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The Butterflies

Schoolwide Information

Curbside Drop-off and Pick-up

Curbside drop-off and pick-up is currently being conducted to ensure that we minimize the number of individuals entering the building. We request that you bring masks and water bottles for your children.

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Ashley Aquino

Hi, my name is Ashley Aquino. I am starting my fifth year teaching at Espree.  I have eleven years of teaching experience. I received my bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and Liberal Arts with an emphasis in math and a minor in reading from the University of Northern Colorado.  I also completed my teacher licensure program at Metropolitan State College of Denver. I have experience with children ranging in age from 2 1/2 to 6 years old, including teaching kindergarten in a private preschool.

I am a fourth generation Colorado native. I spend most of my free time with my family, my husband of 17 years and our son Connor who was born in November of 2018.  We enjoy spending time outside exploring, dancing and cooking. 

Bri Arneach

My name is Bri Arneach and I joined the Frog Room in 2019. I graduated from Colorado Christian University with a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. I love coming to school every day and seeing how excited the children are to learn.  I believe that students learn best in a positive and happy environment with a teacher that is excited to share what they know. 


I played competitive fast pitch softball for 10 years and am now a private pitching coach. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I enjoy playing with my dogs, watching sports, doing puzzles, eating Mexican food and all things Disney!  

Holly Martinez

Hi, my name is Holly Martinez. I was born and raised in Colorado. I graduated from Metropolitan State College of Denver. I have a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts. I have completed numerous classes in early childhood education and am a qualified Early Childhood Education teacher. I joined Espree in 1999 when I began my journey as a teacher assistant. In 2009, I took some time off to finish school and returned to Espree as a teacher in 2012. I am very passionate about teaching young children. My teaching style includes giving each child the best chance for future growth. My teaching methods are based on students' interests, group activities and experiments. 

In my spare time I enjoy traveling, drawing and spending time with my family.  My husband, Chris, and I have three kids, my step-son Colin, my son Maddox and my daughter Kinsley.

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