Meet the Teachers

Ms. Michele, Director:

Birthday - May 28th
Favorite color - Blue and Orange (Go Broncos)
Favorite food - Sushi, Mexican and coffee (yes, it's a food group)
Favorite animal - Dogs
Hobbies - I love to run and do all kinds of obstacle course races. I also teach fitness classes with Colorado Krav Maga.
About my Family - I am Mom to the best little girl in the world who loves to take on all sorts of crazy fitness adventures with me.
Years of experience with children - 9 years

Classroom A:

Mrs. Jenai, Lead Teacher:

Birthday - February 18
Favorite color - Black
Favorite food - Thai food, sushi, and cheese!
Favorite Starbucks drink - Pink drink and iced caramel macchiato with almond milk
Favorite animal - Penguins and sloths
Hobbies - Traveling, spending time with my family, and watching Netflix
About my Family - I have a hilarious and intelligent husband, 4 sisters, and 9 nieces and nephews.
Years of experience with children - 7 years

Mrs. Steffany, Lead Teacher:

Birthday - May 27
Favorite color - Yellow and brown
Favorite food - Mexican, Hawaiian, and anything sweet :)
Favorite Starbucks drink - Fruit smoothie or lemonade
Favorite animal - Dogs
Hobbies - I love spending time with my church and staying as active as possible with family, friends and doing things outside!
About my Family - My husband and I moved to Colorado 3 years ago from New Mexico with our 2 dogs. We left behind both of our families and the best green chili. We have made amazing friends and have had endless opportunities and blessings!! We are proud to call CO our home!
Years of experience with children - 8 years

Classroom B:

Mrs. Carlie, Lead Teacher:

Hi everyone!! My name is Carlie Allain. I am so excited to have the opportunity to be working in the Little Cougars Program!! I have been working in Douglas County since 2005. Before Cougar Run, I taught the Kindergarten Enrichment Program at Heritage Elementary. I have been working with children for over 20 years! I enjoy their energy and love seeing life through their eyes. I love helping them learn new things each and everyday!

My husband and I have one son who keeps us very busy!! We spend our weekends camping, boating and riding ATV's with our family. We love Colorado and everything it has to offer!!

I can't wait to meet you and your children and begin working with such a great team of staff at Cougar Run!!

Mrs. Yvonne, Teacher Assistant:

Birthday- September 19
Favorite color- purple
Favorite food- Chinese
Favorite Starbucks drink - Passion with raspberry ice tea
Favorite animal- panda bear
Hobbies-I love to go work out with my husband and love to go to the movies
About my Family- I have Three kids two girls and boy and married to a wonderful husband
Years of experience with children - I have been working in preschool 10 years now and love it.

Mrs. Linda, Opening Lead Teacher:

Birthday: November 11 Color: all different shades of blue
Favorite Food: Mexican. Or steak. Or ice cream!
Favorite Starbucks drink: Black coffee
Favorite animal: hummingbird
Hobbies: hiking, biking, paddleboarding (new one!), reading, watching American Ninja Warrior
Family: My family is so wonderful! I am married to a fabulous man and have four talented, kind and funny grown children scattered across the US.
Years of experience with children: I have been working with children since 1987! Yikes!

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