Executive Director since April 2017 BA in Communication Studies
Mainspring is a special place and I'm thankful that I get to spend my days with such wonderful kids, parents and staff. This is a second home for our families and it's one that is filled with laughter, love, learning and guidance. And in the end, we send our families off with the knowledge and skills to succeed in school and in life. I love that we can truly make a difference in our community at a grassroots level.
Education Director since May 2015
I love the creative environment that Mainspring bolsters, not only for the children, but also for the teachers in our program. Children at these ages are so wonderfully curious about the world they live in; I'm glad I get the chance to experience the discovery and amazement they find out there.
Colin Denby Swanson
Business Manager since September 2017 BA, Smith College MFA, UT Austin Michener Center for Writers
When I saw Mainspring's wide open playground, creative and nutritious whole food menu, and commitment to arts and science, I knew I wanted to be a part of the community. I've been a parent here for three years and I am thrilled to join a staff who are invested in the lives of children and families.
Director of Family Services since 2014 BA in Psychology, Currently working on thesis for an MA in Counseling and Psychological Services
I love Mainspring Schools because we provide a supportive and challenging educational experience for all of our kids, at every level of development. Everyone involved with Mainspring Schools is here because they want to have an impact on the futures of our children, and it shows.
Early Head Start Director since September 2015 BA in Finance and Spanish from the University of Northern Iowa
Mainspring grabbed my heart from the moment I first walked through the door and hasn't let go. We are dedicated to growing our city's youngest children. It is a diverse place full of learning, relationships, support and love. I am grateful to be a part of the mission to see all children prepared for life ahead.