Faculty

Janet Commodore (co-director/teacher) – Janet received her BA degree in Child Development and Family Living from the University of Kansas in 1979, and a MS degree in Early Childhood Educational Leadership from Bank Street College in New York City in 1992. She has worked in Boulder and the Eastern communities sharing her expertise in curriculum planning, professional development, and her vision for children, families, and teachers. Janet joyfully shares her interests and talents in the world of the arts with a personal commitment to adding beauty to all environments.

Sandy Weeks (co-director/teacher) – Sandy received her BS degree in Child   Development and Family Living from Northern Illinois University in 1971, and her MS degree in Early Childhood Educational Leadership from Bank Street College in New York City in 1992. She worked in the mid 1970’s at National Jewish Hospital with asthmatic children. Sandy’s years in the early childhood community have been spent with a commitment to networking resources for families and to helping to bridge transitions for children and families wherever they occur. She enjoys listening to and assisting
parents in their reflections as they walk this wonderful journey of parenthood. Sandy is currently an adjunct faculty member.

Jane Sprague (co-director/teacher) received an AAS degree in Early Childhood Education from Aims Community College in 1990 and a BA degree in Sociology (focus: The Family) with a minor in Parent Education.  She has worked as an early childhood educator for 14 years and also has 13 years work and experience working with Early Intervention families and providers at Imagine!.  Jane taught at Friends ‘n Fun previously and is also the parent of a Friends ‘n Fun graduate.  She enjoys working with children and families and       supporting parents in their biggest and most important job ever – parenthood!


Katey Glover (team teacher) received her BA degree in Child      
Development and Family Studies from California State
University at Long Beach.  She is thrilled to be joining the
Friends ‘n Fun community.  Katey moved to Colorado to be in the outdoors and is so excited to share her passion for
nature with the children.

 

 

Kara Beard (team teacher) received her early childhood teaching license after participating in the Friends’ School Teacher Preparation program in Boulder. She has her Masters in Educational Psychology through CU Denver, with an emphasis in early literacy. Kara taught with us for four years before deciding to take a year teaching kindergarten (2015-2016) in South Korea. Kara feels blessed to be back teaching at Friends’n Fun and for the opportunity to reconnect with all the lovely families in our community.