Mrs. Walter has been with the Liberty Classical Academy Preschool since 2008 and assumed the role of Preschool Director in the 2011. She received her B.A. in History from the University of Wales-Swansea, U.K. in 1998 before moving to Glenwood Springs to work with the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association and married Deric Walter. She spent 5-years working alongside major community and business leaders at the chamber before giving birth to their first child and changing her vocation to ‘mother’. She then worked from home with CLEER a few hours a week. With this new focus in life of being a mother, Mrs. Walter began seeking wisdom from teacher-friends and mentors as she and her husband considered various educational opportunities. After selecting Liberty Classical Academy and enrolling their first child, Mrs. Walter accepted many opportunities to substitute teach and increase her own love for learning until she eventually accepted an assistant position in the Preschool. Since then, Mrs. Walter has completed her ECE 101 and 103 courses and thoroughly enjoys educating Preschool students and edifying their families.
Director of Grammar School / Preschool
Marylu has an Elementary Ed degree from Indiana University and is pre-school director qualified. She directed a preschool for seven years and has many years of teaching experience in both public and private schools in Texas and Colorado. Most recently, she served as worship leader for 14 years at Christ Community Church. Marylu has also taught her own two girls, Haylie and Celina, in UMS style and they are currently attending LCA. Marylu has also served on LCA's board of directors in the past and was instrumental in helping to start Cornerstone Classical School in Basalt.
Mrs. Brittani Chilson has a heart for teaching children to grow in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. As a mom to 4 young children, she strives to exemplify the good, true, and beautiful in her daily life, which is founded on Jesus Christ. She serves alongside her husband who pastors at Glenwood Springs Baptist Church. In 2013, she graduated Summa Cum Laude from Grace College with a B.S. in Counseling and Youth Ministry, and she is a certified Doula and Infant Sleep Educator. Her first job was in a child care center, and since 2006 she has been working with preschool-aged children in various capacities.