Denise grew up knowing she was very interested in working with children. She graduated from college with a degree in Guidance Counseling. After moving to Arizona, her career goals shifted to Recruiting and then Human Resources where she focused on being trustworthy, honest and detailed. When she and her husband welcomed their daughter to their family in 2010, staying home to raise her was the number one priority. In 2013, the Arizona Harveys moved to Rockville with the desire to be in a diverse city as well as to be closer to family in New York.
In researching preschools for her own daughter, she saw various philosophies and heard feedback from other parents on what worked and didn’t work for them depending on their child, discovering that even siblings might have different learning environment needs. As a classroom volunteer and a co-op parent, she learned so much from other moms, dads and the children she worked with. As children are learning to communicate and develop their social and emotional skills, she believes it is important for teachers and parents to communicate in order to provide a strong continuous foundation to support their learning.
She is excited to be working at a school that promotes those building blocks and she is dedicated to being a positive, compassionate and supportive role model for families.