Toddler House Team

Preschool Team, NE Classroom

Lead Montessori Teacher
I grew up in Wheat Ridge and graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Communication and Ethnic Studies. I found my passion for early childhood teaching and alternative learning environments working with 3-4 year olds at the Jackson Hole Mountain Sports School. I also worked with the Tomahawk Girl Scout Camp for two summers and it reinforced my passion. In my spare time I enjoy sliding downhill on two sticks, hitting the dusty trail, laughing with my family at my grandpa’s house, eating copious amounts of Girl Scout cookies, and making breakfast for dinner!

Preschool Team, NW Classroom

Lead Montessori Teacher
I was privileged to join the Cornerstone community when my oldest daughter enrolled in the preschool program. With my background in traditional education, I immediately fell in love with the processes and the notion of the prepared classroom and jumped at the chance to join the staff. Both of my daughters are now Cornerstone graduates and I am enjoying my role as Montessori Co-Lead Teacher. I am currently continuing with my education in Montessori, both as a mother and as a professional.

Preschool Team, SW Classroom

Co-Lead Montessori Teacher
I've been passionate about Montessori since I was a young student of Montessori myself! I graduated from Compass in 2005 with the first graduating class, and after attending college in Illinois, returned to Colorado and completed my Montessori Early Childhood Training at MECR. I have held several positions at different Montessori preschool programs, and worked in non-Montessori childcare programs. I enjoy snuggling with my cats, taking walks with my partner and daughter, and dabbling in mixed media arts.
Classroom Assistant
I started attending Cornerstone when I was 2-1/2 and never really left. Even while attending Creighton University to become a pediatrician, I'd return to Cornerstone for summer jobs. After Creighton, I decided to skip medical school and was fortunate to get a full-time job at Cornerstone. It's more rewarding to help children grow than send them home with a diagnosis and some medicine. I've been at Cornerstone for 15 years now and am still excited to spend my time nurturing the children and their families.

Kindergarten Team, SE Classroom

Administration Team

Owner/Head Ninja
In full disclosure, I'm the one person on this page that isn't part of the staff. But as an owner, I'm honored to be in the company of such knowledgeable and dedicated education professionals. That said, I too am passionate about pre-K education and a fan of what the Montessori method has done for my boys. I'm happy to pitch in as tech geek, groundskeeper, engineer, website know, general handyman stuff! In my "spare" time, I'm the COO of a software company that develops regulatory compliance tools. More at my LinkedIn profile below.
Hola! I was born and raised in Mexico, attended college in Mexico, and earned my BS in Business Administration. I moved to Colorado in 2003, started at Cornerstone as a substitute in 2006, became a Certified Montessori Teacher in 2009, a US citizen in 2011 (so proud), and earned my Director's certification in 2014. I'm constantly amazed at how smart, fun, and curious our children are. My commitment is, and will continue to be, to provide a safe, nurturing, kind and amazing environment for children, families, and staff of Cornerstone.
After completing my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from the University of Northern Colorado, I stumbled upon this beautiful community and knew I had to be a part of it. As a Montessori child myself, I experienced firsthand how it can provide a strong foundation for a lifetime of learning. I started in the Kindergarten classroom in 2003, received my Infant and Toddler Montessori Certification in 2005, and earned my Director's certification in 2013. I very much enjoy being one of the Directors and am 100% committed to the school's vision and mission of educating young children.
Science Teacher
I have been with Cornerstone since February 1989 and was the Kindergarten teacher for 26 years. Currently, I serve as the science teacher and am on call as a substitute. I love introducing the wonders of science to the children in all of the classrooms and look forward to working with everyone in the Cornerstone community.
Administrative Coordinator
I've worked at Cornerstone as both a Teacher’s Assistant and now as an Administrative Coordinator, and both of my children are students. Having experienced the school as an employee and a parent, I can say that there is truly no better place than Cornerstone Montessori School! I feel so fortunate to be a part of this caring, supportive, and knowledgeable community. I received my BS in Business Administration from Regis University and have worked in education my whole professional life. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, hiking, reading, cross-stitching, and traveling.