Meet Our Team
Director & Teacher
Bree Schaffer is the Director of Jefferson Street Preschool and teaches in our T/Th and Pre-K classes. She is a Colorado native and grew up in Littleton. She graduated from CU-Boulder with a B.A. in Psychology and Spanish in 2008. Bree spent the entirety of her college years volunteering for and later directing a support and crisis line, and she wholeheartedly believed that she wanted to be a therapist.
It wasn’t until she worked at a summer camp after graduating that Bree found her true passion in working with young children. After the camp ended, she started teaching in the Early Childhood field. She took additional college classes to become both an Early Childhood Teacher and Small Center Director Qualified. In the process of doing that, Bree also became a Child Health Liaison through Boulder County Public Health. Her education in early childhood is ongoing and she really enjoys learning about how she can best support children and their families. She has been at Jefferson Street Preschool since it opened and loves her JSP community.
Reyanne Guerrero is Jefferson Street Preschool’s office manager. She is a Colorado native, growing up in Louisville, and was a member of the committee that founded our preschool. She loves getting to know the families and students of JSP. She is a substitute in the classroom when needed and her favorite part of her job is watching the children learn and grow each year they are at JSP.
Both her children have attended JSP and so she has a unique perspective, as an employee and a parent, to the warm and welcoming environment of the school. In her spare time, Reyanne likes gardening, skiing, snowboarding, traveling, and spending time with her family.
Eli Fairman is a teacher in all of our classes. He has been with JSP since 2011. Although born in Germany, Eli grew up mainly in Colorado. He became used to being the “new kid” in school due to his father’s Air Force career and thus can understand the anxiety some of our students will encounter on their first day at JSP. Eli loves competing in sports, especially football, lacrosse and wrestling. He is looking forward to completing his education in the Early Childhood field and starting a family one day.
Although young, Eli’s character is evident by his respect for others, his empathy for those less fortunate, and his recognition of virtue in everyone. He is a strong, positive and encouraging role model for the students at JSP and we feel very fortunate to have a male teacher like him on our team.
Andrea Atmore Coleman
Andrea Atmore Coleman is a teacher in our M/W/F and T/Th classes. She grew up in Minnesota, studied English Lit at St. Mary’s University, Winona, and writing at DePaul University, Chicago. She and her husband came to Boulder in 2000. As her husband completed his post doc at CU in chemistry, she worked in publishing, but eventually concluded that she was on the wrong career track. Dropping out of the workforce to raise her daughter was an easy decision and it opened her to a new world of play and creativity where she wanted to stay and explore. She enjoyed working in daycare intermittently while having two more children.
Eventually, she discovered Jefferson Street Preschool for her own kids. After first volunteering in the class her youngest attended, she was hired on as a teacher. She was home! Barely believing her luck, Andrea gets to spend her days doing art projects, reading stories, having snack time, laughing, learning and playing with amazing children. Her goal is to lovingly guide these youngsters through the safe, nurturing children’s world that is Jefferson Street as they navigate their first steps into the social/academic world of school.
Amy is a teacher in our M/W/F class. She was born and raised on Long Island, New York and then moved to Massachusetts to attend college. Amy earned a B.S. in Human Services from Lesley University, Cambridge, MA and a Master’s in Social Work from Simmons College, Boston, MA. She lived in Connecticut and Minnesota with her family before moving to Colorado last year for her husband’s job. She worked with families and children as a clinical social worker prior to staying home to care for her twin girls.
Over the last few years Amy has had the opportunity to volunteer at her children’s preschool and elementary school. Most recently, she took on a position with Lafayette Library’s Kids Ready to Read Program facilitating story times to area preschools. She loves reading and enjoys sharing her passion and interest in early literacy with the young children she works with! In Amy’s spare time, she loves to cook, read, do yoga, complete messy art projects with her girls, play Uno with her family, and explore the amazing trails of Colorado. On warm summer nights her family loves to bike over to Sweet Cow to enjoy some yummy ice cream – raspberry chocolate chip is her favorite flavor! Amy is looking forward to a great school year filled with lots of fun, learning, playing, and new adventures!