Janet Worley, Head of Schools
Lisa Jarvi, Interim Head of Operations
Early on, my career began in public PK-12 classrooms and the journey that followed included master teaching/training, charter school start-up, staff recruitment and school leadership. In all, I have worked to create 17 new public charter schools across the nation serving all grade levels. This work mirrors that of a small business and franchise entrepreneur and includes the recruitment and development of governing boards, foundations, and building corporations, as well as related advocacy efforts, financial planning, operations and facility acquisition/renovation. I received a bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University in Human Development and Family Studies and a master’s degree from the University of Colorado in Early Childhood Special Education. Recently, I was awarded a master’s degree in Business Administration from the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver.
On a personal note, I am a mother, daughter, sister, friend, colleague and advocate and enjoy Pilates, yoga, playing the piano, cooking and working in the community for local charities.
Rob Harris, High School Principal
My educational journey has been defined by my love of teaching and coaching. I have always wanted to be in a role where I can inspire and motivate people to be their best. Teaching and coaching has afforded me this opportunity. My role as a leader has been shaped by great people around me who have invested time in me, and I find it a privilege to have an opportunity to do the same for others. I am humbled to be a part of this amazing team and I look forward to continuing the great success of SkyView Academy.
Javier Negron, 7th-12th Assistant Principal
I am so fortunate to be part of the leadership team at SkyView Academy and honored to work alongside an amazing team of educators. My journey of working in education has not been traditional, but education has always been at the core of all that I have done. I was born in Puerto Rico and moved to Orlando, Florida in the middle of 7th grade. My Puerto Rican heritage has provided me with a love of family, music, food, language, and culture. After earning my undergraduate degree from Florida State University, I had the great opportunity to teach in a small school in Panajachel, Guatemala. My experiences in Central America inspired me to pursue graduate studies in Psychology. My internship brought our family out to Denver where I had the privilege to work at Children’s Hospital Colorado. I worked for nearly ten years in a neurological rehabilitation setting helping infants, children and teenagers recover from brain and spinal cord injuries. In my pursuit to return to education, I landed a dream job here at SkyView Academy teaching Spanish and Leadership in Fall of 2014. SVA’s vision to prepare students to be lifelong learners and honorable leaders exemplifies what I value in education for my own children, who both attend and will graduate from SkyView Academy. Sebastian is now a sophomore in our high school and Siena is an 8th grader in our middle school. My lovely wife of 17 years works at Craig Hospital and we love our pet-filled home in Roxborough, Colorado. Most weekends we are either at soccer games or anything outdoors. I am so excited about this school year and humbled to be in my new role as assistant principal.
Paula Harrison, PreK-6th Assistant Principal
It is an honor to have the opportunity to work with the Leadership team at SVA. I graduated from Southern Illinois University after having two children, Nicolas and Jenna, and then moved to Colorado. For the past 20 years, I have been working at charter schools in the South Metro area mostly as an elementary teacher serving students in grades 3-5, as well as being a literacy specialist for a few years. I believe in the the vision and mission here at SkyView and look forward to working with the amazing staff here. Back to my children: Nicolas, a graduate of Metro, is married to my wonderful daughter-in-law, Katie, and they blessed me with two adorable granddaughters, Mallory and Lucy. My daughter, Jenna, is attended grad school at Metro and graduated with a Masters in Social Work. I spend my free time with my kids, traveling to college football games, and hiking and camping during the summer.
Kim Ellis, Preschool and BASE Director
Hello Preschool Families! My name is Kimberly Ellis. I am so excited to be heading into my third year with SkyView Academy. I am so excited to be working with all the amazing teachers here at SkyView. I love that you can feel their passion for teaching, right as you walk in the door. I studied at Colorado State University, obtaining my Bachelors degree in History in May, 2007. My original dream was to become a History teacher but fell in love with the “littles” and Early Childhood Education. I then continued my education in Early Childhood and obtained my Director’s licence in 2013. I have taught Preschool for eight years and was an Assistant Director for three years. I am thrilled to be continuing in my career and calling SkyView Academy my home. I can’t wait to meet the students and families I will be working with this school year. I am looking forward to putting my skills and knowledge into practice, to continue on in my journey of being an effective Early Childhood Educator so your students get the high quality education they all deserve.