Staff

Preschool Office

Jessica Griffin

Preschool & Junior Kindergarten Director

Hello, my name is Jessica Griffin and I am the Director here at PCK Preschool and JK. I am a Colorado Native and live in Castle Rock. CO. I am the mother of five kids Taylor (21), Michael (19), Garrett (15), Skylar (9), and Hunter (7). My oldest daughter plays college softball and lives in Minnesota. My second oldest Michael lives in St. Louis and works in the real estate field. Garrett, my middle child, loves football and hopes to get a scholarship one day. Lastly, Skylar and Hunter come here with me to PCK and love softball and baseball. I have been married 22 years to my husband Mike who loves to go on all different sorts of fishing excursions. In my spare time I enjoy being outdoors and watching all my kids play their favorite sport. I have been a director for 23 years and love making sure that all of our children are safe, happy, and content. I am so excited to be here at PCK and hope to be here for many more years to come.

Abbey Medina

Administrative Assistant

Hello, I'm Abbev! I am a Native to Colorado. I have lived in Frank town since I was 4 years old and spent all of my primary school years in Douglas County. I was inspired by many of my teachers to continue my learning in the Education Field. I have an AA from Arapaho Community college in ECE and look forward to continuing my education path. I spent the last 9 years working with young children at various childcare centers and public schools. I love the outdoors, my animals (goats, chickens, rabbits, dogs, cats) and spending quality time with my family. I did move to Las Vegas, Nevada for a short two years but missed Colorado so much, I quickly moved home. I spend my free time in the world of arts and crafts. I love to paint, draw, and recently am obsessed with working with polymer clay to make earrings. This is my first year at Parker Core Knowledge. I look forward to meeting people and being apart of such a talented team.

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Rachel Roberts

Lead Preschool Teacher

Hello, my name is Rachel Roberts and I am a Southern California native who moved to Colorado in 4th grade! I have lived in Parker for the past 6 months and I'm so excited to be teaching here at Parker Core Knowledge Preschool.

I have my Bachelors Degree in Psychology with a minor in Elementary Education. I have been teaching for the past 4 years as an Early Childhood Teacher at Southeast Christian Church and am Lead ECT certified with the State of Colorado. My favorite part of teaching preschool is watching how much children learn and grow throughout the year.

In my free time I love watching sports, reading, spending time with my amazing boyfriend, and going to the mountains! I am so excited to meet all of you and to have this opportunity to watch your children grow and thrive.

Jessica Sleece

Lead Preschool Teacher

I am a Boston native however, I have moved up and down the east coast. From Boston to Florida and everything in between! I am a dog mom to one sweet two year old pup named Tobi. Tobi and I love to go up to the mountains on the weekend. I graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor's of Science in Child Development. I have been working in the childhood field for the last 6 years. My passion for caring for children and watching them learn, develop and grow is what led me to this field.

I am new to Colorado as well as Parker Core Knowledge. I am so excited to meet you and all of your children! We are going to have a great year, I can't wait for it to start!

Asha Arora

Lead Floater

I am originally from India but have lived in the US for the past 14 years. I made Colorado my home in 2009 and love our proximity to nature. In my spare time, I love listening to music, watching movies,reading books, and spending time with my family which consists of my 14-year-old son, beautiful 6-year-old daughter, and a loving husband. I have a Bachelor's degree in Arts and English Literature.

Being a firm believer in the value of academics and education in one's life, I am passionate about teaching and supporting kids to help them achieve their maximum potential. I am a lifelong learner and come from a family with a strong academic background. My goal is to develop a love for reading and education in young kids. Being a PCK mom, I understand the value PCK places on academics and therefore, I am excited to be a teacher at PCK preschool.

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Casandra Aguilar

Lead Teacher

Hi there, my name is Casandra but you can call me Sandy! I am from Northern Colorado and have been teaching in the area for the past 3 years. I received my Early Childhood Associates Credential this last year and am so excited to meet all the kiddos here at PCK. Coming into work and seeing children engaged and ready to learn is what makes teaching so enriching. It's amazing to see little minds at work!

I currently live in Castle Rock with my Fiancé (Weston), his son (Grayson) and our two furballs (Walter, our GSP and Meow Murs the kitty cat). In my free time I enjoy cooking, thrifting, off-roading and camping! I cannot wait to get to know each child and help them succeed.

Heather Campbell

Lead Junior Kindergarten Teacher

My name is Heather Campbell and I am so excited to be part of the PCK family and cannot wait to meet all of the amazing students and families! I wanted to take the time to introduce myself and share a little bit about me before we jump into this new year together! I am a Colorado native who is originally from Colorado Springs. I moved to Denver in January of 2020 right before the pandemic, so I'm loving finally being able to explore Denver and all of its fun and exciting activities.I currently live in Centennial with my boyfriend Sean, and we're looking to add a new puppy into our family very soon. In my spare time I enjoy reading, going to concerts, spending time with family, and of course, shaping young minds.

I attended Pikes Peak Community College where at first I studied Art History, even studying abroad in Paris for a semester. However, I quickly learned that Early Childhood Education is where my heart belongs and switched my major.

I have been teaching for the last 15 years and have loved every second of it! I have experience with allages from the teeny tiny babies, all the way to teenagers, but my absolute favorite age group is that sweet spot between 3-5. My favorite part about working with Preschoolers is their sense of humor, quirkyattitudes, willingness to learn, crazy stories and sense of adventure.

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Samantha Diaz

Lead Junior Kindergarten Teacher

I am a Colorado native; I live in the Parker area with my husband Dan and together we have 4 kiddos! I have two daughters of my own, Reese (8) and Quinn (6), I also have two amazing bonus kids Savannah (9) and Elliot (6). Growing up, I went to Douglas County schools, and it is really neat to have my children in the same schools I attended. As a big active family, we enjoy being outside as much as possible, camping, four wheeling and snowmobiling in the wintertime! I am almost finished earning my bachelor's degree in psychology and will be graduating in May 2023. I have been working with kids for over 10 years in a verity of preschools and public-school settings. I most recently worked at a middle school as a para-educator helping children with effective needs, and I loved it! Although as much as I enjoyed working with middle school age kids, I genuinely have a passion for working with the younger/ elementary school age children. This is my first year working at PCK and look forward to being a part of such a wonderful community and school!

Abigail Merlette

Assistant Junior Kindergarten Teacher

I am a native Coloradan who has lived in Parker my whole life. This will be my first year at PCK, as well as my first year as a teacher, and I am so excited to start the year! I graduated from the University of Northern Colorado last year with a degree in English, and in my free time I enjoy painting with watercolors and playing with my puppy, Milo. I could not be happier to start my teaching career at one of the best schools in Douglas County. I have heard how wonderful PCK and the school community is, and I am so grateful for the opportunity to work in such an amazing community!

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Juljana Puc

Lead Junior Kindergarten Teacher

Hello! I am so excited to be apart of the PCK family and help create a love for learning among all the children I teach! I absolutely love our team of amazing teachers and can't wait to see what this year will bring. I am a Colorado Native who loves the outdoors, baking, reading, and of course, shaping young minds. I attended Colorado Mesa studying Early Childhood Education and will be continuing at WGU this fall. In my free time you will find me hanging out with family, friends, my incredible boyfriend of 4 years, and our two cats.

I have been teaching for the last 4 years and have loved every second of it. My first year of teaching I spent my time with the toddlers but quickly found my true passion was teaching the 4-5 year olds. My favorite part of working with Junior Kindergarteners is their sense of humor, high energy, crazy stories, and watching them grow into incredible little humans!

Laura Look

Assistant Junior Kindergarten Teacher

I am a Wisconsinite who iust moved to Denver in early 2021 with my significant other! I've always been drawn to Colorado as I love the mountains, being in nature, and snowboarding in the winter! I enjoy nature photography and working on various art projects which comes with my passion of learning new skills! I also have a fur baby named Oreo who loves to get the zoomies at midnight and cuddle up on the couch. This is my first year with PCK and I am so excited to start the school year! My Early Childhood Education experience started with working with infants to 4-5 years old and it's amazing to see the growth within each child. I believe each moment is a new and fun learning experience and throwing in some dance parties is a must! I'm dedicated to growing and learning with PCK and working with such an amazing community!