My name is Vicki Paris. I have a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Early Childhood Education. I began my teaching career in 1987 and have been teaching at Espree since 2001. My classroom is full of learning, adventure and incredible growth. I believe pre-kindergarten is a magical time for children and I hope I can share a memorable year with you and your child.
In my time away from Espree, I love traveling, scrap booking and reading. I started running the last few years and I reached a personal goal of completing a half marathon. I also enjoy all sorts of craft activities, such as knitting, and creating activities for my students.
My name is Stephanie Thompson and I have been at Espree since 2016. I was born and raised in Colorado, moved away and now I am back. I graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. I have taught previously in Ohio, Philadelphia, and Denver in a preschool through third grade setting. I always knew from a young age that I would be a teacher and found that pre-kindergarten is my favorite age to teach. I love to incorporate early reading and writing throughout my lessons. My goal with every student is to create lifelong learners as they progress through the program. Outside of school I love to cook and spend time with family and friends. I also enjoy traveling and heading to the mountains to hike.