Hi there! My name is Ashlee Rogers. I am originally from Vancouver, WA but have been living in Ellensburg for about 7 years now, most of that time has been spent working in Childcare and earning my Bachelors in Family & Child Life! I started at Happy Feet in 2020 working mainly with our Toddlers and Preschoolers and I am so excited to be coming back as Director! In my free time I love to explore the outdoors with my boyfriend Richard, visit my family, bake and listen to music!
Lead Teacher -- Polar Bear Cubs
Hi! My name is Brittany, I have been with Happy Feet since September 2022 and I can’t imagine a better place to be! I have wanted to be a teacher since preschool, if not earlier, and I have been working with babies hands on for as long as I can remember. I’m very passionate in watching them hit new milestones and develop their personalities. I am currently a student at CWU getting my bachelors in early childhood education with an endorsement in special education! In my free time, I like to snuggle up with my puppy and kitty, and visit family as much as possible!
Lead Teacher -- Arctic Fox
Hi! I’m Miss Scottie. I enjoy getting to know students and understanding them. I’m dedicated to many things like my career and my hobbies. During the summer I fight wildland fires and in the winter I work with children. My hobbies include jewelry making, arts and crafts, and hiking deep in the woods. After helping kids enjoy their day at daycare, I come home to my dog and give him cuddles and play fetch, especially some swimming if it’s warm enough!
Lead Teacher -- Penguin
Hello, my name is Jodie McCollum-Colazo. I am a Ellensburg local. I have been happily married for 16 years and am a mother of 3 amazing kids.
I am the new lead teacher in the Penguin room. So grateful to become a new face here at Happy Feet.
I am looking forward to all the fun, adventures and learning we will be doing and getting to watch your children learn and grow.
I have worked in childcare for the past 17 years. And am still loving every minute of it. I recently got some of my certifications done in Early Childhood Education.
In my free time I love to spend time with my family and friends, go swimming or movies, or take my dogs out for walks.
Lead Teacher -- Walrus
Hi! My name is Allie, I am the lead teacher in Walrus' room. I have been with Happy Feet since
2020. I attend Central Washington University where I am pursuing a Degree in Elementary
Education. My favorite thing about working with kids is to see them learn and grow, especially to
be good humans. I am excited to get to help our preschoolers bloom! I was born and raised in
Ellensburg! When I am not at Happy Feet you can find me water skiing on Lake Roosevelt. A
fun fact about me is that I am the youngest of four siblings and the only girl.
Lead Teacher -- Preschool
Hi!! My name is Meredith and I have been with Happy Feet for two years now and I love it! I have always had a passion for working with and advocating for children and families in our community and I am glad I can do that here at Happy Feet. I have been studying Child Development and Family Science at CWU for many years now and will be earning my master's degree in December of 2023! During my time at Happy Feet, I have grown to love working with and caring for all ages so I am very excited to be working with our preschoolers! When not at work, I spend time outside, listening to music, and traveling. A fun fact about me is that I am a CASA!
Lead Teacher -- Preschool
Miss Brooklynn is currently studying at Central Washington University, majoring in Elementary Education! She has two corgi puppies, loves football season, and LOVES to travel! Her favorite part about working at Happy Feet is building relationships with each and every child, and watching them grow into amazing kiddos.