Our Staff

Leatha Peats, Director and 3-Year-Olds Teacher

Leatha has been at RRCP since it began in 2007. She taught elementary school for 25 years before coming to RRCP and she loves to teach the kids about the Bible and also the letters and sounds and words. Her favorite part of the day is hearing the kids sing their songs. Leatha grew up on a farm with 3 brothers and now enjoys spending time with her adult children.

Raquel Salvo, 4-Year-Olds Teacher

Raquel became part of the RRCP teaching staff in 2017. She has earned a bachelors degree in Education and a masters degree in Educational Administration. Previously she taught first grade and kindergarten but now teaches one of the four-year-old classes. Her favorite part of the day is teaching phonics and she loves seeing the excitement in the children's faces when they read their first words. Raquel is bilingual and enjoys photography. She and her husband Tony have three children in middle school.

Becky Fuller, 3-Year-Olds Teacher

Becky joined the preschool staff at RRCP this school year, though she has close to ten years of lower elementary school teaching experience. Her favorite part of the day is singing with her class. She loves to watch each child discover new things and grow in their learning. Her favorite Bible verse is Philippians 4:13- "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Becky teaches one of the three year old classes. She and her husband Chris have two girls and a boy coming in March of 2018.

Denise Johnson, 4-Year-Olds Teacher

Denise has extensive teaching experience at the early childhood level and has taught kindergarten for over twenty years. This is her first year teaching at Red Rocks and her favorite part of the day is the teaching time. Denise enjoys hiking and camping outdoors, and has two grown sons and one granddaughter. She teaches one of the four year old classes at Red Rocks.

Zach Sparkman, Preschool Pastor

Pastor Zach joined the staff of Red Rocks Baptist Church in August of 2016 as an assistant pastor and loves teaching the preschool children in the weekly chapel time. Zach, his wife Kate and their son Zane moved from Greenville, South Carolina after Zach finished his Master of Divinity degree. They have added Xander to the family this past year. Zach is originally from New Hampshire and enjoys spending time with his family, including hiking, sports, traveling and coffee.

Bernadine Anderson, Preschool Aide

Bernadine has been in the early childhood field for 25 years and has been at RRCP since 2011. She loves every part of working with the children because they are so much fun. She loves when they learn what they’re being taught and when she can see their growth in learning to color neatly. Bernadine is a Colorado native and is married to Sven. She loves to cook and try new recipes, write children's stories, and spend time with her husband and other family and friends.

Lilli Villalobos, Preschool Aide

Lilli began working at Red Rocks Christian Preschool in 2012 and she has worked in education for 18 years. She was born in Mexico and moved to Colorado as a young woman. She loves to read and spend time with her husband, Sabino, and her 3 adult children, Erick, Omar, and Edith. Her favorite parts about teaching are seeing students understand something that they’ve been trying to learn and watching the children's enthusiasm in chapel as they learn to love God.


Support Staff:

Trisha Amaroso, Afternoon Helper

Samantha Cuellar, Afternoon Helper