7171 N Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN 46240

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Teachers

Mrs. Cook
2s (Finches) Teacher
Mrs. Sarah Cook is our Finch (2s) teacher starting with the 2019-20 school year. Her two daughters are Meridian Hills Co-op alumni. After her youngest daughter graduated Kinderbirds, she began working toward her Early Childhood Education degree and Child Development Associate degree. She started teaching the 4s class at Carmel Cooperative Preschool in spring 2018 and began a forest day program […]
Mrs. Neal
Kinderbirds Teacher
Mrs. Bes Neal, our Kinderbirds teacher, grew up in Indiana in a small town not far from Indianapolis. She graduated from Butler University with a degree in Early Childhood Development and a minor in Special Needs. Bes fell in love with teaching young children while at Butler and was even a student teacher under Mrs. Foley, our Chickadees (3s) and […]
Mrs. Hacker
Director
Mrs. Ginny Hacker, our director, is an experienced educator with a rich history of involvement at Meridian Hills. Ginny has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in elementary education with a special endorsement in kindergarten from Butler University. While her two boys were enrolled in MHCNS&K, Ginny served as housekeeping chair, class group chair and president. She later joined our staff, […]
Mrs. Foley
3s (Chickadees) and 4s (Robins) teacher, Assistant Director
Mrs. Linda Foley, our assistant director since 2013, teaches our 3s (Chickadees) and 4s (Robins). She began her time at Meridian Hills Cooperative as a student. It was such a memorable experience that she later became a student teacher, brought her own children to the school, and has been one of our teachers since 2000. Her breadth of teaching at […]
Mrs. Wise
Director
Mrs. Christine Wise, our director, grew up in Lebanon, Indiana, not far from Indianapolis.  When her oldest was two, she began searching for quality preschool programs and found Meridian Hills Co-op.  Both of her children attended and enjoyed the preschool and kindergarten programs. Chris believes that a strong preschool program is developed with teachers and parents working together.  She believes […]