Staff Bios

Early Childhood Instructor (ECI):

Early Childhood Special Educator (ECSE): Sue Bramwell

Speech Language Pathologist (SLP): Melanie Smith- I am so excited to join SHE! I have been a speech language pathologist for 16 years. I have worked in pediatrics with ages 18 months thru 18 years in Colorado, Nevada, and Utah. I love working with kids! It is fun to teach speech and language skills to preschool age students through play. Preschoolers make such wonderful progress and amaze me in every way. I am looking forward to working with your children this school year!

Occupational Therapist (OT): Laurie Richter - This is my 13th year working in Douglas County Preschools. Prior to that I worked in the schools in Hawaii with students aged 3 to 21. Preschool is my absolute favorite age group to work with. It is so much fun to see the world through their eyes. Everything is new and exciting and there is NEVER a dull moment.

I was born and raised in Montana. I received my Masters in Occupational Therapy from the University of North Dakota. After receiving my Masters I took my first Occupational Therapy Job as a School Based OT in Hawaii. Although Hawaii was wonderful my husband and I decided to move back to the mainland to be closer to family and start a family of our own. We have two active boys ages 7 and 9 and two dogs.

Thank you so much for sharing your children with us. I look forward to a fun and successful school year!

Special Education Assistant Teacher (SA): Hayden Meyers -

Education Assistant Teacher (EA): Kathy Robinson