Katie McKinzie, School Director
My name is Katie and I am the Director. I have been in early childhood for 17 years and have loved every minute! I have taught in every age group, ran a home childcare in Alaska, and have been an Assistant Director for 6 years. I have earned my degree at Red Rocks and Regis University in early childhood education. I love working with children and families…so please let me know if I can help with anything!
A little about me, I am a mother of 6. I have 5 boys and 1 girl. I love the outdoors and being with my family!!
Lauren Elizabeth Carrasco, Assistant Director
I have been in early childhood education for 17 years and this is my 2nd year as an Assistant Director. I love fostering children through the most important times of their lives and watching them learn and grow. I am excited to be a part of the Cadence family. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to care for your children!
Ms. Caitlin, Teacher
My name is Ms. Caitlin, I have been an Early Childhood Educator since May of 2013. I'm currently the Toddler A Teacher here at Cadence, but I started out as an Assistant Teacher in rooms ranging from the Infant room through Pre-K. I recently became Group Lead Qualified and I plan on continuing my education by taking more ECE courses. I have taken a number of courses; ECE 101 through Pyramid Plus, EQIT Infant and Toddler, and most recently a Baby Signs course. When I am working with my students, I get the most enjoyment through their smiles and laughter. I enjoy seeing each child explore their creativity through sensory and arts & crafts.
When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, spending time in the mountains, or spending each memorable moment with one of my 4 horses or 4 dogs.
Ms. Tami, Teacher
My name is Tami. I have three grown sons, and am a native Coloradan. I love animals, crafts, and cooking! I have been in childcare for 15+years and have been at Cadence for 6 years. I am Group Leader, Infant Nursery Supervisor, and certified to give medicine. I really enjoy being with the babies and watching them grow and develop every day!