Older Preschool Teachers

Older Preschool Teachers

Kim Gomez

Supervising Teacher, Room 123


Hello, and welcome to Room 123! I have been with AELC since the summer of 1996 and have been working in early childhood education since 1992. It is always exciting to watch the kids learn and grow every year. We are very affectionate in Room 123. Prior to finding a home here at Auraria, I lived in North Carolina. These days I enjoy spending time with my husband, Chris, watching Bronco games, and visiting with friends and family. Thank you for your interest in AELC, and I hope to meet you soon!

Stephanie Reed

Supervising Teacher, Room 125


Hi, my name is Stephanie Reed. I have been working with children of all ages and in many capacities for almost 19 years, and have been part of the AELC team since April 2012. In addition to a director’s certificate in Early Childhood Education, I also have a bachelor’s degree in Biology, with a minor in ELC. I enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter, being outdoors, sports, doing crafts, and cooking. My favorite foods (to eat and cook!) are sushi and Mexican.

Paige Strongman

Supervising Teacher, Room 127


Hello, my name is Paige Strongman and I’m the Supervising Teacher in Room 127! I graduated from CU Denver in 2015, and I’m so happy to be back on the Auraria Campus again. About eight years ago, I began working with children. I have experience with kids ranging in age from six months old through elementary school, but I love preschoolers the most. I was born and raised in Colorado and love going to the mountains, trying out new restaurants in Denver, and spending time with my family, friends, and boyfriend. In my free time, I also love traveling, exploring new cities, and taking as many photos as I can along the way.