About the Co-op
Need to Meet With Us?
Monday-Friday 8:00 am -4:30 pm (typically). These vary sometimes depending upon travel schedules and meetings. Please call (406) 752-3302 or email email@example.com to arrange for a meeting.
Where are we located?
Cherie Stobie, the NMEC Director, works remotely from her home in Marion, MT. She conducts site visits to schools on a regular basis.
The Flathead County Superintendent's office, located at 290 C North Main St. in Kalispell is our primary meeting location for curriculum and board meetings. Locations for professional development sessions vary depending on the event.
Beth Lambert, Newly Retired Administrative Assistant
Beth recently retired, after 13 years serving as the office manager for the co-op. She is happy to make herself available to assist as we transition to a one-position, remote office model...unless she is camping or otherwise enjoying her new-found free time!
Cherie Stobie, Director
Cherie attended school in Helena through 7th grade and then in Oregon, Illinois through high school. She then moved back to Montana to escape the never-ending cornfields and return to her mountainous family hometown of Helena.
She attended Carroll College, majoring in Elementary Education. She taught a variety of grade combinations and subject areas in her 16 years of teaching. One highlight of her teaching career was being selected to travel to the Society for Neuroscience National Meeting. There she visited the Salk Institute, witnessing brain research first-hand.
After completing her Master's Degree in Educational Leadership at the U of M, she served three years as the K-5 principal at St. Ignatius Elementary. She then relocated to the Flathead Valley, where she worked as the K-8 principal at Marion School for five years. Throughout her years as a teacher and principal, she stayed actively involved in curriculum work at the local and state levels. She joined the NMEC as the director in August 2018 and enjoys supporting rural schools with a variety of curriculum and professional development needs.
Her husband John works at Three Rivers Bank. They have three grown and married children and two grandchildren: