At Growing Minds Learning Academy, we hire and retain a well-educated and trained staff. This staff promotes a strong, caring, supportive community that fosters the excellence of children to ensure their natural physical, emotional, social, and intellectual development.  



Alissa was born in Calcutta, India. She was adopted as an infant and raised in Boulder.  She has been teaching Early Childhood Education for ten years. Alissa believes that children learn best through play, and it is important that we continue to provide the stepping stones for their future. Devon, her husband, is an attorney for a local firm. Devon has past experience running after school programs for Denver public schools. They have three young boys ranging in age from 2-8 years old. Together they strive to provide the best quality care, while having an extensive and effective curriculum, based on your child's individual developmental needs.

Preschool Director



My name is Naeemah and I’m so excited to be part of your educational family.I am the oldest girl of six and I’m from the south side of Chicago. I was raised in an educational environment as a young child and learn to love the possibility of one’s mind at an early age. I  graduated from Chicago State University with Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education with Teaching Certification. I also obtained my Master’s Degree of Education concentration Curriculum Instructions with English as a Second Language minor from National-Louis University. I have over ten plus years in the field of early childhood and  I’ve experienced just about everything one can experience in the field of education. I started as a volunteer in high school and worked my way up through each level embracing the change and responsibilities that came with each position. I believe all children are capable of learning ;you just have to meet them at their learning level and build.

I enjoy live music and a good movie. Since recently moving to Denver almost three years ago Im starting to enjoy the mountains and outdoor activities. I also recently started my own natural organic hair and body care line called Amelia’s Hands & Body named and inspired by my great- grandmother Amelia and grandmother Ida Mae.

Im so excited to be a part of the Growing minds family.

Infant Director


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