Sara Castellano

    ​Working at Ryan Preschool is my dream job!  I am thrilled to be at the same school my children attend.  2013-2014 is my 2nd year at Ryan, and my 7th year working as a Early Childhood Special Education and Regular Education teacher in BVSD.

    I am a Colorado native!  I grew up in Boulder and attended college in Flagstaff, Arizona where I met my husband (also from Colorado!).  After graduation, we spent a year together in Austin,Texas, while I volunteered with AmeriCorps and he had a “real job,” but we quickly realized that we are happiest when living close to the mountains, so we quickly returned to Colorado.  I’ve always enjoyed outdoor activities and when I am not at school I love to ride my road bike on long solitary mountain rides, go camping with my family,and spend as much time outdoors at local parks and along the Coal Creek trail as we can.  During the school year I am much busier, but still make time to visit the Bob L. Burger Recreation Center and swim with the Master’s Swim team a few times a week.  I rarely leave Lafayette during the week, but you may bump into me at the Lafayette Public Library because my children and I love to read.  

    I have been working in Early Childhood Education for 14 years, and have spent the last 12 years working with children with identified special needs and their families.  Before teaching for BVSD I was a Service Coordinator at Imagine for 5 years.