SkyView Academy’s leadership team consists of dedicated people who excel in their areas of expertise, are dedicated to our vision and mission and model a culture of expectation and support while supporting students and staff in their drive to do and be their best.
The 2021-2022 school year marks my 29th year in education. John C. Maxwell said, “Students don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” I subscribe to this claim completely. Further, I believe and fully support the vision and mission of SkyView. I serve the community alongside some of the most amazing educators in the field. I am humbled by the opportunity to lead the SkyView community in the role of Head of Schools. My educational journey led me to SkyView in 2012. I graduated from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo in 1992 with a degree in English. I continued my education at Bethany College in Scotts Valley, California in 1994 where I completed graduate school for Educator Licensing in Leadership and Teaching and Curriculum and Instruction. I believe to my core we are educating the future to change the world. As educators, I believe we are called to meet students where they are and develop them holistically. To that end, I am committed to ensuring we prioritize the academic, emotional, social, physical, and mental development of the students in our charge.
Year Started at SVA: 2011
College/University: Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo (Undergrad) Bethany College (Grad)
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.
Year started at SVA:
College/University: BS - CO State University, MA - Univ. of CO, MBA - Univ. of Denver
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 the 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 will be graduating this year and Siena is a sophomore. It’s incredible how time has flown! My lovely wife of 19 years works at Craig Hospital and we love our pet-filled home in Roxborough, Colorado. Most weekends we enjoy our gardens and being outdoors. I am so excited about this school year and humbled to be in my new role as Upper School Principal.
Year Started at SVA: 2013
College/University: Florida State University
I have been teaching for 20 years all in Colorado Charter Schools. I am the mother of two wonderful children, and I have a beautiful granddaughter. The outdoors are where I like to be when I am not at school. I love to hike, camp, go to sporting events, and hang out with friends and family.
Year Started at SVA: 2015
College/University: Southern Illinois University
I am so excited and grateful to continue to be a part of SkyView Academy! I serve SVA as a Speech Language Pathologist, 504 Coordinator and the Director of Student Support Services. The best part about my job is working with students, families and staff to ensure success in the classroom as well as at home. Watching students confidence grow is the BEST! This is my 9th year here at SVA as well as my 9th year in beautiful Colorado. When Im not working you’ll find me hanging out with my 8 year old daughter, husband and puppy. I love to hike, cook, and travel!
Year Started at SVA: 2010
College/University: Northern Illinois University
I love the challenge of providing and maintaining an innovative learning environment that makes a difference for our students, staff and our entire SVA community. I have had wonderful opportunities for over 20+ years working with great educators and technology professionals along the front range. My passions include my faith, family and friends enjoying every minute of our precious time together. I have been married to my wonderful wife, Terri for over 30 years and have three children and 2 grandchildren. Life is good!
Year started at SVA: 2015
College/University: Colorado State University
I started at SkyView Academy in 2017, as the Preschool Director and soon began to run the BASE Program as well. I love being able to see all our Preschool and BASE students grow and learn through our programs. When I am not at SkyView I enjoy hiking, and watching movies with my family.
Year Started at SVA: 2017
College/University: Colorado State University