I joined the SkyView Academy team in the Summer of 2020 as the High School College & Career Counselor. My family and I relocated to CO that same summer after retiring from the University of New Mexico with 26 years of service. I earned my BA in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from the University of New Mexico and earned my Masters degree in Guidance and Counseling from New Mexico Highlands University. I currently hold a CO Professional Special Services License.
Working as the College & Career Counselor at SkyView Academy has allowed me to help ALL SkyView students with their college exploration, career exploration, and helping them prepare for what is to come once they graduate and move on into the real world. I am passionate about my work and the connections I build with our students.
I am also the SkyView Academy Middle School Girls Volleyball A Team Coach. Being involved with the SVA community in this way has allowed me to bridge that connection between the middle and the high schools. I will continue to uphold the Vision and the Mission of SkyView Academy and the High School Leadership Team. I am honored and proud to be a part of the wonderful SkyView Academy community.
Year Started at SVA: 2020-21
College/University: BA in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from the University of New Mexico and Masters degree in Guidance and Counseling from New Mexico Highlands University
I'm so excited to be a part of the SkyView community! I have lived in Colorado my whole life, except for a brief 6-year sabbatical to the midwest for college. My husband and I have been married since 2004. We have three daughters who attend SkyView, and one unemployed housecat who has yet to show any ambition.
Year Started at SVA: 2022
College/University: Grace University
I am originally from New Jersey and lived in NYC before moving to Colorado 8 years ago. I have worked at SkyView since 2015 in the student support services department. I have twin boys, Gavin and Bryce, who are entering third grade. We have a boxer named Archie. During my free time, you can find me and my husband watching the boys playing lacrosse and soccer.
Year Started at SVA: 2015
College/University: I got my undergrad at Binghamton University and my Masters at Hunter College
This is my 6th year teaching first grade here at SkyView Academy! I love spending time outside, running, skiing, and trying new adventures! My favorite part of my job is spending time with my students and creating our own little community!
Year Started at SVA: 2017
College/University: University of Northern Colorado
Steve was born in Grand Junction, CO and moved to the Denver area before he was one year old. He and his family currently reside in Highlands Ranch. Since 2005 he has worked at the same business. The global company where he works is based out of Melbourne, Australia, and he is the Head of I.T. Business Services. He is actively involved in serving on his church’s Tech Arts team as a Video Director. Previously, he volunteered as a Scholar Director for the scholarship organization Education First. He is the father of 4 kids, all of whom attend SkyView Academy. His 3 daughters are currently in the 6th, 4th and 2nd grades and his son is also in the 2nd grade. He holds the distinct honor of being SVA’s first Watch D.O.G.S. volunteer. In his spare time, Steve is actively involved in the organ transplant community (being a kidney recipient himself in 2016). In his spare time, he enjoys photography, hiking, golf, basketball, ping pong (and won a gold medal in ping pong at the 2018 Transplant Games of America along with a silver medal in golf).
My name is Steve Kuffel. I was born and raised in my hometown of Kewanee, Illinois. I went on to get degrees at Iowa State University and Southern Illinois University. I enjoy outdoor activities, sports, reading, and guitar playing. I have been a science teacher for 34 years in Missouri, Illinois, Northern Ireland, and Colorado.
Year Started at SVA: 2011
College/University: Iowa State University and Southern Illinois University