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.
Dee Fromme was born and raised in Texas. While living in Louisiana, Dee and her husband Dan visited Pagosa Springs while on vacation and fell in love with the natural beauty, people, wildlife and climate. Their home is in the nearby community of Chromo.
Dee has three children and three grandchildren — all living in Texas!
Dee attended Texas A&M University and has degrees in Sociology and Child Development, and now has eighteen years of experience working in the childcare field. Dee worked as an Adoption Specialist and a CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocate) Program Director. Her passion for working with children and families is palpable.
In her leisure time Dee enjoys gardening, cooking, reading and hiking.
Executive Administrative Assistant
Danielle was born and raised in Pagosa Springs and has lived here most of her life. She has a degree in Business Administration as well as fifteen years of experience in Accounting and Finance. She is married with three kids (two 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 and worked for the California Alisal School District and Monterey County in Elementary School.
Ruby is passionate about 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.
Leeann is a Colorado native born in Monte Vista. She spent most of her school years growing up in Leadville, Colorado. Leann has one grown son who is currently working and living in Northern Colorado. She enjoys fishing, camping, and hiking in our beautiful mountains and riding her road bike in such events as Ride the Rockies.
Leann’s educational background is in Elementary Education. She taught in the Archuleta County School District for twenty-nine years before retiring from teaching after thirty-five years in the field. Leann found retirement extremely boring and decided to try her hand in early childhood education, and we’re happy she did! She has always believed that education is the stepping stone to a strong and successful future and looks forward to helping 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.
Ashley has lived in Pagosa for 17 years. She has 1 daughter, Adeline, who is three years old. She has completed three 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.
Emily Vega Martinez has lived in beautiful Pagosa Springs her whole life. In November 2020 Emily started as a Substitute Teacher at Seeds of Learning in the Ladybug Room.
She loved the environment and mission of Seeds so much she decided to commit to full time. Emily enjoys swimming, fishing and sitting back with a good book when she’s not molding young minds.
She looks forward to taking early childhood classes and learning more about child development.
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.
Miss Bree was born in New Jersey but grew up in Southern California. She moved to New Mexico in 2020 to be closer to family and finish her student teaching. She is currently working on an Elementary and Special Education Degree at Grand Canyon University. It has always been her passion to work with children and working at Seeds has allowed her to continue her passion!
She loves seeing children navigate this big world and says there is no greater joy than seeing a child with a big smile on their face when they have that “aha” moment!
When she’s not busy teaching or learning, Miss Bree loves spending time with her family, traveling, shopping, and going to the beach and Disneyland. She joined the Seeds of Learning team in October 2020.