Meet our Director and Lead Teachers



Hi, my name is Jacci.  I am from Colorado Springs. . I have always loved children & entertaining them as long as I can remember. Since the age of 12, I knew I wanted to teach young children.

I started at Princeton Academy in November, 2013 as the director. I enjoyed working with high-risk children who wouldn't otherwise have had the opportunity of a preschool experience to help them prepare for kindergarten. My philosophy is to make your child's first learning experiences the best part of their lives, knowing that learning can be fun & that they can come to a place where they can have some control in their decisions in selecting activities that they can choose. My job as the director is to make sure that Princeton Academy is a safe, loving & nurturing environment, and that they learn to treat each other with respect.

With a solid background in teaching, I am dedicated to my profession with thirty one years of experience in curriculum development amd strong interpersonal & communication skills with parents.

Jay Canty

Early Childhood Teacher - Butterflies

My name is Jay Canty. I've been with Princeton Academy for 10 years, and I enjoy working with children. I am the teacher for the Pre-K classroom and hold a Level II Early Childhood Credential.

Vanessa Limonez

Office Assistant and Early Childhood Teacher

My name is Vanessa. I have been with Princeton Academy for 8 years. I hold a Level II Early Childhood Credential.

Tiffany Potts

Early Childhood Teacher - Candyland

Hello, my name is Miss T  and I work with the little ones in the two year old room. I have been working here at Princeton Academy for 1 year. I am an Early Childhood Teacher and am working on my Level II Credential.

Mary Reich

Early Childhood Teacher - Little Ducks

Hi, I'm Mary Reich. I've been in the childcare business for forty five years. I've worked at Princeton Academy for 9 years. I have a Level III Early Childhood  Crendentail. I'm the  sbustitute teacher for the 18 month-2 year old classroom.

Michelle Johnson

Early Childhood Teacher - Busy Bees

My name is Michelle Johnson. I have been with Princeton Academy for 9 years. I have been in the child care industry for 15 years. I have a Level III Early Childhood Credential. I enjoy working with children, especially the toddlers. I am a caring energetic person who enjoys working at Princeton Academy.

Sue Drysdale

Infant Room & Toddler Teacher

My name is Sue Drysdale and I have been with Princeton Academy for 26 years. I work with the infants and young toddlers, and I have my Childhood Development Associate Certificate. I also hold a Level II Early Childhood Credential.  I would love to have the chance to work and play with your baby.

Tiffany McKnight

Infant Room Supervisor

My name is Tiffany McKnight, I am the  Infant Room Supervisor and hold a Level II Early Childhood Credential. I have had the privilege of working at Princeton Academy going on 18 years. I have accomplished getting my Child Development Associates Certificate. I adore the infants and look forward to taking care of yours.

Suzanne Steeve

Preschool Teacher - Ladybugs

My name is Suzanne Steeve. I am the Lead Teacher in the 3 year old classroom , I am also the assistant director.  I have been at Princeton Academy for 7 years.

My educational background includes a bachelor's degree in elementary education from the University of Northern Colorado and my director's certification from Pikes Peak Community College. I also hold a Level II Early Childhood Credential.

I was born and raised right here in Colorado Springs. Among my interest, therefore are a love for the outdoors and running, biking, and hiking and going on weekend adventures with friends. Other activities that I enjoy are playing the clarinet and being a member of my church's hand bell choir.