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Heather Mix



Heather Mix is our Director at the Rootstown Co-Op Preschool. She has been with the Preschool since 2004, when she began as the Teacher and Administrator. In 2007, Heather became the Director.

Heather holds an Undergraduate Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Special Education. She is licensed to teach General Education grades preschool to 5th, and Special Education grades preschool to 3rd.

Heather teaches full time at an integrated preschool for children with and without disabilities.

In her free time, Heather enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and scrapbooking.



Sarah Foster



Sarah Foster has been with the Preschool since 2014, when she began as a substitute teacher, moving to the Assistant Teacher, and in 2016, serving as our Teacher.

Sarah completed her Child Development Associates in the Spring 2016, and received her National Credentials in the Fall of 2016.

Sarah brings a positive attitude and creates an encouraging and caring environment in the classroom.

In her free time, Sarah enjoys gardening, traveling, spending time with her husband, and playing with her kids.


Melissa Shaffer

Teaching Assistant

Our newest staff member is Melissa Shaffer. She joined us in 2016 as the Assistant Teacher. Her son also attended the Preschool many years ago.

Melissa is calm and caring. She is quiet and positive and brings that in to the classroom. She is excited to work at our Preschool and continue her Professional Development.