Our Teachers

Freeland Cooperative Preschool is blessed with two teachers who seamlessly blend a love of learning with a passion for helping children realize their unique potential.


Denise Williamson, Teacher and Director

With more than 30 years of experience at Freeland Cooperative Preschool, Denise is a beloved teacher to hundreds of children. She constantly delights in watching a love of learning and commitment to education blossom in the hearts of her students and their families.

Denise has extensive training in elementary education, working with students with special needs and a variety of other childhood development areas. She is licensed by the State of Michigan and also serves as Director of the preschool.

Denise Williamson
Sue Schmidt

Sue Schmidt, Teacher and Director

Sue leads our 3-year-old and 4 year old pm classes with a delight and enthusiasm every child is drawn to for their first school experience. She continuously develops new ways to help our youngest students adapt to and explore their new learning environment. 

Sue has worked with children her entire career including running an in-home daycare, supervising Sunday schools and youth groups, and working with Easter Seals to help mentally handicapped children integrate into school environments. She is licensed by the State of Michigan and has been with Freeland Cooperative Preschool for eight years.