Our Team

Our team is full of fun, loving, educated people dedicated to your child's early education who have been with us for years. Our family cannot wait for you to join us.

Click on your child's teacher to learn a bit more about them.

Administration

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Tami Barone

Director

I have been in the field of Early Childhood Education for 35 years. I have a college degree in ECE and have my Director Certificate. 

I grew up as an Air Force brat. I was born on the island of Guam and had the pleasure of living in Germany and all over the United States. I have lived in Colorado since 1984. I have 4 adult sons, 3 daughters-in-law, 2 granddaughters and 2 grandsons.

I love to see the curiosity and wonder in children. There is no better sound than a child's giggle!

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Debbie Betts

Director of Billing and Enrollment

I have been at AHP for 6 years. I love that I can always take breaks from computer work to go watch the children learn,  grow and play. I have three kids - a step-daughter who lives in Indiana, a son in high school and a daughter in elementary school.

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Erin Fisher

Executive Director of Schools

I am originally from Rochester, MN but have lived in Colorado since 1999. I have been with AHP for 15 years in a variety of roles and have been the director for 6 years. I love working with kids because they are eternally optimistic and innocent. They make me laugh and I can continue to be young at heart and in spirit because that is what kids love and relate to!

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Janice Morrin

Assistant Director

I have been at Abiding Hope Preschool & Kindergarten for 15 years. Children are so innocent and honest. They brighten my day and make things not seem quite so difficult - especially during this pandemic. Hearing their belly laughs is contagious! My husband and I have recently become empty nesters which is quite different and quiet!

Ones

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Alexie Bresee

Teacher Assistant

Bio coming soon.

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Feriba Forough

Teacher Assistant

I am from Persia and I grew up in a modern family. I was six months old when my parents had to leave their home and belongings and escape to neighboring Iran. I was able to get some education there. The situation for refugees was very difficult, but it opened my horizon of thinking and comparing the two cultures. I came to America in 2008 and resided in colorful Colorado. I enjoy the dry and mountainous climate. My husband and I opened a restaurant in downtown COS. It was hard work as none of us had any experience in the restaurant business. We sold the restaurant after my husband got a job offer in Leavenworth, KS. I was role playing and teaching culture issues to US soldiers. I came back to COS and I have been doing interpretation since then. 

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Jenny Sulser

Lead Teacher

Bio coming soon.

Twos

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Kaytlin Arellano

Lead Teacher

Bio coming soon.

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Katherine Kirksey

Teacher Assistant

I am 23 years old and I have two little girls! I just moved back to Colorado from Florida about a year ago! I love to play volleyball, swim with my girls, and play in the snow! 

Threes

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Maddison Barker

Lead Teacher

Bio coming soon.

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Cindy Conner

Teacher Assistant

Bio coming soon.

Fours & Fives

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Cindee Ortiz

Lead Teacher

Bio coming soon.

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Carlie Kapp

Teacher Assistant

Bio coming soon.