Primrose School of Erie at Vista Ridge

Our Staff

  • Kerri Wood, Director

    Kerri Wood


    Kerri Wood is the Director at Primrose of Erie at Vista Ridge. She has been with Primrose since August 2011. She has her degree in Education with a minor in Child Development along with her Directors Certification. Kerri has over 15 years of experience in early child education. She grew up in Santa Monica, California. Kerri is married and has two wonderful daughters. Her family moved to Broomfield, Colorado in July 2011 from Florida. In her free time she enjoys camping, hiking and spending time with her family and friends.

  • Alba Orantes, Assistant Director

    Alba Orantes

    Assistant Director

    Hi!My name is Alba Orantes.I am originally from Los Angeles, California but have spent most of my life in Littleton, Colorado.I began working for the Cooksons in July of 2007.I have had the opportunity to gain experience with all age groups which sparked my passion for Early Childhood Education.I am Director Certified through the State of Colorado.I am now working to complete my Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education.I am excited join the Erie team and get to know the community.In my free time I enjoy staying active and exploring beautiful Colorado!

  • Allison Knight, Office Manager

    Allison Knight

    Office Manager

    Hello, I am Allison and I am the Office Manager at the Primrose School of Erie at Vista Ridge. I have been a teacher in Preschool and Pre-K for over 15 years and hold a Colorado Director's Certification. I am a Colorado native and absolutely love it in Colorado and at here at Primrose!

  • Ms. Michaela, Lead Young Infant Teacher

    Ms. Michaela

    Lead Young Infant Teacher
  • Ms. Brittany, Lead Older Infant Teacher

    Ms. Brittany

    Lead Older Infant Teacher

    Hello! My name is Brittany and I am a Colorado native. I grew up in Denver but have spent 13 years in Las Vegas, Nevada.I have my Associates of Arts Degree in both Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education.I moved back to Colorado in 2014.I have been the Lead Infant Nursery Supervisor in the Infant Room fro 2 ½ years.I have also been a Lead Teacher in a toddler room.

  • Mrs. Laura, Lead Young Toddler Teacher

    Mrs. Laura

    Lead Young Toddler Teacher

    Hello! My name is Laura. I have three children and am originally from Chaparral, New Mexico. I truly enjoy working with children and watching them learn and grow.In my free time I enjoy writing music with my children, cooking and reading books.I can’t wait to learn more about you and your family.

  • Mrs. Elizabeth, Lead Older Toddler Teacher

    Mrs. Elizabeth

    Lead Older Toddler Teacher

     Hi, I am Mrs. Elizabeth, my favorite animal is a pig. I love to read and write, and doing crafts is a great joy of mine. I love seeing the growing minds of children as they find their joys, and seeing how creative they are.


  • Ms. Mary, Lead Early Preschool 1 Teacher

    Ms. Mary

    Lead Early Preschool 1 Teacher

    Hi, I am Ms. Mary. I am excited to be the Lead Teacher in the Early Preschool 1 Classroom. I am a Colorado and Erie Native! I have many years of experience with young children, over 5 of them at Primrose School of Erie. When I am not at Primrose, I like to garden, read, knit and ride horses. I also enjoy spending time with my new grandaughter!

  • Ms. Kayla, Lead Preschool Pathways Teacher

    Ms. Kayla

    Lead Preschool Pathways Teacher

    My Name is Kayla Sharon. I grew up in Denver, Colorado.I graduated from Horizon High School in 2002.I have taken Early Childhood Education classes at Front Range Community College.I have been working with children for over ten years and have enjoyed my time at Primrose.I love getting to know all the children and families at Primrose.I love being a part of the daily development of the children at Primrose.

  • Ms. Mercado, Lead Preschool 1Teacher

    Ms. Mercado

    Lead Preschool 1Teacher

    Hello!  I am Esperanza (Ms. Mercado). I love to be creative, draw, paint,  and just have fun with it. I’ve traveled across the country, and have been to the most magical places on Earth, Disney Land and Disney World. I love to help people in need and consider myself to be a very caring person. I am so happy to be part of the Primrose team!






  • Mrs. Bone, Lead Preschool 2 Teacher

    Mrs. Bone

    Lead Preschool 2 Teacher

    Hi, I’m Andrea and I am a Colorado native. I love to travel and experience fun adventures. My love for children started 10 years ago. The imagination and curiosity of their little minds is what keeps me passionate about working with them. I would love to write a children’s book one day.





  • Ms. Mendez, Lead Pre-Kindergarten 1 Teacher

    Ms. Mendez

    Lead Pre-Kindergarten 1 Teacher

    Hello, I am Ms. Mendez! I am thrilled to be teaching here at Primrose in the Pre-K Classroom. I have several years of experience working with children and love how much they learn each day. When I am not working, I enjoy comedy movies and shopping.

  • Mrs. Hageman, Lead Pre-Kindergarten 2 Teacher

    Mrs. Hageman

    Lead Pre-Kindergarten 2 Teacher


    Hi,  I’m Laurie! I am a mother of three beautiful children, Jaden, MaKayla and Brendan. I have a wonderful husband named Brian. We have a cute little dog named Charlie. I love spending time with my family. I am a Colorado native. In my free time I enjoy traveling or staying close to home going to the mountains for the day.



  • Ms.Mills, Lead Kindergarten Teacher


    Lead Kindergarten Teacher

    Hello! My name is Kristine. I am originally from California and moved to Colorado in 1999 for a career advancement. I absolutely love Colorado and it’s seasons(not to mention the always changing weather). My mom, sister, niece and brother followed me out here a year later. I’ve been in early education after receiving my masters degree over 8 years ago. I love watching, learning as it happens. I live with my best friend, Zach and our two golden retrievers, Bailey and Bruiser who love getting out for walks. In my free time I love to cook, bake and garden. I am so excited to be apart of the Primrose family!

  • Chris Lang and Cook & Becky Cookson, Franchise Owner

    Chris Lang and Cook & Becky Cookson

    Franchise Owners

    Welcome to the Primrose School of Erie at Vista Ridge. Like all Primrose Schools, it is locally owned and managed.  Cook and Becky Cookson along with their son Chris Lang are the owners of the Primrose School of Erie at Vista Ridge. Together since 2006 we have prided ourselves on ensuring that we offer the best early care and education to the families in our schools.

    As a team we work hard to ensure that our schools provide the best educational childcare, preschool and kindergarten in our communities. We know firsthand the importance parents place on the safety and education of their children. Since opening our first school in 2006 it has been our honor and privilege that our parents have entrusted their children to our care and we are committed to living up to that trust.

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