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Allison Caudle

Hawk Shop Manager/Event Specialist

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Year Started at SVA: 2023
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Melissa Challeen

Occupational Therapist

I have been an occupational therapist in the school and pediatric setting for over 20 years. Year Started at SVA: 2022 Favorite Things College/University: Master's in Occupational Therapy (MSOTR) at Washington University in St. Louis MissouriRead More
K-12
Biography

I have been an occupational therapist in the school and pediatric setting for over 20 years.

Year Started at SVA: 2022
Favorite Things
College/University: Master's in Occupational Therapy (MSOTR) at Washington University in St. Louis Missouri

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Brittany Challis

Elementary School Teacher

Hello, my name is Brittany Challis. I have been at SkyView Academy since 2013. I taught second grade for nine years and will now start a new adventure in Kindergarten! I am a Colorado native and currently live in Parker with my husband and two daughters. Haley is six and Harper is one. We have two dogs named Kona and Kyro.…Read More
Elementary School
Biography

Hello, my name is Brittany Challis. I have been at SkyView Academy since 2013. I taught second grade for nine years and will now start a new adventure in Kindergarten! I am a Colorado native and currently live in Parker with my husband and two daughters. Haley is six and Harper is one. We have two dogs named Kona and Kyro. In my spare time you will find me reading, hanging out with friends/family, and finding new adventures.

Year Started at SVA: 2013
Favorite Things
College/University: Metropolitan State University

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April Chism

Elementary School Teacher

Hello! This is my 14th year teaching at SkyView Academy and I love it- I can't imagine working anywhere else! I live in Highlands Ranch with my husband and two children, who also attend SVA. We are an active family and love spending time together, especially in the outdoors. Year Started at SVA: 2009 Favorite Things College/University: BA in Communications from Franciscan University of Steubenville: MA/Licensure in Education from Regis UniversityRead More
Elementary School
Biography

Hello! This is my 14th year teaching at SkyView Academy and I love it- I can't imagine working anywhere else! I live in Highlands Ranch with my husband and two children, who also attend SVA. We are an active family and love spending time together, especially in the outdoors.

Year Started at SVA: 2009
Favorite Things
College/University: BA in Communications from Franciscan University of Steubenville: MA/Licensure in Education from Regis University

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Dena Christensen

Elementary School Teacher

I have been at SkyView since 2020, and I am excited about teaching Technology and Computer Science to elementary students! My husband, Scott, and I have four boys who are all students at SVA, and in our free time, we like to do things as a family. Year Started at SVA: 2020 Favorite Things College/University: Westminster College (MO) - Physics ; Old Dominion University - Engineering Program Management  Read More
Elementary School
Biography

I have been at SkyView since 2020, and I am excited about teaching Technology and Computer Science to elementary students! My husband, Scott, and I have four boys who are all students at SVA, and in our free time, we like to do things as a family.

Year Started at SVA: 2020
Favorite Things
College/University: Westminster College (MO) - Physics ; Old Dominion University - Engineering Program Management

 

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Brenda Chu-Childress

Middle School Teacher

I began substitute teaching at SVA 2 years ago and was the long-term substitute teacher with the Middle School Math Team. Last year, I joined the teaching staff and am excited to continue my 2nd year. Prior to teaching, I worked in the staffing, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries. I grew up in Maryland and graduated from the University of Maryland with a BS in Biology.…Read More
Middle School
Biography

I began substitute teaching at SVA 2 years ago and was the long-term substitute teacher with the Middle School Math Team. Last year, I joined the teaching staff and am excited to continue my 2nd year. Prior to teaching, I worked in the staffing, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries. I grew up in Maryland and graduated from the University of Maryland with a BS in Biology. After graduation, I moved to the Bay Area in California, then Oregon, where I earned another BS in Accounting at the University of Linfield. I landed in Colorado in 2012 and feel settled here with my husband and 2 children. My son is a 6th grader, and my daughter is in 2nd grade at SVA. When I’m not at school, I’m busy cheering on my 2 kids in all their sports activities. I also enjoy traveling to the mountains and the ocean, hiking, true crime podcasts, binging great series, and settling in with a good book. I’m honored to be a part of the SVA family and to have the chance to reach the hearts and minds of SVA students.

Year Started at SVA: 2022
Favorite Things
College/University: University of Maryland BS Biology, Linfield University BS Accounting

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Chris Coberly

President

Chris was born and raised in Southern California. After spending two years in Venezuela on a church mission, he earned a degree in Spanish at the University of Utah. An entrepreneur at heart, he was involved in various start-ups early on. He has been with People Element for the last 15 years helping companies meet their employee engagement and retention goals.…Read More
Biography

Chris was born and raised in Southern California. After spending two years in Venezuela on a church mission, he earned a degree in Spanish at the University of Utah. An entrepreneur at heart, he was involved in various start-ups early on. He has been with People Element for the last 15 years helping companies meet their employee engagement and retention goals.

Prior to joining the SkyView Academy Board, Chris served on the Mountain Vista High School SAC committee for the last two years. Working with youth is one of his passions. He has been involved with youth programs through church and The Boy Scouts of America his entire life. He and his wife Jenni lived in Utah and Arizona before settling 15 years ago in the best place they’ve lived, Colorado. They have a daughter who is a Junior at Brigham Young University, a Freshman daughter at Colorado Christian University and a Sophomore son at SkyView.

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Kirsten Compton

SPED Interventionist

My name is Kirsten Compton, and I am thrilled to rejoin the Special Education team as an Interventionist. I began my teaching career in Douglas County 25 years ago and have taught at SkyView in a few different roles over the past eight years. My background and passion lie in early literacy as well as teaching English in the general education classroom.…Read More
Elementary School
Biography

My name is Kirsten Compton, and I am thrilled to rejoin the Special Education team as an Interventionist. I began my teaching career in Douglas County 25 years ago and have taught at SkyView in a few different roles over the past eight years. My background and passion lie in early literacy as well as teaching English in the general education classroom. I love to support learners of all ages and abilities in their pursuit to become strong readers, writers, and thinkers. In my free time, I love to run, read, go for long walks with my husband and dog, and spend time with my three daughters, who all attended SVA.

Year Started at SVA: 2015
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College/University: University of Colorado-Boulder

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Shannon Cosart

Board Member

As an undergraduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, I realized my passion for helping young people grow, mature, and develop. Because of this passion, I earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education. After teaching Kindergarten and First Grade, I later attended Wake Forest University and earned an MBA in finance. This unique blend of teaching and business education will allow me to add a valuable perspective to the Board of Directors.…Read More
Board of Directors
Biography

As an undergraduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, I realized my passion for helping young people grow, mature, and develop. Because of this passion, I earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education. After teaching Kindergarten and First Grade, I later attended Wake Forest University and earned an MBA in finance. This unique blend of teaching and business education will allow me to add a valuable perspective to the Board of Directors.

On a personal note, I am the proud father of three boys who have all attended SkyView Academy since kindergarten. My wife, Kristi, and I have supported SVA in various roles for the past 12 years. Professionally, I am Director of Strategic Sourcing at an SAP 500 real estate company. After obtaining my MBA from Wake Forrest, I spent the majority of my career at IBM in finance before transitioning to my current role.

Growing up, I moved quite a bit, attending eight different schools from kindergarten to my senior year in high school. My experience in attending many different schools has helped me to identify and appreciate a truly special institution like SkyView. I understand that SkyView isn’t perfect, but it has a culture that has enabled our children to thrive in elementary, middle, and high school. I want to support the administration, staff, and teachers, providing them with the tools they need to best care for students at SkyView Academy.

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Marc Coutu

Kitchen Manager

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Desiree Crocker

Assistant Elementary Principal/Student Assessment Coordinator K-12

I am a life-long learner who is excited to continue my work supporting students, staff, and families in the upcoming year. My passion is doing what is best for kids. I am a twin mom, and they are my greatest joy! I enjoy being outside in nature, doing DIY projects, reading, traveling, and trying new restaurants.…Read More
Elementary School
Biography

I am a life-long learner who is excited to continue my work supporting students, staff, and families in the upcoming year. My passion is doing what is best for kids. I am a twin mom, and they are my greatest joy! I enjoy being outside in nature, doing DIY projects, reading, traveling, and trying new restaurants.

Year Started at SVA: 2020
Favorite Things
College/University: Framingham State University

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Myriam Cruz

High School Teacher

I was born in Puerto Rico and spent part of my childhood in New York and the New England Area. I obtained my BS at the Universidad del Sagrado Corazon in San Juan, Puerto Rico, with a major in Natural Sciences and minors in Chemistry and Secondary Science Education. My MS is in Environmental Science with a major in Chemical Analysis from the Universidad Ana G.…Read More
High School
Biography

I was born in Puerto Rico and spent part of my childhood in New York and the New England Area. I obtained my BS at the Universidad del Sagrado Corazon in San Juan, Puerto Rico, with a major in Natural Sciences and minors in Chemistry and Secondary Science Education. My MS is in Environmental Science with a major in Chemical Analysis from the Universidad Ana G. Mendez, also in Puerto Rico. I have dedicated part of my professional career to doing research in radio astronomy and particle physics. Some of my hobbies are ballroom dancing, going to the beach, reading, visiting museums, and some of my interests are everything science and art. I have been married for 38 years and have three kids and my dog Maximus Aurelius.

Year Started at SVA: 2023
Favorite Things
College/University: BSc. Natural Sciences: Universidad del Sagrado Corazon (San Juan, Puerto Rico). MSc. Environmental Science, Universidad Ana G. Mendez (Gurabo, Puerto Rico)

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LeeAnn Daeke

Middle School Teacher

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 Favorite Things College/University: University of RedlandsRead More
Middle School
Biography

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
Favorite Things
College/University: University of Redlands

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Jamey Danley

Middle School Teacher

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.…Read More
Middle School
Biography

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
Favorite Things
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

Elementary Teacher

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.…Read More
Elementary School
Biography

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
Favorite Things
College/University: Colorado State University- BS Human Development and Family Studies. University of Denver- MA in Education

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Josh DeBoer

High School Teacher

I am one of the rare and elusive Colorado natives. I am married to my better half, Jenny, who has taught at SVA since it opened. We have two young adults, Andrew and Emma, 3 dogs, 1 turtle, and saltwater fish at the house. I made a career change from corporate America to teaching in 2020.…Read More
High School
Biography

I am one of the rare and elusive Colorado natives. I am married to my better half, Jenny, who has taught at SVA since it opened. We have two young adults, Andrew and Emma, 3 dogs, 1 turtle, and saltwater fish at the house. I made a career change from corporate America to teaching in 2020. My corporate experience is in the telecom and financial data processing sectors. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, gardening, watching movies, swimming, skiing, and checking out new ice cream shops.

Year Started at SVA: 2020
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College/University: University of Phoenix

 

 

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Allie DeStefano

High School Teacher

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 Favorite Things College/University: Maryland Institute College of ArtRead More
High School
Biography

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
Favorite Things
College/University: Maryland Institute College of Art

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Christy Dove

High School Office Assistant

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.…Read More
Administration/Office/Facilities
Biography

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
Favorite Things
College/University: Mankato State and Arapahoe Community College

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Clare Drazek

Preschool Assistant Teacher

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 Favorite Things College/University: University of New MexicoRead More
Preschool
Biography

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
Favorite Things
College/University: University of New Mexico

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Juliet Drazek

High School Teacher

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.…Read More
High School
Biography

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
Favorite Things
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.

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