Staff
2021-2022

Amy Cavanaugh Chally
Director
Lead Teacher 2/3s

Amy received her bachelor’s degree in educational psychology/concentration-early childhood from the University of Iowa and is a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Leadership in Early Learning Program.   She stood as an assistant director and teacher for a large childcare/preschool program in Iowa for 8 years. After relocating to Colorado, she worked in the financial services industry as a Stock Plan Administrator for several years.  While raising her two daughters, both of whom attended Mt.View Preschool, she was inspired to return to her career of choice, early childhood education.  She began teaching at Mt.View in 2011, and became the Director in 2014.  She is passionate about intentional play based learning and igniting children’s self-esteem while providing a safe and positive early learning experience.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, hiking, camping, snowboarding and whitewater boating.  Amy holds her Director Credentials for Early Childhood Education and is Colorado Lead Teacher Licensed.  She is Pyramid Plus Approach trained, has completed the Parenting Safe Child program, holds her Medication Administration Certification, Immunization Certification, and is a member of NAEYC.

Anita Van Zeghbroeck
Lead Teacher, PreK 4's

Anita received her degree in education from the University of Regensburg in Germany. She has over 30 years of teaching experience.  She taught first, second and third grade in Germany.

She began teaching at Mt. View in 1999. She loves working with children and enjoys to see them learn and grow social/emotionally and academically. In her spare time , she loves spending time with her family, traveling, biking, hiking, skiing and being in nature. Anita is Colorado Lead Teacher qualified and Pyramid Plus Approach trained. She has completed the Parenting Safe Child Program and holds her Medication Administration Certification and Immunization Certification.

 

Tara Wallace
Lead Teacher, KReady

 
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Elizabeth Shyra
PreK/4s
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Hannah Whisman
KReady

Tara is originally from central Illinois where she obtained her Bachelors in Child Development from the University of Illinois.  She found her love for early childhood education during her junior year when she began working for the University of Illinois Child Development Lab.  Upon graduating, she worked as a lead Pre-K teacher until she moved to Boulder in January of 2016.  Tara began working for Mt. View immediately after moving to Boulder and has found her “forever home”.  Tara is Lead Teacher certified,  Pyramid Plus Approach trained and Medication Administration certified. Tara is also the Lead Teacher and coordinator for Mt.View’s Summer Play Program. She spends most of her weekends outdoors - mostly in the mountains - whether it be skiing, hiking, climbing, or biking.

Lizzie recieved her bachelor's degree in early education from the University of Kansas, and her doctorate from Chatham University in Occupational Therapy.  Lizzie joined Mt. View in 2021, and has been teaching in early learning environments since 2016.  Lizzie is originally from the Denver area, and she is enjoying Boulder and her new Mt.View Family.  Lizzie is Colorado Lead Teacher qualified.

Hannah graduated with a bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado in History, and received her master's degree from the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia.  A Boulder native, she joined the Mt. View team in 2021.  Hannah is Colorado Lead Teacher qualified.  She enjoys the outdoors and spends her weekend time hiking and spending time with her friends and family. 

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Clancy Swift
2/3s
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Lynn Benham
2/3s

Clancy originally came to Mt.View as a student.  As a Mt. View graduate, she naturally has a love for Mt.View and it’s caring environment.  Clancy is a graduate of Fairview High School and is a student at CU Boulder.  Clancy returned to Mt.View in 2016.  Clancy is Pyramid Plus Approach trained and Lead Teacher qualified.  Clancy enjoys spending time with her family on the weekends, and is busy with her CU classes.

Lynn joined Mt View preschool in 2009 when her youngest daughter attended.  She has been on staff ever since, missing one year when her family moved to Prague in the Czech Republic in 2013.  Prior to working at Mt View, Lynn taught at a preschool in Mountain View, CA for four years where she helped to assimilate children with autism and cerebral palsy into the general classroom environment.  Although her years prior to working in a preschool setting were spent in high tech at Sun Microsystems, Lynn realized her passion was working with young children.  She feels there is nothing more important than showing a young person that the world can be safe, fun, and full of friends.  Every experience is new for a child starting the 2/3s program; Lynn loves to watch the incredible growth of each child as they learn through play and as friendships blossom.  She gains immense personal satisfaction by providing early childhood care and education to her community.
Lynn lives in Superior with her husband, 2 daughters and a variety of pets.  She enjoys hiking, boxing, gardening, and traveling. Lynn has a B.S. degree in agriculture business from Cal Poly State University.