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Hi, My name is Nirmal Thakur and I have been in childcare profession for seven years. I have received my Bachelor Degree in Office Management from Delhi University India. I am qualified ECE Director and completed all required Early Childhood education courses from community college in Colorado. I have two beautiful daughters, a loving husband and one puppy. When I started in this field, I worked at an elementary school which sparked my interest in childcare and to make a larger impact on the community. I also worked at Adams Five star and Cherry Creek School district in Colorado as teacher. I believe in providing quality childcare through a comprehensive curriculum that works for children’s’ social & emotional skills.
Ms. Ren Rudnick
Hello amazing families here at KRK! I am excited to be able to introduce myself to you. My name is Ren Rudnick and I am the new director here. I have been in the Early Childhood Education field for over 20 years and love watching the little ones grow and learn and creating lifelong friendships with my families. I have three amazing children of my own. Savannah is a senior this year and works full time in a school, Pierce is a sophomore this year, and my little one, Analeigh, who just started Kindergarten this fall. My husband and I have been together since 1999 and he is truly my best friend. I started my career in 1999 as an assistant teacher and have worked with all age groups. I have been a director for 8 years and love getting to know all the families as well as the children in my care. Each day is a new adventure and I love being able to help in any way I can. My door is always open. Please let me know how I can be of assistance to you and your family, and I look forward to getting to know each of these amazing kiddos.
Ms. Taylor B.
Hello, My name is Taylor and I have been working in education for 7 years. Before starting my career in education I was a behavior specialist working with special needs. I love working with special needs. I love working hard to build strong, long lasting relationships with all of my kiddos and their families! I am Director qualified and have worked with kids of all ages from infants to teenagers. Outside of school I coach girls basketball. I am also a dog mom so I love spending time with my fur babies and family!
Ms. Holly Blackwell
Hi all, my name is Ms. Holly. I am married and together we have a son. Some of my interests are spending time outdoors doing things like hiking and camping! If I have some down time, I like to curl up with a good mystery book and read for hours on end. I am also a very big Harry Potter fan. I have been in the Early Childhood Education Field for 12 years. I am currently Director Qualified as well. I am working to help both in the classrooms as well as help in the role as Curriculum Coordinator for the facility. I have worked with all age groups, but my favorite age is the littles.
Ms. Rebecca Zunker
Hi, my name is Rebecca! My family moved to Colorado before I was 3 years old, and I have lived here ever since. My two favorite things have always been children and animals. From early on I knew one day that I wanted to b e a preschool teacher or work with children in a preschool setting. I both began my career in a childcare facility while also enrolling back in school to pursue my Associates degree in Early Childhood Education. Since joining Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy I have really enjoyed working alongside both the children as well as the families!
Ms. Valerie Griffin
Hi! My name is Valerie, but a lot if people call me Val. I’m 24 and the oldest daughter of 3. I was born and raised in Denver and surrounding suburbs. I currently live in Parker with my husky, Mistie. In my free time, I love to sing/go to karaoke, enjoy outdoors, read, travel and watch movies. Traveling was a big part of my childhood.
Ms. Savannah McLay
Hello everyone! My name is Savannah M. I have been working in childcare for 7 years now. I am currently attending Arapahoe Community College and I`m working towards my director certificate. During my free time, I love to read, draw/color, and hang out with family. I am also a huge Philadelphia Eagles and Denver Broncos fan. It is a pleasure to have your child in our class! To get started, please review the Family Handbook for our general rules.
Ms. Annika Ross
Ms. Ekaterina C.
Ms. Lillian Smith
Ms. Tylee A.
Ms. Angela L.
Ms. Jailynn R.
Ms. Kala Roscio
Ms. Suzanne S.
Hello! My name is Ms. Suzie. I am a Colorado native, mother of three beautiful children, and an avid animal lover. I attended my undergraduate program at Metropolitan State University of Denver, where I earned a BA in Special Education and Elementary Education. In 2014, I secured my teaching licensure to teach special education (working with 5 to 21 year-old students) and elementary general education. Since then, I have worn several hats as an educator; ranging from teaching kindergarten through 12th grade, as both a special education teacher and general education teacher. Currently, I am attending DU to earn a masters in early childhood special education. Separate from work and school, I enjoy spending time with my loved ones. Together, we enjoy hiking, camping, and fishing.
Ja Naya R.