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Sue Akin

504 Coordinator K-12

After retiring as an elementary classroom teacher, I was not ready to give up my love of working with students and teachers. I have been working at SkyView since 2019, as the 504 Coordinator.  I enjoy spending time with my family, being outdoors and traveling - especially if it includes a beach! Year Started at SVA: 2019 Favorite Things College/University: California State University of NorthridgeRead More
Biography

After retiring as an elementary classroom teacher, I was not ready to give up my love of working with students and teachers. I have been working at SkyView since 2019, as the 504 Coordinator.  I enjoy spending time with my family, being outdoors and traveling - especially if it includes a beach!

Year Started at SVA: 2019
Favorite Things
College/University: California State University of Northridge

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Stephanie Alderton

High School Teacher

I have been privileged to teach literature and composition at SkyView Academy High School since August 2020. Some of my favorite things to do when I'm not teaching include travel, writing poetry, and acting. My favorite novel is The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, and I'm also a big fan of all things Shakespeare.…Read More
High School
Biography

I have been privileged to teach literature and composition at SkyView Academy High School since August 2020. Some of my favorite things to do when I'm not teaching include travel, writing poetry, and acting. My favorite novel is The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, and I'm also a big fan of all things Shakespeare.

Year Started at SVA: 2020
Favorite Things
College/University: Metropolitan State University of Denver, Arapahoe Community College

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Cintia Aleman

Business Services Manager

My professional background ranges from developing internal procedures to working with financial institutions to liaising with internal and external stakeholders. I’ve had the opportunity to work in higher education as well as the private sector, and I can confidently say that I’m passionate about education. I enjoy working at SVA and supporting the wonderful staff we have in the building!…

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Administration/Office/Facilities
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My professional background ranges from developing internal procedures to working with financial institutions to liaising with internal and external stakeholders. I’ve had the opportunity to work in higher education as well as the private sector, and I can confidently say that I’m passionate about education. I enjoy working at SVA and supporting the wonderful staff we have in the building!

I interact with both staff and families in various aspects. My responsibilities include tuition billing for preschool/BASE/Homework Club, student fees billing for K-12 grades, accounts payable, and purchasing, among other operational tasks. I process the Free and Reduced Lunch Program letters and work with K-12 families who request to be placed on a payment plan for registration/course fees.

Year Started at SVA: Started in Business Office in 2019. Started subbing in 2016-17.
Favorite Things
College/University: University of Colorado at Denver: MS in Management. University of Colorado at Denver: BS in Business Administration

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Gemma Alvarez

Elementary Teacher

I'm from Barcelona, Spain, I'm married, I have two kids and I live in Colorado since 2016. I'm a journalist but I studied for a master's degree to be a Spanish Teacher in the USA. I love cooking, and baking with my kids, and bring them anywhere they can enjoy. I like to spend time with my family to visit many places around the States.…Read More
Elementary School
Biography

I'm from Barcelona, Spain, I'm married, I have two kids and I live in Colorado since 2016. I'm a journalist but I studied for a master's degree to be a Spanish Teacher in the USA. I love cooking, and baking with my kids, and bring them anywhere they can enjoy. I like to spend time with my family to visit many places around the States.

Year Started at SVA: 2022
Favorite Things
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Kelsey Argier

Instructional Support Professional

I am a mother of four beautiful boys, married to my amazing husband. I reside in Highlands Ranch, Colorado with my family. We enjoy going to the reservoirs and having events with our neighbors and friends and we love art projects. We are a happy, busy, and fun family that is always moving! I have worked with children for the vast majority of my working life.…Read More
Elementary School
Biography

I am a mother of four beautiful boys, married to my amazing husband. I reside in Highlands Ranch, Colorado with my family. We enjoy going to the reservoirs and having events with our neighbors and friends and we love art projects. We are a happy, busy, and fun family that is always moving! I have worked with children for the vast majority of my working life. Prior to my employment with SkyView, I was a stay-at-home mom with my medically complex baby. In conclusion, I am elated that I get the opportunity to be a part of the SkyView family!

Year Started at SVA: 2021
Favorite Things
College/University: University of Phoenix

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Stacie Bandy

Elementary School Teacher

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Elementary School
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Year Started at SVA: 2020-21
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Kristine Barri

Elementary School Teacher

Hello- My name is Kristine Barri and I am one of the first grade teachers! I have been a teacher a SVA since 2010 and absolutely love it! My husband and I, along with our two children, live in Highlands Ranch. I love being a mom, spending time with my family, going to Grand Lake, getting lost in a good book, and playing with my three dogs.…Read More
Elementary School
Biography

Hello- My name is Kristine Barri and I am one of the first grade teachers! I have been a teacher a SVA since 2010 and absolutely love it! My husband and I, along with our two children, live in Highlands Ranch. I love being a mom, spending time with my family, going to Grand Lake, getting lost in a good book, and playing with my three dogs. I am a Colorado native and can’t imagine living anywhere else!

Year Started at SVA: 2010
Favorite Things
College/University: I received my Bachelor's Degree from Colorado State University and my Master's Degree in Elementary Education from The University of Phoenix

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Brittany Belk

Elementary Teacher

I love being a second-grade teacher and have been working at SkyView Academy since 2021. I graduated with my Bachelors from Colorado State University in 2017 (go Rams!). When I'm not hanging out with wonderful family and awesome friends, you can probably find me reading, writing, or playing volleyball. Year Started at SVA: 2021 Favorite Things College/University: Colorado State UniversityRead More
Elementary School
Biography

I love being a second-grade teacher and have been working at SkyView Academy since 2021. I graduated with my Bachelors from Colorado State University in 2017 (go Rams!). When I'm not hanging out with wonderful family and awesome friends, you can probably find me reading, writing, or playing volleyball.

Year Started at SVA: 2021
Favorite Things
College/University: Colorado State University

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Monica Benger

Instructional Support Professional

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Elementary School
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Year Started at SVA: 2022
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Emily Bishop

Middle School Teacher

I am glad to be back for another year at SkyView! I am teaching a love of movement to our Middle Schoolers after having taught elementary for SVA's first 10 years.  My husband, who is also a PE teacher, and I, along with our 2 dogs, live in Castle Rock. You can find us on a bike ride, hike, walk, or stand up paddling on many of our days off.…Read More
Middle School
Biography
I am glad to be back for another year at SkyView! I am teaching a love of movement to our Middle Schoolers after having taught elementary for SVA's first 10 years.  My husband, who is also a PE teacher, and I, along with our 2 dogs, live in Castle Rock. You can find us on a bike ride, hike, walk, or stand up paddling on many of our days off. Winter brings out my love of the snow with skiing and snowshoeing. I am grateful to have the continued opportunity to encourage every SVA student to find a passion for some kind of movement to enhance their lives!
Year Started at SVA: 2009
Favorite Things
College/University: Western State Colorado University
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Mandy Bockhop

SPED Instructional Support Professional

I was born and raised in Colorado despite everyone else in my family is from Wisconsin. I moved away for college but moved back because there is no better place than Colorado. I’ve been married for 14 years to a wonderful man and we have two kids, ages 9 and 11. Working with kids of all ages has been my passion for 15 years now and I am so excited to get to know all the students and staff at SVA.…Read More
High School
Biography

I was born and raised in Colorado despite everyone else in my family is from Wisconsin. I moved away for college but moved back because there is no better place than Colorado. I’ve been married for 14 years to a wonderful man and we have two kids, ages 9 and 11. Working with kids of all ages has been my passion for 15 years now and I am so excited to get to know all the students and staff at SVA. Being in a school is my happy place. I love summer with its hiking, traveling, BBQ’s and concerts. I love winter for the cozy food, books, and snuggling under a blanket with my family watching movies.

Year Started at SVA: 2022
Favorite Things
College/University: Undergrad: Hawaii Pacific University, Long Island University CW Post Campus, Franklin College Switzerland. Graduate: CU Denver

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David Bow

Middle School Teacher / Middle School Dean of Students

Hello SVA community. I am entering my 8th year at SVA, and my 11th year teaching overall. My first 7 years at SVA were spent teaching 8th grade history. I loved teaching history. I am excited to enter a new role as MS Dean and leadership teacher. This is an exciting change and I look forward to serving the community, students, and teachers.…Read More
Middle School
Biography

Hello SVA community. I am entering my 8th year at SVA, and my 11th year teaching overall. My first 7 years at SVA were spent teaching 8th grade history. I loved teaching history. I am excited to enter a new role as MS Dean and leadership teacher. This is an exciting change and I look forward to serving the community, students, and teachers.

My wife also teaches in the middle school, and my son is in 2nd grade at SVA. So, I am very invested in the growth and success of SVA.

I love the outdoors and sports. I spend most of my summer camping and fishing. I am also an avid reader and I love movies.

Year Started at SVA: 2013
Favorite Things
College/University: Metro State University of Denver- BA in History. Grand Canyon University- MA in Educational Leadership

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Miranda Bow

Middle School Teacher

I have taught 6th grade social studies since 2016 at SVA. My degree is in History and I have a License in secondary education. I love teaching middle school, I taught eight grade prior to coming to SVA. I coach and compete in synchronized swimming. My family is very important to me. 2021 I took on the role of history department chair.…Read More
Middle School
Biography

I have taught 6th grade social studies since 2016 at SVA. My degree is in History and I have a License in secondary education. I love teaching middle school, I taught eight grade prior to coming to SVA. I coach and compete in synchronized swimming. My family is very important to me. 2021 I took on the role of history department chair.

Year Started at SVA: 2015
Favorite Things
College/University: Metropolitan State University of Denver BA in History

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Alicia Brackney

Elementary School Teacher

Hi! I’m Alicia Brackney. I’ve been teaching in the Denver area since 2016 after marrying a wonderful Denver native who is also a teacher. In January of 2020, I gave birth to Emersyn Joy (EmJ for short), and she is the love of our lives. During this season, I’ve been enjoying playing with EmJ, cooking, and yoga.…Read More
Elementary School
Biography

Hi! I’m Alicia Brackney. I’ve been teaching in the Denver area since 2016 after marrying a wonderful Denver native who is also a teacher. In January of 2020, I gave birth to Emersyn Joy (EmJ for short), and she is the love of our lives. During this season, I’ve been enjoying playing with EmJ, cooking, and yoga.

As for my education and experience, I have a BA in Psychology and a MA in ELL. During the past decade, I have had the privilege of teaching 2nd, 3rd, 5th, and ELL. I’m very excited to teach 3rd grade again this year. I delight in teaching students this age as they are full of wonder, hugs, and hilarious stories!

Years Started at SVA: 2020-21
Favorite Things
College/University: Louisiana Tech University and Azusa Pacific University

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Zack Brackney

High School Teacher

I am a Colorado native and graduated from D'Evelyn High School in 1999. I joined the Marine Corps and served for 4 years on active duty including a combat deployment to Iraq in 2003. Once I got home, I transferred to the Army National Guard and attended college at the University of Northern Colorado. In 2019 I retired from the military after 20 years of service with the rank of Captain.…Read More
High School
Biography

I am a Colorado native and graduated from D'Evelyn High School in 1999. I joined the Marine Corps and served for 4 years on active duty including a combat deployment to Iraq in 2003. Once I got home, I transferred to the Army National Guard and attended college at the University of Northern Colorado. In 2019 I retired from the military after 20 years of service with the rank of Captain. 2022-23 will be my 11th year teaching in the High School at SVA.

Year started at SVA: 2012
Favorite Things
College/University: UNC

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Debbie Bradley

Nurse

I enjoy the Colorado outdoors and horseback ride, camp, kayak and more! College/University: BSN from Baylor Univesity; MS from The University of Colorado Health Sciences Center Year started at SVA: 2010Read More
Administration/Office/Facilities
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I enjoy the Colorado outdoors and horseback ride, camp, kayak and more!

College/University: BSN from Baylor Univesity; MS from The University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Year started at SVA: 2010

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Chris Bridgham

High School Teacher / High School Dean of Students

I am excited to begin my 6th year at SkyView! I have been teaching various history classes across middle and high school for a total of 15 years in Texas and Colorado. My wife Jen and I have 3 kids, all of whom attend SkyView, so we love the community that exists here. Outside of the classroom, I love to travel with my family and create memories.…Read More
High School
Biography

I am excited to begin my 6th year at SkyView! I have been teaching various history classes across middle and high school for a total of 15 years in Texas and Colorado. My wife Jen and I have 3 kids, all of whom attend SkyView, so we love the community that exists here. Outside of the classroom, I love to travel with my family and create memories. I love all things Kansas City and would be lost without music. We love to get outside and explore all that Colorado has to offer.

Year Started at SVA: 2016
Favorite Things
College/University: Kansas State University, Concordia University

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Andy Brocka

Elementary School Teacher

My name is Andy Brocka. I am so excited to be teaching third grade at SkyView Academy. I am starting my 5th year as a teacher, I have taught fifth grade for 4 years in DCSD. When I am not at school I enjoy spending time with my wife and two sons. Year Started at SVA: 2019 Favorite Things College/University: Teachers License Metro State University/BA Psychology Wartburg CollegeRead More
Elementary School
Biography

My name is Andy Brocka. I am so excited to be teaching third grade at SkyView Academy. I am starting my 5th year as a teacher, I have taught fifth grade for 4 years in DCSD. When I am not at school I enjoy spending time with my wife and two sons.

Year Started at SVA: 2019
Favorite Things
College/University: Teachers License Metro State University/BA Psychology Wartburg College

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Valesca Bybee

Middle School Teacher

Hi! I am a middle school Spanish teacher at SVA! Year Started at SVA: 2016 Favorite Things College/University: University of ColoradoRead More
Middle School
Biography

Hi! I am a middle school Spanish teacher at SVA!

Year Started at SVA: 2016
Favorite Things
College/University: University of Colorado

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Carrie Carlson

Office Manager

I am a Colorado native and I graduated from the University of Colorado at Denver with a Business degree. I have worked at SkyView since it's inaugural year. It has been exciting and rewarding to see all of the growth that has taken place at SVA! My husband and I have two daughters, one of whom graduated from SVA in 2018.…Read More
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Biography

I am a Colorado native and I graduated from the University of Colorado at Denver with a Business degree. I have worked at SkyView since it's inaugural year. It has been exciting and rewarding to see all of the growth that has taken place at SVA! My husband and I have two daughters, one of whom graduated from SVA in 2018.

Year started at SVA: 2010
Favorite Things
College/University: University of Colorado at Denver

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