Staff Directory

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Lori Bachtel

Head of Operations

Having served at SkyView Academy for the last 7 years as the Business Manager/Head of Operations, I’m excited to be in our 11th year of school. I bring to SkyView an extensive background in Accounting, ranging from Corporate Accounting and Banking to Project Accounting at the Douglas County School District. I love being in beautiful Colorado but also enjoy traveling to new places.…Read More
Administration/Office/Facilities Work Phone: 303-471-8439 x247
Biography

Having served at SkyView Academy for the last 7 years as the Business Manager/Head of Operations, I’m excited to be in our 11th year of school. I bring to SkyView an extensive background in Accounting, ranging from Corporate Accounting and Banking to Project Accounting at the Douglas County School District. I love being in beautiful Colorado but also enjoy traveling to new places. Outside of the office, I enjoy skiing, hiking, reading, watching sports and spending time with my husband and two children.

Favorite Things

College/University: Fort Hays State University
Year started at SVA: 2012

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Stacie Bandy

Instructional Support Professional

    College/University: Year Started at SVA: 2020-21 Favorite ThingsRead More
Elementary School
Biography

 

 

College/University:
Year Started at SVA: 2020-21
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Lauren Barclay

High School Teacher

I grew up in Boise, Idaho and then spent the last decade or so moving around with my dog all over the western hemisphere, using Denver as my home base. I studied environmental science and Spanish translation at MSU Denver and I have worked for translator/interpreter companies as well as teaching ESL. I was a bicycle mechanic in a past life and do bike touring and commuting whenever possible.…Read More
High School
Biography

I grew up in Boise, Idaho and then spent the last decade or so moving around with my dog all over the western hemisphere, using Denver as my home base. I studied environmental science and Spanish translation at MSU Denver and I have worked for translator/interpreter companies as well as teaching ESL. I was a bicycle mechanic in a past life and do bike touring and commuting whenever possible. Nearly everyone in my family is a teacher so it’s no surprise that I found my way to SkyView Academy!

College/University: Metropolitan State University of Denver
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Kristine Barri

Elementary School Teacher

Hello- My name is Kristine Barri and I am looking forward to beginning my 10th year at SVA. This will be my first year teaching first grade am I am so excited to be on such a great team! I live in Highlands Ranch with my husband and two children. 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 looking forward to beginning my 10th year at SVA. This will be my first year teaching first grade am I am so excited to be on such a great team! I live in Highlands Ranch with my husband and two children. 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!

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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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Year started at SVA: 2010

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Emily Bishop

Middle School Teacher

I am glad to be back for my 10th year of teaching kindergartner through fifth graders a love of movement in the gym. 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 my 10th year of teaching kindergartner through fifth graders a love of movement in the gym. 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. 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!

Favorite Things

College/University: Western State Colorado University
Year started at SVA: 2009

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David Bow

Middle School Teacher

I teach 8th grade history. I lead the Middle School student council and take students to Washington D.C. every year. I have a wife, Miranda, and son, Logan. Favorite Things College/University: Metropolitan State University Year started at SVA: 2013Read More
Middle School
Biography

I teach 8th grade history. I lead the Middle School student council and take students to Washington D.C. every year. I have a wife, Miranda, and son, Logan.

Favorite Things

College/University: Metropolitan State University
Year started at SVA: 2013

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Miranda Bow

Middle School Teacher

I have taught 6th grade social studies since 2016. 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. Favorite Things College/University: Metropolitan State University Office Hours: Before and after school by appointment.…Read More
Middle School
Biography

I have taught 6th grade social studies since 2016. 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.

Favorite Things

College/University: Metropolitan State University
Office Hours: Before and after school by appointment.
Year started at SVA: 2015

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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 this year, I gave birth to Emersyn Joy (EmJ for short), and she is the love of our lives. During this season, I’ve been enjoying baby snuggles, baking, 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 this year, I gave birth to Emersyn Joy (EmJ for short), and she is the love of our lives. During this season, I’ve been enjoying baby snuggles, baking, 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
return to 3rd grade this year. I delight in teaching students this age as they are full of wonder, hugs, and hilarious stories.

College/University: Louisiana Tech University and Azusa Pacific University
Years started at SVA: 2020-21
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Zack Brackney

High School Teacher

This will be my 8th year at SVA, where I teach US History, Civics, Econ, and AP Government and Politics to our Juniors and Seniors. I will be retiring from 20 years of military service in September to focus fully on teaching. I enjoy playing games of all types, spending time with my wife, and preparing for the birth of my daughter, who is due in February of 2020.…Read More
High School
Biography

This will be my 8th year at SVA, where I teach US History, Civics, Econ, and AP Government and Politics to our Juniors and Seniors. I will be retiring from 20 years of military service in September to focus fully on teaching. I enjoy playing games of all types, spending time with my wife, and preparing for the birth of my daughter, who is due in February of 2020.

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College/University: UNC
Office Hours:
Year started at SVA: 2012

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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 Office Hours: Usually Tuesdays Year started at SVA: 2009Read More
Administration/Office/Facilities
Biography

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
Office Hours: Usually Tuesdays
Year started at SVA: 2009

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Kylie Bricker

Elementary School Teacher

This is my second year working at SkyView and I am so excited to be teaching Kindergarten! I graduated with my Bachelors from CSU (Go Rams!). I love going on hikes, reading books, traveling and spending time with my family and friends. Favorite Things College/University: Colorado State University Year started at SVA: 2019Read More
Elementary School
Biography

This is my second year working at SkyView and I am so excited to be teaching Kindergarten! I graduated with my Bachelors from CSU (Go Rams!). I love going on hikes, reading books, traveling and spending time with my family and friends.

Favorite Things

College/University: Colorado State University
Year started at SVA: 2019

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Chris Bridgham

High School Teacher

I am excited to begin my 4th year teaching at the high school. SkyView is a place that is really special to my whole family, as I have 3 children who attend. I have been teaching history for thirteen years in Texas and Colorado after graduating from Kansas State University. I am passionate about working with students and the study of history.…Read More
High School
Biography

I am excited to begin my 4th year teaching at the high school. SkyView is a place that is really special to my whole family, as I have 3 children who attend. I have been teaching history for thirteen years in Texas and Colorado after graduating from Kansas State University. I am passionate about working with students and the study of history. In my spare time, I love spending time with my family, especially outdoors and seeing live music.

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College/University: Kansas State University, Concordia University
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Year started at SVA: 2016

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

Favorite Things

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

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Valesca Bybee

Middle School Teacher

Hi! My name is Valesca Bybee. This is my 4th year at SkyView. I am excited for this year and all the wonderful new adventures it will bring! Just a little about myself. I am from South America. I was born in Brazil and raised between Brazil and Argentina. I have one son. He is a sophomore at CU Boulder.…Read More
Middle School
Biography

Hi! My name is Valesca Bybee. This is my 4th year at SkyView. I am excited for this year and all the wonderful new adventures it will bring! Just a little about myself. I am from South America. I was born in Brazil and raised between Brazil and Argentina. I have one son. He is a sophomore at CU Boulder. He is my everything! I have 2 dogs that I adore! I love to hike, do yoga, and meditate.

Favorite Things

College/University: University of Colorado
Office Hours: 7:30am – 3:45pm
Year started at SVA: 2016