Steamboat's Nancy Spillane makes changes as head of troubled Denver preschool


— Since Nancy Spillane’s arrival at Paddington Station preschool, all the doors have been removed from their hinges, and her desk was moved from a spacious office on the second-floor to a nook at the end of the main hallway.

The longtime educator was called to Denver in early August as shock and fear from the arrest of David Moe, a former preschool teacher at the center of a child pornography investigation, reverberated throughout the preschool.

Moe, who worked at the preschool for 18 years, pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court on Aug. 28. He is accused of distributing, receiving and owning child pornography.

Spillane, who founded and ran the Lowell Whiteman Primary School for 18 years in Steamboat Springs, came to Paddington to offer leadership in the new school year. Classes begin today.

“If we don’t have a solution right now, we are working on the solution,” said Spillane, who will serve as the interim head of school until Dec. 31.

Read the full story at The Denver Post's website.


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