Lisa Stratton - Director
Lisa has over 25 years of experience in Early Childhood Education. She began by running her own home-based daycare business for six years in Idaho which sparked her interest in Early Education. After that, she was a center director for over ten years in a nonprofit organization in Jackson, WY. During this time she continued her education culminating with obtaining her Master’s in Education.
Lisa has also worked in the public school system in Elementary Education in Jackson for five years in a Spanish immersion program.
Lisa’s Bachelor’s degree is in French with a Minor in Spanish, and her Master’s is in Education, Curriculum and Instruction. She has taught Early Childhood Education courses for a community college and been a presenter for different professional development seminars and conferences such as WECA, the Wyoming affiliate of NAEYC. She has been with Global Village International Preschool since July 2014.
Edgar Diaz - Spanish and PreK Assistant
Jin Gao - Mandarin Teacher
Amy Gleason - English ECT, Preschool Teacher
Haley McCleskey - English ECT, Preschool Teacher
Anne Sheriff - French Teacher
Kim Wieck - ECT Qualified Preschool Teacher Mandarin Chinese
Growing up in small town In Vermont, it never crossed my mind that I would one day be happily living in Fort Collins CO. Nor did it ever occur to me that I would become passionate about early childhood development. Motherhood, to my surprise, led me to my newest passion, teaching young children, while watching my daughter flourish during her years at a wonderful school where I had volunteered many hours. This led me to believe that I knew I would become a special teacher of children. Years later I went back to school and earned my CDA. I have up-to-date CPR and First Aid certifications. I continue my education taking training courses in early childhood development, currently I'm enrolled in the Pyramid training class.
Working with kids for so many years, I have come to understand that children come into the world with a blank slate. The experiences, environment, adults, as well as surroundings are what shape them into who they become. Allowing children to grow explore and learn is a rewarding experience that keeps me excited as I continue to assist children of all ages as they grow.
In the rare hours when I’m not teaching I enjoy running, live music, reading, cooking, and spending quality time with my family life with my husband, daughter and our two keeshonds.