Office & Support

Helen Butts – Principal

Helen believes that children need multiple adults in whom they can trust—so DCIS @ Fairmont is a place that adults and children feel welcome & know they have a voice.   Helen got her start teaching in Baltimore and Chicago in the 1990s before working with three innovation schools in Washington, D.C.  There she saw that teachers who combine clear goals with student agency see incredible levels of achievement and community empowerment.  She then spent two years living and working in Ecuador, a life highlight.  She believes that understanding and valuing other cultures is essential to educating 21st century children—and of particular importance today.

Room 102C | 47637 | helen_butts@dpsk12.org 

Meg Zimmerman –  ISC

Meg grew up right outside of San Francisco, California. She grew up with a love for music, sports, and the outdoors. In middle school Meg started playing water polo. She played water polo and was on the swim team all through high school, and got a scholarship to play Division 1 water polo at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California. Meg grew up wanting to be a teacher, and graduated with a degree in liberal studies with minors in urban education and sociology. After college Meg went to graduate school to get her teaching certification and masters in teaching at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. She joined Teach For America in Baltimore and taught 1st grade for 1 year and 5th grade for two years. In looking for a job closer to her family, Ms. Zimmerman found DCIS at Fairmont. She was a part of the founding staff as a third grade teacher. After 2 years in the classroom, Ms. Zimmerman took the position of International Studies Coordinator. She loves planning trips for students, attending overnights, and getting to know all of the kids at DCIS at Fairmont. On the weekends Ms. Zimmerman loves to travel, be outdoors, watch sports, read, and listen to music. She is an avid San Francisco Giants fan, Indianapolis Colts fan, and Oklahoma Sooners fan.

Room 102D | 47650 | meg_zimmerman@dpsk12.org

Christine Johnson – Nurse

Christine Johnson received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Metropolitan State University in May 2012.  She worked at Lutheran Medical Center on a busy surgical/orthopedic floor for three years. She most recently received her asthma educator certification in July of 2017.  Her passion is working with children and became a school nurse with DPS in August of 2015.  She loves her new role working with students while promoting health and decreasing health barriers so children can be at school.  In her spare time, she loves mountain biking, sailing and spending time with her husband and daughter!

Room 101A | 47624 | CHRISTINE_JOHNSON@dpsk12.org

Dayana Rebollar – Secretary

Dayana Rebollar is a Colorado native, she graduated from West High School and has worked with Denver Public Schools since 2009.  She started working as a paraprofessional in a ECE classroom, then after 6 years transitioned to working in the office.

Dayana loves carne asada fries, adventures, traveling, her family, and horse back riding.

Room Office | 47623 | DAYANA_REBOLLAR@dpsk12.org

Lizzette Sanchez – Secretary

Lizzette Sanchez is a Colorado native and has worked with Denver Public Schools since 2007. She started working as a paraprofessional in a Kindergarten ELA-S classroom, then transitioned to working in the office.

Lizzette has worked in the office as a secretary since 2008 at the former Fairmont Elementary School and is very excited to be part of the new DCIS at Fairmont team. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and friends.

Room Office | 47621 | Lizzette_Sanchez@dpsk12.org

Sherri Slaymaker – Psychologist

Sherri is a 10-year veteran of the Denver Public Schools system, where she has worked on teams focused on Reading Assessment as well as Development Kindergarten/Early Childhood Special Education and serving charter schools. Before joining DPS, she taught first grade for two years at the Jakarta International School in Indonesia and kindergarten and first grade for five years in the Guam Public School system.

Sherri holds her educational specialist degree from Seattle University and is a nationally certified school psychologist. Additionally, she holds a Master of Arts degree in reading from the University of Guam and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Iowa in secondary social student education with certification in elementary education.

Room 105B | 47680 | Sherri_Slaymaker@dpsk12.org

Amanda Brinton – Social Worker

Amanda is a proud Denver Public Schools (DPS) graduate from Smiley Middle School and Manual High. She will be working as our School Social Worker three days a week. Amanda worked as our Community Liaison for two years prior to this position. Amanda completed two years as an early Childhood Mental Health consultant with the Denver Great Kids HEAD Start program. She worked with staff, families, and students to prepare children to enter kindergarten confidently with the social, physical, emotional, and cognitive skills and competencies necessary for continued school success. Amanda brings an in depth knowledge of the family dynamic to DCIS with over 8 years of experience as an in-home family therapist working with adolescents and families involved in the juvenile justice system. She holds a Master of Social Work from Denver University and is a fluent Spanish speaker with 3 years of experience as a Youth Volunteer with the United States Peace Corps in Ecuador. Amanda is eager and enthusiastic to support all of our students and staff with the focus of social and emotional health.

Room 114B | 47686 | Amanda_Brinton@dpsk12.org

Cody Mitchell – School Technology Partner

 

Garden Level | 47643 |cody_mitchell@dpsk12.org

Favi Brady – Community Liasion

Room 102A | 47664 |

ECE

Nellie Barrett – ECE 3-4

Nellie grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota. She attended the University of St. Thomas master’s program in early childhood special education. For the past five years, Nellie has lived in Chicago teaching in an early childhood special education classroom. She is excited to become part of the DCIS at Fairmont community.

Room 147 | 47656 | nellie_barrett@dpsk12.org

DCIS at Fairmont

Claudia Muñoz – ELA-S

Claudia is from Chihuahua, Mexico and came to the United States at the age of five, and grew up in Longmont, Colorado. She understands first-hand the struggles of not only learning a new language, but a new culture and in her everyday practice, she works to ensure that her students feel safe and welcome. Claudia received a degree with honors in Elementary Education from Regis University and is married with a daughter. Her husband teaches at DCIS at Baker. When she’s not planning lessons or doing school-related work, Claudia enjoys cheering her daughter on at her soccer games.  Claudia’s hobbies are indoor soccer, reading, writing, hiking, drawing, painting and Netflix.   I’m super excited for this year!

Room 150 | 47661 | claudia_munoz@dpsk12.org

Amy Lormand – ELA-E

 

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Kathryn (Katy) Quinn – ELA-E

Katy is originally from Texas and just celebrated her 5th year in Colorado. Katy earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Interdisciplinary Child Development and Learning from Angelo State University in San Angelo, Tx. She taught ECE in Texas for several years before moving to Colorado and teaching Early Childhood Education here. This will be Katy’s 12th year in education and first year at DCIS Fairmont. Outside of the classroom, Katy enjoys singing in choir (VoicesRock Denver), riding her bike, going to concerts, and exploring Colorado. Katy is looking forward to a great year with students and families at DCIS Fairmont!

Room 149 | 47641 |Kathryn_Quinn@dpsk12.org

KINDER

Veraliz at Red Rocks with her family!

Veraliz Fernandez de Barbano – ELA-S

Veraliz-also called Verita by her students- was born and raised in Colombia, South America.  She has been a teacher for more than 20 years with experience mostly in Kindergarten.  Verita loves to teach Kindergarten because she believes in children having fun as they learn about the world around them! She is married, and she has 24-yr old twin adult boys.
Verita moved from Bogota, Colombia to Denver last year and she has really treasured working for DPS and learning about the educational system in the USA.  She has also liked learning about Colorado, traveling to the mountains and appreciating the outdoors.  She loves living in Denver because she thinks Denver’s weather is the best… living four well-defined seasons is awesome!
Verita’s priority is her family, she likes reading children’s literature, watching baseball and absolutely adores cats!

Room 135 | 47640 | veraliz_FernandezDeBarbano@dpsk12.org

Kaitlin Morris – ELA-E

Kaitlin is a dual-citizen of Australia and the United States. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from CU Boulder in 2013. After undergrad, she worked at Colorado I have a Dream Foundation and Girls Inc. Kaitlin earned her Master’s of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Denver through the Denver Teacher Residency program in 2016. She has been teaching at DCIS at Fairmont ever since and loves our school community! When Kaitlin is not teaching, she enjoys walking around the Baker neighborhood with her husband, drinking coffee on her front porch, and planning her next travel adventure.

Room 134 | 47683 | KAITLIN_MORRIS@dpsk12.org

Alex Katechis – ELA-E

Hi! My name is Ms. K, and I am so excited to be joining the DCIS family! This will be my second year teaching kindergarten in DPS and my fourth year teaching elementary school! I grew up in Miami, FL but lived in Boston, New York City, and London before settling in Colorado! I graduated from Clark University in 2015 and earned my Masters in the Art of Elementary Education. I love teaching kindergarten because we laugh and play and grow as humans while we learn. I am so excited to get this year started and learn more about YOU!

Room 135 | 47640 |

1st Grade

Liceth Aguado – ELA-S 1/2

Liceth was born and raised in Colombia, South America. She has been a teacher for nine years with experience mostly in elementary education and dual language classrooms. Liceth lived in eastern North Carolina for the past 5 five years and obtained a Masters in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Greensboro College. Liceth is passionate about learning and developing independent learners in culturally responsive classrooms. She believes all students can succeed when they feel safe, valued and loved in a learning environment.

Liceth enjoys watching soccer games (Vamos Colombia!!), cycling, painting and spending time with family and friends. Liceth is very excited about being part of the DCIS community.

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Mollie Kritzer – ELA-E

Mollie is from Marysville, Ohio. She earned her Bachelors of Arts in both International Studies and Spanish from Miami University. She fell in love with investigating the world when she had the privilege to study abroad her junior year in Madrid, Spain. She moved out to the great state of Colorado to serve as an AmeriCorps volunteer with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver, where she realized her passion for working with little ones. She earned her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Denver through the Denver Teacher Residency program. Mollie loves traveling, exploring the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

Room 139 | 47654 | Mollie_Horch@dpsk12.org

Taylor Berridge – ELA-E

Taylor is from Phoenix, Arizona. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management, from Northern Arizona University. She decided that her passion was more with kids and went back to get her Masters in Elementary Education. She taught in Arizona for three years, then decided to move to Colorado in 2016. Taylor loves reading, cooking, and spending time with her friends and family.
Room 140 | 47655 | Taylor_Berridge@dpsk12.org

2nd Grade

DCIS at Fairmont

Noha DuPont – ELA-E

Noha Dupont grew up in Richmond, Virginia. She graduated from Virginia Tech in 2011. Go Hokies! Upon moving to Denver, Noha worked as a Math Fellow for a year and then went on to earn her master’s degree in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Denver. Noha is thrilled to now be a part of the DCIS community!

In her free time, Noha enjoys spending time with her friends and her fiancé and going to concerts. Noha’s family is scattered around the world. Whenever given the chance, she loves to travel both internationally and domestically.

Room 146 | 47659 | Noha_El-Shall@dpsk12.org

Keri Switzer

Keri Switzer – ELA-E

Keri is originally from Louisville, Kentucky and has her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She moved to Denver 4 years ago to get her Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Denver through the Denver Teacher Residency program.  She has experience in kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade.  Through that experience she has fallen in love with early childhood education. Keri loves reading, crafting, spending time with family and friends, and traveling. She is so excited to be a part of the DCIS at Fairmont community!

Room 145 | 47658 | keri_switzer@dpsk12.org

3rd Grade

DCIS at Fairmont

Bette Roberts – ELA-E

I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of DCIS at Fairmont since the 2017-18 school year, and I couldn’t be happier to be part of this amazing community.  I am from a rural town in Illinois, but life has taken me to many places. I’ve lived in Florida, Spain, Arizona, and finally Denver, where I plan to stay. In between, I’ve traveled to over 20 countries and almost every state! I love learning about and experiencing different cultures, speaking new languages, and eating delicious foods around the world.

I went to Florida Gulf Coast University where I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish with a minor in Education. I spent my first year out of college teaching first grade English in a public school in Murcia, Spain in 2011. When I returned, I taught 8th grade Reading in Phoenix, AZ. Afterwards, I moved to Denver in 2014 where I continued to pursue my passion at DPS schools teaching various subjects to middle and elementary students until I landed at DCIS .

As an educator, I am committed to keeping learning fun and interesting, to teach students to be inquisitive and explore the world around them, to embrace diversity, to reach their goals, follow their hearts, to help the community and the world we live in become a better place, and to make sure they feel safe and cared for every day.

When I’m not teaching, I enjoy reading, gardening, hiking, biking, yoga, running, climbing, camping, cooking, singing and playing my ukulele, spending time with family, playing with my rescued dog, Gustav, and traveling to distant lands!

Room 208 | 47677 | bette_roberts@dpsk12.org

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Emily Hicks – ELA-E

Emily comes to DCIS all the way from Charlotte, North Carolina where she taught for two years at a dual language Spanish immersion school. During college Emily lived in Costa Rica with an incredible family. Her experiences coaching soccer, mentoring students after school, and being welcomed as a part of a new community were some inspiring memories from this time. Emily is passionate about culturally responsive, student-centered education. She feels that her role as an educator is to create a safe space where students feel valued for their identities and abilities. Emily enjoys seeing how her students grow and make the world a better place.

In her free time, Emily loves to go running outdoors, read, play all types of sports, eat ice cream, and explore new places.

Room 209 | 47678 | emily_hicks@dpsk12.org

DCIS at Fairmont

Germaine Padberg – ELA S

I was born and raised in South Texas, and am now happy to call Colorado home! When I’m not teaching, I enjoy going for a hike in the mountains with my fiancé and dog, running, catching a live music show, traveling, yoga, and visiting family.

I am so excited to be the 3rd grade ELA-S teacher at DCIS at Fairmont, and am eager to work at a school that strongly believes in global perspective and awareness. Last year I taught in Montbello, and before that, in Austin, TX for 3 years. I’ve also taught Kindergarten, 1st, and 4th grade.

I received my Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Bilingual Education from The University of Texas at Brownsville. I’m looking forward to an excellent year at DCIS!

Room 207 | 47676 | Germaine_Padberg@dpsk12.org

4th Grade

Jody Hunt – ELA-E

I am from Highlands Ranch, Colorado. I attended the University of Colorado (go buffs!) where I received dual degrees in Finance and Elementary Education. I spent the last year teaching Kindergarten in Thailand. I loved getting to experience new cultures, people, and delicious food in a foreign country and I’m excited to be part of an International School which values global perspective. I firmly believe that everybody is a student and everybody is a teacher. This is a vision I strive to uphold in my classroom each day. I am so happy to be a part of the DCIS team and can’t wait to spend the year in 4th grade!

In my free time I enjoy hiking, reading, running, and spending time with friends and family. I love to travel whenever I have the opportunity, and hope to visit as many countries as possible in my lifetime!

Room 202 | 47632 | Jody_hunt@dpsk12.org

Sonia Spanitz – ELA-S

 

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Emily Mccann – ELA-E

Emily is originally from Japan, but moved to the States as a kid and has lived in Georgia, Florida, and California prior to moving to Denver in the summer of 2017. During her time in California, Emily earned her Masters in Education from Stanford University. She spent her first year teaching in Montbello and will be joining DCIS at Fairmont for her second year of teaching. Emily has a great love for learning, and wants to instill the same love for learning in her students.  During her free time, Emily loves to spend time outside in nature, read novels, garden, and travel.

Room 201 | 47639 | emily_mccann@dpsk12.org

5th Grade

Mrs. Del Angel, a fifth grade teacher.

Zaira Del Angel – ELA-S

Zaira was born in Xalapa Veracruz Mexico. She lived in Mexico until she turned 12. After she finished elementary school in Mexico, her mom migrated to Colorado with her and her 2 brothers. Zaira attended DPS schools in middle and high school. She moved to Colorado without speaking any English other than saying “the window is red, and the apple is open”. She was a new student, in a new country and did not speak the language. Zaira knew she wanted to be a teacher from a very young age but as an English Language Learner herself, she became passionate about education and hopes to make a difference for the community that she serves. Zaira enjoys working with students and meeting their many different needs. She attended Metropolitan State University where she majored in Human development and minored in Elementary education. She later obtained her Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education through the University of Colorado at Denver. She believes in helping students realize their potential and open opportunities for their future. In her time off Zaira enjoys spending time with her family going on hikes.

Room 203 | 47631 | zaira_DelAngel@dpsk12.org

Jennifer Armstrong – ELA-E

I am a transplant to the Denver area. I am originally from Tucson, AZ, where my family still lives. I graduated from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ with a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education with a minor in German. After finishing my undergraduate I moved back to Tucson where I taught 3rd grade for three years. During this time, I was inspired by a student to learn more about how to support students in their reading development. I decided to go back to school and earned my Masters in Instruction and Curriculum in Reading from Grand Canyon University. My last year living in Tucson, I met my amazing husband and we “ran away” to Denver haha. That was in 2013 and we have been slowly making Denver our home ever since. When I’m not at work, I love to be outside! I spend a lot of time in my garden and yard, hike as often as I can, and have been known to catch a few yoga classes. I also enjoy walking and training my two pups- Rucker and Cash. 

Room 205 | 47673 | jennifer_armstrong@dpsk12.org

Kelly Hatton – ELA E

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MI-S

Sarah Childers

Sarah Childers- MI-S

Sarah is an advocate for children with disabilities and their families.  She got her start founding a special education center classroom for students with autism and has since taught in a multi intensive center classroom and provided behavior support for a Denver elementary school.  Sarah has been fortunate to work with other special educators and related service providers who have taught her the importance of educating the whole child and being a resource for families.  Sarah hopes to break down barriers and teach toward independence for her students with disabilities, both in school and in their communities.

 

Room 110 | 47647 | sarah_childers@dpsk12.org

Electives

Brooke Reves – PE

Brooke Reves is a DPS graduate with a degree in education from the University of Kansas. After college, she played professional basketball in Europe for nine years. Brooke helped start a nonprofit girls basketball and leadership camp in northern Uganda called Gulu GO.

Brooke is passionate about connecting young people to their physical potentials, and incorporating fitness and health into fun activities. She loves to travel and teach others about the world we live in. She is excited about teaching physical education and being connected to the DCIS at Fairmont community.

Room 107 | 47666 | brooke_reves@dpsk12.org

Jessica Stellish – Art

I am practically a Colorado Native, as I was born in Minnesota but spent my teenage years and beyond here in the beautiful mountain air! I received my Bachelors of the Fine Arts from Colorado State University with my Certification to teach from Metropolitan State University of Denver. I have been an art educator in Denver Public Schools since 2010 and I love bringing joy, building confidence and spreading the creative spirit through the process of art-making.  In my own time, I enjoy dancing, crafting, painting, playing games and spending time with my husband, my son and our three dogs: Naes, Electra and Sassy.

Room 206 | 47675 | Jessica_Stellish@dpsk12.org

DCIS at Fairmont

Kegan Warring – Music

My name is Kegan Warring and I am the new music teacher here at DCIS at Fairmont.  I studied Jazz Studies and Music Education at the Conservatory of Music and Dance in Kansas City. I’ve been having an absolute blast teaching here and I can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on.
A little about me, I grew up on a small vineyard in eastern Kansas and go back every summer to help my family. Last summer we built a barn! I spend most of time writing and performing music but when I’m not doing that I am usually drawing, rock climbing or skiing.

Room 111 | 47646 | Kegan_Warring@dpsk12.org

Intervention

Gina Livingston – Reading

Gina Livingston has been teaching early elementary school for nine years.  Gina has her Bachelors degree from the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire and her Masters of Education from the University of Colorado. She joined Teach for America in 2008.  After her two year commitment, she decided to make a life long career out of teaching.  Gina currently is a reading interventionist here at DCIS at Fairmont. Gina loves inspiring young minds to be life-long readers and learners.  When not at school, Gina enjoys hiking, camping, and traveling!  She spends lots of time with her 9 year old soon and her dog, Wisco.  On Sundays you can definitely find Gina cheering on her Green Bay Packers!

Room 138| 47684 | Gina_Livingston@dpsk12.org

Karen Wagner – Gifted & Talented

Karen Wagner is excited to be the Gifted and Talented Teacher at DCIS @ Fairmont. Her journey into education began abroad in Japan, where she taught English for two years. She has 15 years of teaching experience, including 10 years in DPS teaching 3rd grade at a Gifted and Talented magnet school. Karen received her M.A. in Educational Psychology from the University of Colorado at Denver, and a B.S. in Marketing and B.A. in Psychology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Karen enjoys mountain biking, hiking, camping, cooking, traveling abroad, and learning new languages. She also loves spending time with her husband and two sons, Elliott, 6, and Ryan, 2.

Garden Level| 47638 | Karen_Wagner@dpsk12.org

DCIS at Fairmont

Karina Muro – Senior Team Lead/Intervention

Karina Muro grew up in NorthWest Denver and is a proud Denver Public Schools (DPS) graduate.  She studied at the University of Northern Colorado and has been teaching in DPS ever since. Karina is so excited to be a part of the DCIS Team!

When she is not at school, Karina loves spending time with her family camping and having picnics. She loves arts and crafts and has recently taken up photography and cross-stitching as hobbies.

Room 145 | 47658 | karina_muro@dpsk12.org

Kim Nusbaum -Senior Team Lead/ Intervention

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Tiffany Vail – Math Intervention/ Senior Team Lead

Tiffany Vail is a Colorado native and recently moved back to this wonderful state after a 10 year hiatus in Southern California.  She attended Colorado State University and spent a semester abroad in Costa Rica. It was then that she discovered a love for traveling and experiencing new cultures.  She has since spent time teaching English in Peru, traveling extensively throughout Central America, soaking up the unique culture of Cuba, and visiting countries in Europe.

Tiffany’s professional path started in Southern California where she taught various grades and then decided to make the move back to Denver and has been teaching in DPS ever since. She believes that the key to success for every student is a strong relationship between school and home. Every year she looks forward to getting to know every student and their family.

In her free time, you can find Tiffany skiing, running through the parks of Denver, attending any sporting event, traveling, or spending time with family and friends.

 Room 102C|  | tiffany_vail@dpsk12.org

SPED

Betsy Chappell

“Ms. Betsy” is from the small southeast Kansas town of Coffeyville. She attended the University of Kansas (KU-the home of the Jayhawks!!) where she received her Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) with a minor degree in Audiology. She graduated in 1987. Ms. Betsy and her husband Jim and their family of six children (plus one adopted daughter) lived in Lawrence, Kansas until 2002 when they moved to Colorado. Ms. Betsy spent sixteen years as an at-home mom before returning to her practice as a Speech-Language Pathologist in the fall of 2009 when she joined DPS and was assigned as the SLP at Fairmont Dual Immersion Academy. As Fairmont has transitioned to become DCIS at Fairmont, Ms. Betsy is honored to be continuing in her eleventh year there as an SLP working with students of all ages who need extra support with speech, language and communication skills.
Being part of an international community has always been important to Ms. Betsy. She was a college exchange student in Japan and she has hosted exchanged students from Germany and Korea throughout the years. She has also chaperoned high school students travelling throughout Italy.
Little known facts about Ms. Betsy:
*She has 5 grandkids.
*She loves baseball and basketball and is a serious University of Kansas Jayhawk college basketball fan!
*She lives in downtown Denver and works part-time during weekends for the Denver Convention and Visitor’s Bureau in the Tourist Information Center, advising visitors about things to see and do in Denver and the surrounding areas.
*Her favorite hobbies are cooking and exploring new recipes, reading good books, crafting and bargain hunting at garage sales and thrift stores.

Room 108B | 47665 | Elizabeth_Chappell@dpsk12.org

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Morgan Boncore – Mild Moderate

Morgan is passionate about helping every child realize that they have intrinsic value, no matter their background or ability level. She loves helping students see that they have endless potential and can grow in academic, social, and emotional ways. She taught for 4 years in Florida before moving to Denver and is delighted to join the DCIS team. Morgan loves to travel—she has been to 43 of the 50 United States and 10 different countries. Her favorite country to visit is Peru and she hopes to become fluent in Spanish within the next year!

Room 136 | 47653 |morgan_boncore@dpsk12.org

DCIS at Fairmont

Rebecca Stephan – Mild Moderate

Rebecca grew up in Littleton, Colorado and this is her first year at Denver Public Schools. She is a member of Teach for America Colorado. Rebecca enjoys studying languages, anthropology and history and is also learning how to sew, garden, read music, and speak Arabic and Spanish! Rebecca has traveled throughout northern and eastern Europe with her family, as well as Central America and Southeast Asia, and is so excited to be a part of an internationally-minded community like DCIS at Fairmont.

Room 142 | 47685 | Rebecca_Stephan@dpsk12.org

Paraprofessionals

Yeni Garcia – MI-S

Room 110 | 47647 | Yeni_Garcia@dpsk12.org

Kathy Givan – Library

Kathy Givan taught 5th grade in Denver Public Schools and is currently the librarian at DCIS. She is from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She attended University of Iowa, Texan Christian University and University of Colorado, Denver. She loves working with the students at DCIS helping them discover new topics of interest and new genres. She shares author studies and classroom projects throughout the year. She offers two Scholastic Book Fairs during the year that are well attended (thanks to our supportive parents). It allows her to purchase well over $1,000 of new books for the library each year. She plays tennis, a winter sport called platform tennis or paddle, and golf (which she doesn’t do very well, but she is enthusiastic and doesn’t lose as many balls as her husband).

Room 105 | 47667 | Katherine_Givan@dpsk12.org

Tina Mendoza – ECE 4

I’m Tina L. Mendoza. I was born in Pueblo, CO.  I moved to Denver when I was 2. I have 2 brother and a sister. I came to Fairmont for Kinder and 3rd grade. I graduated from West high school and did my general studies at Metro state. I worked with at risk youth at Youth Passages  and then worked with pregnant teens at Florence Crittenton and then decided try 3-4 year olds. I love working with this age group.  I have 3 kids, Carlos my oldest is 19. Jacqueline is my middle child is 14 and my youngest is 11 and he’s Jorge.

Room 131 | 47641 | Tina_Mendoza@dpsk12.org

Roxana Recendiz – 1st Grade

Room 139 | 47654 | Roxana_Recendiz@dpsk12.org

Darlene Sandoval – MI-S

Room 110 | 47647 | Darlene_Sandoval@dpsk12.org

Facilities

Guadalupe DeHernandezCastillo – Facilities

Basement | 47628 | Guadalupe_deHernandezCastillo@dpsk12.org

Jeffery Leija – Facilities Manager

Basement | 47628 | Jeffery_Leija@dpsk12.org

Lisa Sweigart – Facilities

Basement | 47628 | lisa_sweigart@dpsk12.org

Nutrition

Lilian Romero – Lunchroom Manager

Lunchroom | 47627 | Lillian_Romero@dpsk12.org

Discovery Link

Lupie Nunez – Coordinator

Room 121B | 47627 | Lupie_Nunez@dpsk12.org