The Padilla Post 4/30/2021

April 30, 2021

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Featured in this week's Padilla Post - our Preschool Team!

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Padilla Tours

Saturday, May 8th, 10am-3pm

5505 Longs Peak Street

Brighton, CO

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Informational Night

Thank you to everyone who attended our Informational Night! We plan to hold additional information nights or days each month until we open in August!

Click here to see the video of the Informational Night

Click here to see the Informational Night Google Slides presentation

Meet the Padilla Staff!

Meet Preschool Teacher - Mrs. Sydney Brandon!

Hello, my name is Sydney Brandon. I am a proud Colorado native and grew up on my family's hay and cattle ranch in Westcliffe, Colorado, where I attended the same school K-12th grade. My husband and I moved to Denver three years ago so he could start his journey in medicine. He currently is attending medical school at the University of Colorado- Anschutz.

I have a Bachelor's degree in Inclusive Early Childhood Education from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, and a Master’s of Education in Early Childhood Special Education from Grand Canyon University. I also hold an endorsement in K-6th Elementary Education.

Through education, children are able to go beyond academics. I have a passion for inclusive education, teaching to the whole child, and building their knowledge in all areas of life. I am excited to be a part of Padilla Elementary alongside the students and families who make up this new school.

Meet Preschool Teacher - Mrs. Kimberly Torres!

Hello. My name is Kimberly Torres. I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and moved to Colorado in June of 2017. I am married to my loving husband, and have a fun loving 7 year old daughter. I am also expecting another child, a baby girl, at the end of June and looking forward to expanding our family.

I am an Early Childhood teacher with a dual masters degree in both General and Special Education. I have been teaching for over 10 years and have taught as a second grade teacher in the NYC Public School System as well as preschool. I started teaching here in Colorado for district 27J in October 2017 at Bright Beginnings as an Early Childhood Special Education Preschool teacher. In 2018, I then was transferred to North Elementary where I have taught for about 3 years. I will now be one of the Early Childhood Special Education Preschool teacher's at Padilla.

I am so excited to be a part of the team at Padilla Elementary and share my values as an educator for young children.

Meet Preschool Group Leader - Ms. Yuliana Cintora!

Hello, my name is Yuliana Cintora and I go by Yuly. I was born in Mexico and raised in Colorado. I have 2 kids and love spending time with my family and friends.

I have been in 27J for the past 4 years and really enjoy being here. I will be a Group Leader for the preschool team. I am so excited to be a part of the Padilla family and get started with this great community.

Meet Preschool Group Leader - Mrs. Aundrea Gallegos!

Hello! My name is Aundrea Gallegos. I am a Colorado native and love everything Colorado has to offer. I have a coffee obsession and I have 2 kids who are 4 and 3. I love playing volleyball, hiking, camping, boating. Basically anything outdoors, I am all for!

I have been in the district for 4 years and am so excited to begin this new journey at Padilla Elementary. I love working with little preschoolers. It's the coolest thing to tell people that I teach children through playing. You build so much off of playing with them and learning with them. I am grateful to be in this position to help shape little minds. :)

Take a Sneak Peek Inside Padilla and Meet our Staff!

Padilla Elementary - Opening August 2021!