Primrose School Building

Primrose School at the Denver Tech Center

Our Staff

  • Ashley Cione, Executive Director

    Ashley Cione

    Executive Director

    Ms. Cione earned her BA in Elementary Education from the University of Northern Colorado and has been affiliated with Primrose Schools for over fifteen years. Prior to opening our DTC school in 2013, Ms. Cione was director of a very well regarded Primrose School in suburban Dallas for nearly five years.

    In addition to managing our 60+ teachers and coordinating the school's overall operations, Ms. Cione leads the orientation for all new families and looks forward to welcoming you and your children to Primrose School at the DTC. We know that your family will benefit tremendously from her positive energy, unwavering commitment, and deep knowledge of Primrose School’s Balanced Learning philosophy.

    Ms. Cione's sons are currently enrolled in our Pre-Kindergarten and Toddler programs.

  • Alisha Lacombe-Emile, Curriculum Director, Venture Program

    Alisha Lacombe-Emile

    Curriculum Director, Venture Program

    As Curriculum Director, Ms. Emile is responsible for the professional development and on-going training of our faculty, coordinating our teachers' lesson plans and implementation, ensuring compliance with our AdvancED accreditation and faithfully applying our use of Pyramid practices (the social/emotional techniques that we’ve been implementing with CU Denver’s PELE Center) to build positive, trusting relationships throughout the school between teachers and students.

    Ms. Emile, who is also a mother of four young girls, earned her BA in French and Philosophy from Hunter College in 2006 and completed her Master's Degree in Education & Teacher Leadership in 2012. She has her certification not only as a Large Center Director but is also recognized as a licensed ECE (early childhood education) trainer in the state of Colorado.

    Ms. Emile works alongside teachers in our Venture Program (Pathways through Pre-Kindergarten classrooms) on a rotating basis and is accessible to parents to discuss their child's social, emotional and academic needs and development.

  • Mikaela Vazquez, Curriculum Director, Wonder Program

    Mikaela Vazquez

    Curriculum Director, Wonder Program
  • Brittany Pollard, Office Manager

    Brittany Pollard

    Office Manager
  • Leidy Anahi, Primary Teacher, Toddler Green

    Leidy Anahi

    Primary Teacher, Toddler Green
  • Claudia Aponte, Auxiliary Teacher, Preschool

    Claudia Aponte

    Auxiliary Teacher, Preschool
  • Jessica Bodnar, Primary Teacher, Preschool South

    Jessica Bodnar

    Primary Teacher, Preschool South
  • Yasmine Bower, Primary Teacher, Infant Green

    Yasmine Bower

    Primary Teacher, Infant Green
  • Norma Cartajena, Primary Teacher, Older Infants

    Norma Cartajena

    Primary Teacher, Older Infants
  • Ruthie Cholette, Primary Teacher, Young Toddlers North

    Ruthie Cholette

    Primary Teacher, Young Toddlers North
  • Sofia Cossio, Primary Teacher, Infant Green

    Sofia Cossio

    Primary Teacher, Infant Green
  • Farrah Davis, Primary Teacher, Preschool South

    Farrah Davis

    Primary Teacher, Preschool South
  • Marzzieh Farzam, Primary Teacher, Infant Green

    Marzzieh Farzam

    Primary Teacher, Infant Green
  • Alana Fernandez, Primary Teacher, Pathways North

    Alana Fernandez

    Primary Teacher, Pathways North
  • Tyra Finch, Primary Teacher, Pathways North

    Tyra Finch

    Primary Teacher, Pathways North
  • Lisa Fleming, Auxiliary Teacher, Pre-Kindergarten

    Lisa Fleming

    Auxiliary Teacher, Pre-Kindergarten
  • Shauna Forrest, Primary Teacher, Older Infants

    Shauna Forrest

    Primary Teacher, Older Infants
  • Jasmine Frescas, Primary Teacher, Infant South

    Jasmine Frescas

    Primary Teacher, Infant South
  • Lorena Garcia, Primary Teacher, Early Preschool Blue

    Lorena Garcia

    Primary Teacher, Early Preschool Blue
  • Cassandra Hathaway, Primary Teacher, Pre-Kindergarten Green

    Cassandra Hathaway

    Primary Teacher, Pre-Kindergarten Green
  • Kelsey Hayes, Primary Teacher, Pre-Kindergarten Green

    Kelsey Hayes

    Primary Teacher, Pre-Kindergarten Green
  • Hanna Jordan, Primary Teacher, Older Infants

    Hanna Jordan

    Primary Teacher, Older Infants
  • Sarah Lapaz, Primary Teacher, Infant Blue

    Sarah Lapaz

    Primary Teacher, Infant Blue
  • Angelica Lara, Auxiliary Teacher

    Angelica Lara

    Auxiliary Teacher
  • Emerald Mascarenas, Primary Teacher, Preschool Green

    Emerald Mascarenas

    Primary Teacher, Preschool Green
  • Alyssa Menchue, Primary Teacher, Pre-Kindergarten Green

    Alyssa Menchue

    Primary Teacher, Pre-Kindergarten Green
  • Beckie Merrill, Primary Teacher, Early Preschool Blue

    Beckie Merrill

    Primary Teacher, Early Preschool Blue
  • Sidney Motsenbocker, Auxiliary Teacher, Infants

    Sidney Motsenbocker

    Auxiliary Teacher, Infants
  • Lisett Munoz, Auxiliary Teacher

    Lisett Munoz

    Auxiliary Teacher
  • Karen Nava, Primary Teacher, Toddler Green

    Karen Nava

    Primary Teacher, Toddler Green
  • Omi Nour, Auxiliary Teacher

    Omi Nour

    Auxiliary Teacher
  • Christian Padilla, Chef

    Christian Padilla

  • Payton Paplow, Auxiliary Teacher, Pre-Kindergarten

    Payton Paplow

    Auxiliary Teacher, Pre-Kindergarten
  • Resa Peterson, Primary Teacher, Early Preschool Green

    Resa Peterson

    Primary Teacher, Early Preschool Green
  • Kelsi Round, Primary Teacher, Preschool Green

    Kelsi Round

    Primary Teacher, Preschool Green
  • Rosa Saenz, Primary Teacher, Infant South

    Rosa Saenz

    Primary Teacher, Infant South
  • Crystal Saragosa, Auxiliary Teacher, Infants & Toddlers

    Crystal Saragosa

    Auxiliary Teacher, Infants & Toddlers
  • Melissa Silerio, Auxiliary Teacher, Infants & Toddlers

    Melissa Silerio

    Auxiliary Teacher, Infants & Toddlers
  • Jordan Skov, Primary Teacher, Pre-Kindergarten Blue

    Jordan Skov

    Primary Teacher, Pre-Kindergarten Blue
  • Kate Stasney, Primary Teacher, Preschool Blue

    Kate Stasney

    Primary Teacher, Preschool Blue
  • Taylor Tolson, Auxiliary Teacher

    Taylor Tolson

    Auxiliary Teacher
  • Brianna Valdez, Primary Teacher, Pathways South

    Brianna Valdez

    Primary Teacher, Pathways South
  • Vanessa Velado, Primary Teacher, Early Preschool Green

    Vanessa Velado

    Primary Teacher, Early Preschool Green
  • Victoria Vigil, Auxiliary Teacher

    Victoria Vigil

    Auxiliary Teacher
  • Rick & Alicia Grenolds, Franchise Owner

    Rick & Alicia Grenolds

    Franchise Owners

    Hello, we are Rick and Alicia Grenolds - proud owners of Primrose School at the Denver Tech Center. Having both come from the healthcare industry, we are dedicated to positively impacting children's lives in a safe and nurturing learning environment.

    As parents of two young girls, we understand the importance of finding high-quality, exceptional child care that Primrose Schools offers the community. When we began looking for child care, we struggled to find an option that met our needs; however, as soon as we were introduced to Primrose, we immediately understood why the school had earned such an incredible reputation. We instantly felt at home and were thoroughly impressed by the welcoming staff, proven curriculum and unique approach to early childhood education.

    We were so impressed that Rick decided to make a career change to dedicate himself fully to opening a Primrose School in the heart of the Denver Tech Center. Rick is at the school every day greeting/touring families and providing support for our management team and teachers, to ensure they have the depth of resources and on-going training necessary to provide an exceptional early learning experience for the children. Alicia continues her primary career as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Children's Hospital; however, she also serves as the school's nurse consultant, providing training and resources for our teachers and families.

    We are both very passionate about providing the best care for the children in the community. We understand the importance of character development and instilling a love of learning throughout a child's early years, and believe this is essential to building a healthier generation. Primrose Schools is The Leader in Educational Child Care® and we are committed to delivering the best possible experience when it comes to your child's education.

    We are excited to provide the high-quality care necessary to prepare your children for future success in school and in life. We look forward to meeting you!

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