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ECE Faculty

Full-Time Faculty

 

Janiece Kneppe Walter
Faculty
janiece.kneppe@rrcc.edu
303.914.6553      
Office #1662

Academic Background

  • BA: Biology, Dordt College
  • Medical Technology certification MT(ASCP), American Society of Clinical Pathologists
  • MA Ed: Early Childhood Education emphasis, Concordia University, St. Paul, MN

Professional Background

  • Medical technologist, Chemistry Laboratory, Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, Denver, CO
  • Medical technologist, Immunology laboratory, Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center, Denver, CO
  • Quality Assurance & Quality Management, manager for the laboratory, P/SL Medical Center, Denver, CO
  • Director, large, faith-based childcare center
  • Independent professional development trainer
  • Higher education instructor – RRCC

Part-Time Faculty

Carol Goss
carol.goss@yahoo.com
303.324.7703      

Academic Background

  • BA: Behavioral Science with minor in Special Education, Metropolitan State University-Denver
  • MA Ed.: Early Childhood Education emphasis, Concordia University-St. Paul, MN

Professional Background

  • Kindergarten teacher
  • Program coordinator, Head Start
  • Site coordinator, Head Start, Clayton Early Learning
  • Education coordinator, Creative Options of Denver
  • Higher education instructor – RRCC, CCD, UNC, CCConline
 

Jan Leversee 
janet.leversee@rrcc.edu

720-394-7389      

Academic Background

  • BS: Child Development, Colorado State University
  • MA: Counseling Psychology & Counselor Education, Univ. of Colorado, Denver

Professional Background

  • Preschool teacher
  • Director, 20 yrs, large child care setting
  • Professional development trainer, Arapahoe County Early Childhood Council
  • Higher education instructor – CCA, RRCC
  • Private counseling practice
 

Sherry Peterson
shepet@lakewood.com
303.275.3421  

Academic Background

  • BS: Home Economics/Child Development, University of Texas
  • MS: Human Development/Family Studies, Univ. of North Texas

Professional Background

  • Infant caregiver/teacher, preschool teacher
  • Education coordinator, Head Start
  • Administrator, Head Start, City of Lakewood, CO
  • Higher education instructor - RRCC
 

MaryLou Reihmann
marylou.reihmann@rrcc.edu
303.475.4486   

Academic Background

  • BS: Child Development, Iowa State University
  • MA: Early Childhood Education, University of Colorado - Denver

Professional Background

  • Preschool teacher
  • Infant/toddler program coordinator
  • School age program teacher
  • Director, large childcare center, Reggio approach
  • Higher education instructor – CCD, RRCC
 

Maura Saracusa
lilcusa@yahoo.com
216.470.3406   

Academic Background

  • BA: Psychology, West Virginia University
  • MA: Child, Family & School Psychology, Denver University
  • Training-Pyramid Plus

Professional Background

  • Social Skills Instructor, Havern School for children learning disabilities
  • Higher education instructor – CCD, RRCC
 

Francis Wardle
francis@csbchome.org
303.692.9008

Academic Background

  • BS: Art Education, Penn State
  • MS: Cultural Foundations of Education, Univ. of Wisconsin
  • Ph D.: Curriculum & Instruction, minor in human development, special in Infant/Early Childhood, Univ. of Kansas

Professional Background

  • Teacher
  • Education manager, Director, and National Reviewer, Head Start
  • Director of Education and Training, Children’s World Learning Centers
  • Higher education instructor – RRCC, University of Phoenix-School of Advanced Studies
  • Nationally published author of numerous books and articles
  • Board member – Partners of the Americas International