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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: 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: 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: Margeaux
  • I Teach: Associate Teacher
  • Description: As a teacher I am inspired by my babies, art, pop culture, and my coworkers
  • 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.

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: 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.