Alicia Cooper

Ms. Cooper began her journey in education over 25 years ago through volunteerism.  The process of learning and early development quickly became a passion and she obtained her BA in Early Childhood Education Program Administration.  Since then, she has served as a Teacher in multiple age groups as well as an Administrator.  Her career path has led her to work with Preschools and Elementary Schools, in the public, parochial, and private sectors.  Along her journey, she has built several pilot programs for non-profit organizations as well as client-based programs.  Ms. Cooper has additional experience in Regional Education Management and Educational Consulting with licensed programs.  She takes great pride in building communities and providing a quality experience for the children and families in the schools she serves.  In her spare time, Ms. Cooper enjoys the beach, spending time with loved ones, movies, culinary experiences,  and traveling.

Adrienne Pratt

Adrienne grew up in Fort Worth, Texas where she attended a public Montessori school from 2nd-5th grade.  She graduated from Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York with a Bachelor’s Degree in Cinema and Photography and moved to the Bay Area in 2003.  As an elementary student, Adrienne fell in love with Montessori principles and experienced first-hand the benefits of a Montessori education. It was this experience that led her to Montessori teacher-training.  She earned her American Montessori Society Primary Certificate from St. Mary’s College in 2008.  During her training, she interned at a Montessori school that was also a farm- complete with goats, chickens, horses, vegetable gardens, and fruit trees. She taught there for seven years, serving as the Lead Teacher and Director for the last four years. Adrienne stopped teaching full-time to have her first child. She is delighted to be a part of the GLM community as a staff member and parent. She enjoys spending time with her husband and sons exploring all that the area has to offer and is passionate about travel, reading, and photography.

Jourdan Stein

Jourdan Stein was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. She holds an Undergraduate Degree in elementary special education from Drexel University and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Texas Woman’s University. Jourdan first started interning in Early Childhood classrooms as a teenager, and has been inseparable from the classroom ever since. Jourdan has over ten years of experience in Educational Settings, the last 5 years of which have been in a leadership/administrative capacity. Jourdan enjoys being part of the magic that occurs on Early Childhood campuses, watching as students grow, gain knowledge, and learn what it is to be part of a community. In her free time, Jourdan can be found writing poetry, reading, or watching documentaries with her dog Sadie.