My name is Andrea Gunn. I have worked at Espree since the school opened in 1998. I have enjoyed being a Ladybug teacher since September of 2004. I am amazed everyday by the children's continued eagerness and excitement to learn new things. The children are always able to turn any day into a good one with their hugs and smiles. I truly enjoy watching the children grow and learn throughout the year.
My husband, Jeremy, and I have been married since 2015. We had our first child Brooke, on July 31st 2018. We are both Colorado natives. We enjoy camping, boating, fishing, wake boarding and our dog, Hank.
Hi, my name is Misty Ruth. I have been a Ladybug teacher at Espree since the school opened in 1998. I love this age group and enjoy every day that I am in the classroom. I received an Associate's Degree from Mesa State College in Early Childhood Education, and then continued my education at Metro State College of Denver where I earned a Bachelor's Degree in Behavioral Science with a minor in Sociology. I believe that children learn best when they are happy and comfortable with their surroundings. I feel that a teacher's enthusiasm for teaching will in turn, inspire a love for learning.
I grew up in the area and now live in Parker with my husband and two children. My children keep me busy with sports and other extracurricular activities. I try to enjoy all that Colorado has to offer!
My name is Ruth Falkenburg. I grew up in upstate New York and received a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from the State University of New York at Potsdam. I have been involved in early childhood education for the past thirty years. I have been at Espree since it opened in 1998 and am presently part of the Ladybug team. I enjoy young children's enthusiasm, spontaneity and honesty which bring both joy and challenges to each day. It is very rewarding to be a part of their lives as they mature and develop independence.
I enjoy arts and crafts, cooking, gardening and am a proud grandmother of four.