Staff

Kathy Krajewski
Director/Teacher

From the moment I was six and walked into Miss Bennett's kindergarten class, I knew that I wanted to be a teacher.  I graduated from Stockton State College with a BA in Sociology and a K - 12 teaching certificate.  After moving to Colorado, my professional path took a few side trips but my ultimate goal remained the same, coming to fruition when I was a home day care provider and complimented that with a small, in-home preschool program.  In 1993, I met Jan Ferrari and partnered with her to open The Louisville Preschool.  I took over the director position in 1999 while remaining in the classroom, where my passions truly lie.  I am energized by children as they explore and discover the world, fueled by their questions, and dedicated to helping them find strategies that will allow them to become life-long learners.  I also love that the relationship I build with children and their families continues well beyond our preschool days together.

Gail McNiel
Asst. Director/Teacher

I love being a teacher of young children.  I was born in Boulder, Colorado and through the experiences of playing with my younger cousins and a career week experience at an established Boulder preschool, I began my journey as an Early Childhood Teacher.  I have a Child Development Associates Certificate from Front Range Community College.   I was introduced to Louisville Preschool when my daughter attended in 1995, and then returned as a Teacher and Assistant Director in 2008.  It is a joy that I find myself at Louisville Preschool, still playing and learning along with the groups of children each year.  Every day is a treasure! 

Shelley Ezpeleta
Teacher

Coming from a family of educators, my love of teaching has been with me since I was a young child.  I went to school at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire where I earned my Bachelors and Education degree with an emphasis in K-6th grades and a minor in Interpersonal Communication.  I moved to the Denver area in 1991 and started teaching Pre-K followed by a long term substitute position with Kindergartners and then on to a First Grade teaching position.   I stepped away to raise my three children but remained close to teaching.  In 2012, I was introduced to Louisville Preschool with my third child and joined the teaching team in 2015.  I treasure every moment I help kids learn and grow; being with children fills my soul with joy.

Catherine (Cat) Denewiler
Teacher

I have always been drawn to the field of education, and knew from a very early age that being a teacher was going to be a part of my future.  I attended University of California, Irvine and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Social Behavior.  I have over 11 years of teaching experience as an Elementary and High School Teacher, including a diverse background in Special Education.  My love and appreciation for The Louisville Preschool started as a parent in 2014 and started as a Teacher in 2015.  The Louisville Preschool truly nurtures every child and celebrates the talents of each preschooler that walks through its doors.  I believe that learning possibilities are endless, and I love watching each child learn and grow through creative exploration and positive play experiences.  I am honored to be a part of The Louisville Preschool’s extraordinary team of educators and families!

Susie Adams
Teacher

Working with children brings me great joy and has been a big part of my life since I was in high school.   As a native of Boulder, Colorado, I have taught within various programs including YMCA, Headstart, music camps, church camps, and Boulder area preschools.  I am an Early Childhood Music Teacher with a background in music therapy.  I started my partnership with Louisville Preschool in 2011 as a music enrichment specialist and began teaching in the classroom in 2019.  I have a Bachelor's Degree in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences and am continuing my education in the field of Early Childhood Education. I love being able to blend the joy of music and learning to enrich lives in the classroom.

"I must have toured at least 10 preschools and none of them felt right until the Louisville Preschool.  You'll really like the play-based curriculum and the richness of opportunities to discover, investigate and learn.  But what you'll love most is the gentle guidance their compassionate teachers give when helping your child to navigate the emotional/social situations that are so tricky at this age. You'll be so grateful that these amazing women were there helping to mold your child during these precious years and will miss them dearly once your kiddo enters kindergarten.  I couldn't imagine my son going anywhere else. "
-Valerie O.   
Parent    

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