Meet our Staff

By August 8, 2019 August 14th, 2019 News - ELC

Jennifer Tucker, Director

I was born and raised in Alabama. My whole family lives there but I relocated to Parker, CO in 2003. My husband’s name is Ben and we have two daughters named Bailey and Emily. We also have a sweet little Miniature Austrian Labradoodle named Chewbacca.

I graduated from Arapahoe Community College with an Associates of Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education. I also have my Directors Certificate from ACC. I have worked in Early Childhood for 8 years. I started working with children at Little Blessings Preschool and then moved to Douglas County School District and then on to Cherry Creek School District. I joined PEPC ELC in July 2018 as the Transitional Kindergarten Teacher, then became the ELC Director in August. I am so excited to be part of the PEPC family!

Holly Sprague, Assistant Director

I have a degree in Behavioral Science with a minor in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Endorsement. I have been married for 28 years to the love of my life and we have two wonderful kids, Amanda and Will, who are both in college. I also have many pets and enjoy visiting the dog park and the mountains. I have been teaching for 18 years and have been working in the PEPC ELC office for 4 years. I am glad to be at PEPC ELC and being a part of these children’s lives.

Dona King, Administrative Assistant

I was born in Warren, Ohio and attended Bowling Green State University. I was a flight attendant with Continental Airlines for 8 years. I then was the director of a preschool in Castle Rock for 23 years before selling the school in 2007. Since then I have worked as a teacher assistant and office administrator. I love being part of the PEPC Early Learning Center family!

Stephanie Petrie, Music Director and Administrative Assistant

I was born and raised in Connecticut where all my family still lives. As a classical flute player I performed with many elite ensembles throughout my middle and high school years before deciding to study music instead of meteorology in college. I attended University of Connecticut to study music education before transferring to Berklee College of Music in Boston to pursue dual degrees in Music Education and Music Therapy. I moved to Colorado in 2011, where I met my husband and best friend Michael. We are proud parents to two beautiful children, Bentley (6) and Ivy (2). We can usually be found in the mountains camping, fishing, hiking or snowboarding as a family.

I started at PEPC ELC in 2015 as a lead teacher before transitioning into the music director and admin positions. I also teach 4th and 5th grade band and orchestra throughout Douglas County before and after school. I am so blessed to be able to share my love of music with all the wonderful children at PEPC ELC!