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Gail has been the director of PDO since 1995. She has a degree in child development from North Dakota State University and has been working with young children for 35 years. She grew up in Fargo, ND is happily married with 2 grown-up daughters, and loves to listen to and make music. Gail is dedicated to PDO and loves the kiddos and families and her wonderful staff.

Barb n involved with Parent’s Day Out

Barb has been involved with First Church since 1994, first as an active member and currently working Director of Children and Family Ministry as well as the Assistant Director of Parent’s Day Out. She is passionate about this church and the people in it. She has many years of experience working with children from newborns to teens.

Barb has a degree in Merchandising and Design from Colorado State University. She has been married to her husband Brian for 33 years. Together, they have four children.

Lead Teachers

3-5's, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday

Kathryn grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan and Denver, Colorado. She graduated from CSU with a bachelor's degree in social work and then earned her master's degree in social work from DU. Kathryn worked as a social worker for many years in the Denver area before moving to Fort Collins in 2015 and becoming a preschool teacher. Kathryn and her husband, Todd, have four sons ranging in age from 11 to 18 years old.  In her free time, Kathryn enjoys jogging, hiking, and snuggling with her 3 dogs.

2's, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 

1's, Tuesday & Thursday

Lea was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and has lived in Loveland, Colorado for 7 years. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, and has worked with children in a preschool setting for 9 years. In her spare time, Lea loves to cook, garden, paint, visit the ocean, and spend time with her two little boys and husband, Aaron, and all of her extended family that live in the area.

Catherine is excited to be teaching the church she grew up in. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education but most of her experience is in early childhood. She loves to snuggle, explore, learn, and grow with the littles! Catherine loves to go to musicals, play board games with her family and spoil their dog, Scout.

Teacher's Aides

3-5's, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday

2's, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

1's, Tuesday & Thursday

Gabbi is a new addition to our staff. A former Kindergarten teacher, she brings a wealth of knowledge. In her spare time, she is busy raising two young children.

Cheryl is a proud grandma of 9 grandchildren. She has been a business owner of several different companies, but now enjoys spending time with her family and grandchildren. She also enjoys reading mysteries, meeting her friends and family for lunch, and working in her yard.

Cheri is in her 25th year of teaching children from birth to 18 years of age. She graduated in 1997 with a bachelor's degree in family and consumer science from Utah State University. She is the proud mother of 5 children and grandmother to two grandchildren. She looks forward to helping your child feel loved, nurtured, and cared for as they explore the world around them at preschool.

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