Meet our staff

We believe in providing not only exceptional education for your child, but exceptional leadership. We are blessed with an incredible team of educators, assistants, and other professionals to provide your child with countless opportunities to grow, love, and show grace.
Jennifer- Director

Hello! I feel incredibly blessed being able to serve as the director of the Sonshine Patch Preschool. I love connecting and building relationships with my students and parents! 

I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education from Central Michigan University.


I have four amazing, grown daughters and a great little doggy sidekick, Xander. When I'm not at the preschool, I'm attending local community events or enjoying the great Colorado outdoors!


Hi everyone! Being a teacher has always been a dream of mine. I have been working with children since I was 12. 


I received my BA at Azusa Pacific University in California where I met and married my husband, Dan. We now have two wonderful grown children and four grandchildren. 

I've taught kindergarten at a Christian school in Sedona, Arizona, worked as a Children's Ministry Coordinator, substituted, taught classes at the University of Phoenix, and worked as a swim instructor. Teaching JK here at the Sonshine Patch is a complete joy to me, incorporating my many years of teaching experience with fresh new ideas is such a fun challenge!

Shelia - Teacher

Hi! I'm a Texas native, raised in Gunnison, Co. I have two daughters and one son ages 7-20.


​I graduated with a teaching certificate in Early Childhood Education from Mesa State in Grand Junction, Co. I've also enjoyed teaching at Sunday school, and substituted previously at a preschool in Delta, Co


I absolutely love to teach and work with young children. It is so exciting to watch them developmentally grow throughout the school year!  


Hi! I am a newer teacher here, and am loving every minute! I have an incredible family and my three children are always making me laugh.


I'm an artist at heart and love outdoor adventures, cooking, theatre, singing, reading, photography, and meeting new people. Colorado is home to me and I feel that God has put me here for a reason. 


I am so excited for this new opportunity to love on and grow in relationship with these amazing kids. I make myself available to my students and their parents, so never hesitate to reach out with any questions or to chat! 

Assistant teacher

Hello! My name is Susan, I was born and raised right here in Montrose, Colorado. I love all that this town has to offer with the beautiful mountains and outdoor activities!  I love to go hiking, paddle boarding, kayaking, and 4 wheeling in my jeep.


In high school, I was involved in several sports and clubs which I thoroughly enjoyed.


I am currently finishing up my associates in Early Childhood Education as well as my Director Certificate. I am so excited for the opportunity that I have been given to work here at Sonshine Patch and I can't wait to see what the future holds!

Assistant Teacher

Hi, I'm Chloe. I have a passion for teaching, which was cultivated through years of helping my peers in school, working at the boys and girls club, and art classes. 

I had an amazing opportunity to work with special needs kids one summer; it was such a rewarding experience that God placed in my life. I grew in countless areas and eventually it lead me right here, to the Sonshine Patch. 

This school has been an incredible blessing to me. Coming to work each day and working with these kids, seeing their sweet smiles, and watching them grow is truly heartwarming. I couldn't ask for anything more! 

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(970) 249-5152    |    |    1840 E Niagara Rd  Montrose, Colorado