Meet The Team

Vicki Hare

Orange Flower

My name is Vicki Hare and I am the Director of Bethany Early Childhood Center. I am a native of Colorado and have spent most of my life right here in the southeast area. I have been teaching for 25 years in the Cheery Creek, Douglas County School districts as well as Head Start. I became the director 3 years ago after teaching in the Owls room for a year. I have two beautiful daughters and two amazing grandchildren. My favorite things to do are scuba diving, anything on the beach or in the water and if I’m not enjoying that you will find me on the golf course.

Hannah Svenkerud

White Flower

Hi, I’m Hannah and I teach the Puffins class.

Lisa Jensen

Orange Flower

Hi, my name is Lisa Jensen. I have been with BECC since the beginning of 2018. I am a native to California and moved to Colorado with my husband in 2018. We have three grown children; two of whom are married. I receive my Occupational Therapy Assistant degree in 1999. I enjoy the beauties and peace of the mountains. I like hiking, reading, home improvement shows and when my talented husband cooks. My favorite time is spent with family or friends. I love helping people of all ages and enjoy seeing their progress, which has been fun to see here at BECC.

Candace Hunt

White Flower

My name is Candace and I am the teaching assistant in Jr. Kindergarten.

Sarah Urbon

Orange Flower

My name is Sarah Urbon and I have been teaching with BECC for over 5 years. I have my Bachelors in Human Development from Arizona State University and my Early Childhood Education Postbaccalaureate as well as my Colorado Teaching License. In addition to working as Vicki’s Assistant Director, I teach Jr. Kindergarten. It is so fun to see our young learners blossom into Kindergarten-ready children before our eyes. My husband Bob and I love to explore the outdoors here in beautiful Colorado with our two sons.

Dove Iyar

White Flower

I am so excited to teach the Sparrows class this year!

Lori Shelton

Orange Flower

I am Ms. Lori and I have the pleasure of teaching the Owls classroom. 

Daphne Smith

White Flower

Hi, I’m Daphne. I work with Ms. Lori in the Owls classroom and in the afternoon program with our combined age groups.

Kelcie Malbasa

Orange Flower

My name is Kelcie and I work with the youngest group here at BECC, the Ducklings class.

Hope Mathews

White Flower

I teach alongside Ms. Kelcie in the Ducklings room.