Owner/Director: Mary Jo Ogden
Mary Jo has a Bachelors of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Boise State University. During the last twenty-five years she has worked with children both in the public schools and with her church, with the additional experience of working and managing a few offices in the Boise area. She assists Suszette & Fe' in classroom activities in addition to managing the operations of the school. Mary Jo is a wife and mother of four children and has lived in Boise her whole life.
Owner/Head Teacher: Suszette Rockwood
Suszette has degrees in Special Education and Family/Human Development from Utah State University. She has taught reading, writing, and math to elementary students in grades K-5, for school districts in Utah, Texas, and Idaho. Suszette has also spent several years working with younger children ages 3-5 as a teacher at her church. She and her husband have three children who are active in various sports and dance. She loves being with her family, enjoys the outdoors, and is passionate about helping children learn in a positive and caring environment. Suszette has lived in Boise since 2002. Suszette currently teaches our Mon/Wed/Fri afternoon class, Monday & Friday mornings in our Mon/Wed/Fri am class, and oversees our Tues/Thurs morning class.
Teacher: Felisa (Fe') Steadman
Fe' loves teaching, children, and music. Raised in Boise and a Borah High alumna, she graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Elementary Education and minor in Spanish. Since then, Fe' has spent the past almost thirty years raising her eight children, teaching JoySchool (a mother's coop preschool, 13 years), subbing for local schools, volunteering in art classes and music programs, and teaching piano. She and her husband enjoy playing games, family vacations-especially with hikes, and visiting grandchildren. Fe' teaches our Tues/Thurs morning class and Wednesday mornings in our Mon/Wed/Fri morning class.
Owner: Kate McFarland
Kate has been an educator for almost 20 years. She has taught in public elementary schools, non profits, church and collegiate settings. Most recently, she taught in the Boise School District teaching early reading skills with emphasis on phonemic awareness and phonics. Kate has a bachelor's Degree in Community Health Education from Brigham Young University. She is a wife and mother of three children. When not in the classroom, Kate enjoys being in the mountains with her family or sitting poolside watching her kids compete.