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Montessori on the Mall is located just off the 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver in the Independence Plaza building. The building runs the entire block from 16th to 17th and Curtis to Arapahoe and is located across the street from the Clock Tower. Businesses on the 16th street side of the building are Rock Bottom Brewery, Paradise Bakery, and Tokeyo Joe's. Our suite is located at the 17th and Arapahoe entrance of the building on the Plaza level.

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Bright Horizons Montessori on the Mall

(303) 446-8916

About Our Faculty

Bright Horizons educators strive to provide the highest-quality Montessori curriculum and learning environment for each individual child. Every member of our community is valued for their distinctive abilities, talents and personalities. We embrace diversity in all its forms at all levels of the Bright Horizons family. To facilitate this unique educational experience, teachers of the Montessori approach undergo very specific education and training. Montessori teachers prepare and adapt the environment to match children's readiness, both for the age group and the individual needs of the child. Additionally, they are trained to be keen observers of children in order to sequence and optimize lessons or activities to make the most of learning moments.

Meet Our Teachers

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  • Name: Andrea
  • I Teach: Associate Teacher
  • Description: I became a teacher because I want to do something meaningful with my life. I want to help children blossom and become the best version of themselves.
  • Name: Anne
  • I Teach: Associate Teacher
  • Description: I love teaching because I love building relationships, celebrating growth, and discovering new facets of other people. This career allows me to do all three at a fundamental level.
  • Name: Deana
  • I Teach: Lead Teacher
  • Description: I love teaching because I love watching children discover the world around us! It reminds me to live in wonder of our amazing world.
  • Name: Edna
  • I Teach: Resource Teacher
  • Description: I have completed my Associate in Early Childhood at the Montessori Education Center of the Rockies. I have also earned my major in Human Development for licensure in Early Childhood Education. In my spare time I enjoy hiking, skiing and yoga. I believe that I have the power and responsibility to change a child’s life. Just starting the day with a smile and having high expectations of the child goes so far.
  • Name: Heidi
  • I Teach: Lead Teacher
  • Description: I became a teacher because of the teachers I had in my life. They inspired me to keep doing what I loved to do, even when things get hard. They motivated me to keep moving forward.
  • Name: Jenn
  • I Teach: Nido Teacher
  • Description: I have worked with children of all ages for over 15 years, with Bright Horizons since 2004. I attended the Community College of Denver to complete my Early Childhood Education courses. I have also completed the Expanding Quality for Infant and Toddlers course, CPR, First Aid and Universal Precautions. What I enjoy most about working with yound children is watching them gorw, and discover new skills.
  • Name: Jennifer
  • I Teach: Nido Teacher
  • Description: I attended Emily Griffin for my Early Childhood Education courses, and I have also completed my Child Development Associate, First Aid, CPR and Universal Precautions. I have worked with children between the ages of 6 weeks and 5 years for over 15 years. I love to playing Frisbee Golf and driving in the mountains. My interests are music and football. I love the fact that I can help teach young children their foundational skills for life and watching them grow into young children. I have two children of my own.
  • Name: Kate
  • I Teach: Associate Teacher
  • Description: I love teaching because I love being able to watch children grow and develop
  • Name: Kym
  • I Teach: Nido Teacher
  • Description: I have been working at Montessori on the Mall since 2012. I have studied the evolving world of Childhood Education at University of Northern Colorado, Metropolitan State University and the Community College of Denver. I have been working with children of various ages for over 20 years. I have gained my experience by working at Bright Horizons, with a YMCA childhood program and running my own licensed child care center for 9 years. As well as working with children I enjoy movies, music bowling and hanging out with my beautiful daughter. I love working with children because they are so delighted in learning and the simplicity of everyday life.
  • Name: Lisa
  • I Teach: Resource Teacher
  • Description: I came back to Bright Horizons in January 2013. I hold a AAS in Psychology, a BA in Human Development and am certified AMI Montessori for 3-6. What I enjoy most about young children is their laugh. Eric Carle's book "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See?" is my favorite children's book.
  • Name: Margeaux
  • I Teach: Associate Teacher
  • Description: As a teacher I am inspired by my babies, art, pop culture, and my coworkers
  • Name: Natalie
  • I Teach: Lead Teacher
  • Description: Ms. Natalie grew up in Florida and shortly after graduating high school at Dunedin academy, moved to the west coast and attended the Santa Monica Montessori institute. This is where she also did her teaching internship and continued teaching there as a lead for the two years following. After that she moved to Chicago where she taught as a lead 5 years with a wonderful Montessori school in Highland Park. During her time in Chicago she also became a certified yoga instructor and taught an afterschool yoga program for children ages 3-6 for 2 years. She moved to Denver and started working with Montessori on the mall where she is getting to enjoy the joys of Denver and all that Colorado has to offer.
  • Name: Preciosa
  • I Teach: Lead Teacher
  • Description: I began with Bright Horizons in 2015, and hold an Early Childhood Teacher certificate with the State of Colorado. I enjoy seeing children grow and do new things. I am recently married.
  • Name: Raisa
  • I Teach: Resource Teacher
  • Description: I have an associates degree in early childhood education, and have worked at Montessor on the Mall since 2012. What I enjoy most about working with young children is watching them become independent, and watching them grow up. When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my daughter.
  • Name: Sandra
  • I Teach: Associate Teacher
  • Description: I have worked as a Recreation Instructor for Denver Parks and Recreation. I also did volunteer work as a Para Professional for Denver Public schools My hobbies and interests include sports, taking care of my sister, work and spending time with my family. What I love most about teaching children is the new experiences I have and the future experiences to come. I love knowing that I’m making a difference. As well as good Karma!
  • Name: Vicki
  • I Teach: Associate Teacher
  • Description: I became a teacher because I love children's sense of wonder and eagerness to learn and explore their world.
  • Name: Yael
  • I Teach: Lead Teacher
  • Description: As a teacher I am inspired by the children’s confidence; in their own unique way to lead. Children come to the classroom with such confidence and their absorbent minds ready to become better citizens of the world. They inspire me to give them the education that they deserve.

School Administration

  • Name: Crystal

    Position: Educational Coordinator

    Description: Crystal is the Education Coordinator at Montessori on Mall and has worked here since 2013. She has worked with children of all ages since she was a teenager. She has professionally worked with children since 2003. She is Director Qualified through the state of Colorado. Outside of school she enjoys spending time with her husband Daniel and two children Cai and Silas. They love camping and enjoying the outdoors. Crystal loves observing children and seeing their ah-ha moments when they discover something for the first time.

  • Name: Kimberly Henry

    Position: Head of School

    Description: I have worked In Early childhood Education for the past 26 years. In this time I have held various positions from Assistant teacher to Owner of my own school. I joined Bright Horizons in December of 2015. Before joining Bright Horizons, my husband, Michael and I owned and operated our own childcare center for 12 years. I have three children, Deana, Jonah and Paige. My hope is that the passion I bring to the field will help grow new leaders who also have the desire to partner with families to ensure their children’s success in school and in life.

  • Name: Linda Bartleson

    Position: Division Vice President

    Description: Linda is a DVP in Division 9 with over site of programs in Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Wyoming, Montana,Colorado, Utah, and Idaho.Linda and her husband Kelly Have a son, David, Daughter-in-law Ashley, a Daughter Claire and Grand daughter Brooklyn. She enjoys cycling, gardening and spending time with her family.