Photo of owners Sarah Morse and Deborah Cocchiaro, About Us

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

Business

Hi, I’m 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.

Favorite things: puzzles, sewing, Olive Garden, Texas Roadhouse, Hallmark movies

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Ms. Lynette

Bullfrog

Hi, I’m Ms. Lynette. I am very excited to work with the Bullfrogs this year! I love working with kids especially at Colorado Christian Montessori. This last year, I worked with the Grasshopper class and with the Pre-school Explorers at summer camp. What an 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. We also like to paddle board, hiking and play.

Favorite things: bike riding, hiking, paddle boarding, minecraft, Red Lobster

Ms. Mary

Aftercare

Hi, I’m Ms. Mary! I’ve been with CCM since the beginning but I started working here in the fall of 2018. This school has been a dream and a prayer of mine. I love working in the Butterfly class and in aftercare. I have 6 wonderful grandchildren, 3 of which attend here at CCM. I also enjoy spending time with my daughters.

Favorite things: Hot Caramel Macchiato (Starbucks), Kohl's, Texas Roadhouse, Mexican food, being with grandkids

Mr. Matt

Sunflower

Hi, I’m Mr. Matt! I am the Sunflower teacher. 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 and just finished my Montessori Elementary training. 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 a new year here at CCM.

Favorite things: golfing, skiing, movies, drawing, building, Nitro Cold Brew with sweet cream (Starbucks)

Ms. Rochelle

Bullfrog

Hi, I’m Ms. Rochelle. I will be working in the Butterfly Class this year. I grew up in Oregon and then moved to Arizona. I moved to Colorado 3 years ago. I love Colorado, hiking, camping and kayaking. I have a daughter, Morgan, who is a senior in college at LMU. I have worked in education for over 14 years. I’m very excited to be a part of the CCM family.

Favorite things: unsweetened iced green tea (Starbucks), School House, vegetarian who loves bacon!