My name is Andy Ward, and I'm excited to teach 7th grade science this year! I've been at SkyView Academy for over 10 years. Prior to teaching middle school, I was on the elementary side, teaching 4th and 5th grade. My wife, Patti, also works for SkyView, previously as a PK and Kindergarten teacher and currently as the sub-coordinator and curriculum ISP. We have two kids named Oliver and Ellia that will be joining the school before long. We love spending time outdoors with our dogs and visiting family in our spare time. It's an honor to teach at this school, as the students, staff, and community have been wonderful throughout my time at SVA.
Year Started at SVA: 2013
College/University: CSU, UWF
I grew up in Minnesota but moved to Colorado to be closer to family and the mountains. I taught 4th grade for a few years and am currently teaching 5th grade. I love to ski, hike, and mountain bike. I also enjoy watching sports and have coached many sports as well.
Year Started at SVA: 2023
College/University: Northwestern College
I have been working at SkyView since 2012. I have an amazing husband and two wonderful daughters. We love to travel and explore Colorado together as a family. My oldest daughter will be working in our Preschool this year and my youngest will be in her senior year at DCHS. I love working with the students in the elementary school health office and getting to know them each on an individual basis.
When I am not working I love spending time with my family and friends, gardening, playing with my puppy, reading, baking, trying new restaurants, going to movies, and getting involved in my church.
Year started at SVA: 2013
College/University: Tulsa Community College and Rhema Bible College
Hi, I"m Taylor Wellette. I graduated High School from SkyView Academy. I am currently a junior in college, and I am the C team coach for Volleyball. I have been teaching preschool for four years collectively, and this is my 3rd year at SVA. I love hiking, taking photos, weightlifting, paddling board, reading, watching tv and movies, and exploring Colorado. I was born in Eugene, Oregon, and have lived in Colorado for 17 years now.
Year Started at SVA: 2021
College/University: ACC & University of Colorado Denver
My name is Kallaway Wood. I love being a kindergarten teacher at SkyView Academy! I have been teaching at Skyview since 2022. I graduated from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs with a Bachelor of Arts in Inclusive Elementary Education. I have endorsements in Special Education (K-12) and Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education (K-12). My favorite subject is science, but I love learning and teaching all subjects! I love teaching, and I am passionate about inspiring and sharing my love for education.
Year Started at SVA: 2022
College/University: University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
The 2023-2024 school year marks my 31st year in education. John C. Maxwell said, “Students don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” I subscribe to this claim completely. Further, I believe and fully support the vision and mission of SkyView. I serve the community alongside some of the most amazing educators in the field. I am humbled by the opportunity to lead the SkyView community in the role of Head of Schools. My educational journey led me to SkyView in 2012. I graduated from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo in 1992 with a degree in English. I continued my education at Bethany College in Scotts Valley, California, in 1994, where I completed graduate school for Educator Licensing in Leadership and Teaching and Curriculum and Instruction. I believe to my core we are educating the future to change the world. As educators, I believe we are called to meet students where they are and develop them holistically. To that end, I am committed to ensuring we prioritize the academic, emotional, social, physical, and mental development of the students in our charge.
Year Started at SVA: 2011
College/University: Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo English Bethany College Educational Leadership and Curriculum and Instruction