We hire only those who are truly passionate about early childhood education!
Lisa Newman’s life has been dedicated to the love, nurturing, and development of children. Growing up in a broken home gave her a strong desire to help children from all walks of life. She believes children are life’s greatest blessing to those who choose to parent!
Ms. Lisa started teaching Sunday School at age 19. Since then, she has spent 6 years as a home-licensed childcare provider, has fostered 13 children over the years, and has been blessed to parent 6 children: one biological child (Kayli), two step-children (Stephan and Emma), and three adopted children (Shaina, and Jaiden and Deven).
Ms. Lisa was blessed to marry her soulmate in 2001, and they have walked through many difficult times together, hand-in-hand. They have overcome the obstacles of the blended family and continue to stand strong. They believe it is the grace of God that has brought them this far and they know that he will continue to walk with them. They are committed to this life of helping children together. The children all adore “Mr. B” — a soft spoken, kind, and gentle man. He always has a smile on his face and a pat on the head for the children.
Ms. Sarah comes from a family of teachers which gave her the opportunity to volunteer during her early years in high school/college and sparked her passion for early education. Over the next few years she realized there was a huge need for quality care and teachers. In 2006, she had the opportunity to leave South Dakota and move to Colorado with family and make it home. She was drawn to colorful Colorado and the new adventures it would bring to further her education, career and allow her to enjoy the outdoors, hiking, and colds nights.
She has been a part of the Little Sprouts family since early 2014. She enjoys the incredible staff, working to provide quality education, bringing nature back into the classrooms and making a difference in the lives of our families. Ms. Sarah’s favorite colors are purple and orange, she enjoys spicy Mexican food, and spending time with her husband Camron and puppy Pepper.
Ms. Kirsten is the newest addition to the front office! In fact, she’s the first smiling face you see when you walk in the front door. She is a Colorado Springs native – born and raised here with no plans to leave. Ever. She grew up near Little Sprouts’ former location on Vickers. When she saw it being built years ago, she thought to herself, “Someday, I want to work there!” She did. Then, she happily followed the school to its new location.
She has worked in most of the different classrooms over the last several years – infant, preschool, floater, school age and now, the front desk. She loves working with children. “They’re like mini-adults – just without the coping skills.” She loves giving them full credit for the things they are doing and learning. Little Sprouts is like a family to her: “I love it so much! … They have been so supportive of my schooling and of my life, in general.” When she’s not at work, she’s camping with her family, relaxing with her boyfriend and spoiling her 3-year-old cat, Crosby.