Hi! My name is Holly Meyers, or as the children at Parkview say, “Miss Holly!” I actually was a little preschooler here at Parkview in 1969-1971…so our wonderful school has been around a long time and has made amazing memories for lots of families!
I grew up in this neighborhood, and attended IHM, Bishop Chatard High School, and received my degree from Indiana University, Bloomington in Elementary Education. In the summers I was a camp counselor at Gnaw Bone Camp down in Nashville, and the IU Alumni camp Camp Brosius in Wisconsin. After college I taught for four years in the Indianapolis Public School system, then moved to the Chicago area and taught for five more years. We lived in Boston for a year, then moved back to Indianapolis to raise our children and be close to family.
My mother suggested Parkview where I went as a child for my oldest son when he was two…and it was a wonderful experience for my children and I!
I have four children, three boys and a girl aged 17, 13, 11, and 9…and YES I co-opped with all of them here at Parkview! Some of the best friendships my children and I made began right here at Parkview! The early years go by so quickly, so I feel happy that I was able to watch them learn and grow at a school that they loved. Believe it or not they STILL talk about Parkview and my two youngest like to come to school with me to help out and reminisce about the good old days when school was easy!
In my free time I love to work in our yard and butterfly garden. I enjoy photography and antique/flea market looking as well! I love to spend time with my husband and children. Our family enjoys traveling , especially back to California where one day we will retire!
The age group of 2-3 is so sweet! Please visit our Froggy class and see why we love Parkview!!!
Hello, my name is Linda Costlow. At school I go by the name Mrs. C. I’m the 3/4’s Turtles class teacher and lead teacher at Parkview Cooperative Preschool. I have been enjoying teaching at Parkview since 2003. My, how time flies! Back in the late 80’s and early 90’s I enjoyed being a coop parent at Parkview serving on the board as the equipment person and librarian. Along with my Turtles class I also work with the children in our extended day program which meets on Mondays. I have a BS and MA degree in Consumer and Family Science Education from Ball State University. My husband, Andy, and I have three children, Kyle, Caryn, and Craig. ln 2010, we were blessed to add our sweet daughter-in-law, Annie, to the family! Since then we now have two adorable granddaughters, Penny and Clementine! In the past, I have served as IPS #70’s PTA President, a Girl Scout leader & service unit co-leader, and a Boy Scout popcorn kernel. I am the proud mother of an Eagle Scout and a Silver Award Girl Scout. I am active at my church, Tabernacle Presbyterian, otherwise known as TAB. When I’m not planning an activity for my class, I enjoy reading, quilting, gardening, or taking in a movie with my husband or some of my old Parkview friends! Children grow up way too fast – being part of a coop lets you experience their world first hand. It enhances your life with all of the many friends you and your child are able to make. At Parkview we strive to create a warm, loving, and supportive community where you and your child will feel “at home”. I feel blessed to be a part of this school that I love so much. I hope you will stop in and see us sometime. Come and play!!
Hi everyone, I’m Katy Denny. Even though I’m new to Parkview, I’ve been an educator for my whole career. I moved to the Indy area after finishing my bachelors degree in Visual Art Education from Ball State University. I taught middle school art in Anderson, IN, for three years. I moved to the Midtown area of Indianapolis in 2009 and started graduate school at Herron School of Art and Design at IUPUI. Shortly after that, I started working in the education department at the Indiana State Museum. While working on summer camps, workshops, and large scale education programs, I learned about informal education for all ages and started expanding my definition of learning. In 2012, I received my Masters of Art Education from IUPUI. I continued working at the State Museum until the spring of 2018. I’m very excited and thankful for the opportunity to work with my favorite age group: preschool! They are learners that are excited and ready for adventures at every turn.
2018 was a year full of new beginnings in more ways than just joining the Parkview family. I married Michael Denny in April, and we bought our first house over the summer. Along with home projects, I spend my free time making art. I enjoy painting, exploring fiber arts, ceramics, and printmaking. Michael and I enjoy walking, exploring the outdoors, and traveling to new places. I also enjoy baking, especially cupcakes and pies.
When it comes to education, I love when learners can experiment and play with objects and materials. When a new solution is found or a new revelation is formed, that’s when learning happens. Not all the results will look or be the same, but we will always have fun while we’re learning. I’m looking forward to a new chapter in my career and working with children who are curious, creative, and ready to play!