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Meet Us

Amber Ducharme, School Director
Amber Ducharme, School Director

I have been in education for well over a decade. Prior to Cadence Education, I worked in Longview at Lower Columbia College as a Mentor Teacher to early childhood education students students. I have a degree in early childhood education and I'm currently pursuing another degree in behavioral science.

I'm a mom to a beautiful daughter named Claire. When I'm not spending time with my family, I enjoy hiking, camping, and watching football.

Cathleen Roth, Teacher
Cathleen Roth, Teacher

I grew up in Billings MT and moved to the Olympia area in 2013. I have always loved children and began babysitting when I was thirteen. In high school I took a class at the local career center where we learned about child development and had the opportunity to teach our own preschool. That experience ignited my passion for children and I knew that’s what I wanted to do with my life. As life happened I had other jobs, but in 2009 my friend gave birth to triplet girls and asked me to be their nanny. I worked with them for 18 months and I knew that working with kids was what I was meant to do. After that ended I worked a year at a childcare center in Billings then moved here to Washington and started my career here at Cadence Academy. I have taken many early childhood development classes during my child care career and am currently working on my CDA (Child Development Associate). I am so thankful that I get to interact with so many wonderful families and be part of such a positive learning environment.

Kimberly Spears, Teacher
Kimberly Spears, Teacher

I have worked with children since the age of 12, babysitting the neighbor's children and watching my sister. I graduated from South Puget Sound Community College in 2011 with my degree in Early Childhood Education. I have worked at Cadence Academy since 2011 and started as a floater and am now an Infant Teacher and I LOVE IT! My hobbies are going for walks and riding bikes and I love to explore and go on vacations.


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8911 Martin Way East
Lacey, WA 98516
Martin Way at River Ridge Dr



Monday - Friday
6:00am - 5:30pm
Recognized as a Cadence Education 
School of Excellence

Recognized as a Cadence Education School of Excellence

Lacey, WA