Kathy Faber joins Seeds of Learning professional team


Kathy Faber

By Danyelle Leentjes | Seeds of Learning

Seeds of Learning is thrilled to announce the addition of Kathy Faber as program director at the Early Childhood Education Center. 

The program director is responsible for providing management, leadership and integrity in the operations of Seeds of Learning Early Care and Education Center. Faber is best known for teaching kindergarten at Pagosa Springs Elementary School and enriching the lives of generations of families in the community for over three decades. She recently retired from teaching kindergarten. 

“It has been my privilege to work for 34 years as a kindergarten teacher — alongside amazing educators and administrators — on behalf of young children and their families in Pagosa Springs,” said Faber about her new role at Seeds of Learning. “I have valued the partnership and connection we have enjoyed between kindergarten and Seeds of Learning. Now that I have retired from teaching kindergarten, it is such an honor to be able to help and care for students and families on the preschool side. I am already learning so much from the incredible director, teachers and staff. Their care for the children and expertise in early childhood development is evident in all they do throughout each day.”

Faber’s experience further strengthens the professional team at Seeds, with Executive Director Michelle Cusick leading Seeds’ educational mission and Danyelle Leentjes as fund development manager. 

Lisa Peters, Seeds board president, had this to say about the Seeds’ administrative staff, “The staff leadership team that we have assembled at Seeds of Learning brings years of experience that puts them at the top of their field and reflects our standard of excellence required to be a nationally accredited center. It started long ago with Lynne Bridges and our new team of Michelle, Kathy and Danyelle have taken us to the next level. These strong leaders ensure our children have the best environment to develop a lifelong love of learning and we could not be prouder to have them leading us into the future.”

Seeds of Learning is a not-for-profit, nationally accredited early care and childhood center in Pagosa Springs promoting the growth of the “whole child” while instilling the love of learning for diverse young learners in Pagosa Springs for 25 years. For more information on Seeds of Learning and how you can support early childhood development in Archuleta County, please visit GrowingSeeds.org.