Primrose School of Ken Caryl

Our Staff

  • Ms. Lindsey, Director

    Ms. Lindsey

    Director

    Ms. Lindsey is our Director. She has over 15 years of childcare experience and has been at our school for over 5 years. She has her Associates of Arts in Elementary Education, as well as Early Childhood Education and Colorado Director's Certification. She has always enjoyed working around young children and watching them grow their skills. She loves Primrose's Balanced Learning philosophy and how the curriculum provides a fun engaging environment for children to learn and grow.

    Ms. Lindsey enjoys exploring Colorado with her husband, Matt, and their daughter, Penelope. They love to hike, camp, and drive through the beautiful mountains.

  • Ms. Caley, Assistant Director

    Ms. Caley

    Assistant Director

    Ms. Caley is our Assistant Director. She is certified in EQIT, Pyramid Plus, Pdis, and MA. She has been in childcare since 2016 and she came into the childcare industry because she saw the opportunity to provide a warm and loving environment for children to make a positive impact in their lives and education. She is passionate about ensuring each child is provided a high-quality education combined with teachers who love and care about them. Ms. Caley loves Primose because the focus is on purposeful play to nurture children's development and learning.

    In her spare time, Ms. Caley loves to go hiking and spend time outdoors. She also loves to spend time with her family and friends and baking!

  • Ms. Maddie, Administrative Assistant

    Ms. Maddie

    Administrative Assistant

    Ms. Maddie is our Front Office Administrative Assistant. She is a graduate from Columbine High School and has been working in the childcare industry for over 5.5 years. She has always wanted to be a teacher and make an impact on someone’s life and by being a teacher she can.

    When Ms. Maddie has free time she enjoys cooking, spending time with her family, her dog, traveling and camping.

  • Ms. Cynthia, Marketing & Special Events Director

    Ms. Cynthia

    Marketing & Special Events Director

    Ms. Cynthia is our Marketing & Special Events Manager. She has her BA in Business Marketing from the University of Northern Colorado. She is active within the Ken Caryl community and plans/attends all events Primrose School of Ken Caryl hosts. She is in and out of the school taking pictures to post to Facebook or out in the community creating relationships with other small businesses in the area.

    Ms. Cynthia is a Colorado Native. She enjoys spending time with her family, including her pets, exploring the beautiful Colorado landscape. She also enjoys participating in intermural sports, cooking, reading and running.

  • Ms. Alice, Infant Nursery Supervisor + Young Infants Lead Teacher

    Ms. Alice

    Infant Nursery Supervisor + Young Infants Lead Teacher

    Ms. Alice is one of our Infant Nursery Supervisors. She has been a blessing to our school for the past 20 years. She has tremendous devotion and love for our infants and families. She has over 35 years of experience working with infants and it shows as the babies light up when she enters the room. She is passionate, dedicated, confident, and very caring. She understands the importance of health and safety in the classroom and is a positive role model to all who know her.

    Ms. Alice is a Denver Native. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, going to church, singing, cooking, walking, movies, music,reading, and being with grandbabies of her own!

  • Ms. Silvia, Young Infants Lead Teacher

    Ms. Silvia

    Young Infants Lead Teacher

    Ms. Silvia is our Young Infants Lead Teacher. She has over 20 years of experience in childcare and has her BS in nutrition and food science with a minor in child development from LBSU. She is passionate about teaching because she loves to be around children. 

     

    In her spare time, Ms. Silvia enjoys puzzles, decorating for the holidays, and being with family.

  • Ms. Lexie, Older Infants Lead Teacher

    Ms. Lexie

    Older Infants Lead Teacher

    Ms. Lexie is our Older Infants Lead Teacher. She is currently attending Red Rocks Community College. She has over 8 years of childcare experience. She has always loved children and has found fulfillment in teaching them about the world around them.

    Ms. Lexie enjoys hanging out with friends, going shopping, traveling to new places and spending time with family when she is not at work.

  • Ms. Annika, Young Toddlers Lead Teacher

    Ms. Annika

    Young Toddlers Lead Teacher

    Ms. Annika is our Young Toddlers Lead Teacher. She comes to us with more than 7 years childcare experience and has her BS in Child and Family Studies. Ms. Annika loves helping kids grow and seeing the excitement in their eyes when they do something new for the first time. She enjoys Primrose because she loves how helpful the staff is to one another to collectively be the best teachers they can be!

    When Ms. Annika is not at work she is often found having fun with her children, she loves to go to parks, lakes, hike, and kayaking!

     

  • Ms. Jenna

    Young Toddlers Lead Teacher

    Ms. Jenna is our Young Toddlers Lead Teacher. She has her Bachelor's in History and has more than 8 years of childcare experience. She became an ECE teacher because there is nothing more gratifying than the excitement and joy on a child's face when they have learned and accomplished something. She loves Primrose for the sense of community, structure, and shared enthusiasm for caring for children.

    In her free time, Ms. Jenna is an avid reader and hiker. She also loves to bake!

     

     

  • Ms. Abby, Older Toddlers Lead Teacher

    Ms. Abby

    Older Toddlers Lead Teacher

    Ms. Abby is our Older Toddlers Lead Teacher. She is ECE certified as well as completed Pyramid Plus and EQIT and has over 5 years of experience in childcare. She became a teacher because she loves kids and wants to help them grow, she chose Primrose because she loves the values and wonderful fellow staff.

    In her spare time, Ms. Abby enjoys spending time with family and friends, going out into nature, hiking, camping, and art.

  • Ms. Hali, Older Toddlers Lead Teacher

    Ms. Hali

    Older Toddlers Lead Teacher

    Ms. Hali is our Older Toddlers Assistant Teacher. She attended MSU Denver to study Elementary Education with an emphasis on Child Psychology. She has been working in childcare since 2009. She decided to become a teacher after she peer-tutored for the local Kindergarten while in high school and realized working with children was her calling. She enjoys the Primrose philosophy and all of her amazing co-workers.

    Ms. Hali enjoys photography, painting, drawing, running and yoga. She has her certification in sky diving and hopes to continue after she has her baby!

  • Ms. Kaylee, Early Preschool Lead Teacher

    Ms. Kaylee

    Early Preschool Lead Teacher

    Ms. Kaylee is our Early Preschool Assistant Teacher. She is a Bear Creek High School graduate and has been working in childcare since 2019. Ms. Kaylee has always wanted to work with children and she enjoys how involved in the community Primrose is.

    Ms. Kaylee enjoys spending time with her family, watching her older brother play baseball, spending time with friends, and taking pictures. She played softball for 13 years and was on the Varsity softball team at Bear Creek in 2019!

  • Mr. Ray, Preschool Pathways Lead Teacher

    Mr. Ray

    Preschool Pathways Lead Teacher
    Apple of Our Eye

    Mr. Ray is our Preschool Pathways Lead Teacher. He is ECE Certified and has been working in childcare for over 5 years. Mr. Ray knew since elementary school that he wanted to become a teacher and has always loved helping and guiding those around him. He knows our future revolves around the next generation of great minds! Working with kids is the most fulfilling thing he has done. He enjoys Primrose because everyone is so inviting, from all the teachers to the amazing owner, and leadership team.

    In his free time, Mr. Ray enjoys playing the guitar, painting, drawing (anything that has to do with art) video games and spending time with his parents and other family.

  • Ms. AJ

    Lead Teacher

    Photo and Bio Coming Soon!

  • Ms. Sue, Preschool 1 Lead Teacher

    Ms. Sue

    Preschool 1 Lead Teacher

    Ms. Sue is our Lead Preschool 1 Teacher. She has her Bachelors in Psychology from Southern Illinois University with a minor in child psychology. She has over 22 years of experience in childcare. She became a teacher because she is fascinated by a child's mind and ability to absorb so much information and knowledge in a short period of time. Children bring joy and laughter to her day!

    In her spare time, Ms. Sue enjoys watching live baseball games, painting, cooking, and photography. 

     

  • Ms. Nikita

    Preschool 1 Lead Teacher

    Photo + Bio Coming Soon!

  • Ms. Kyla, Preschool 2 Lead Teacher

    Ms. Kyla

    Preschool 2 Lead Teacher

    Biography Coming Soon!

  • Ms. Maddi, Pre-Kindergarten Lead Teacher

    Ms. Maddi

    Pre-Kindergarten Lead Teacher

    Ms. Maddi is our Pre-Kindergarten Lead Teacher. She has her associates in ECE and has been in childcare since 2020. She became a teacher because she is passionate about education, loves children, and wants to make a positive difference in their education. She enjoys Primrose because of the structured curriculum style and its' mission to better every child and their learning skills.

    Ms. Maddi enjoys hanging out with her family and friends, taking road trips, trying new foods, watching movies, and spending time with her dog, Larry, when she is not at work.

  • Ms. Jessica, Pre-Kindergarten Lead Teacher

    Ms. Jessica

    Pre-Kindergarten Lead Teacher

    Ms. Jessica is our Pre-Kindergarten Lead Teacher. She has over 7 years of childcare experience. She became a teacher because she wanted to make a difference in children's lives. She enjoys being around children and helping them discover new things. Her love for teaching began when she was in high school and was a peer tutor for developmentally delayed children. She enjoys teaching at Primrose because it offers an opportunity to grow as a teacher.

    During her free time, Ms. Jessica enjoys spending time with her 7-year-old on her family ranch near Bailey. She spends a lot of time working with the cows and riding the horses. She also likes to hike the property and go to rodeos and making memories with her friends.

  • Ms. Cindy, Junior Kindergarten & Explorers Lead Teacher

    Ms. Cindy

    Junior Kindergarten & Explorers Lead Teacher

    Ms. Cindy is our Junior Kindergarten & Explorers Lead Teacher. She graduated from Tarkio College with Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education & STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). She has over 20+ years of teaching experience. She became a teacher because she enjoys helping children reach milestones - to build self-esteem through education. She enjoys teaching at Primrose because of the smaller classroom sizes, support of the staff and directors. She loves watching children explore and reach all milestones in social and emotional to academics. Primrose provides a second home to teachers and students with support. "We are a Primrose Family and I love each of them." says Ms. Cindy.

    In her spare time, Ms. Cindy loves to spend time with her husband, son, daughter-in-law, and grandchldren. She loves painting, cricut, baking and travelling when she can!

  • Ms. Ali, Support Lead Teacher

    Ms. Ali

    Support Lead Teacher

    Ms. Ali is one of our Lead Float Teachers. She is ECE certified and has over 15 years of childcare experience. She became a teacher because she loves working with teachers.

    In her free time Ms. Ali enjoys hiking.

  • Ms. Cari, Support Lead Teacher

    Ms. Cari

    Support Lead Teacher

    Ms. Cari is our Junior Kindergarten Lead Teacher. She is ECE qualified, pyramid plus and EQIT (Expanding Quality in Infant Toddler Care) certified. She has been in the childcare industry since 2010. She chose to become a teacher because every day is unique and young children are like sponges and they soak up everything they have been taught. She enjoys experiencing things with them for the first time, as well as the feeling she gets when overcoming challenges in the classroom that make teaching absolutely worth it! She chose to work at Primrose because of the Balanced learning approach as well as the carefully planned schedule that is used in each classroom each day!

     

    Ms. Cari enjoys camping, being with friends, exploring new places, and going to the movies when she has free time. She also likes to spend time with her fiance and their dog, Zoey.

  • Ms. Christy, Support Lead Teacher

    Ms. Christy

    Support Lead Teacher

    Ms. Christy is one of our Support Lead Teachers. She has her Bachelors in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Early Childhood Education. She has been in the childcare industry since 2002. She enjoys teaching because she knows nature and nurture begin at such an early age and to be able to show empathy and joy to young children, raises caring and compassionate adults.

    Ms. Christy enjoys playing with her 2 children, running, gardening, writing books, canning, her family, walks and hiking. She has a happy-go lucky personality!

  • Ms. Dory, Support Lead Teacher

    Ms. Dory

    Support Lead Teacher

    Ms. Dory is a member of our Support Staff Team. She is ECE certified and has been in childcare since 2020. She became a teacher because seeing children reach the next step in their learning, like writing their name for the first time or building a tower taller than the last, makes her heart very happy. She wants to help children learn and find their way of learning, plus all of the hugs and smiles makes her day that much better! She enjoys Primrose because it feels like home and she likes everything that is done for the staff and children.

     

    In her spare time, Ms. Dori enjoys crafts, playing board games, and doing puzzles. She enjoys being with friends or helping her family on their ranch with the house and horses. She also loves Disney!

  • Ms. Gale, Support Lead Teacher + Transportation Specialist

    Ms. Gale

    Support Lead Teacher + Transportation Specialist

    Ms. Gale is a Support Lead Teacher and Transportation Specialist here at Primrose School of Ken Caryl. Ms. Gale received her college degree from Rasmussen College and is ECE qualified. She has over 32 years of experience working in the Early Childhood Education field.

    Ms. Gale became a teacher to be a positive influence in children’s lives, she loves seeing the different ways children grow and learn. She wishes to spread love and hugs to all the children that she can. She often says that “children will rule the world in the future and need positive influences now.” She enjoys Primrose because it's a family.

    When she’s not at work, for Ms. Gale, family is first. They enjoy doing puzzles and playing games. She has been married for 47 years, and has 2 adult children and 3 granddaughters whom she spends lots of time with.

  • Ms. Madds, Support Lead Teacher

    Ms. Madds

    Support Lead Teacher

    Ms. Madds is one of our Support Assistant Teachers. She has been working in childcare since 2019 and is currently enrolled at Colorado Mesa University and Metropolitan University of Denver. She is also a recent graduate from Chatfield Senior High School. She has always enjoyed working with children, and as she completes her college education she wished to explore a job that will lead into her field of work.

    As a Colorado native, Ms. Madds enjoys everything about being outdoors in her spare time. Including hiking, camping, slack-lining, and water sports. Her family is very important to her and she recently moved back from Grand Junction to be closer to them. She loves music and spending as much of her time as possible exploring new cultures.

  • Mr. Jordan, Kitchen Manager/Head Chef

    Mr. Jordan

    Kitchen Manager/Head Chef

    Mr. Jordan is our School Executive Chef/Kitchen Manager. He has over 4 years of cooking experience. Mr. Jordan chose to join our team here at Primrose because he loves to see the children's smiling faces throughout the day and is happy that he can bring them joy through food.

    When he is not at work Mr. Jordan loves spending time with his family, watching movies and playing basketball.

  • Stacey Alexander & Heather Haugen, Franchise Owner

    Stacey Alexander & Heather Haugen

    Franchise Owners

    Mr. Stacey Alexander is the proud father of three young boys and an experienced business owner. His twin boys, Lance and Emmett are 14 and his youngest Nick is 11. Mr. Alexander's boys attended Primrose for over three years. Stacey grew up in Colorado, he loves camping and boating and being a father is his greatest accomplishment.

    Dr. Heather Haugen is a mother, entrepreneur, and educator. She currently serves as the CEO of an organization that creates education solutions in healthcare. Dr. Haugen has a passion for teaching and learning. She is married to Tom Haugen and they have two small children, Alexandra, 14, and Audrey, 11. Heather is a Colorado native, an avid runner, and published writer. Together this brother-sister team is excited and privileged to work with the quality staff at Primrose of Ken Caryl and is solely devoted to the day-to-day nurturing to the children that attend this school.

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