Phone Ext. 1503
Leslie Meier is a Colorado native who has lived in Oklahoma and California. She has a Bachelors in Early Childhood Education with an Elementary Endorsement along with a directors license for Large Childcare Centers. She has worked in education for over 10 years in various capacities, but her passion has always been in ECE. She loves to support teachers who are passionate about educating the whole child and who love to play with their students. She considers it an honor to work in the MA community.
Phone Ext: 1206
Stacie Baroni is a Colorado native. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Metropolitan State College of Denver. She attended the University of Texas at San Antonio and received her Elementary Education Degree with a minor in reading. She taught first grade in Texas. She worked at a preschool in Germany and worked in several churches with young children in various programs. Stacie has also been a substitute teacher in Texas, Florida and Colorado.
Stacie and her husband Mark have been residents of Monument since his retirement from the Air Force. Her family enjoyed living in Texas, Kansas, Alabama, Mississippi, Germany and Florida. Stacie and Mark have four children.
Stacie enjoys traveling, cooking, hiking and reading. She also loves spending time with her family and watching her kids in their various activities. Her family also enjoys spending time with their golden retrievers, Walter and Charlie.
Phone Ext: 1206
Jill Beattie is a Colorado native. She began working with young children in the mid 1970’s when she was a children’s ski instructor at Winter Park Ski Area, and she has never tired of it. She studied Early Childhood Education and Music in college. She has worked with young children in daycare centers, Catholic Traditional and Montessori School, church nurseries, The Classical Academy, and The YMCA. She loves incorporating music and movement into the daily routine, and accompany the children on guitar, ukulele, dulcimer, autoharp and keyboard.
Phone Ext: 1208
Kate Gosling graduated from Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington with a B.A. in Elementary Education and received her M.A. in Education from City University in Seattle, Washington. She has taught Kindergarten, Special Education, first grade, and pre-K students for 27 years. She has worked at Monument Academy since 2012.
Kate and her husband Mark have been Monument residents for 15 years. They have a son and daughter who joined their family through adoption from Russia in 2007. Kate’s interests include reading, singing, sewing, cross stitch, traveling, enjoying the outdoors, learning Russian, and going to Russia once a year to work with orphans, including her family’s sponsor children.
Phone Ext. 1208
My name is Amber Newell. I’m a native to beautiful Colorado. I graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a B.S. in Community Health and Health Education. I have spent 18 years teaching in Colorado, and eight of those years have been in Early Childhood Education. (My sweet spot)! I live in a rural location in Larkspur with my husband Richard. We have two children in high school. My daughter will be a Freshman, and my son is a Junior.
I enjoy the outside and playing with all my animals. Four dogs, chickens, and my neighbors horses! I love to paint, and garden in my spare time. My favorite thing however, is to make a difference in children’s lives, helping them to grow and feel successful.
Phone Ext: 1204
Mrs. Riley has been teaching for 12+ years. She has taught all ages, from infants through school age, but Pre-K has always been her favorite. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Liberal Arts & a teaching certificate in early childhood education. She has four children. She is originally from Rochester, New York, but has lived in California, Virginia, Texas, North Carolina, Georgia, & Germany. She enjoys being in the kitchen & because of that, there will be cooking in her classroom. She loves the water. In addition to being a Pre-K teacher at Monument Academy, she also teaches swimming at a local swim school. She enjoys watching hockey & her favorite hockey team is the Carolina Hurricanes.