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.”


Miss Jill

Jill Aldrich
2s/3s Teacher and Associate Director

What is your formal education? I attended the University of Northern Colorado, where I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and Elementary Education.

Tell us about your family? My husband Art and I have been married for 9 years. We have two daughters. Isabella is 6 and will be starting first grade. Mia is 3 and will be starting at Community Preschool this year.

What are your hobbies? I enjoy reading, scrapbooking, taking walks, doing puzzles, and baking!

What is your favorite children’s song? I don’t know that I have a favorite! My daughters and I like to make up songs to tunes that we know well. A favorite in our house right now is Let It Go.

What is your favorite children’s book? The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein.

What is your favorite field trip or outing with kids? I love going to the Denver Zoo. There is so much to see and do, we always find something new when we go as a family.

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

What was your favorite game or pastime as a child? We went camping a lot when I was a kid. Exploring the forest and building tepees out of fallen branches were my favorite mountain activities.

What is your favorite/most vivid childhood memory? Making forts with my brothers. We made them in our backyard all the time. Blankets and boxes were our favorite materials to use. I love seeing my mom carry on that same “tradition” with my daughters now. We loved it then and they love it now!

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? A marine biologist, then a nurse. I finally settled on a teacher!

What is your favorite saying or quotation about children, learning, or teaching? “While we try to teach our children about life, our children teach us what life is all about.” —Angela Schwindt


Ms. Jodie

Jodie Hamilton
4s Teacher

What is your formal education? I have a K-6 teaching degree with an emphasis in gifted and talented and a degree in Architectural and Interior Design.

Tell us about your family? My entire family lives in Colorado.

What are your hobbies? I like any arts and crafts, painting, drawing, sewing, biking, golf, gardening, swimming, and walking our dog.

What is your favorite children’s song? Any kind of Disney music.

What is your favorite children’s book? My Many Colored Days by Dr. Suess, Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak.

What is your favorite field trip or outing with kids? Denver Zoo or Cheyenne Zoo.

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

What was your favorite game or pastime as a child? Hide and Seek.

What is your favorite/most vivid childhood memory? On Saturday we went to my Grandma’s farm and played. On Sundays we went to my grandparents’ house in Denver and played with all my cousins.

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

What is your favorite saying or quotation about children, learning, or teaching? “Imagination, what it can create when we let it go!” or “There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million.” —Walt Streightiff


Ms. Tammy

Tammy Friske
School Administrator

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 savings 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