Primrose School at Colorado Station

Our Staff

  • Shannon Bradley, Director

    Shannon Bradley

    Director

    Hi my name is Shannon Bradley and I joined the PSCS team in 2020 as the Director of Education.

    I have 15 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 do and I am thrilled to be a part of this amazing school.

  • Catherine Bailey, Director of Business Operations

    Catherine Bailey

    Director of Business Operations

    Hello my name is Catherine and I am the Director of Business 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. I also love hiking, reading, Excel spreadsheets and data analysis.

     

  • 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 am now the Assistant Director!

    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 expecting my first chid in June, and have decided to focus on raising my daughter after she is born. Although I am thrilled for this new adventure, I will truly miss Primrose and have loved being a part of the PSCS team.

  • Lea Trayner, Assistant Director of Operations

    Lea Trayner

    Assistant Director of Operations

    Hi my name is Lea and I am so excited to have moved into the role of Assistant Director of Operations here at Primrose at Colorado Station! I moved here last year from 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, and I love being a part of child development. It is incredible to watch how quickly they grow and develop!

    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, Assistant Director of Education

    Nahomy Lara

    Assistant Director of Education

    Hi my name is Nahomy Lara, and I am so excited to be taking on the role of Assistant Director of Education 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 have also held the role of Classroom Management Coach here at PSCS. I am for this new position of AD, and 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.

  • Florentino Montoya, Chef

    Florentino Montoya

    Chef

    Hi, I'm Florentino and I am the Chef at PCSC!

    I was born and raised in Colorado and went to cullinary school right out of high school.

    I started at the Flatz in the Renaissance Suites Hotel, a fine dining restaurant where I began prepping and working banquets. Finally entrusted to work on the line, I cracked eggs early mornings until I worked my way to conquering all stations and was promoted to the night shift.

    From there I moved on to Elways downtown in the Ritz Carlton. Busy nights on the saute station sharpened my talent and toughened my skin. After two years I moves to the Avenue Grill as a kitchen manager. 

    Although I was happy, one dessert from Rioja on Larimer Street changed how I looked at food. Working extra days and long nights, I earned a Sous Chef position at their sister restaurant Stoic and Genuine. An oyster and seafood experience that propelled me further in my cullinary career. 

    Then the opportunity arose; An Executive Chef job opened up at Cru Food and Wine, where I stayed for four years learning how to lead my own team of young chefs. 

    After Covid and some life changes, I know it is not fine dining, but the smiles and graciousness from my little guests here at Primrose at Colorado Station is making this my favorite place to cook!

     

  • Jasmine Medina, Young Infant Early Childhood Teacher

    Jasmine Medina

    Young Infant Early Childhood Teacher

    I was born and raised in Denver, CO. In 2019 I graduated from West Early College, and worked as a dental assistant for 2 years. Now I am one of the Lead Teachers in the Older Infant classroom.

    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.

  • London Brown, Young Infant Teaching Assistant

    London Brown

    Young Infant Teaching Assistant

    Hi my name is London and I am one of the Young Infant teachers at Primrose at Colorado Station.

    I have worked with toddlers at previous centers and am very excited to get to know the little ones at PSCS! I am very patient and hard working and love working with the little ones.

  • Maribel Delgato, Older Infant Early Childhood Teacher

    Maribel Delgato

    Older Infant Early Childhood Teacher

    Hi I am Maribel, and I am an Older 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 an incredible journey, and I am love being a part of the PSCS family!

  • Angel Lane, Early Preschool Teaching Assistant

    Angel Lane

    Early Preschool Teaching Assistant

    I was born and raised in Denver, CO. and have two wonderful boys. I love to read, hike, go to the spa, and play games with my kids!

    My favorite part about working with children is their desire to learn themselves and the world around them. I am so excited to be a part of PSCS and continue working with the little ones!

  • 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 an 11-year-old son 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 almost 10 years ago and I love working with children. When my son was a baby, I learned basic sign language and it helped us communicate, so I like to encourage it in the classroom. Being a mom fuels my passion for education, and I love that I can aid in the develpment of my toddlers!

    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 Lobo, Young Toddler Early Childhood Teacher

    Jenni Lobo

    Young Toddler Early Childhood Teacher

    Hi my name is Jenni, and I have been an Early Childhood Education Teacher for the last 5 years. Throughout my career I've realized how education is much more than simply teaching basic skills to children as they are developing.

    I very much enjoy working with children, teaching them sign language, numbers, letters, etc. I am also bilingual, which is an advantage to my role in helping and educating children as well.

    I am excited to be a part of the Young Toddler classroom and am glad to be a part of Primrose.

     

  • 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 4 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!

  • Vanessa Castro Ramirez, Support Early Childhood Teacher

    Vanessa Castro Ramirez

    Support Early Childhood Teacher

    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.

  • Ashli Wright, Support Teaching Assistant

    Ashli Wright

    Support Teaching Assistant

    Hi, my name is Ashli, and I am from Jamaica. I am currently studying Nursing at ACC with hopes of becoming and labor and delivery nurse. 

    I have always loved working with children, and am excited that I will be able to work with a variety of ages here at the school. I am very hopeful that I can grow during my experience as a Support Teacher at PSCS.

  • Megan Knepell, Preschool Pathways B Early Childhood Teacher

    Megan Knepell

    Preschool Pathways B Early Childhood Teacher

    Hi! I'm Megan! I am the Preschool Pathways B teacher at Primrose at Colorado Station.

    I have been in Colorado basically my whole life, I love psychology, my 5 pets, and crocheting!

    I am very exctied to be a part of the PSCS team and am looking forward to what the future brings!

  • 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 4 year old daughter of my own. I am so excited to be a part of the PPB classroom and continue growing in the educational field!

  • Kim Gaucin, Preschool 1 Early Childhood Teacher

    Kim Gaucin

    Preschool 1 Early Childhood Teacher

    Hi my name is Kim and I am very excited to be the Lead Preschool 1 Teacher at Primrose at Colorado Station!

    I have always liked working with kids of all age groups, so this is a great opportunity to educate a wide range of children. I love being in the PS1 classroom at PSCS, helping the kiddos grow and develop, and am excited to continue my educational journey!

     

  • Verania Aundjo, Preschool 1 Teaching Assistant

    Verania Aundjo

    Preschool 1 Teaching Assistant

    Hi, I am Verania and I am the Assistant Teacher in Preschool 1! I love being with my family and friends, making crochet animals, and spending time with my two dogs that I love very much.

    I love trying new things, and I am looking forward to this new experience as a teacher at Primrose at Colorado Station. I love children, and I think it is going to be wonderful to get to work with them every day!

  • Sam Lomax, Preschool 2 Early Childhood Teacher

    Sam Lomax

    Preschool 2 Early Childhood Teacher

    My name is Sam and I am very excited to join the Preschool team at PSCS! 

    I was born in Jamaica, and I love traveling and trying new activities. I love working with kids and am looking forward to what this year brings!

  • Alexa Hulbert, Preschool 2 Teaching Assistant

    Alexa Hulbert

    Preschool 2 Teaching Assistant

    Hi my name is Alexa Hulbert and I am a General Support Teacher at Primrose at Colorado Station!

    I am a student at CU Denver and am majoring in biology, with an end goal of being in the medical field.

    I am very excited for this opportunity to work with children, and cannot wait to see what this year brings!

  • 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 Lead Teacher in the Pre-Kindergarten 1 room. I was born and raised in Puerto Rico before moving 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.

  • Molli Nicolds, Prekindergarten 1 Early Childhood Teacher

    Molli Nicolds

    Prekindergarten 1 Early Childhood Teacher

    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!

  • Nicole Antolin, Prekindergarten 2 Early Childhood Teacher

    Nicole Antolin

    Prekindergarten 2 Early Childhood Teacher

    Hello my name is Nicole and I am from Rifle, Colorado. 

    I am majoring in Social Work and have my ECE credentials. One day I hope to travel outside of the country to teach other kidos around the world.

    I am so happy to be in the Prekindergarten class here at Primrose and am excited to see what the future brings.

  • Sierra Bauer, Prekindergarten 2 Teaching Assistant

    Sierra Bauer

    Prekindergarten 2 Teaching Assistant

    Hi my name is Sierra and I am borned in raised in Denver Colorado, just down the street from Primrose!

    I love working with kids and I plan on working in an elementary school in the futurue. For now though, I am loving working with my Pre-K students and very excited to be a part of PSCS!

  • 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!

  • Abbey Hartley, Support Teaching Assistant

    Abbey Hartley

    Support Teaching Assistant

    Hi, my name ia Abbey and I am a General Support Teacher at Primrose School at Colorado Station.

    I love cats, Halloween, horror movies, and have an orange kitty named Cider. I have a very eclectic style and personality, so I am always able to go with the flow and anything goes!

    Kids are amazing and I love working with them and helping be a part of their development. I am very excited to see what this year brings at PSCS!

  • Arely Verdugo, Support Teaching Assistant

    Arely Verdugo

    Support Teaching Assistant
  • Zhanique Hatch Jackson, Support Teaching Assistant

    Zhanique Hatch Jackson

    Support Teaching Assistant
  • 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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