Teachers and Staff

Steele School For Early Learning building

The History of Steele School from the Director

Once upon a time there was a Christian School for 5-18 year old children. It was called Maranatha Christian School.  It was a wonderful school that operated at 71st and Oak Street for over 30 years on a beautiful campus with 15 acres, 5 playgrounds, and a petting zoo full of ponies, sheep, goats, ducks, and geese. It was a happy place and the children and staff loved it. In 2011 they decided it was time to retire and sold the campus to a charter school named Two Roads Charter School.

The staff of the child care center were sad to think that their center would be closing but Two Roads opted to keep the childcare open so the dedicated staff stayed with the new administration under Ms. Lana Wagner.  Lana was an amazing person to work for.  She cared deeply for the staff and children.  And so the child care center continued.

We were a happy crew for about three years until Two Roads came to us one day and let us know that they would no longer be able to remain on that beautiful campus and were swapping campuses with Lincoln Academy.  We were heartbroken but prepared to close the center in May of 2013.

But all was not lost!  We were able to find a new building. With a mighty budget of $0 and A LOT of hard work from parents and staff, we renovated our new home over the summer of 2013 to open as the Steele School for Early Learning in August of 2013, with 8 children.  Our current enrollment is around 72 children.

And we plan to live happily ever after.

Please meet our wonderful staff:

Mrs. Sarah
Hello! I am the Assistant Director and the Infant Nursery Supervisor / Team Lead. I was born in California and moved to Colorado in 2008. I have been working with children for 20 years. I graduated from the University of Wyoming and Cal State Fullerton with Early Childhood Education along with my CDA (Child Development Associate) from Ellis University. My husband and I have been together since 1997 and married in 2009. We have an adorable son and 2 amazing pit bulls.
kristaMrs. KristaI am the director at Steele School. My mother worked in childcare as I grew up, which gave me great exposure and support. I have been working in Early Childhood education for over 10 years. I graduated with my Directors certificate and my AAS in ECE. My love for children and to be able to make an impact in just one life was my drive to choose this field. My husband of 11 years and I have one wonderful son. He is the light of our lives and teaches me every day. I love working with the people that are one big family.
amy Ms. AmyI am part of the administration team at Steele School For Early Learning. I have my MBA and an ECE Teaching certificate. I am a US Army combat veteran and have now been in the childcare industry for over 8 years. I am excited to make a difference in a child’s life.

All staff members are selected on the basis of proven education, experience and maturity. A warm and caring attitude along with a sensitivity to a child’s individual needs are prerequisites.

Our staff maintains a high level of professionalism by frequently taking advantage of on-site training and seminars. They also meet all requirements of the State Department of Licensing.