Directors

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 has been involved with Parent’s Day Out for many years – first as a parent, and then as assistant director. She has a degree from CSU and many years of experience working with children from newborns to teens. Barb has four children who keep her very busy when she is not at Parent’s Day Out.

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 5 years. She received her bachelor's degree in early childhood education from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado, and has worked with children in the preschool setting for 7 years. In her spare time, Lea loves to cook, garden, paint, and spend time with her two little boys and husband, Aaron.

Morgan is so excited to be a part of Parent's Day Out as the 1-year-old teacher! She has worked in childcare for 7 years and is currently studying early childhood education at Front Range Community College. She was born and raised in Fort Collins and is recently engaged to her high school sweetheart. Morgan and her fiance have two sweet kiddos who are 4 years old and 1 year old. Morgan loves a fun adventure, the outdoors, and helping children learn and grow.

Teacher's Aides

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

2's, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

1's, Tuesday & Thursday

Kelli lives in Windsor with her partner, Ravi, and their three-year-old son, Makhai. She loves plants and gardening and has a degree in horticulture from CSU. She also loves insects and plans to get a master's in entomology. Her favorite pastimes are spending time with her family, cooking, and hiking.

Ashley is from Florida and has one son. She received her B.A. at the University of South Florida and also attended AIMS Community College for early childhood education. Ashley loves hiking with her son and husband and going to the mountains as often as she can.

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 her first grandbaby, Tyler. She looks forward to helping your child feel loved, nurtured, and cared for as they explore the world around them at preschool.