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Our school is located 2 blocks east of I-25 on Belleview Ave. When you take the Belleview exit, head east. When you come to the 2nd stoplight, turn left onto S. Ulster St. Immediately you will see Marina Plaza on your right hand side (white plaza building). Take the second entrance into the parking lot and you will see Baker Street Pub and Grill. You should see our sign "Montessori at the Marina" right off the patio of Baker Street Grill.

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Bright Horizons Montessori at the Marina

(303) 290-8843

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: Kelly O.
  • I Teach: in Primary 1 and Elementary (Summer Program)
  • Description: I have been at Montessori at the Marina since April 2012. I am from Oakley, Kansas. I have a B.S. in Elementary Education. I am married, have 3 sisters and 1 brother. I enjoy reading, traveling, and watching the Broncos! I love observing children as they experience their enviornment.
  • Name: Amanda W.
  • I Teach: Primary 1 (Assistant)
  • Description: I am so excited to join the team here at The Marina! A little about me, I obtained my bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education, with a concentration in Teacher Certification, from Texas Tech University in 2013. I am currently certified to teach in the state of Texas (grades K-6) and I am in the process of validating my license in Colorado.
  • Name: Rubina L.
  • I Teach: in Primary 3
  • Description: I started working at Montessori At The Marina in April 2006. I am from Karachi, Pakistan. I did my Montessori training in Pakistan, and in the United States. I live with my husband, son, and daughter. I enjoy spending time with my family, watching television, and playing strategy games. I love EVERYTHING about Montessori!
  • Name: Charlie C.
  • I Teach: Primary 3 (Assistant)
  • Description: I have been at the Marina since March of 2006. I have a B.A. in Communication, and a Masters in Fine Arts. I am very active and love fantasy football, cooking, and the occasional opportunity to do some acting. I love to help nurture the inner child in our Montessori program.
  • Name: Pauline S.
  • I Teach: Creative Experience Workshop teacher and Resource
  • Description: I started working at Montessori at The Marina in April of 2013. I was born in Kansas, and raised two wonderful children there. My daughter lives in Denver, and my son lives in Tennessee. I have four grandchildren! I love the teacher's dedication to the well being of the children.
  • Name: Sala A.
  • I Teach: Primary 4
  • Description: I have been at the Marina since 2004. I was born in Niger (West Africa) I studied Montessori at Casa International, and have my CDA. I also studied African and French Literature. I enjoy running, reading, cooking and travel. I am married and have 3 beautiful children. I love Montessori's prepared environment and mixed age grouping.
  • Name: Xin L.
  • I Teach: Primary 4 (Assistant)
  • Description: I have been at The Marina since 2004. I was born in HeiLong Jiang, China (Northern China). I studied Nursing at Heiliong Jiang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. I have two lovely children. I enjoy bikiing, dancing, and traveling with my family. I love how independent Montessori children learn to be.

School Administration

  • Name: Mario M.

    Position: Head of School

    Description: I began working here at the Marina in October of 2010. I am originally from Belen, New Mexico. I attended New Mexico State University where I received a B.A. in Secondary Education. I am happily married to my college sweetheart and we have a beautiful 3 year old who currently attends my school. I enjoy woodworking, football season, and spending time with my family. I love when children develop a sense of leadership within the classroom. This is possible through a Montessori program such as ours. Being a mentor for younger children has such a great impact on learning, and our staff is excellent at mentoring and role-modeling this to children each and every day.

  • Name: Stephany C.

    Position: Assistant Head of School

    Description: My journey at the Marina is both new and old. I have been here as an Asssistant Head of School since 2014 and was a parent of a student here over 10 years ago. I came here after my time as a Montessori teacher at another Bright Horizons Montessori School for 17 years. I attended University of Northern Colorado and studied Human Services and received my Montessori Certificate in 2001. I am a Colorado native who really enjoys travel. I love sports and hiking in the Colorado mountains. I love Montessori because it helps guide the child to realize their true self, body and soul.