RENEE METTY – OWNER/DIRECTOR
Renee Metty has over 20 years experience working with children in a variety of settings. She has a M.Ed in Early Childhood Education as well as a M.Ed in Special Education from Boston College and a degree in Business Administration from St. Joseph’s University. As a former preschool teacher in Boston, as well as teaching middle school special education and kindergarten and 1st grade in Seattle, she believes that a child’s first experiences in a school setting are paramount to their future schooling. Providing children with an early learning experience is an essential piece to building their educational foundation. She ensures these experiences are fun, exciting and meaningful for the children. Renee is also one of the founders of the West Seattle Preschool Association.
Teachers at The Cove School have at least a four-year college degree. They are also certified in CPR and first aid. In addition, the teaching team has received training in the HighScope educational approach. Teachers receive ongoing training, supervision, assistance and support from staff in the Foundation’s divisions and departments: Early Childhood, Research, Educational Services, Publications, and Administration. The Cove School teachers participate in regular professional development activities throughout the calendar year. These activities are scheduled to minimize their absence from the classroom. If a teacher is absent for professional or a personal reason, The Cove School has a regular substitute teacher. The substitute has also received specialized training in the HighScope educational approach and is a familiar figure to the children.