Kerste truly loves teaching and helping parents and children learn more about themselves, their families and the world. She has been teaching children for over 20 years and adults for the past four years. Before having a family of her own, she taught elementary school and coached track at Bellevue High School. Later Kerste became familiar with Bellevue College's Co-op Preschools when she enrolled her own children and began attending co-op parent education classes at Bellevue (Community) College (BC). Kerste also currently teaches children ages 3-5 at the Creative Development lab (a.k.a. CDL) on the BC campus.
Kerste facilitates our monthly Parent Education classes, which include lecture, discussion, and problem-solving components. Topics are determined by the needs of the parents, but always include normal child development and effective discipline techniques. Parent conferences are offered in the Spring.
Kerste is also available for private, informal consultation. She is an amazing resource for the parents at Bellevue Overlake Cooperative Preschool.