Little Dippers Learning Center Team


Denise Caposey

Administration Director

Denise Caposey, one of the Founding Mothers of Little Dippers, has returned for the 2021 season. We are thrilled to have this legend be a part of our team once again.


Denise is a year-round resident of Skagway, AK.  Following her passion for working with young children, Denise received her Bachelor's Degree of Education from the University of Alaska, where she majored in Early Childhood Education. Denise was hired by the Skagway School District in 1998 and worked primarily in the K-2 classrooms.  She retired from teaching in 2017 to pursue her interests and hobbies, which include hiking, camping, skiing, and gardening. 


Denise is adept at closely watching the growth and progress of children through fun and educational experiences. She is successful at cultivating relationships with individual children and creating innovative curricula. Motivated to help children develop social, academic, and creative abilities to foster well-being and progress, Denise is well-versed in developmental milestones and activities to promote curiosity and engagement.

Denise loves spending time with her two young nieces.  She owns a small hobby farm and shares her interest in Science, Nature, and animals with her family and friends.  

Denise looks forward to working with Skagway families and their children again this summer at Little Dippers Learning Center.


We are currently accepting applications for new staff for the 2021 season