watching their minds work to solve problems and gain confidence in this world.
My happy place is being outside and enjoying nature and I can’t wait to share my love for the outdoors and make new memories with the 2's class.