Sonflower Christian Preschool Team
Experienced and Nurturing Staff
Director and Sonflower Lead Teacher
Melody has been with Sonflower Christian Preschool since August 2020, and brings with her a deep understanding of early childhood education and the unique qualities of the Sonflower Christian Preschool program. From a young age Melody has been in the education environment (growing up with parents that are teachers). You will often find Melody accompanied by her dog Gus, whether at school or out on a hike. When not working, you can find Melody out by the river or spending time with her family sharing their love for music, art, cooking, and motorcycles! Melody was raised in the Catholic faith, and has continued to grow in her own personal journey with Jesus through her time with Sonflower Christian Preschool.
Lead Sprouts Teacher
Loreta joins us with 20+ years of experience with the early childhood field in Durango. Loreta was nominated for Early Childhood Teacher of the Year (2018) for her unending kindness and fun with her students. As a teacher, Loreta knows how to reach each child on a personal level and help them in the first steps of their educational journey. She is a great model to our students with her positive attitude and enduring patience.
Sonflower Lead Teacher
Sprouts Lead Teacher
With 8 years of Early Childhood Education Experience. I believe in the importance of outdoor and Christian education, where children can connect with nature and explore the world around them. Whether it's skiing, hiking, or exploring the outdoors, I enjoy incorporating these activities into our curriculum to encourage children to have a well-rounded education. As a mother of 4, I have learned the importance of spending time together in the outdoors and learning about Gods world.
Sonflower Teacher Assistant
Amber strives to provide a stimulating and well-rounded curriculum that fosters early learning and development. As an experienced teachers assistant she is committed to creating an inclusive and engaging environment where every child feels comfortable and loved. With outdoor activities, games, and learning centers, we cultivate a love of learning that will last a lifetime. On her free time she enjoys spending time with her daughter and playing outside or board games.
Being a mother and grandmother in a large family taught me to appreciate the value of early childhood education. Dulce is joining us with more than 10 years of experience in teaching and nurturing young children. I understand what it takes to provide the best learning environment for them. Dulce's unique approach to education is centered on Christian values, play-based learning and individualized attention. I enjoy being able to support the bilingual community and this has made us proud to offer our services to Spanish-speaking families.