Pre-K Overview

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Pre-K FAQs

Meet our 2023-24 Pre-K Teaching Team!

Ms. Ali Weinberg


Ms. Ali studied at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and received a degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders as well as obtaining her teaching certification for Early Childhood Education.  After graduating, she moved to Chicago to begin her teaching career.  After 6 years in the city she decided to make a change and head to Denver.  For the last twelve years,  Ms. Ali has been teaching in a Pre-K classroom at a Reggio-inspired, play-based, early learning center.  This experience has allowed her to expand on her teaching practices, focus on social emotional learning, and develop a better understanding of the Reggio Emilia Philosophy.  Ms. Ali is looking forward to utilizing her experience, knowledge, and skills in a new school setting.  Outside of the classroom, she loves spending time with friends and family, traveling, and seeing live music. 

Ms. Merideth Pryor


Ms. Merideth’s journey as a practicing early childhood educator has taken her across the globe and back.  She first started teaching English to children ages 3 to 9 in Beijing, China.  That is where she fell in love with the importance and impact of early childhood education.  Ms. Merideth brought that passion back to the United states and found a new home as a teacher at Rabbi Steven Foster ELC.  She taught there for two years before her love of travel brought her back to China.  This time she lived in Dalian.  Teaching in different countries has given her an appreciation of, and a unique perspective on, how dynamic and magical a classroom can be.  Ms. Merideth couldn’t stay away for too long and five years ago found herself back at the Rabbi Steven Foster ELC.  The focus of her practice has been social emotional learning with a Reggio Emilia inspired constructivist approach.  Ms. Merideth values a community that edifies and inspires students, parents, and educators to grow, learn and lead together.  This past year she returned to higher education where she received her teaching license at Metropolitan State University.  She is excited to share her infectious love of learning with her students and community.  When Ms. Merideth is not in the classroom, she is busy playing with her pug, Marpha, biking, playing music, and traveling.