My name is LeeAnn Daeke and have been teaching Middle School Math since I started at SVA in 2021. I hold a Bachelors in Mathematics and Chemistry from the University of Redlands and have a background in Biopharmaceutical Quality Control. I enjoy spending time outdoors with my dog, Daphne, and traveling with my husband Paul.
Year Started at SVA: 2021
College/University: University of Redlands
Hello! My name is Jamey Danley, and I have been at SVA since 2013! I am so excited to be teaching eighth-grade English this year. I have one daughter who attends SVA, and we have two dogs and three cats at home that we love to spend time with. In our free time, we enjoy reading together, going to the movies, and watching the Avalanche and Rockies play.
Year Started at SVA: 2013
College/University: M.S. in Curriculum & Instruction from Denver University & B.S. in Human Development & Family Studies from Colorado State University
I earned my BS from Colorado State and my MA from the University of Denver. I have taught 1st, 3rd, and GT at SVA since 2009 and have been in education for almost 25 years. I'm so excited to be back in the classroom again this year in 3rd grade! I’m fortunate to live in beautiful Highlands Ranch with my husband, Josh (a high school teacher), and my two children, Andrew and Emma. I LOVE to teach, and I'm looking forward to an amazing year!
Year Started at SVA: 2009
College/University: Colorado State University- BS Human Development and Family Studies. University of Denver- MA in Education
I am one of the rare and elusive Colorado natives. I am married to my better-half Jenny, who has been teaching at SVA since it opened. We have two teenagers, Andrew and Emma, 3 dogs, 2 turtles, and salt water fish at the house. I am making a career change from corporate America to teaching. I will be attending CU-Denver's Aspire teaching program over the next year for my initial Teacher Licensure. My corporate experience is in the telecom and financial data processing sectors. Most recently I worked for Comcast, where I was a project manager for their network engineering groups. Prior to that I worked for both First Data and Visa and worked on gift, debit, and credit cards as well as fraud analysis teams. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, gardening, watching movies, skiing, and checking out new ice cream shops.
Year Started at SVA: 2020
College/University: University of Phoenix
I am very happy to start my 6th year of teaching at SVA and my 9th year overall. I grew up in New Jersey, lived in Baltimore for 9 years, and taught in the DC area before moving to Colorado. I love to travel, hike, spend time with friends and family, and paint.
Year Started at SVA: 2018
College/University: Maryland Institute College of Art
Hello! I am a Colorado native and grew up in the Littleton area. My husband and I were married in 1997 and have 3 wonderful children. Our oldest graduated from SkyView in 2019 and is pursuing a career in the dental field. My middle child graduated in 2023 and is pursuing a Radiology degree at Ole Miss. My youngest is a junior at SVA and loves to play basketball. I have been with SVA since 2012 and have loved working here. When I am not at school, I love to read and be outdoors.
Year Started at SVA: 2012
College/University: Mankato State and Arapahoe Community College
Hi my name is Clara Drazek, and I am so excited to be an assistant teacher in preschool this year. I love working with kids and can't wait to meet everyone and become a part of the SkyView community!
Year Started at SVA: 2023
College/University: University of New Mexico
This is my 3rd year at SkyView Academy and my 18th year as a teacher. I have taught English, Reading, and ESL to elementary students through community college levels. I started at SVA as a member of the English Language Development (ELD) team and last year transitioned to the high school English department. This year, I will be teaching Rhetoric and two concurrent enrollment courses (ENG 1021 and Lit 1015) through Arapahoe Community College. I am very excited to work with the seniors on their capstone projects! In my free time, I like to go hiking with my husband and three daughters.
Year Started at SVA: 2021
College/University: I received my BA degree in English from Colorado College and my MA degree in Education from the Ohio State University. I received my ESL endorsement from the University of New Mexico.