Welcome to the SVA Staff Directory!
High School Teacher
After three years of working as a marketing writer and teaching composition as an adjunct instructor at my alma mater, my wife and I moved to the Denver area where we could be closer to family and where I would begin my high school teaching career. Three years later, we have finally adjusted to the altitude, although I’m not sure I’ll ever get used to the snow. I’m thoroughly enjoying my third year at SkyView, where I teach American Literature, Literature of Film, and Creative Writing to juniors.
College/University: Florida College (Tampa)
Year started at SVA: 2015
Elementary School Teacher
This past June, I celebrated my 10 year wedding anniversary. I have two beautiful children, 7 and 8. I love to travel. I actually lived as an expat in Germany for a few years with my husband and taught my first year at an international school there. I am originally from Houston, Texas. I moved to Colorado and settled in Castle Rock five years ago and absolutely love everything about it, especially not having mosquitoes or humid weather.
College/University: University of Houston
Year started at SVA: 2020-21
Elementary School Counselor
This is my 5th year as the K-5 School Counselor and I can’t wait to continue to support all of the students! I am originally from San Diego, California, but I attended Kansas State University (Go Cats!) for both my undergraduate and graduate degrees. I received my Master of Science in School Counseling in December 2014 and received my two Bachelor of Science degrees in Secondary Education and Dance in December 2012. Besides my job as a School Counselor, I also coach the SVA Hawkettes Poms team here at the high school as well as teach dance at Miller’s Dance Studio four nights a week. I have danced since I was 2 years old and it has been a huge part of my life! I also love spending time with my family and friends, playing with my dog, reading, going skiing, and watching movies!
College/University: Kansas State University (Bachelors and Masters)
Year started at SVA: 2015
Elementary School Paraprofessional
In my first year here at SkyView you can find me in all corners of the school. I am a part time paraprofessional for third grade and substitute teacher all other days. Most days you can find me in elementary, I stop in at middle school every once in a while. For two months starting at the end of February I am Mrs. Wiley’s long term sub in first grade! I love the face of joy students get when they see me randomly in the hall, and I strive for the moments when a light bulb goes off in a students mind when they really grasp the understanding of something.
When I’m not at SkyView you can find me coaching club volleyball and other sports, hanging out with family or spending time with my cat.
College/University: Beloit College
Year Started at SVA: 2019
Middle School Counselor
Hello! My name is Lauren Rowe and I am the Middle School Counselor here at SVA. This is my 3rd year here at Skyview and I am so happy to be back. I have my Masters in Social Work from Cal State Long Beach and was born and raised in the greater Los Angeles area. I miss the beach, but if your kids are ever stressed, they are welcome to come relax in my office with a plethora of fun sand activities that are sure to make them feel like they’re at the beach in LA.
College/University: California State University Long Beach, Azusa Pacific University
Office Hours: 8:00am – 3:15pm
Year started at SVA: 2018