Staff & Board


Sheri Groenke, Little Curious Minds Director & Lead Teacher

Sheri was born in Michigan and attended Grand Valley State University where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in special education and a minor in elementary education. She taught in Michigan for three years building a special education program for a charter school before moving to Colorado where she taught for seven years as a resource room teacher and learning specialist. Sheri, along with her husband and three boys, have been living in Fremont County four years now and in Lander for two. During this time she has been active in our community as a substitute teacher, soccer coach, and Awana leader.

Sheri loves providing creative, hands-on activities for children to experience learning. She holds high expectations for all students in both academics and behavior. Her ultimate goal as an Educator is to make a difference in students lives academically, emotionally, and socially by building relationships that foster confidence and enables them to grow as learners.


Colleen Conilogue, Administrative Director

Stephanie Bales, Custodian

LCM Board Members

  • Vanessa Hitchcock
  • Heather Ley
  • Deidre Meyer
  • Chase Ommen
  • Sami McRae
  • Martha Howard-Sempert, M. Ed, LCM Founder
  • Crista Green
  • Pam Fedrick
  • Amber Nation
  • EJ Sullivan, Financial Advisor

***We are looking for additional board members! Please reach out if you are passionate about Lander Children’s Museum and want to be part of our future! To inquire about becoming a LCM Board Member or Volunteering in another capacity, contact the board directly by email at