Preschool Staff Directory

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Julia Alberts

2.5’s Preschool Teacher

AAS degree in Early Childhood Education from Front Range Community College; 2 years at Colorado State University. Group Leader and Director Certified. 20-plus years experience working with children. RCS Preschool JAMS Teacher 2013 to present.

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Michele Alcantar

Preschool Music Instructor

3 years of experience traveling and training with a singing group called Primary Focus/Living Proof. RCS Preschool Music and Movement Director from 2003 to present.

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Julia Anderson

Assistant Preschool Director

B.S. Education from University of West Alabama. Over 15 years of experience in working with children. RCS Preschool Teacher and Assistant Director from 2002 to present.

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Karen Barker

3’s Preschool Teacher

BS in Human Development and Family Studies with emphasis in Early Childhood.  Seven years of leadership in women’s ministry groups. RCS preschool teacher 2014 to present.

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Amanda Barnes

Preschool Director of Art

Eight years administrative and logistical experience. Five years leading and directing women’s ministries. RCS Preschool teacher from December 2011 to present.

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Hannah Battke

Preschool Teacher

AA Early Childhood Education at Front Range Community College and BA Elementary Education with emphasis in Biblical Studies. 10 years working with Children and teaching at Message of Life Ministries. Preschool Teacher since 2018.

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Anissa Brand

Pre-K Teacher

AA, Northeastern Junior College. 1 year UNC. RCS Preschool teacher from 2006 to present.

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Kris Delehoy

Pre-K Teacher

Teaching since 2001. At RCS from 2013 to present.

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Amy Fetzer

Pre-K Teacher

BS in Graphic Design from Missouri Western State University. Post graduate studies in Elementary and Early Childhood Education and Art Education. 7+ years of ministry work with children ages 3 through 6th grade; 3 years of experience teaching preschool; 2 years of experience teaching kindergarten.

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Jenn Griffin

3’s Preschool Teacher

BS, Human Development and Family Studies with an emphasis in Early Childhood Education, CSU.  Four years experience teaching at RCS Elementary. State certified. Teaching at RCS preschool since 2014.

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Becky Hood

Early Education Office Manager

Ministry experience from 1983 to present with children ages birth to Kindergarten. Administrative experience since 1979. RCS Preschool Office Manager/Bookkeeper/ Registrar from 2006 to present.

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Debbie Koons

2.5’s Preschool Teacher

Four years ministry experience working with children ages birth to Kindergarten. RCS Preschool teacher from 2011 to present.

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Sarah Layne

2.5’s Teacher

BA in Visual Arts with an emphasis in Art History from UNC. 10+ years experience working in children’s ministry.

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Ariel Noel

Preschool Teacher

AAS in Medical Technology from Front Range Community College. 4 years of experience in children’s ministry.

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Debby Onda

Pre-K Teacher

RCS Preschool teacher from 2005 to present; Lunch Bunch coordinator for two years; Rez nursery volunteer for seven years; five years Elementary School Administrative Assistant; Attended USC and Cal State University at Los Angeles, Business and Computer Science.

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Tiffany Peltz

Office/Teacher Aide

BS in Hospitality and Event Management from Johnson & Wales University in Denver. Administrative experience since 2006. Birth-Kindergarten children’s ministry from 2016 to 2017. At RCS from 2017 to present.

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Kim Potkonjak

4’s & Preschool Enrichment Teacher

BS, Home Economics/Business Management, Western Illinois University. 9 years of experience in children’s ministry; RCS Preschool teacher from 2008 to present.

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Cathi Roth

Preschool Director

Director of RCS Preschool March 2000 to present. Experience working with children since 1989.
Seventeen years Administrative experience.

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Lindsey Van Leeuwen

Preschool Teacher

BA, Liberal Studies and MA, Education, Azusa Pacific University. State and ACSI certified. Teaching since 2017. At RCS from 2017 to present.

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Annie Vecchio

4’s Preschool Teacher

BS in Chemistry from Kansas Wesleyan University with a minor in biology. Six years of experience leading small groups. RCS preschool teacher from 2017 to present.

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Sue Vessiny

3’s Teacher

AA, Citrus College, Azusa, CA. RCS Preschool Art Assistant and teacher from 2008 to present.