Sarah had a dream to start a school that combined two of her passions: Montessori and Christian education. She started the first Christian Montessori Preschool in Colorado in 2002. Sarah fell in love with the Montessori method of teaching.


The individualized curriculum and beautiful hands-on materials felt revolutionary even though they had been around for 100 years. She loved how it allowed you to meet each child right where they were at and take them as far as they could go. Sarah wanted to help make the Bible come alive for children and connect them with the love of their Savior at an early age. In addition to her role as Director, she is also the lead teacher for the Butterfly class.


In 2009, Sarah’s sister, Deborah, moved back to Denver from New England to partner with her and take this program to the next level. Deborah has always had a passion for working with children and is so happy to have found what she believes is the best method of teaching. Also the Tadpole class lead teacher, Deborah loves how Montessori shows respect for each child, fosters their individual interests, and nurtures their independence.

Sarah Morse and Deborah Cocchiaro
Owners and Directors

Ms. Debbie

(Not to be confused with Ms. Deborah) LOL! I am Mr. Matt’s Mom and we moved to Colorado in 2016. I was so excited to help watch my adorable granddaughter, Margaret during her 1st year and my sweet grandson, Matty. I worked in a Christian school in New Hampshire for 25 years, so I was very excited to work here at CCM in the business office. I also am blessed to step into the classroom from time to time to help with the children.

Got a question about your account or need a statement? Email Debbie directly.

Ms. Gina

I am the 1/2 day Dragonfly teacher. I have been working with Ms. Sarah and Ms. Deborah for many years now! I enjoying working with children of all ages here at CCM. My favorite field trips have been to Miller Farm and the Butterfly Pavilion


I am a Colorado native and I love going for walks and camping in the mountains with my family. I have 5 children of my own, (2 of them are teenagers still at home with me). My oldest daughter, started a wonderful family of her own 10 years ago and has now blessed me with 4 sweet grandchildren. We all spend a lot of time together with my mom, my siblings, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. We love to have dinner, BBQ and just hang out.


I am looking forward to another great year of fun and learning. I’m sp happy to know that I’ll have a few returning students and I’m looking forward to meeting all my new friends.

Ms. Jenn

I am a Colorado native, born and raised in Golden with my older sister Leah. Currently I live at my new home in Westminster. My husband and I love playing our instruments on the praise team at our church. Mike plays guitar and I play drums. We love to use our talents for the Lord! I love to act and dress up, but my favorite thing to do is dance. I enjoy all styles of dance including ballroom, swing, ballet, hip hop, and lyrical dance. I graduated from a small private school called Bethany Christian Academy. I have studied dance at Red Rocks Community College, however, I am interested in furthering my study in Early Education. I enjoy spending time with my many nieces and nephews. My favorite drink is orange juice which my husband Mike thinks it's so silly! I like to take my dog Akeeda to the dog park to play ball, and hang out with my friends and family. I like taking adventures and having fun on vacations. I have been on 5 cruises! I love to eat seafood at Red Lobster and Italian food at Olive Garden. I enjoy taking pictures and scrapbooking all of my wonderful memories.

Ms. Kristina

I have worked with children since 2001. I enjoy instilling in the children a joy of learning and a firm foundation in Gods love that they can carry with them through life. A love of children, God and my family, sign language, history and cultures, cooking, growing plants, camping and roller coasters are some of my passions. I look forward to joining the Colorado Christian Montessori Team.

Ms. Laura

I’m a Colorado Native. I’ve been married for a little over two years to my wonderful husband, Ed. This will be my 6th year working in a Montessori elementary classroom and my 2nd year here at CCM. I love kids, love learning and love Montessori materials! I especially love making them. Come by and say hello and check our what’s happening in the Sunflower classroom!

Ms. Liz

I come from a large family and I have 12 siblings. One of my favorite places to go as a child was to the Library. I love reading and learning new things. I hope to pass on this enthusiasm to the children. This is my 2nd year here at CCM. When I’m not doing “Montessori things”, I enjoy gardening, reading and hanging out with my family, especially my grandchildren!

Ms. Lynette

I am very excited to work with the Tadpoles this year! I love working with kids especially at Colorado Christian Montessori. This last year, I worked with the Butterfly-4 class and the Super Explorers at summer camp. What a amazing group of kids and parents!!


Before I came to CCM, I taught kindergarten and 1st grade in public schools and preschool at our church. I received my professional teacher license in 2017.


I live with the most fantastic kids, Joy and Andrew, my husband, and our dog Courage. We love to go on biking adventures. Last summer, we went on a 36-mile bike ride along the beach in California. We also like to paddle board and play Minecraft together.

Ms. Mary Lou

Hi, I’m Ms. Mary Lou! I love my job here at CCM and I am starting my 4th year here! I have a background in business and accounting Montessori is my second career). My husband is an engineer with a medical device company. We have 2 adult sons: one who lives 6 miles away and the other lives 6,000 in Taiwan.

Mr. Matt

I grew up in Maine and New Hampshire and that is where I met the love of my life, Deborah. I have a degree in Education with an emphasis in Physical Education. I am also working on my Upper Elementary Montessori training right now! I love kids and can’t wait to play games and teach them everything I can. I am so excited to be at the same school as my two kids, Matty and Margaret and working with my wife. I enjoy anything involving sports especially golfing and skiing. I like building things, drawing and playing music. I also like trying new restaurants and  going to the movies as much as I can. I can’t wait to start this new journey in my life here at CCM.

Mr. Sam

I grew up in Arvada. I graduated from CCU with a degree in Youth Ministry and  Counseling. My wife and I have worked in all areas of Ministry and I was a Pastor for 13 years. I love spending time with my wife, Sarah and my 2 kids, Asher and Samantha. I LOVE all sports (especially football), the CU Buffs and the Denver Broncos. On the weekends, you can catch me coaching both my kids on their Flag Football teams!

Ms. Sarah

I have 2 kids, a 5th grader and a Kindergartner. I have lived in Arvada, CO my whole life. I am excited to be here in my off time. (LOL)! I am a martial arts Mom and a Baseball Mom. My husband and I love to hunt!

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