Primrose School at Colorado Station

Our Staff

  • Catherine Bailey, Director of Operations

    Catherine Bailey

    Director of Operations

    Hello my name is Catherine and I am the Director of Operations here at Primrose at Colorado Station. I have been with Primrose since 2010 where I began teaching Pre-Kindergarten. I also held titles as Education Coach and Classroom Management Coach.

    I have an Associates Degree in General Education and in Business. I am Director Qualified and love being able to interact with children, parents and teachers. I have been in Colorado since 2006 and attended and graduated from Colorado State University.

    In my spare time I enjoy spending time with husband Dan and my daughter Heidi who also attends Primrose. I also love hiking, reading, Excel spreadsheets and data analysis.


  • Shannon Bradley, Director of Education

    Shannon Bradley

    Director of Education

    Hi my name is Shannon Bradley and I recently joined the PSCS team as the Director of Education.

    I have 10 years of experience working with children of all different levels and age groups. I have my Bachelors in Human Development and my Master's Degree in Elementary Education. I also hold a teaching license for K-6 and a Directors Certification.

    In my spare time I love exploring all Colorado has to offer with my wonderful son Zack and beautiful daughter Peyton! Working with children is all I've ever wanted to so and I am thrilled to embark on a new journey with this amazing school.

  • Maren Dinenna, Assistant Director

    Maren Dinenna

    Assistant Director

    My name is Maren and I am originally from Baltimore, MD. I moved to Colorado in 2019 after graduating early from the University of Mount Olive in North Carolina. I began as a Lead Support Teacher, moved into the role of Office Assistant, and have now began my position as Assistant Director of Operations!

    I played Division 2 Women's Collegiate Lacrosse and earned my Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education. I love working with children and seeing them thrive everyday!

    I am beyond excited to be a part of the Primrose at Colorado Station team, and cannot wait to see what my new role brings!

  • Lea Trayner, Infant Nursery Supervisor

    Lea Trayner

    Infant Nursery Supervisor

    Hi my name is Lea and I am so excited to have moved into the role of Infant Nursery Supervisor here at Primrose at Coloraod Station! I recently moved here form Maryland, where I attended St. Mary's College of Maryland and received my Bachelor's in Environmental Studies with a minor in Education.

    I have been working with children of all ages for years, but passion lies with infants. Watching the babies grow and develop so quickly is incredible, and I love being a part of it!

    I am so excited to be a part of the Primrose family, and can't wait to continue my educational journey at PSCS!

  • Nahomy Lara, Classroom Management Coach

    Nahomy Lara

    Classroom Management Coach

    Hi my name is Nahomy Lara, and I am so excited to be taking on the role of Classroom Management Coach at Primrose! I initially joined PSCS from a Primrose in Texas, but am very excited to call Colorado my home now. I have worked with many different age groups, from Toddlers through Preschool, and I am excited to share my experiences and knowledge with the other staff members.

    I am an only child, and I love to explore new places and try new thing. So coming to Colorado was an adventure of a lifetime!

    I am looking forward to this new path in my career and am excited to see where it takes me!

     

     

     

     

  • Summit Alexander, Assistant Director of Barketing

    Summit Alexander

    Assistant Director of Barketing

    Summit Alexander joined our team from the time we signed our franchise agreement with Primrose Schools, and joined the Alexander family in 2007. While he is never at the school with the children, he is working hard at home, making sure Michele and Tim have all the kisses, leans and play-time they can handle. He does some weekend and evening visits to the school when his time allows, but he mostly enjoys his time in his backyard and napping. He owes his dashing good looks to his mixed breed of being a brindle Boxer and Red Healer mix and he loves that his Mom and Dad love being the owners of Primrose School at Colorado Station.

  • Keira Martin, Chef

    Keira Martin

    Chef

    Hi my name is Keira and I am the new chef here at Primrose at Colorado Station! 

    I grew up in the mountains, so I love anything outdoors. I developed my love for culinary through camping, where I was able to try try many different cooking techniques and combinations.

    I am so excited to continue my culinary journey at PSCS, and look forward to serving up some delicious food!

  • Eugenia Cole, Infant Early Childhood Teacher

    Eugenia Cole

    Infant Early Childhood Teacher

    Hola, my name is Eugenia and I am the Lead Teacher in the Young Infant classroom. I was born in Aguascalientes, Mexico, although I have been in the United states for quite some time. I have two sons and one daughter. I have worked with children since 1993 and have so much experience caring for young children. I have loved all of my experiences with children but have learned that my true passion and love is for infants. My leadership team likes to call me the "Baby Whisperer". I love spending my day talking to, singing to and nurturing all the babies in my classroom!

    In my spare time I love to go on long walks, knit cozy blankets and spend time with my children and grandchild.

  • Amber Roybal, Infant Early Childhood Teacher

    Amber Roybal

    Infant Early Childhood Teacher

    Hello my name is Amber and I am the Lead Teacher here in the Older Infant room where I love being part of this team. I have been with Primrose for 3 years and I am so happy I made the decision to come here. I am Native American and have strong ties to family.

    I have 6 years of experience when it comes to children but found my passion and education strength is with the younger children .I have a degree in Early Childhood Education and I am certified through the State of Colorado.

    In my personal time, I am spending time with my son Daniel who is everything to me. We enjoy going on adventures and playing together as much as possible. I am a full time mom and love every second of it!

     

  • Maribel Delgato, Infant Early Childhood Teacher

    Maribel Delgato

    Infant Early Childhood Teacher

    Hi I am Maribel, and I am a Young Infant Lead Teacher at Primrose at Colorado Station.

    I am a complete family person, and my family means the world to me. My kids and my grandkids are my everything, and I am excited to begin educating other's children and grandchildren!

    This is going to be a incredible journey, and I am looking forward to being a part of the PSCS family!

  • Jasmine Medina, Infant Early Childhood Teacher

    Jasmine Medina

    Infant Early Childhood Teacher

    I was born and raised in Denver, CO. In 2019 I graduated from West Early College, and have worked as a dental assistant for the past 2 years.

    I want to work with children because I am interested in going into the path of Early Childhood Education. I have helped family members with taking care of their children, and I am always having fun with them.

    Kids always brighten my day, and I am very excited to begin my journey as an educator at PSCS.

  • Elizabeth Munoz Garcia, Young Toddler Early Childhood Teacher

    Elizabeth Munoz Garcia

    Young Toddler Early Childhood Teacher

    Hi, my name is Elizabeth Munoz and I am the Lead Teacher in Young Toddlers! I am originally from Mexico but was raised right here in Colorado. I am so excited to be here because children are my passion!

    I'm a mom of a 6-year-old boy named Jose and absolutely love being a mom. I spent a few years living in New Jersey but am so excited to be back here in Colorado! I started my childcare career 5 years ago and I love working with children and being a mom myself fuels that passion. When my son was a baby, I learned basic sign language and it helped us communicate and I love to encourage it in the classroom. I recently completed my certification to be a lead qualified teacher and couldn't be more ecstatic.

    I love to spend as much of my spare time with my husband, son and the rest of my family. I love to travel and try new foods, and you can always find me listening to music and reading a good book or dancing.

  • Jenni Portillo-Lobo, Young Toddler Early Childhood Teacher

    Jenni Portillo-Lobo

    Young Toddler Early Childhood Teacher

    Hi, my name is Jenni and I am one of the Lead Teachers in the Young Toddlers classroom!

    I recently got ECT qualified in April, and have been in this career for almost 3 years. I love working with kids because they are so kind and I love hearing them laugh. Also, kids are great!

    I am so excited to be at PSCS and to continue teaching young minds!

  • Martha Coleman, Early Preschool Early Childhood Teacher

    Martha Coleman

    Early Preschool Early Childhood Teacher

    Hi I'm Martha and I am excited to be on the PSCS team as an Early Preschool Lead Teacher!

    I have been working with children for the last 2 years, and I love how creative they are and the fun interactions we have!

    I love all Colorado has to offer, and in my spare time I like to skateboard and snowboard. I am very eager to learn and gain more experience in the ECE world from my co-teachers here at Primrose at Colorado Station!

  • Emily Rose, Early Preschool Early Childhood Teacher

    Emily Rose

    Early Preschool Early Childhood Teacher

    Hello, my name is Emily Rose! I just relocated to Denver from Florida. I have an extensive background in Early Childhood Education and have been working in this field for about 8 years now.

    I aboslutely love working with children! Knowing I helped develop a child's skill and see progress is the most fulfilling job, and definitely motivates me to continue in this field.

    I am very excited to continue my educational journey with Primrose and meet al the new kiddos and their families!

  • Sarah Harris, Preschool Pathways A Early Childhood Teacher

    Sarah Harris

    Preschool Pathways A Early Childhood Teacher

    Hello my name is Sarah Harris! I've worked with children for over 10 years, and have always had a passion to work with kids. I am group lead qualified, and the reason I do this is because I like to be able to teach children and make a different.

    I have a 6 year old daughter, and on the weekends I like to hang out with my family and attend church on Sundays.

    I am very excited to be the new Preschool Pathways A teacher at PSCS, and continue helping children grow and learn!


  • Gillian Pariser, Preschool Pathways A Early Childhood Teacher

    Gillian Pariser

    Preschool Pathways A Early Childhood Teacher

    Hello my name is Gillian and I am from Southern California but have been in Colorado for a little while. I am one of the Lead Teachers in the PPA classroom at Primrose at Colorado Station.

    I recently graduated from CU Boulder with a B.A in General Psychology and I am so excited to start in a career in Education and helping children.

    I love cooking, hiking and being social with friends but my all time favorite is food. I love all foods but I am particularly fascinated by Asian foods. I love trying new recipes and new flavors. I am so excited to start this new journey at Primrose and look forward to all the relationships I will build and knowledge I will gain.

  • Lorraine Ruby, Preschool Pathways B Early Childhood Teacher

    Lorraine Ruby

    Preschool Pathways B Early Childhood Teacher

    My name is Lorraine Ruby and I’ve been with Primrose School at Colorado Station since it opened in August of 2015. It’s been an exciting journey learning and teaching the Primrose philosophy!

    I have taught children for over 30 years now and have gained so much knowledge and have had the most memorable experiences along the way! Taking care of children has always been my passion.

    Growing up, my dad was in the United States Air Force and we moved to Colorado when I was 16. I graduated from Aurora Central High School in 1973. I worked for an insurance company for a few years. Shortly after I got married and had 2 wonderful daughters, Katrina and Jennifer. Now I’m the proud grandmother to 6 incredible grandchildren!

    In my spare time, my hobbies include collecting angels, listening to music and taking long walks. There’s always time for family, too!

  • Keshet Handler, Preschool Pathways B Teaching Assistant

    Keshet Handler

    Preschool Pathways B Teaching Assistant

    I always thought I wanted to be a ceramics artist or major in Philosophy. By the time I got to college, I explored my interest more deeply and majored in Aesthetics, Studio Art, and Gender Studies.

    I used to volunteer in high school as a kindergarten teaching assistant, and I also volunteered at the Aspen Center for Autism. I absolutely love children, and after working in the arts for a while, I knew that I wanted to pursue a different career revolving around education.

    I am the youngest of 6 children, have 15 nieces and nephews, and have a 3 year old daughter of my own. I am so excited to start my teaching jounrey at Primrose, and see where it leads me!

  • Khadijah Mosby, Preschool 1 Early Childhood Teacher

    Khadijah Mosby

    Preschool 1 Early Childhood Teacher

    Hi, my name is Khadijah and I am the new Preschool 1 Lead Teacher!

    I am a Colorado native and the mother of four beautiful children. I enjoy helping others whenever I am able to, especially when it comes to educating young minds! For fun I enjoy the outdoors, hiking, nature walks, movies, and traveling to the mountains.

    I am very excited to be a part of PSCS, and look forward to the year to come!

  • Kim Gaucin, Preschool 1 Teaching Assistant

    Kim Gaucin

    Preschool 1 Teaching Assistant

    Hi my name is Kim and I am very excited to be a Center Support Teacher at Primrose at Colorado Station!

    I have always liked working with kids of all age groups, so this will be a great opportunity to educate a wide range of children. I am looking forward to working at PSCS, helping the kiddoes grow and develop, and continuing my educational journey!

     

  • Kelsi Round, Preschool 2 Early Childhood Teacher

    Kelsi Round

    Preschool 2 Early Childhood Teacher

    Hi my name is Kelsi and I am one of the Lead teachers in the Preschool 2 classroom!

    On the weekend you'll find me either hiking, rock climbing, at a concert or snuggling my cat and playing board games with my family.

    I have been with Primrose for over 2 years, and I am so excited to be a part of the PSCS family! Teaching is my passion, and I truly love educating young minds. I can't wait to see what this year brings!

  • Isabel Castruita, Preschool 2 Early Childhood Teacher

    Isabel Castruita

    Preschool 2 Early Childhood Teacher

    Hi I'm Isabel and I am the Assistant Teacher in the Preschool 2 classroom. 

    I have 5 nieces and nephews, who I love taking care of. I have always loved working with children and interacting with them, because their spirit and energy is infectious!

    I am very exctied to be in the classroom at PSCS and can't wait to continue my journey as a teacher!

  • Katia Montalvo, Pre-Kindergarten 1 Early Childhood Teacher

    Katia Montalvo

    Pre-Kindergarten 1 Early Childhood Teacher

    My name is Katia but my students call me Ms. M! I am the Assistant Teacher in Pre-Kindergarten room. I was born and raised in Puerto Rico and recently moved to the US. Living on an island for 22 years made me fall in love with the sea and palm trees.

    I have experience as an ESL teacher and working with teaching Strategies to help develop children and I am so happy to be able to add my experience to the classrooms. I speak English and Spanish and am working on a third language to speak.

    My hobbies are water coloring, reading, retro video games and eating.

  • Riley Adamy, Prekindergarten 1 Early Childhood Teacher

    Riley Adamy

    Prekindergarten 1 Early Childhood Teacher

    Hi my name is Riley and I am the new Assistant Teacher in Pre-K1!

    I was born and raised in Florida, went to college at the University of Alabama, and found my way to Colorado! I love drawing and painting or reading a good book.

    I am so excited to be able to begin my teaching career at Primrose at Colorado Station, and cannot wait to see where this journey takes me!

  • Josh Payne, Prekindergarten 2 Early Childhood Teacher

    Josh Payne

    Prekindergarten 2 Early Childhood Teacher

    Hi my name is Josh and I am the new Pre-K2 teacher here at Primrose!

    I love working with children, and have years of experience in Early Childhood Education. Teaching children is definitely my calling.

    I am very excited to see what this school year brings with a new group of kids, and am looking forward to continuing my growth as an educator!

  • Molli Nicolds, Prekindergarten 2 Teaching Assistant

    Molli Nicolds

    Prekindergarten 2 Teaching Assistant

    I born and raised in Central California which made it so that I grew up loving nature. I just moved to Colorado and I love it!

    I started working with kids at a young age and have always loved how they see the world. I think having the chance to work with kids and teach them has caused my life to be brighter and lets me see things more colorfully!

    I am so excited to be a part of Primrose and I cannot wait to see what this year brings!

  • Elzbieta Kijak, Support Early Childhood Teacher

    Elzbieta Kijak

    Support Early Childhood Teacher

    Hello my name is Elzbieta and I am a Lead Support Teacher here at PSCS and I have been working with children since 2005 with all ages.

    I hold a certification in Early Childhood Education and a Master Degree of Education from Poland and i enjoy working with children and helping them grow into amazing young people. I believe every child has unlimited potential.

    I love to spend time playing tennis, riding bikes and I am happy to bring joy each day to everyone at Primrose and leaving a positive contribution to the world.

  • Alyssa Smith, Support Early Childhood Teacher

    Alyssa Smith

    Support Early Childhood Teacher

    I was born and raised in Fresno, CA. I had my son in May of 2015, and went back to school in 2017. I initially wanted to be an RN, but changed my major to Child Development.

    My whole experience learning through the kids as well as teaching them has been exhilarating. I love being able to see a child's transformation and development, especially in areas they may have been weak in.

    Working with children makes me feel fulfilled as a teacher and proud as a parent, and I am very excited to continue my educational journey here at PSCS!

  • Emily Rodriguez, Support Teaching Assistant

    Emily Rodriguez

    Support Teaching Assistant

    hi my name is Emily and I am one of the new Support Teaching Assistants at Primrose at Colorado Station! I am a Colorado native with one kiddo of my own named Azaiah.

    I love working with children, but I do hope one day to move out to South Korea or Europe and work with children over there (while also becoming a cat lady and trying foods from all over the world!)


    I am excited for this opportunity at PSCS and am ready to see where it takes me!

  • Vanessa Castro Ramirez, Support Teaching Assistant

    Vanessa Castro Ramirez

    Support Teaching Assistant

    Hi! I'm Vanessa, and I am so happy to be able to spend time with your children when I am at PSCS!

    I am also a cosmetologist during my off time from the kids, and a very big traveler too!

    Being a part of children's education is so rewarding, and I am very excited to be at Primrose at Colorado Station.

  • Eme Derezinski, Support Teaching Assistant

    Eme Derezinski

    Support Teaching Assistant

    Hi my name is Ms. Eme (like Emmie) and this is my first year at Primrose School at Colorado Station!

    I have been working with children for many years as a nanny, a swim coach instructor, and everything in betwen. I am originally from Chicago and have lived in Coorado for the past 5 years. My Dog, Bodin, and I aboslutely love exploring the outdors, especially skiing! 

    I can't wait for all the adventures this next year will bring!

  • Alexandria Ciddio-Perez, Support Teaching Assistant

    Alexandria Ciddio-Perez

    Support Teaching Assistant

    Hi my name is Alexandria, but my friends call me Aj or Xan! 

    I have a 1 year old daughter who I love watchin grow into a strong little girl. I've always enjoyed working with children, and I am very excited to see what being a Support Teacher at PSCS brings!

  • Trinity Brush, Support Teaching Assistant

    Trinity Brush

    Support Teaching Assistant

    Hi, I'm Trinity and I am a support teacher here at PSCS. I am from California but am currently a Sophomore at DU, majoring in Mathematics and Communication Studies. I have been working with kids for the past 6 years, everything from swim school to camp counselor to Chinese teaching assistant!

    I love working with kids because they are the most straight up people with the funniest things to say, and I am very excited to continue working with them here at Primrose!

  • Michele and Tim Alexander, Franchise Owner

    Michele and Tim Alexander

    Franchise Owners

    Meet Michele and Tim Alexander – proud Franchise Owners of Primrose School at Colorado Station. They are thrilled to bring the Primrose experience of premier early education and care to families in their Denver community.  They are also very proud to have been awarded the Regional Franchisee of the Year in 2019. 

    As a Colorado native and after living many years in Denver, Michele has long recognized the need for high-quality early education and care in the area. She decided early on that she wanted to help fill this need, and in 2002 she began working at a Primrose school as a toddler classroom teacher. After teaching for four years, Michele went on to serve as Assistant Director, Marketing Director and Director. She spent more than 10 years with the school in total, which solidified her desire to bring the Primrose experience to more children and families in her community.

    Tim was introduced to Primrose through Michele and immediately saw the happiness and special learning experience it brings to children and their families. In 2011, the Alexanders decided to make their dream come true by opening their own Primrose school close to their home.

    “I have been able to grow with Primrose and have seen how the Balanced Learning® curriculum helps children thrive and develop the foundation needed for future success,” said Michele. “From day one, I fell in love with the Primrose experience and knew that one day I wanted to help my community and its families receive the much-needed early education and care they deserve.”

    Michele and Tim first met in 2000 through mutual friends and both earned their bachelor’s degrees at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Michele earned her degree in psychology and later returned to school to receive her Director’s Certification. Tim earned his degree in marketing and has 10+ years of major beverage company marketing experience. He is enjoying helping at the school with marketing, accounting, maintenance and various other duties, as assigned.

    During their free time, Michele and Tim love to travel, hike, snowboard, and enjoy being surrounded by family and friends.

    The Alexanders are excited to provide their Denver community with a safe, caring environment where children can grow Active Minds, Healthy Bodies and Happy Hearts®. Primrose School at Colorado Station offers the Primrose exclusive, research-based Balanced Learning®curriculum, which blends teacher-guided learning and child-initiated play with a focus on character development in Infant through Pre-Kindergarten classrooms.

    Primrose School at Colorado Station opened on August 24, 2015 and is located at 4300 E. Warren Avenue.

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