Larks Preschool Leadership
Founder and Director
After more than 25 years of working with children I am still amazed by how much I learn from my students and their families. My experience and instructional philosophy closely aligns with the Reggio-Emilia approach to Early Childhood Education and it influences and inspires me both as a teacher and a parent.
I believe that children are strong and capable. As an educator my goal is to create an environment where the children learn to communicate and collaborate with each other while re-enforcing a climate of mutual respect and consideration.
As an administrator I seek to create and maintain open and supportive relationships with Larks families. I feel blessed and immensely grateful for Larks and the parent community that supports us in our pursuit of early childhood education excellence.
Education & Certifications
Metropolitan State University, Denver, Colorado
Bachelor of Arts – Psychology
Dean’s List, Honor Society University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado
Graduate Level Licensure Program
Director Certified: Denver Department of Human Services
Teacher Certified: (0-3rd Grade)
Masters Certification: Neuro-Linguistic Programming
Sylvan Tutor Certified
Founder and Consultant
As a co-founder of Larks I am fortunate to have worked, collaborated, and learned from such an expert in early childhood education. That expert of course is my wife Bridget. The two of us started Larks Preschool together in the fall of 2004 and what an incredible experience it has been to be an integral part in developing our wonderful school. I have tremendous respect and admiration for my wife and watching and learning from her better prepared me to effectively work with children as a School Psychologist. As all educators do, we want children to succeed academically, emotionally, and socially. The path to support children’s development and future academic success is unique for each child, and this is where we excel. Our philosophical and educational approach paired with our personal work ethic allow us to focus on individual needs and student success. This ensures our students are well prepared for entry into Kindergarten and greater success in elementary school.
As a School Psychologist and consultant for Larks I provide staff training around literacy instruction, language acquisition, developmental stages, temperament, and behavioral strategies to support individual student needs. In addition, I work with parents to provide consultation, behavior planning, and as a community resource.
Education & Certifications
University Of Colorado, School Of Education And Human Development, Denver, CO
Educational Specialist in School Psychology (Ed.S)
Nationally Certified School Psychologist (N.C.S.P.)
Member: Golden Key International Honor Society