Isolde Stewart, Director – Isolde received the 2014 Hawkins Lifetime Achievement Award from the Boulder chapter of the CAEYC for her years of exceptional service to children, families and educators. She is a devoted community activist for equity in education. A.A. in Early Childhood Education, Front Range Community College; Director Qualified in Early Childhood Education. Teacher at New Horizons since 1984.
Laurie Rhoads, Bilingual Teacher –Laurie is passionate about working with a wide range of children and their families and has worked with children in Mexico and Thailand, as well as right here at home. Before coming to New Horizons, she taught bilingual kindergarten and preschool and served as interim director at YWCA Children’s Alley, followed by two years as the early childhood community/family liaison at Columbine Elementary. M.Ed. in Elementary Education, Regis University, with a Colorado professional teaching license, endorsed in Elementary, Early Childhood, Early Childhood Special Education, and Spanish. Director Qualified and bilingual/bi-literate in English and Spanish.
Consuelo Hernandez, Bilingual Teacher – Consuelo has spent the last 14 years working with students, and has found happiness in the diverse, bilingual setting of New Horizons. Her philosophy is that each student is a unique individual who needs a safe and caring environment, and she strives to help each child meet their full potential. She has been the Administrator and Coordinator for The KSA and a YMCA Director for afterschool programs. She has an Associate’s Degree from Garden City Community College in General Studies, and graduated from Newman University in Wichita with a Degree in Elementary Education. She received The Academic Excellence Award for demonstrating Academic Excellence in all Newman University Elementary Education courses, and has a Degree from Park University in Psychology of the Adolescent.
Suzy Burger, Bilingual Teacher –
Suzy first came to New Horizons as a student doing an observation about 15 years ago, and she remembers thinking, “This is a place I would really love to work”. Instead, life took her to a teaching job in Costa Rica, and then back to Colorado where she completed her Masters in Early Childhood Education, and taught preschool in the Adams 12 School District. She comes to us with rich experience and expertise, and a joy and knowledge of teaching.
Wendy Chairez, Bilingual Teacher –
Wendy is a bilingual, biliterate, native Spanish speaker, who went to New Horizons as a child. She went on to Uni Hill, Casey, Boulder High, and is now studying Early Childhood Education at Front Range with a plan to complete a four year degree in ECE. Wendy brings a deeply reflective personal experience to her teaching, and is our dream come true, our second alumna to become a teacher at New Horizons.