What Makes Us Unique
WHO WE ARE
Kim Weatherby is the owner and lead teacher at NannyBoo’s Preschool on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays (3's Jitterbugs Class). She and her husband Joe have been married for 22 years and have two daughters ages 16 and 13. Kim graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Social Work.
Prior to teaching at NannyBoo's, Kim worked with youth and families in the Rainier Valley for 20 years. She’s been a Social Worker, After School and Summer Program Director, and Non-Profit Administrator for an outdoor preschool program for children with special needs. She also directed a transitional housing program for homeless individuals and families. Kim loves identifying the strengths in people of all ages and giving them opportunities to shine. She celebrates different energy levels, personalities, intelligences, and cultures.
Kim's husband Joe is a guest presenter at NannyBoo's Preschool and brings his LOVE of Science to our classroom. NannyBoo kids like to call him "Teacher Joe the Science Pro".
Conan Rinehardt is the M-F assistant teacher and Music Together specialist at NannyBoo's Preschool and Pre-K! As a professional drummer and DJ, he leads weekly music lessons (rhythm and tonal play), and uses music from various genres, decades, and composers to fuel creativity for young children. Conan teaches early music theory, history, and appreciation; and can definitely keep a preschool dance party going!
Conan is passionate about teaching and working with kids; and has worked with 2-5 year olds in preschool and wilderness camp settings, K-8th graders in church mentorship programs, and taught marching snare at Lake Stevens High School.
Conan continues to teach private drum lessons and plays with local jazz bands, pop bands, and orchestras while professionally DJ'ing with a leading Seattle events company.
We honor our founders and school namesake!
Sally Lambert is our lead teacher at NannyBoo's Preschool on Tuesdays and Thursdays (2's Jumping Beans Class). She is from the St. Louis area and went to the University of Illinois where she earned a degree in Elementary Education. She moved to Seattle with her husband, Jared, in the summer of 2013 and started working at a drop in preschool and summer camp. That fall she landed in the Bellevue School District where she taught 3rd and 4th grades for the next 9 years at Spiritridge Elementary.
Sally is passionate about teaching and is delighted to have the opportunity to shift her focus to younger kids this coming year. She has two young kids of her own in the NannyBoo's program and loves the focus on Social Emotional Learning through our Good Friends curriculum. She firmly believes in meeting each child where they are, celebrating them for their unique qualities, and helping to create a strong foundation for them to build upon at NannyBoo's and beyond!
Sally and her family live in Columbia City and love the South Seattle community. They often spend their weekends riding the light rail to various stops to explore parks and coffee shops. Sally also loves baking (and eating), being outside, and spending time with family and friends.
NannyBoo’s Preschool was founded in 2008 by Eric and Boo Bakke. Their love for children and passion to see them grow to be kind and loving individuals led them to co-develop the "good friend" curriculum which focuses on social-emotional learning. In 2017 they launched NannyBoo's Pre-K with Kim Weatherby. Together, the Preschool and Pre-K have served hundreds of families in South Seattle for over 15 years. Beginning July 2023, Kim will own and oversee both NannyBoo schools. She is truly humbled and honored to continue Boo and Eric's legacy of joyful, creative, "good friend" programming for years to come.
OUR EDUCATIONAL VALUES
Children learn best when they feel known and loved.
Play is a young child’s work, and is how they best learn. Fun should be the key element to any learning activity.
Every child is unique in a multitude of ways including their learning style.
There are many definitions of success.
Emotional intelligence is a key component of kindergarten readiness.
School should be a place of joyful engagement (play), creative skill building, and connected community.
Learning is best achieved when parents and teachers work as a team to support the child’s optimal development.
Continuing education of teachers supports meaningful interactions with students, and vibrant curriculum.
Teacher continuity during these early delicate years is imperative for the success and confidence of students.
At NannyBoo’s we intentionally and gently call attention to ways in which our students are different and the same. This is essential to highlighting our beautiful and unique individuality, while honoring group identities. As we learn about our student’s cultural identities, we strive to integrate those identities into classroom learning. This is foundational when learning about issues of fairness, unfairness, empathy, and love.