Primrose School of West Woods

Our Staff

  • Jenni, Franchise Owner


    Franchise Owner


    Hi my name is Jenni. I have worked in the child care industry for over 25 years. I have been at Primrose School of West Woods since July of 2000. I began as a Lead teacher, moved to Assistant Director and then became the Director in 2004. I am currently moving into an owner role. I have my bachelor's degree in Behavioral Sciences, went through the Elementary Education program at Metropolitan State College (now University) and have my Early Childhood Director's Certificate.

  • Stephanie, Director



    Hi my name is Stephanie Barr and I typically go by Steph. I have been part of the Primrose family since September 2014 and have 12 years of experience in the childcare field. I also received my Director's credential and have started training in the office to take on some of the management responsibilities. In my free time I enjoy playing at the lake, going on random day adventures, playing with my nieces and nephew, doing crafts and playing board games.

  • Liz, Infant Nursery Supervisor / Young Infant Lead Teacher


    Infant Nursery Supervisor / Young Infant Lead Teacher

    Hi my name is Liz Capritta and I am the Infant Nursery Supervisor and Lead Teacher in the young infant room. I have worked here at Primrose and with the young infants since March 2004. I think the first year of a child's life is very important and I love being able to help nurture them during this time and watching them grow into little kids.

    I have been married for the past 7 and a half years to a wonderful man named Tone. We have a little boy named Leo who also attends Primrose. We have a little Chiluahua named Bella who loves to do everything with us. As a family we love to go camping and love to travel. My husband has a very large family and every time we get together it's all about playing cornhole.

  • Diana, Younger Infant Assistant Teacher


    Younger Infant Assistant Teacher
  • Ashley, Older Infant Lead Teacher


    Older Infant Lead Teacher
  • Lisa, Young Toddlers- Lead Teacher


    Young Toddlers- Lead Teacher

    Hi my name is Lisa Denning. I have been part of the Primrose family since April of 2008. I have lived in Arvada my entire life. I have been married for 7 years and have a 11 year old son. I graduated from Arvada West High School. I have predominantly taught in the Toddler and Early Preschool I classrooms. In my free time I enjoy bowling, bike rides, spending time with friends and cooking.

  • Carma, Assistant Toddler Teacher


    Assistant Toddler Teacher
  • Alaina, EPSI Lead Teacher


    EPSI Lead Teacher
  • Holly, Early Preschool I  Assistant Teacher


    Early Preschool I Assistant Teacher

    Hi my name is Holly Glassman. I have been part of the Primrose family since December of 2016. I was born and raised in Pennsylvania, then I moved to Broomfield where I finished high school. Previously, I worked in the banking industry for 20 years. My husband and I have 3 fur kids (dogs) and would love to have many more. I also have a part time job of pet sitting. I love my job at Primrose, I love children and it's wonderful to give them love and to receive their love.

  • Buffi, Early Preschool II Assistant Teacher


    Early Preschool II Assistant Teacher
  • Veronica, Lead Preschool I Teacher


    Lead Preschool I Teacher
  • Maria O., Preschool II-Lead Teacher

    Maria O.

    Preschool II-Lead Teacher
  • Judy, Preschool II Assistant Teacher


    Preschool II Assistant Teacher

    Hi, my name is Judy Kolbe and I have been with Primrose since May of 2001. I have been in this field since 1992. I started at Children’s World at an on-site school before and after school program, for about a year. Then I moved to the Children's World center as a pre-kindergarten assistant teacher. When the position of lead teacher became available, I accepted the position and remained there until 1998 when I left the center to try an in-home center.

    In 2001 I came to Primrose and have worked as an assistant and lead teacher in the Early Preschool rooms and then I took the position of bus driver and support teacher where I get to meet all the children as I visit each of the rooms.

    Before working with children, I worked for a check printing company for 14 years. I started working with children to also help raise my own three children and learn how to help them succeed in their school and lives.

    I continue to learn from the children every day, and enjoy them very much!

    When I'm not working I enjoy camping and watching my grandkids sports games.

    Thank you for sharing your childrens’ lives with me!

  • Kaley, Pre-Kindergarten I Lead Teacher


    Pre-Kindergarten I Lead Teacher
  • Gigi, Lead 4KII Teacher


    Lead 4KII Teacher
  • Andrew, Pre-Kindergarten II Assistant Teacher


    Pre-Kindergarten II Assistant Teacher
  • Therese, Explorers Lead Teacher


    Explorers Lead Teacher

    Hi my name is Therese I have worked at Primrose since December of 2016. I am the assistant teacher in the 4K I classroom. I have 30 years of experience in working with children in preschool and public schools. I have degrees in elementary education and special education and I have experience in teaching in schools in Colorado, Texas and New Mexico. After 17 years of teaching I became a stay-at-home mom, tutoring and doing in-home daycare. After 11 years I went back to work outside of the home. I really enjoy working with the 3 and 4 year olds. For fun I enjoy hiking, reading, watching movies and camping.

  • Tamara, Support Staff


    Support Staff
  • Ann B., Support Staff

    Ann B.

    Support Staff

    Member of the Primrose family since March of 2007

    My name is Ann Butler. I am from Idaho and graduated from Idaho State University with a degree in Elementary Education in 1995. After graduation, I worked for one year at Murtaugh Elementary as a second grade teacher and two years at Hansen Elementary as a Title One teacher. I then moved to Colorado and have been in the early childhood field ever since. I enjoy reading and walking my dog.

  • Ann S., Support Staff

    Ann S.

    Support Staff

    Hi my name is Ann Schick I have been a member of the Primrose family since September 2017. I have 43 years of experience in the field of education. I have two grandchildren that attend Primrose and I also volunteer with the City of Arvada, Arvada Police Department and my church. I enjoy creating embroidery and working in the fiber arts.

  • Colton, Support Staff


    Support Staff
  • Emma A., Support Staff

    Emma A.

    Support Staff
  • Emilia, Support Staff


    Support Staff
  • Evie, Support Staff


    Support Staff
  • Julia, Support Staff


    Support Staff
  • Kate, Support Staff


    Support Staff
  • Lin, Support Staff


    Support Staff

    Member of the Primrose family since September of 2010.

    Hi, my name is Lin Gonzales. I have always had a deep love of children and have worked in child care and education since 1974. My first position was as a 3-year-old preschool teacher and cook. Since that start, I have worked in every position including bus driver, kindergarten teacher, infant nursery supervisor, and center director. I returned to the classroom because I missed being with the children. I am currently a closer in the older infant room here at Primrose.

    I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. I also returned to school to take classes to become a child care center director. I still enjoy talking classes to help me stay current with fresh and new ideas!

    I was married 38 years before my husband passed away. We had one daughter together, but my husband had six children, so I am step-mom and step-grandmom to a large brood. My daughter has two children and I love being a grandmother. When I am not working or enjoying my large family I enjoy reading, camping and singing in my church choir.

  • Susan, Support Staff


    Support Staff
  • Taylor S, Support Staff

    Taylor S

    Support Staff
  • Taylor L., Support Staff

    Taylor L.

    Support Staff
  • Taylor W, Support Staff

    Taylor W

    Support Staff
  • Taylor T, Support Staff

    Taylor T

    Support Staff
  • Jasmine, Assistant EPSII teacher


    Assistant EPSII teacher
  • Kaylyn, Support Staff


    Support Staff
  • Norma, Support Staff


    Support Staff
  • Grace, Assistant EPI teacher


    Assistant EPI teacher
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  • Mike and Sue Burns, Franchise Owner

    Mike and Sue Burns

    Franchise Owners

    Primrose of West Woods is owned by Mike and Sue Burns. They have lived in the Arvada area for almost thirty years, and raised three girls of their own. In his prior life, Mike worked in human resources and then decided that being a part of so many little ones lives was a better deal! Sue is a retired pharmacist, who loves coming to visit the school whenever she can. They are so grateful that their seven grandchildren are growing up in the Primrose West Woods family!

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