Kathy Hedeen, Early Childhood Teacher

Kathy HedeenI am so excited to be a part of the DCS Montessori team. I have been teaching preschool for the past 10 years at Little Blessings Parents Day Out in Castle Rock. I have cared for and taught children 18 months to kindergarten. I have been a lead classroom teacher as well as a specials teacher focusing on movement and healthy habits. I love the montessori philosophy and concepts and plan to further my education and training in it.

I have a bachelor’s degree in Consumer Food Science and Communication from the University of Minnesota. Three years ago I acquired my Early Childhood Education Group Leader credentials from Arapahoe Community College. I am also a certified Taekwondo instructor with the American Taekwondo Association. I specialize in instructing primary aged children and worked at Karate for Kids in Castle Rock for over a decade.

Along with martial arts and teaching, my other passions include hiking, biking, racquetball, and reading. I love to travel and have two teenaged children who attend Castle View High School. Growing up in a military family we lived in many places, but I can truly say I love Colorado and call it home.

Glory Arndt, Child Care Teacher

My family and I have been living in the Castle Rock area for 12 years now.  I am excited about being on staff now and am working on getting my teaching certificate.  I am actually very domestic . . . love cooking, reading and taking care of our home.  I grew up in Southern California and moved here to Colorado in 1990.  I met and married my husband in 1991 and don’t plan on leaving anytime soon.  Although I love the beach, I never learned to surf and living in Colorado I have not learned to ski.



Becca SchrankBecca Schrank, Health Assistant & Child Care Director

I grew up in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota, but moved with my family to Colorado when I was 16. I live in Castle Rock with my husband and 2 border collies, and we are expecting our first child in October. I love to get outdoors to hike, camp and explore, and, of course, visit all the best dog parks.

I’ve been working in early childhood education for many years, two of them at DCS Montessori, and completed my director licensure in 2013. I spent the following year working as a director at another district school, but have learned that this school is really where my heart belongs and I am thrilled to be back in the amazing DCS Montessori community.


Phone:  720-531-3307

Before Care Staff   (7am-8:15am)

Brenda Kjar, is also an Educational Assistant in Ms. Samhee Shim’s classroom.

Martha Sill, is also an Educational Assistant in Mr. Paul Brannberg’s classroom.



Extended Care Staff   (11:30am – 3:20pm)

Kathy Hedeen, view her biography above.

Glory Arndt, view her biography above.

Chrissy Howell, is also an Ms. Karen Slaughter’s classroom.

Jenny Armesy, is also an Educational Assistant in an Ms. Denise Glenn’s classroom.


After Care Staff   (3:20pm – 6:00pm)

Kathy Hedeen, view her biography above.

Glory Arndt, view her biography above.

Julie Weber, is also an Educational Assistant in an Ms. Chris Scovil’s classroom.

Chandra Ullom, is also an Assistant in our Library.

Sherry Castro,  is also an Educational Assistant in an Ms. Andrea Dreier’s classroom.

Sean Grealy is also an Educational Assistant in Ms. Lara Blanchard’s classroom.

Heather Eastwood, is also an Educational Assistant in Ms. Lynn Booton’s classroom.



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