Bree Schaffer Pacheco is the Director of Jefferson Street Preschool and the lead teacher of our T/Th class for the 2020-2021 school year. 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 and the lead teacher of our Pre-K class. 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.
Amy Holton has been both a lead and assistant teacher at JSP and will be a substitute teacher and support staff for the 2020-2021 school year. Amy was born and raised on Long Island, New York and then moved to Massachusetts to attend college. She 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 before moving to Colorado 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. Her girls will be entering middle school this fall. Amy previously volunteered at her children’s preschool and elementary school, and with the 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 at JSP! In her 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 she loves to bike over to Sweet Cow with her family to enjoy some yummy ice cream. Raspberry chocolate chip is her favorite flavor!
Jen Hoffman is a teacher in all of our classes and the lead teacher of our M/W/F class. Although Jen received a degree in English Studies from Northern Illinois University, she has always been passionate about early childhood education and teaching early literacy skills. She began working as a copy editor for the Messenger-Inquirer in Owensboro, Kentucky right out of college and continued to focus on her journalism career to become an entertainment and business reporter for the Chicago Tribune a year later. She was able to work on some amazing projects like writing YouTube scripts for Ripley’s Believe It or Not, and gaming articles for The Gamer, and interviewing comedians like Gabriel Iglesias and musicians from Foreigner and American English. She discovered that journalism wasn’t the right career path after six years in the field. She found her true passion when she became an assistant preschool teacher in a private school. Jen has been working in a preschool setting for several years now and she enjoys every moment of this fun and rewarding job! In her free time, you can find her reading a good book, hiking with her dog and husband, baking or working on an art project.