Our Teachers

Anchorage Cooperative Preschool is honored to have one of the most exceptional teams in the industry. Each teacher goes through comprehensive training, ensuring the entire staff has extensive experience in early childhood education.


Jessica Brown

Co Lead Teacher/Administrator

Hello families! My name is Jessica Buckmeier, Teacher Jessica! I am a born and raised Alaskan. I recently graduated from college from the University of Fairbanks, where I received my Bachelors in Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education. I have many hours through the University of Alaska Anchorage where I studied in their Early Education Bachelor’s Degree. I strongly believe in fostering young children through their environment to aid in creating kind, independent, and responsible adults. In my free time, I enjoy camping with my husband, yoga, and baking/cooking. I cannot wait to meet your little kiddos and make wonderful memories with each one of them!


Kelsey Lovan

Co Lead Teacher/Administrator

Hi! My name is Kelsey Lovan and I am very excited to be a part of Anchorage Cooperative Preschool. I have worked with children for over 5yrs from ages 6wks to 12yrs and truly have a passion for teaching. I am married to my best friend and have two children of my own, they keep me pretty busy. I also have three cats, two dogs, and an Axolotl that I adore. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, thrift shopping, crafting, and candle-making. I look forward to getting to know each and every one of you!



ACP is located in Midtown Anchorage.
While the ACP facility is housed in the First Christian Church, the school’s curriculum does not include any specific religious education. The Church believes in utilizing its facilities for benefit of the community and offers ACP reasonable rent so that our school can remain affordable while appealing to a diverse population.
Our classroom has an art area, gross motor area, and large play area. Within our classroom one will find toys that encourage creativity, exploration, and imaginative play. Further, they are designed to help children develop skills in cooperative play as they grow from 3 to 5.
One of our greatest assets is our large, shaded playground. During their outside time, our students are frequently found riding tricycles, “working” in the mulch with construction vehicles, sledding around the playground or engaged in imaginary play and games with teachers and friends. Children’s laughter is frequently heard as they slide with friends on the play structure.