Our Staff

Welcome to 3 to 5 Preschool! We look forward to meeting you and your family! Until then, here is a little bit about our teachers!
Ms Jo

Hello!  I am Jo Ingman.  I have lived in Sitka since July 2017, I am still amazed daily at the beauty of my new home!  I have lived in a variety of places, most recently Minnesota where I completed my master's in early childhood education and taught preschool.  I've also enjoyed life in Arizona, Colorado, Massachusetts, and Oregon. 

 

My husband, John, is an instructional designer at UAS and we have 2 grown children, Elea and Daniel, both are currently completing grad programs.  Elea and her giant 24 lb. cat, Paul, have recently moved to Sitka, and I am very excited to have them near.   We also have two cats, Nova and Andromeda.  

I enjoy music, reading, (especially mysteries and fantasy/adventures), games, puzzles, sewing,  crafts, hiking and tide pooling.  Most of all I enjoy learning new things.

I am excited to start my second year with 3 to 5 and begin my new role as the Director!  I look forward to getting to know your child and family.

Ms Jennifer

Hello all!! I am originally from Elizabeth City, North Carolina. I have been in Sitka for 2 years now, and I absolutely love it here! I started my college career at Elizabeth City State University as an Art major. Mid-winter semester I moved to Clearwater, FL where my husband was being stationed in the USCG. I continued my educational career through Ashford University and received my BA in Psychology. I have been working in Education professionally for the last 5 years. Prior to that I raised my twins, Maddie and Owen at home and helped establish their own educational foundation.

In my spare time I love to be with my family hiking, exploring, and playing! I love to paint and create things! I play music for fun. I am an avid reader, and will usually have my nose shoved in a book at some point during each day with a warm cup of coffee in my hand. My twins are now 9 years old. I have a dog named Vader (100 lb. German Shepherd) and a cat named Watson with the fluffiest tail you’ve ever seen. I am looking forward to my third year here at 3 to 5 Preschool and am excited to meet everyone!

Ms Rebecca

Hello! I’m Rebecca and I am a new To Sitka! I’m originally from Austin, Texas but most recently from Indianapolis Indiana.

I have worked at a developmental preschool for the last 2 year as I am working towards my Degree in Elementary education and Have become very passionate about inclusive learning.

 

I have a Boxer named Netty and she is my fur baby. She is loving the great outdoors that Alaska has to offer. I enjoy fishing with my dad, cooking for friends and family, and anything artsy that allows me to be creative.

 

I am so very excited to start my first year at 3to5Preschool where We can grow as a learning community together. 

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