Mara Hackett – Founder & Owner of CKA
Advice from my former child self: find joy in the small things, live in the present, take time to PLAY, and enjoy a good nap!
Current obsession: Oat milk chai latte, plants, fun new nail colors, and kindness:)
What you would find in my lunch box: Whatever seems easiest so usually leftovers!
PLAY: hiking, creating, tea parties with my daughter, fort building, and playing board games
DREAM: To continue to provide a safe space where children can be their true selves, practice kindness, and foster joy. These are the children who will truly change the world. DREAM BIG!
DISCOVER: New restaurants, hidden gems and new trails in our beautiful state of Colorado.
Aimee Dixon – Founder & Owner of CKA
Craziest Adventure: Teaching English in a Thai elementary school for six months. I learned SMILES translate across cultures and break down any language barrier.
PLAY: Playing with my two wild boys, riding my bike, hiking, skiing, sourdough bread baking, stand up paddle boarding.
DREAM: An airstream by the beach
DISCOVER: New people, food, cultures, and places! Never stop discovering and learning
Sierra Clute- Lead Preschool Teacher
3 things I never leave home without: my moccasins, a sense of humor, and a can do attitude!
If my life were a flavor of ice cream, it would be: Pistachio Almond, super sweet and a lil nuts! 😉
If I could be a color: I would be BLACK! (boring I know, but it goes with everything and doesn’t show dirt)
Sonny Apodaca- Lead Preschool Teacher
Preferred transit: If I could walk everywhere I definitely would, but I’m always down for putting on a car concert with my friends while on a road trip.
Guilty of: Destressing by watching really bad reality TV
Not Guilty of: Taking the last of any food ever (what if someone else wants it?)
PLAY: Camping, Baking, Board/Card Games, and Spending my days playing, laughing, and learning with children
DREAM: Travel to every continent at least once (Not off to the best start here, but I’ll just keep on dreamin’!)
DISCOVER: New kinds of food, the best places for karaoke, and the best places for trivia nights
Erica Dieterich- Assistant Teacher
Greatest Adventure: Having two wild and crazy boys!
Strengths: Organized, efficient, and caring.
Weakness: Overanalyzing simple tasks like writing a bio.
PLAY: Skiing, rafting, playing Mario Kart.
DREAM: Traveling the word with my family!
DISCOVER: New places, friends, and cuisine.
Aryssa Guzman – Assistant Teacher
Super Power: Lightening Lady (I am always on the go)
Why I became a Teacher’s Assistant: “The wonder of teaching is watching caterpillars become butterflies”
Quote to children: “Be a pineapple, stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside.”
PLAY: Hike, Swimming, Reading
DREAM: Learn Italian and travel to Sicily, Italy (where my Grandparents are from)
Nancy Munoz – Assistant Teacher
Super Power: Multitasking Ninja
Why I became a teacher assistant: “The soul is healed by being with children” -Fyodor Dostoevsky
Quote to children: “Promise me you’ll remember, you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think.” -Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne
PLAY: Hiking, swimming, and reading
DREAM: Travel to every beach in the world (5 beaches down!)
DISCOVER: New places, cultures, animals, people, and food!
Ji Kim – Assistant Teacher
The words I think of everyday are thanks, peace and love.
My favorite color: light blue
Season: Summer (because my birthday in summer)
PLAY: Cooking with my boys, Hiking, Camping, Snowboarding, Doing Tae Kwon Do
DREAM: Traveling and exploring fun thing to do with my family
DISCOVER: New Korean restaurant and bakery with my friends