Lynne Bridges became the Executive Director at Seeds of Learning in May of 2003. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Adams State University. Before coming to Seeds Lynne owned and operated a successful family home daycare / preschool for twenty-two years. She is Large Center Director qualified under Colorado State Licensing, holds a Level 4 Early Childhood Credential, a Colorado Dept. of Education/Coaching Consortium Level 1 Coaching Credential, is a member of the SW Colorado Childcare Resource and Referral Board, Colorado Preschool Program Board, and is trained to teach Incredible Years parenting classes. Lynne and her husband have lived in Pagosa Springs for over 40 years.
Quality child care not only includes excellent care, education and parent education, health and safety but a relationship between each child and their family. I acknowledge the fact that every child is unique and individual, comes from their own culture, and deserves respect in regard to that culture. We can truly prove our love for a child and their family by respecting their culture. As Prime Times says, “Child care can’t be good for children without being good for parents and caregivers.” Warm, supportive and respectful relationships between adults and children lie at the heart of good care for children. I believe early care and education centers can and must be a place where children, parents and caregivers alike can feel a sense of belonging, like they’re family. Healthy children and healthy families make healthy communities.
I was born and raised in Texas. I lived in Louisiana for the last 5 years. My husband, Dan, and I visited Pagosa Springs while on vacation 3 years ago and fell in love with the natural beauty, people, wildlife and climate. We have a home in the community of Chromo.
I have 3 children and 3 grandchildren — all living in Texas!
I attended Texas A&M University and have degrees in Sociology and Child Development. I have 17 years of experience working in the childcare field. I’ve also worked as an Adoption Specialist and a CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocate) Program Director. I have a passion for working with children and families.
I enjoy gardening, cooking, reading and hiking.
Bookkeeper / Admin. Assistant
Danielle was born and raised in Pagosa and has lived here most of her life. She has a degree in Business Administration as well as 15 years of experience in Accounting and Finance. She is married, with 3 kids (2 of whom are Seeds Alumni) and a pup named CO. In addition to working at Seeds she owns and operates her own bookkeeping business. Danielle feels so fortunate that her children have been able to attend Seeds of Learning and looks forward to seeing all of the kiddos everyday!
Ruby has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Chapman University. She worked for the California Alisal School District and Monterey County in Elementary School. She loves children and play-based learning. She has been with Seeds of Learning since 2009 and is looking forward to many more years with Seeds. Ruby was born in Farmington, NM and has resided in Pagosa Springs for the past twelve years. She is looking forward to her daughter growing up in the area as she loves the feeling of community in our little town. Ruby knows it takes a village to raise a child and her heart is with the education of our youth.
I am a Colorado native born in Monte Vista. I spent most of my school years growing up in Leadville, Colorado. I have one grown son who is currently working and living in Northern Colorado. I enjoy fishing, camping, and hiking in our beautiful mountains and riding my road bike in such events as Ride the Rockies.
My educational background is in Elementary Education and I taught in Archuleta County for 29 years before I retired from teaching after 35 years. I found retirement extremely boring and decided to try my hand in early childhood education. I have always believed that education is the stepping stone to a strong and successful future and I am looking forward to having an opportunity to help young children achieve that future.
Miss Debbie was born and raised in West Virginia. She has degrees in Physical Education and Library Science. Her and her husband Dan have been married 40 yrs, together they have one daughter and two beautiful grandchildren. Miss Debbie has served as one of our awesome substitutes for the past 5 years and most recently joined the Butterfly class permanently as the Teacher Aide. She feels truly honored to be able to be a part of the kids lives and enjoys working at Seeds!
Melissa was previously employed at Our Savior Lutheran Preschool for four years, where she worked with children ages 3 to 5 years. She joined the Seeds of Learning team in January of 2010. She is originally from Buffalo, NY, but has lived all over the country. Melissa is married and has two children. She obtained her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education in May 2016 and her B.A in Early Childhood Education in May 2019.
Brisa was born in Denver and raised in Pagosa Springs. She attended CNM and she is looking forward to continuing her education in early childhood. Brisa has been married for 2 years and has two beautiful fur children, Koko and Roxie. She loves watching children flourish as they learn.
Ashley has lived in Pagosa for 17 years. She has 1 daughter, Adeline, who is 3 years old. She has completed 3 ECE courses which makes her group leader certified. Ashley feels lucky to teach and play with the kids every day, it fills her cup! She believes there is no better way to spend her days, than at Seeds with the kids.
Molly was born and raised in Shepherd, Michigan. She attended Central Michigan University and earned a Bachelors in Family Studies. In August 2019, Molly moved to Pagosa Springs with her dog Beau, and joined the Seeds team. She loves watching children explore and make sense of the world around them.
Kristina moved to Pagosa Springs in January 2018 from Tennesee. She has three sons and three grandchildren. She feels that Seeds of Learning has given her a future. She is honored to spend each day playing, loving and learning with each child. Kristina believes there is nothing greater than seeing life through a child’s eyes.
All staff members are certified in Pediatric First Aid, Pediatric CPR, Medications Administration and Universal Precautions.
*Pictures by Jeff Laydon (Pagosa Photography)