Here at Stepping Stones, we believe our staff should never stop learning. Every staff member is required to participate in a minimum of 15 hours a year in ongoing training, along with being  CPR/1st Aid certified. Our staff has a combined total of over 70 Years of experience working with children. 

We at stepping stones strongly believe "Children must be taught how to think, not what to think" and our amazing staff helps us do so.  

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Jen has been with Stepping Stones since 2007 and has her degree in Early Childhood Education, she was a teacher for 9 years before moving up to the directing role. Even though she misses being with the kiddos all day, she's happy she can now share her experience with all the classrooms and help guide our staff. If you can't get a hold of Jen, she's probably mountain biking or hitting up the slopes  

Executive Director 




Olivia is our new Pre-K teacher! She recently moved to Crested Butte with her husband and 2 young children and is very excited to be apart of our team! Olivia's background is in Elementary Ed. and was the lead events and activities planner at her son's Preschool for 3 years. Working in Kindergarten and 1st grade in years past, has prepared her in teaching our Pre-K class, because she knows how to get the kids ready for the big school! 

Lead Coyote Teacher (Pre-K)



Martha has worked at Stepping Stones for a total of 4 years plus a total of 25 years of experience working with small children before that! She has her masters in E.C.E and Administration and absolutely loves working in the 2-3-year-old classroom. Such an amazing year of growth and discovery

Lead Bluebirds Teacher (2-3 year olds)


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Sam is our lead Marmot teacher. She went to school in San Diego and studied Psychology with a minor in Child Development. She also worked with children in an outdoor adventure program for 2 years. We are excited to have Sam bring new ideas to our program and help bring the outside in!  

Lead Marmot Teacher (3-4 year olds)

Sam O'Brien


Alissa  has worked in all age classrooms from babies to 2 and 3-year-olds since 2012, and has come full circle back into the baby room, loving every minute of spending time with our precious little ones

Lead Bumblebees and Hummingbirds teacher (3 months-30 months)

and I.T.C Supervisor



Bobbie has been the music teacher for our school since we opened 32 years ago! She comes every Wednesday morning and spends 30 minutes with each age group. Every April the children perform on stage all facilitated by Bobbie and the preschool teachers.

Music and Movement Teacher 


Stepping Stones Preschool 2019