Nancy Geier – Teacher
Hello and welcome to the CPL Staff Page! I am pleased and proud to have been a member of the terrific teaching staff of CPL since 1994! I joined the school as a parent in 1993, while it was still officially “Winnie the Pooh Preschool”, after learning about the opportunity our school provides to be an active part of your own children’s school experience! My daughter, Lena, then missed the LCPS kindergarten cut off date by 6 days and needed a small group environment to serve her social needs, and, to help prepare her for kindergarten! I then joined the teaching staff when my son, Joe, became a student the next year, serving a dual role as parent, and teacher from 1994-96.
I became a teacher of Special Education in 1983, after earning a Bachelor of Science degree in grades K-12 at James Madison University. I taught kindergarten, first, and second grade children with social, emotional and behavior challenges, for Loudoun County Public Schools, before entering the wonderful world of raising my own three children. I enjoyed teaching preschool classes in the community while my children were younger, and decided to continue working with this “wide eyed age” where almost every experience involves a new and exciting discovery! The gifts that working with young children brings to my life are endless and priceless, with the greatest reward being what they teach me!!
Tracey Sopp – Teacher
I have been a teacher at Cooperative Preschool of Loudoun since 2011. My involvement with the school began years ago when my children were students at CPL, formerly known as Winnie the Pooh Preschool. Through the years, I have remained involved with CPL as a parent, co-committee chair, enrichment teacher and substitute teacher. I have always enjoyed working with children and seeing their faces light up with discovery when they learn something new.
I have a degree in Elementary Education from Miami University in Ohio supplemented by Early Childhood coursework at Parkland College in Illinois. I was a teacher of young children for seven years before I had kids of my own. I am also a former Girl Scout troop leader. In my free time, I like to read and work in the garden.
Allison Weitzel - Teacher
“Play is the highest form of research.”
I really enjoy play based learning because I feel it caters to each child’s learning style. Whether it is tactile, visual, or auditory activities, each child has an opportunity to learn to play cooperatively, have conversations, share ideas and build confidence.
Jerien Okoh-Tisch - Music Teacher
Eruejerien (Jerien) Okoh-Tisch holds a Bachelors of Music performance from the Johns Hopkins Peabody Institute of Music and is certified to teach instrumental and general music PreK-12. She also holds a MD state Certification to teach Elementary education K-6 and teaching certificates in the “Music Mind Games” theory curriculum and contemporary vocal training. Notable professional performances include touring with Grammy award winning artists Kanye West and Joe Pace. Mrs. Okoh-Tisch has a passion for teaching and has 13 years of experience in the field teaching piano, voice, violin, and cello privately as well as music in the public school systems of Baltimore and D.C.. She currently holds positions at St. David’s Episcopal Church as youth choir director and pianist and vocalist for their candlelight service Saturday’s at 6pm. Working with young children is a passion of Mrs. Okoh-Tisch and she has formerly been a classroom instructor at CPL.
Deborah Moody – Administrative DIRECTOR
I am Deborah Moody and I am excited to join the staff at CPL as the Administrative Director. I graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a BA and Vermont Law School with my JD and Masters in Environmental Law. I practiced law in Philadelphia for 10 years before staying at home with my children. While I am new to the staff, I have been a part of the CPL family since 2009. My two boys are proud graduates of CPL and my daughter is currently attending. From my first day as a CPL parent, I was convinced of the advantages of cooperative education and have been privileged to be a part of this school. I served in many capacities at CPL – Room Parent (3 years), Activities Chairperson (3 years), Vice President (1 year) and Fundraising Chair (2 years). I have coached youth sports - from preschoolers to high school varsity teams. When I am not at CPL, I volunteer for the Brambleton Bettas Swim Team, Legacy Elementary School and Brambleton Middle School.