Margaret Jungels

Parent-Toddler Co-Facilitator

As the parent of two former students, a former board member and Treasurer, and now, member of the staff, I've experienced Park West a number of different ways. Through those experiences I've learned one thing: no one does it better than Park West (though I am biased). When I was a parent, I could tell that Park West was a nurturing environment dedicated to developmentally appropriate social, emotional, and cognitive progress. But it's been as a teacher — behind the scenes — where I've been able to see how true that is. Seeing how our philosophy comes through in everything we do, from creating lesson plans and setting up the classroom to the support teachers give each other outside the classroom in solving problems and continuously developing ourselves! It's what makes our little community so unique and special. The importance of our philosophy of taking children and their ideas seriously is something everyone at Park West holds dear. It's our best quality and, really, the foundation of our success.

Credentials: University of Notre Dame: BA in French and Pre-Med Professional Studies
Margaret's book pick: Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw

Quotes from Our Park West Family

"Park West will give you an amazing understanding of childhood education that you won't get anywhere else. The faculty, the classrooms, Jane. It's a special place, and you'll be a better parent for going there."

—KK Neilsen C., former parent