Our Teachers


Isolde Stewart


Isolde received the 2014 Hawkins Lifetime Achievement Award from the Boulder chapter of the CAEYC for her years of exceptional service to children, families and educators.  She is a devoted community activist for equity in education. A.A. in Early Childhood Education, Front Range Community College; Director Qualified in Early Childhood Education. Teacher at New Horizons since 1984.


Eva Nisttahuz-Hathaway

Assistant Director / Bilingual Teacher

Eva has been working in education since 2006. She started her teaching career at New Horizons Cooperative Preschool, and then spent 7 years as a Kindergarten and ELD teacher in Denver Public Schools. Eva has a Masters degree in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education from CU-Denver, and was a 2018 fellow in the Buell Early Childhood Leadership Program. This year she has returned to New Horizons as a teacher/assistant director.


Wendy Chairez

Assistant Bilingual Teacher

Wendy is a bilingual, biliterate, native Spanish speaker, who went to New Horizons as a child. She went on to Uni Hill, Casey, Boulder High, and is now studying Early Childhood Education at Front Range with a plan to complete a four year degree in ECE. Wendy brings a deeply reflective personal experience to her teaching, and is our dream come true, our second alumna to become a teacher at New Horizons. Wendy began at New Horizons in the 2016/2017 school year.


Laurie Rhoads

Bilingual Teacher

Laurie is passionate about working with a wide range of children and their families and has worked with children in Mexico and Thailand, as well as right here at home. Before coming to New Horizons, she taught bilingual kindergarten and preschool and served as interim director at YWCA Children’s Alley, followed by two years as the early childhood community/family liaison at Columbine Elementary.  M.Ed. in Elementary Education, Regis University, with a Colorado professional teaching license, endorsed in Elementary, Early Childhood, Early Childhood Special Education, and Spanish.  Director Qualified and bilingual/bi-literate in English and Spanish.