Ms. Carolann Ellingson

Community Liason

From community events to field trips, Ms. Carolann handles it all. She manages all aspects of Rock Creeks School interaction with the public and outside parties. When she’s not attending an event, Ms. Carolann also plays a major role in supporting the Kindergarten Enrichment and After School programs. She helps maintain proper licensing and compliance, ensuring staff and student files are up-to-date and safety standards are practiced every day.

Originally from a small town in upstate New York outside Rochester, Ms. Carolann has lived in Colorado since 2002. She is married and has two young boys who keep her busy!

Leadership Role

Support Kindergarten Enrichment and After School programs as well as support Rock Creek School’s Community Engagement opportunities.


Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Children’s Literature, Master’s in Education.

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What is one thing students should know about you?

I love to laugh and have a good time. I often pick hands on learning projects because we all get the most learning out of those. I like learning opportunities that are interactive and create conversation.

Why did you choose Rock Creek School?

When we first met, Shantie and I immediately connected and tried to find ways to collaborate professionally. Although I was working at Lakeshore at the time, we still found ways to support each through the Summer Camp program. The following year my son attended Rock Creek School’s After School program and we had the opportunity to experience Rock Creek from a parent’s perspective. The experience not only helped our son’s educational progression but our entire family’s well-being. I had the opportunity to join Rock Creek School in August 2018 and I truly love being a part of their family!

What is one thing parents should know about you?

I have worked enough jobs to know that Rock Creek is different. It is a place where every family that comes in becomes one of our own. We will love their children as if they are own and we will support them in any way we can.

What do you like to do in your personal life?

My husband and two boys keep me busy! We love to travel all over, and I especially love showing my children new places. This past summer I took my two boys (3 and 8) on a three week road trip back to New York. We took our time so we could experience many different places along the way. I also enjoy watching and participating in sports, cooking and trying new restaurants, reading, sewing, and camping.

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“Rock Creek School has been a pivotal and delightful experience for my son and family. He attended Kindergarten there this past year. Developing more confidence and finding joy and agency in his own learning journey, he thrived at Rock Creek. This is a testament to the professionalism, engagement, and dedication of the whole staff. The small class size, community engagement, and expert teachers are truly the complete package. A diversity of rich experiences such as frequent field trips, interacting with the community, and reading with visiting therapy dogs combined with top-notch teaching and learning tailored for each child make RCS an absolute standout!”

- Amy W., Parent

“The After-School program is awesome! They bus our daughter from school, provide snacks, complete homework and have fun! Picking up our daughter can be a struggle because she never wants to leave. Ms. Shantie is a great Director and has an awesome team in place. Rock Creek School is active in the community and we highly recommend any of their programs.”

- Ben B., Parent

“I can’t say enough about the staff and programs at Rock Creek School. They have become a second family to us and watching my Kindergartner thrive in their curriculum has been amazing to watch. Ms. Tina was born to be a teacher and she pours into her students every single day – in big and little ways. The individualized attention is something I know my daughter wouldn’t get elsewhere and the cozy feel and warm staff makes it an easy place for kids to feel comfortable and learn. The surprise for me was watching the older kids connect with the younger and make them feel included and special – even in the hallway at their public school. I’m proud to be a RCS parent and can’t wait to send my other 2 children there in the Fall.”

- Lisa R., Parent

“Thank you again for hosting the Advanced Engagement Review team. It was a pleasure working with you. I commend you and your school for its commitment to advancing excellence in education through your continuous improvement efforts and the accreditation process.”

- Advanced Engagement Review Team, Colorado

“I have to say that I am so impressed with Rock Creek School. As a nutritionist, I have come in to do some programs after school, in the summer, and during school-day off sessions. I am also a former special education teacher, so I can be picky about schools and teachers. The teachers and staff here are top notch, understand each child, and individualize for different abilities. They have a well-rounded curriculum, offer homework help, and get involved in community projects. If you have elementary age children that need after school care or have a kindergartener and want a small, caring setting with high expectations, I highly recommend Rock Creek School and Kindergarten!”

- Jen S., Parent

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