Our teachers are accredited educators who are not only highly qualified, but vastly experienced. And most importantly, they are warm, caring individuals who love working with children and helping them grow and develop.


Mrs. Martinez

Laura Martinez
3s/4s Teacher and Executive Director

What is your formal education? Bachelor of Science from CSU and Associate of Science from Aims Community College.

Tell us about your family? Bob and I have been married a long time, and have three grown children and four grandchildren.

What are your hobbies? Traveling, cooking, reading, hiking, animals, and trying new things!

What is your favorite children’s song? Kathaleena Macaleena

What is your favorite children’s book? The Book with No Pictures

What is your favorite field trip or outing with kids? My favorite Community Preschool field trip is Loveland Ready Mix. It is an explosion of sensory experiences!

What is your favorite holiday (as a child or now)? Christmas!

What was your favorite game or pastime as a child? Camping.

What is your favorite/most vivid childhood memory? My most vivid memory as a child is while I was at Girl Scout camp, floating on my back with my partner in the lake and a snake curled up on her belly.  We had to swim to the dock in the middle of the lake while we waited for the counselors to locate the terrified snake. Swimming back to shore was nerve wracking since they never caught that snake!

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? I always wanted to be a forest ranger and live in the woods with all the wildlife!

What is your favorite saying or quotation about children, learning, or teaching? Mr. Fred Rogers coined my favorite quotation regarding children: “Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.”


Ms. Jenn

Jenn Gregoire
Pre-K & 2s Teacher

What is your formal education? Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Plymouth State College, NH. Master’s in Early Childhood Special Education from UNC.

Tell us about your family? My husband Jon and I have two children who both attended Community Preschool. I also have a twin sister.

What are your hobbies? Reading, watching all sports, riding bikes with my kids, camping, and spending time with family and friends.

What is your favorite children’s song? You Are My Sunshine.

What is your favorite children’s book? The Napping House.

What is your favorite field trip or outing with kids? My favorite field trip is to the pumpkin farm!

What is your favorite holiday (as a child or now)? I really enjoy Christmas and the excitement and decorations of the entire holiday season!

What was your favorite game or pastime as a child? I always loved playing soccer when I was younger!

What is your favorite/most vivid childhood memory? Going on road trips every summer with my family! We would pick a new place every summer! Some favorites were Lake George, New York, and Hershey Park, Pennsylvania!

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? I have always wanted to be a teacher!

What is your favorite saying or quotation about children, learning, or teaching? “Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.” ~ Mr. Rogers


Ms. Hanna

Hanna Copeland
3s Teacher

What is your formal education? I have a Bachelor’s degree in Ag-Business from Colorado State University. When I decided that I wanted to teach preschool, I went back to school and attended Aims Community College to take Introduction to Early Childhood Education and Guidance Theories classes. I then applied for my teaching license in Early Childhood Education.

Tell us about your family? I am married to my wonderful husband, Alan. Together we have five children, Eden, Morgan, Kinzie, Gideon, and Tucker.  All my children have attended or are currently attending Community Preschool.

What are your hobbies? I like to read, sew, garden, paddleboard, and ride horses.

What is your favorite children’s song? Baby Shark.

What is your favorite children’s book? Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle.

What is your favorite field trip or outing with kids? My favorite field trip is the farm. I love to ride in the wagon behind the big horses. I also love that we get to grind the corn and feed the chickens. I love seeing all of the animals that they have at the farm.

What is your favorite holiday (as a child or now)? 4th of July. I grew up in a small town and the 4th of July is a pretty big festivity. Plus, I love sitting under the stars watching all the different fireworks as they explode one by one.

What was your favorite game or pastime as a child? I loved to play tag as a child.

What is your favorite/most vivid childhood memory? When we were children, we loved playing a version of “House,” but instead it was called “Ranch” because we grew up on a ranch. So we had a mom, dad, children, horses, cows, dogs, and cats. We would go on wild adventures on our horses to bring the cows home. It is a fun memory that I love to think about.

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a teacher or a mom.

What is your favorite saying or quotation about children, learning, or teaching? “Together may we give our children the roots to grow and the wings to fly.” ~ Author Unknown


Ms. Tammy

Tammy Friske
School Administrator and Assistant Director

What is your formal education? I went to Colorado State University and earned my degree in interior design. I worked in my field many years. I came to work at Community Preschool in the Fall of 2009 and find working with kids so rewarding that I can’t imagine working in design again. I enjoy coming to work every day.

Tell us about your family? My husband and I have one daughter who attended Community Preschool for two years.

What are your hobbies? I enjoy scrapbooking, photography, reading, travel, and time with my family.

What is your favorite children’s song? Bare Necessities makes me feel like dancing, but I also love Cruella De Vil.

What is your favorite children’s book? I love the whole Harry Potter series, but I think my favorite is Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I would like to join Dumbledore’s army.

What is your favorite field trip or outing with kids? Loveland Ready Mix. It’s fun to watch the kids slide down the hills of sand and rock.

What is your favorite holiday (as a child or now)? Definitely Christmas. I love all of the beautiful lights, how kind and generous people are, and spending time with my family.

What was your favorite game or pastime as a child? The board game Clue. I liked it as a kid and still like it as an adult.

What is your favorite/most vivid childhood memory? My brother and I used to pretend we were spies. We made a spy kit and spent hours saving the world from international jewel thieves.

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? Flight Attendant.

What is your favorite saying or quotation about children, learning, or teaching? “Why fit in when you were born to stand out!” ~ Dr. Seuss


Mrs. Geraghty

Kathleen Geraghty
Substitute Teacher

What is your formal education? I attended College at SUNY Oswego in Upstate New York and have a degree in Elementary Education. I have completed 30+ hours of graduate work in the field of education.

Tell us about your family? I am married and have two grown boys, Danny and Colin. They are both married and one lives in California and the other in Maryland.

What are your hobbies? I love to read, hike, bike, and be outside.

What is your favorite children’s song? I love all the nursery rhyme songs!

What is your favorite children’s book? I have so many favorites but I’d have to say Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni and A Rainbow of my Own by Don Freeman.

What is your favorite field trip or outing with kids? The pumpkin patch!

What is your favorite holiday (as a child or now)? Thanksgiving.

What was your favorite game or pastime as a child? Red Rover and tag.

What is your favorite/most vivid childhood memory? We lived in a rural area and spent long days playing outside and riding bikes!

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? I have always wanted to be a teacher.

What is your favorite saying or quotation about children, learning, or teaching? “Childhood is a journey…not a race. Allow your child time to explore, to play, to learn” ~ Author Unknown