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Meet Us

Coreen Ortiz-Berens, Director
Monica Chairez, Assistant Director
Monica Chairez, Assistant Director

I have worked with young children over the past 6 years. My love for children began in the Denver Public Schools. Since I did not have any experience in early childhood education at that time, I started as an Aide and it only took a few months of working with children to realize this was the route I wanted to take, so I enrolled in the Community College of Aurora.

I was born in Chihuahua, Mexico. When I was eight years old my parents decided to come to Colorado and I have lived here most of my life! I love everything about Colorado! The outdoors, camping, and spending time with my family is what I enjoy most. I am a wife and a mother to two beautiful girls. I am proud to say that my youngest daughter attends Cadence Academy DTC! I look forward to working with each family in our school!

Carrie McLelan, Teacher
Carrie McLelan, Teacher

Carrie joined Cadence Academy in 2014 and has been working in early childhood education since 2002. She has worked with all ages of children, and is currently a Lead Teacher in our Infant classroom. Carrie has many classes in early childhood and is an Infant Nursery Supervisor. She is also certified in Baby Signs. In her free time, Carrie enjoys spending time with her family, relaxing, and shopping.


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Address & Directions

9064 East Mineral Circle
Centennial, CO 80112
Between Dry Creek & County Line Rd



Monday - Friday
6:30am - 6:30pm
Recognized as a Cadence Education 
School of Excellence

Recognized as a Cadence Education School of Excellence

DTC, Centennial, CO