Director and Pre-K Teacher
Our Lead Pre-K Teacher and Administrator, Beth Christofferson, grew up right here on Mercer Island. Beth comes to us with a teaching background having worked with social/emotional behavior needs kindergarten students for two years at Island Park Elementary then taking on teaching first grade there for five years. After serving on the Parent Board and putting her first child through Pixie Hill, Beth is delighted to join and support a fabulous team of teachers. Beth, and her husband, Dane, enjoy spending time with their two children, traveling, playing sports, and spending time with family.
Melissa Prock (picture coming soon!)
Ms. Melissa grew up in Seattle and has lived on Mercer Island for 7 years with her husband and two children. Melissa earned her Teaching Certificate and Masters in Education from UW returning home after earning her undergraduate degree at UCSB. Melissa taught first and second grades at Picnic Point Elementary in the Mukilteo School District for 9 years and 3 years at the Multiple Intelligence Academy, a multi-age preschool before moving to Mercer Island. Her son Will is a Pixie alum and Melissa served on the Parent Board during his time as a Pixie. Melissa loves spending time with her kids Sophie (14), Will (10), her husband Chris and her puppy Lulu. They all love to be outside, playing sports and being active together.
Jennifer crespi (Picture coming soon!)
Jennifer Crespi, grew up on Long Island, New York. Jennifer earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Masters in Literacy. She continued her education at Columbia Teachers College focusing on early literacy. Jennifer has taught various elementary grade levels throughout her tenure, as well as being the building reading specialist. Most recently, Jennifer was a kindergarten teacher where she enjoyed teaching and inspiring each of her individual students through play and child centered activities. Jennifer enjoys doing art projects and crafts. Last year, Jennifer, her husband, 2 kids and their dog moved from Weston, Connecticut to Mercer Island, Washington. She loves going on adventures with her family and exploring their new home in the PNW.
Kelsi Pinkston (picture coming soon!)
Program Assistant Teacher
Ms. Kelsi was born in New Jersey, but raised here right in Seattle. She is currently studying Early Childhood Education locally at Bellevue College. She resides with her family and her beautiful cat, Khloe. Kelsi spends a lot of time with children at the preschool as well as a full time nanny on Mercer Island. In addition to being nanny, Ms. Kelsi loves spending time on the beach and staying active outside. Ms. Kelsi enjoys the family environment that Pixie offers as well as bringing her vivid imagination for free play. Her favorite part of Pixie is getting to be a part of the strong community of the Pixie family.
AMY SHEEHAN (PICTURE COMING SOON!)
Program Assistant Teacher
Ms. Amy grew up right here on Mercer Island! Amy graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Washington. Amy has two daughters who are now off to college but they both started their journey in education at Pixie Hill. They appreciated their preschool education as well as enjoyed everything offered in the small Pixie community. Before joining the Pixie Team, Amy spent many years working for Bank of America as well as running her own businesses. In addition to teaching at Pixie, Amy substitutes for the Mercer Island School District. Outside of Pixie, Amy spends time with her horse, Oscar, as well as getting her hands in the garden and fostering animals for Motley Zoo Animal Rescue.