Miss Rene’- Director
Director at Small Oaks. I have over 30 years of experience working in Early Childhood Education. I studied Early Childhood Education and became Director qualified at Front Range Community College. I hope to instill a love for the Lord, and a love of learning in the students of Small Oaks Christian Preschool.
My husband Jon and I have 2 grown daughters, and 3 grandchildren.
.I love spending time with family. In my spare time I enjoy reading, leisure walks with my dog Tilly, and watching Ohio State football.
My husband and I are members of DaySpring Christian Church. One of my favorite scriptures is Philippians 4:6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Miss Nichole –Assistant Director
She has worked in early education for over 15 years combined as an assistant teacher, teacher, an elementary school substitute, as well as an Early Interventionist working with children with special needs. She will be continuing to help in the classroom and eventually into the Director Role at Small Oaks. She has her MS and BS in Psychology with a concentration on early childhood, and has been a Program Director for Adult Day Health Care Centers as well as a Social Work Assistant, she has worked with both children and adults with special needs and very much enjoys the Early Childhood Development environment.
Miss Nichole and her husband, Zach, have two daughters. Their oldest is a seventh grader at Heritage Christian Academy and is active in sports and Drama, as well as music and playing the guitar. Their youngest daughter is a third grader at Heritage Christian Academy, and has a rare genetic disorder called SATB2 Associated Syndrome and loves to keep her family on their toes!
Miss Nichole loves to spend her spare time with her family, camping, reading and studying the Bible. She also volunteers as the Women’s Ministry Coordinator and loves to teach and take Bible Studies. She has been attending Dayspring Christian Church since moving to Colorado in 2013.
Miss Nichole has a few favorite chapters in the Bible – Ephesians 6 and Romans 8 are among her top favorites! Her favorite verse is John 17:17, “Sanctify them in the truth, for Your Word is Truth!”
Miss Jenn joined the Small Oaks staff in 2022 in the 3s/4s class and has 15 years teaching overall. Prior to teaching at Small Oaks, she taught elementary grades, primarily 1st and 2nd. Miss Jen and her husband Travis have 2 boys, ages 5 and 8 and they both attended Small Oaks. They currently attend kindergarten and 3rd grade at Ascent Classical Academy. They keep them on their toes. They live in Windsor and love the community. She also helps her husband with their small business, Creative Caliber Sales, a sales rep company that works with independent kitchen and housewares stores in the Rocky Mountain Region. She enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also volunteers with Serve 6.8 to help with their food drive and giving trees at Christmas.
Miss Jen’s favorite bible verse is John 16:33, “I’ve said these things to you so that you will have peace in me. In the world you have distress. But be encouraged! I have conquered the world.” Her Favorite Bible verse to teach the students is Psalm 56:3, “Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.”
Miss Sarah and her family have attended Dayspring Christian Church since moving to Colorado from Wyoming a few years ago. Previously, Miss Sarah was a classroom teacher for over 9 years, teaching 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and 4th grade in both Fort Collins and Laramie, Wyoming. She has her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Northern Colorado and is currently working toward achieving her Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Grand Canyon University. From an early age, Miss Sarah has always been involved with teaching. From lining her baby dolls up against her bedroom wall and giving them spelling tests as a child, teaching children’s church and VBS at her childhood church in Elbert, Colorado, to teaching preschool, elementary students, and mentoring college students later in her career, teaching has always been Miss Sarah’s passion. She is excited to share the love of Jesus with her students this year! Miss Sarah and her husband, DJ, have two beautiful girls, and you can often find them taking road trips to the mountains to explore and go fishing. Miss Sarah loves to play volleyball, play catch in the backyard with her family, and bake with her girls.
Although it is difficult to choose just one favorite Bible verse, this one is near the top. Philippians 4:6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Miss Emily- Jr. K Teacher
Miss Emily has been the Jr. K teacher since 2022. She has a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from CSU and worked in Child Care for a couple of years before having kids in 2013. She was the Director of Children’s Ministry at her church for 6 years before stepping down in May 2023 to spend more time with her family.
Miss Emily and her husband, Jeremy, have 4 children between the ages of 3 and 10, 3 boys and, her youngest, a girl. Her hands and heart are always full! Besides driving her children to their various activities she enjoys singing, Jazzercising and going to the movies (her husband works for the corporate office at Metropolitan theaters) in her spare time. Miss Emily has a huge heart for children and for the Lord and loves that she gets to combine those things at Small Oaks.
Her favorite Bible verse is 1Peter 2:9-10 “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.”
And her favorite Bible verse pertaining to Children is Matthew 19:14 but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”
Miss Theresa-teaching assistant
Theresa and her husband Mike have two boys ages 4 and 6. The oldest attended preschool at Small
Oaks for the last three years which is how Theresa came to love assisting as a parent in the preschool classrooms and is excited to assist in Miss Emily’s class this year.
Theresa has a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Before becoming a nurse, she worked as a nursing assistant for ten years in Home Care with special needs children. As a nurse, Theresa worked with special needs children in hospice and now volunteers at Christ Clinic.
In the summer you will find Miss Theresa and her family kayaking, camping, biking and visiting parks. In the winter they are sledding, playing board games and viewing Christmas lights. Her favorite Bible verse is Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”