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 this "picture postcard" I call 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.  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 continue at 3 to 5 Preschool as Director.  I am excited to join with you as a teacher, supporter,  and companion on your child's developmental journey!   I look forward to getting to know your child and family.

Mr. Casey

Hello, I'm Mr. Casey. I grew up in Sitka. My parents taught at colleges and the Elementary school. I left to Seattle for college where I received a bachelor's in Music from Northwest University.

I moved back to Sitka in 2009. Since then, I've worked at several of the hatcheries around the island.  I also began commercial trolling in the summers. In 2013 I bought my first commercial troller. I also worked for Sitka Fine Arts Camp teaching elementary class guitar after school. 

In 2019, my son, Magnus, was born. The two of us can be found on a trail or beach when I'm not in class. Our family boat, FV Eileen, can be found on the troll and dinglebar grounds when preschool breaks for the summer. 

Some of my favorite times fishing have been when my deckhands brought out their preschoolers. There's nothing better than opening childrens' eyes to the wonders all around. I feel privileged to have the opportunity to now teach full-time.

Mr. Johvaun

Hello 3 to 5 preschool!


My name is Johvaun Brower. I come from Newport, Rhode Island.

Some of my many interest consist of playing sports, dancing, and even going for long walks.


I'm  looking forward to being a part of your school and getting to know everyone. I know I'm coming in at the end of the year, but let's finish this year off with a bang!