Staff Directory

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Brittany Challis

Elementary School Teacher

Hello, I am Brittany Challis. I am in my fifth year teaching 2nd Grade at SkyView Academy. I am a Colorado native and currently live in Parker with my husband and one year old daughter. We have two dogs named Kona and Kyro. I love to be outdoors, read, and hang out with family. Favorite Things College/University: Metropolitan State University Office Hours: Year started at SVA: 2013Read More
Elementary School
Biography

Hello, I am Brittany Challis. I am in my fifth year teaching 2nd Grade at SkyView Academy. I am a Colorado native and currently live in Parker with my husband and one year old daughter. We have two dogs named Kona and Kyro. I love to be outdoors, read, and hang out with family.

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

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April Chism

Elementary School Teacher

Hello! This is my 10th year teaching at SkyView, but my first in Kindergarten! I absolutely love working here and can't imagine working anywhere else! I live here in Highlands Ranch with my husband and 2 children, who also attend SVA. We are an active family, and love spending time together. Favorite Things College/University: I got my BA in Communications from Franciscan University of Steubenville, my MA in Education from Regis University Office Hours: Year started at SVA: 2009Read More
Elementary School
Biography

Hello! This is my 10th year teaching at SkyView, but my first in Kindergarten! I absolutely love working here and can’t imagine working anywhere else! I live here in Highlands Ranch with my husband and 2 children, who also attend SVA. We are an active family, and love spending time together.

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College/University: I got my BA in Communications from Franciscan University of Steubenville, my MA in Education from Regis University
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Year started at SVA: 2009

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Katy Coleman

Preschool Teacher

I am a colorado native. I have a great hubby, 3 children, 2 dogs and a cat. We love the Broncos! Favorite Things College/University: Creighton University Office Hours: Year started at SVA: 2015Read More
Preschool
Biography

I am a colorado native. I have a great hubby, 3 children, 2 dogs and a cat. We love the Broncos!

Favorite Things

College/University: Creighton University
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Year started at SVA: 2015

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Kristi Cosart

Middle/High School Health Assistant

This is my 2nd year working in the middle school office at SVA. I have 3 boys who attend SVA, 2 in middle school and 1 in elementary. I love being a part of the SkyView community and thoroughly enjoy interacting with the staff and students here at SVA. I love sports and our family spends most of our weekends watching our boys play baseball, basketball, soccer, and football.…Read More
Administration/Office/Facilities Work Phone: 303-471-8439 x253
Biography

This is my 2nd year working in the middle school office at SVA. I have 3 boys who attend SVA, 2 in middle school and 1 in elementary. I love being a part of the SkyView community and thoroughly enjoy interacting with the staff and students here at SVA. I love sports and our family spends most of our weekends watching our boys play baseball, basketball, soccer, and football.

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College/University: Westmont College, BA in Kinesiology Medical University of South Carolina BS in Nursing
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Year started at SVA: 2018

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Marc Coutu

Kitchen Manager

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Jamey Danley

Elementary School Teacher

Hello! My name is Jamey Danley and this will be my seventh year at SVA, third in 2nd Grade! I have been in education for almost 11 years, and LOVE teaching!! I have one daughter who attends SVA, and we have two dogs and three cats at home that we love to spend time with.…Read More
Elementary School
Biography

Hello! My name is Jamey Danley and this will be my seventh year at SVA, third in 2nd Grade! I have been in education for almost 11 years, and LOVE teaching!! I have one daughter who attends SVA, and we have two dogs and three cats at home that we love to spend time with. When we’re lucky, we love to visit Disneyland/Disneyworld, the movies, hang out with family, and read together.

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College/University: M.S. in Curriculum & Instruction from Denver University & B.S. in Human Development & Family Studies from Colorado State University
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Jennifer DeBoer

Gifted and Talented Coordinator

My name is Jennifer DeBoer and this is my eighteenth year teaching. I earned my BS from CSU (Go Rams!) and my MA from the University of Denver. I've taught first, second, and third grade and have been a reading specialist too! I'm fortunate to live in beautiful Highlands Ranch with my husband Josh, my fifteen year old son Andrew, and my twelve year old daughter, Emma.…Read More
Work Phone: 303-471-8439 x325
Biography

My name is Jennifer DeBoer and this is my eighteenth year teaching. I earned my BS from CSU (Go Rams!) and my MA from the University of Denver. I’ve taught first, second, and third grade and have been a reading specialist too! I’m fortunate to live in beautiful Highlands Ranch with my husband Josh, my fifteen year old son Andrew, and my twelve year old daughter, Emma. We have a small zoo at home with dogs, turtles, and saltwater fish. I LOVE to teach and can’t imagine a more rewarding or fun career.

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College/University: Colorado State University (B.S.) and University of Denver (M.A.)
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Year started at SVA: 2009

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Allie DeStefano

High School Teacher

I just moved to Colorado from Baltimore, MD and am so excited to be teaching here at SkyView. Previously, I taught art for 3 years in DC. I love experimenting with materials and making all kinds of art things, especially painting and drawing what is around me as a way to be mindful. One of my favorite things about being an art teacher is guiding my students to hone technical and creative skills to be empowered to communicate visually- to discover that art can be learned and isn't about innate talent.…Read More
High School
Biography

I just moved to Colorado from Baltimore, MD and am so excited to be teaching here at SkyView. Previously, I taught art for 3 years in DC. I love experimenting with materials and making all kinds of art things, especially painting and drawing what is around me as a way to be mindful. One of my favorite things about being an art teacher is guiding my students to hone technical and creative skills to be empowered to communicate visually- to discover that art can be learned and isn’t about innate talent. Other than art and education, I am passionate about traveling, reading, and history.

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College/University: Maryland Institute College of Art
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Year started at SVA: 2018

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Amy Domokos

English Language Development (ELD)

Hello! My name is Amy Domokos and I work with English Language Learners (ELLs). This is my first year at SkyView and first year not having a class of my own. I am from Colorado and I love being outside! I enjoy hiking, sports, and being active. I received my undergraduate degree at the University of Northern Colorado and my Master's at the University of Colorado, Boulder.…Read More
Administration/Office/Facilities
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Hello! My name is Amy Domokos and I work with English Language Learners (ELLs). This is my first year at SkyView and first year not having a class of my own. I am from Colorado and I love being outside! I enjoy hiking, sports, and being active. I received my undergraduate degree at the University of Northern Colorado and my Master’s at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Favorite Things

College/University: University of Northern Colorado and Colorado University
Year started at SVA: 2019

 

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Christy Dove

High School Office Assistant / Assessment Coordinator

I am entering my 7th year at SVA. I have worked on the elementary side for the last 6 years, but made the transition to high school office assistant this fall. I am a Colorado native. I also have 3 children, my oldest graduated from SkyView last year and is starting college this fall, my 2 younger ones attend SVA.…Read More
Administration/Office/Facilities Work Phone: 303-471-8439 x266
Biography

I am entering my 7th year at SVA. I have worked on the elementary side for the last 6 years, but made the transition to high school office assistant this fall. I am a Colorado native. I also have 3 children, my oldest graduated from SkyView last year and is starting college this fall, my 2 younger ones attend SVA. I love the beautiful Colorado outdoors and head outside whenever I can.

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College/University: Mankato State University and Arapahoe Community College
Office Hours: 7:45am – 4:15pm
Year started at SVA: 2012

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Kelli Eastmond

Preschool Teacher

My husband and I have two daughters and two dogs. We love hockey, being outdoors, and spending time together as a family. I am a native Coloradoan. I love working with the preschoolers and watching them light up when they master something new. Favorite Things College/University: Colorado State University Office Hours: Year started at SVA: 2018Read More
Preschool
Biography

My husband and I have two daughters and two dogs. We love hockey, being outdoors, and spending time together as a family. I am a native Coloradoan. I love working with the preschoolers and watching them light up when they master something new.

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College/University: Colorado State University
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Year started at SVA: 2018

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Kimberly Ellis

Preschool & BASE Director

I am in my second year at SVA. I have been the Preschool Director of one year and am in my first year as the BASE Director. Favorite Things College/University: CSU Office Hours: Year started at SVA: 2017Read More
Preschool Work Phone: 303-471-8439 x224
Biography

I am in my second year at SVA. I have been the Preschool Director of one year and am in my first year as the BASE Director.

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College/University: CSU
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Year started at SVA: 2017

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Krista Evans

Assessment Coordinator

My name is Krista Evans. I moved into the role of Assessment Coordinator in 2019 and am responsible for overseeing local and state assessments for PreK-8. I hold a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Colorado at Boulder, graduating with honors. I am also a Colorado State Licensed Teacher in Secondary Math. I started at SVA in 2014 as a middle school math teacher.…Read More
Administration/Office/Facilities
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My name is Krista Evans. I moved into the role of Assessment Coordinator in 2019 and am responsible for overseeing local and state assessments for PreK-8. I hold a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Colorado at Boulder, graduating with honors. I am also a Colorado State Licensed Teacher in Secondary Math. I started at SVA in 2014 as a middle school math teacher.

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College/University: CU Boulder
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Year started at SVA: 2014

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Julia Ferre

Elementary School Teacher

As a 5th grade teacher I have had the unique opportunity to share my talents and experience from past careers with students for a career-focused preparatory experience that readies them for their next educational venture. I have a Master of Arts in Education with a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Endorsement. I am a former Boettcher Teacher Resident and a career changer.…Read More
Elementary School
Biography

As a 5th grade teacher I have had the unique opportunity to share my talents and experience from past careers with students for a career-focused preparatory experience that readies them for their next educational venture. I have a Master of Arts in Education with a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Endorsement. I am a former Boettcher Teacher Resident and a career changer. My past jobs in television news, corporate communications, and website design prepared me well for my time in the classroom. I share these career experiences with students and make job skills connections for all learning targets in my classroom. I’m also a mom to two teenage boys, who also attend Douglas County schools. This is my third year at SVA.

Favorite Things

College/University: Utah State University, University of Utah, and Adams State University
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Year started at SVA: 2017

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Lori Finnegan

K-12 Speech Language Pathologist, K-8 Director of Student Support Services, K-5 504 Coordinator

I am so excited and grateful to continue to be a part of SkyView Academy! I serve SVA as a Speech Language Pathologist, 504 Coordinator and the Director of Student Support Services. The best part about my job is working with students, families and staff to ensure success in the classroom as well as at home.…Read More
Elementary School Work Phone: 303-471-8439 x223
Biography

I am so excited and grateful to continue to be a part of SkyView Academy! I serve SVA as a Speech Language Pathologist, 504 Coordinator and the Director of Student Support Services. The best part about my job is working with students, families and staff to ensure success in the classroom as well as at home. Watching students confidence grow is the BEST! This is my 9th year here at SVA as well as my 9th year in beautiful Colorado. When Im not working you’ll find me hanging out with my 8 year old daughter, husband and puppy. I love to hike, cook, and travel!

Favorite Things

College/University: Northern Illinois University
Office Hours: 7:45am – 4:00pm
Year started at SVA: 2010

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Andy Fish

High School Teacher

Born and raised in Iowa, I moved to Colorado in July 2018. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Iowa State University in May 2016, taught at a private high school in Kosova (a country in eastern Europe) in 2016-2017 and a number of long term substitute positions in Boulder Valley School District as well as districts in Iowa (a flyover state in the USA) during the 2017-2018 school year. …Read More
Biography

Born and raised in Iowa, I moved to Colorado in July 2018. I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Iowa State University in May 2016, taught at a private high school in Kosova (a country in eastern Europe) in 2016-2017 and a number of long term substitute positions in Boulder Valley School District as well as districts in Iowa (a flyover state in the USA) during the 2017-2018 school year. I am teaching High School Ancient World History for the 2019/2020 school year, but I taught 7th grade Literature and Composition at SkyView Academy during the 2018/2019 school year. Who know what I’ll get into next! This is my fourth year teaching over all. I also coach 6th grade basketball and am actively working to bring tennis teams to SkyView. I love to read, write, play guitar and drums, hike, rock climb, travel, and teach.

Favorite Things

College/University: Iowa State University
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Year started at SVA: 2018

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Marlyn Forberg

High School Teacher

I began working at SkyView in the Special Education department in January of 2017. I started teaching math in the high school in the fall of 2018. I have two daughters, one who graduated from SVA in 2018 and one who is a senior this year. My husband and I love to travel with and without our daughters.…Read More
High School Work Phone: 303-471-8439 x418
Biography

I began working at SkyView in the Special Education department in January of 2017. I started teaching math in the high school in the fall of 2018. I have two daughters, one who graduated from SVA in 2018 and one who is a senior this year. My husband and I love to travel with and without our daughters. 😉 This summer we rescued two dogs and we are loving making them part of our family.

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College/University: UC Davis
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Year started at SVA: 2017

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Kirstin Funk

English Language Development (ELD) Teacher K-12

This is my first year teaching at SkyView and I am thrilled to be a part of the ELD team here! I moved to Colorado last year from Georgia, where I taught for 12 years teaching either Spanish or ESL. My two boys, my husband, and I all love the weather here and we are thrilled to be able to do so many outdoor activities together.…Read More
Administration/Office/Facilities
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This is my first year teaching at SkyView and I am thrilled to be a part of the ELD team here! I moved to Colorado last year from Georgia, where I taught for 12 years teaching either Spanish or ESL. My two boys, my husband, and I all love the weather here and we are thrilled to be able to do so many outdoor activities together. We love to travel, hike, swim, and watch movies together as well as explore the many awesome things Colorado has to offer.

Favorite Things

College/University:  Berry College
Year started at SVA:  2019

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Debbie Gary

Middle School Teacher

Hello, my name is Debbie Gary and I have been a teacher for 14 years. I currently teach middle school math at SkyView and have been part of this wonderful community since it opened in 2010. I have taught kindergarten, 4th grade and middle school. I love teaching because I love to encourage students. I am married and have a daughter in high school.…Read More
Middle School
Biography

Hello, my name is Debbie Gary and I have been a teacher for 14 years. I currently teach middle school math at SkyView and have been part of this wonderful community since it opened in 2010. I have taught kindergarten, 4th grade and middle school. I love teaching because I love to encourage students. I am married and have a daughter in high school. We love to be outdoors, have big family gatherings, watch movies, and play games.

Favorite Things

College/University: I graduated from the University of Houston
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Year started at SVA: 2010

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Jill Gildehaus

Elementary School Teacher

Music has always been a part of my life since I was a young child - now I have the blessing and privilege of sharing music with students. I am honored to start my seventh year at SkyView teaching K-5th grade music and directing the Sounds of the Sky Elementary Choir. I grew up in Littleton, CO, and now live in Parker with my husband and three boys.…Read More
Elementary School
Biography

Music has always been a part of my life since I was a young child – now I have the blessing and privilege of sharing music with students. I am honored to start my seventh year at SkyView teaching K-5th grade music and directing the Sounds of the Sky Elementary Choir. I grew up in Littleton, CO, and now live in Parker with my husband and three boys. Dan and I have been married for 23 years and our three boys are 19, 16, and 13. I enjoy golfing, walks, participating on my church worship team, coffee, and spending time with my family (we play lots of games and outdoor activities).

Favorite Things

College/University: Oklahoma Baptist University
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Year started at SVA: 2013