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Meet Our Staff

Collectively the staff of FUMC has 25 years of experience teaching at FUMC Coop Preschool and 50 years of teaching experience. All of our staff members' children attended this preschool. The cooperative philosophy between parents and educators is in our blood and we warmly embrace each new family.

Kelly Boettger
Director

Kelly is Director qualified by the State of Colorado. She has been working with young children since 1995. Kelly has 23 years of diverse experience working with children which includes home childcare, church related preschool programs, childcare and preschool.  Kelly is in her first year as Director at FUMC.  

Ali Gessler 
Pre-K Teacher (4 Day)

Ali holds a BS in Human Development and Family Studies with an Emphasis in Early Childhood Education from Colorado State University. She has experience as a Preschool Teacher and Preschool Director as well as experience as a parent at FUMC Coop Pre-School. Ali joined the teaching staff in 2012.

Sarah Bailey 
Pre-K Teacher  (M,W,F)

Sarah is a welcome new addition to  the FUMCP staff.  Sarah holds a Master in Early Childhood Education from Texas State University and a BA in Developmental Psychology from the University of Wisconsin.  She has Coop preschool teaching experience with the Seattle Cooperative Preschool program.  In addition to being passionate about early childhood Sarah loves teaching dance with children and adults.  We are excited to have Sarah join the FUMCP family. 

Cathleen Davis
Pre-K Teacher (M,W,F)

Cathleen holds a Bachelors' in Human Development and Family Studies from CSU, with an emphasis in Infancy and Childhood.  She has taught Pre-School - 2nd Grade in Colorado.  

Laurie Elliott
3 Year Old Teacher (M,W,F and T,Th)

Laurie holds a BS from the University of Northern Colorado with continuing education in Early Childhood Education. She has accumulated over ten years of experience working with young children at Linton Elementary, Fullana Learning Center, Plymouth Children’s Center and FUMC’s Mom’s Day Out. Laurie joined the teaching staff in 2009 and teaches the MWF and TTh 3 year old classes.

Betsy Epp
3 Year Old Teacher (M,W)

Betsy is a recent CSU graduate receiving her degree in Human Development. Betsy is Early Childhood teacher qualified and has been member of the FUMC preschool parent community. Betsy joined the teaching staff in 2018.

Megan Mattox
Creative Movement & Music Teacher

Megan holds a Bachelors Arts and Letters degree from Portland State in Elementary Education.  Megan has experience as a preschool teacher in Portland and Fort Collins.  Megan joing the teaching staff in September of 2015.  

Char Selken
Floating Teacher

Char has a degree in Therapeutic Recreation with continuing education in early childhood education.  Char will be our floating teacher on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.  Char is Early Childhood teacher qualified, a former FUMC preschool parent and board member.  Char has also taught for the Parent's Day Out program for 4 years. 

Rory Schmidt
Bookkeeper/Administrative Assistant

Rory Schmidt has a Masters of Business Administration from the City University of New York.  She has over 10 years' experience as a financial and quality analyst at some of the nation's top hospitals.  More recently she has worked as an administrative consultant for the National Center for Montessori Schools in the public sector.  

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