Staff Directory

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Debbie Gary

ELL

Hello, my name is Debbie Gary and I have been a teacher for 14 years. I currently teach English Language Learners at SkyView and have been part of this wonderful community since it opened in 2010. I have taught kindergarten, 4th grade and middle school math and science. I love teaching because I love to encourage students.…Read More
Administration/Office/Facilities
Biography

Hello, my name is Debbie Gary and I have been a teacher for 14 years. I currently teach English Language Learners at SkyView and have been part of this wonderful community since it opened in 2010. I have taught kindergarten, 4th grade and middle school math and science. 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.

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College/University: I graduated from the University of Houston
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 eighth 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 eighth 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. 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).

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

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Kelsie Goddard

Elementary School Teacher

Hi! My Name is Kelsie Campbell. This will be my third year at SkyView Academy, and my fifth year of teaching. I was born in Los Angeles, CA., grew up in San Jose, and my family moved to Colorado when I was 10 years old. I will be getting married this year on February 8th in Morrison, CO!…Read More
Elementary School
Biography

Hi! My Name is Kelsie Campbell. This will be my third year at SkyView Academy, and my fifth year of teaching. I was born in Los Angeles, CA., grew up in San Jose, and my family moved to Colorado when I was 10 years old. I will be getting married this year on February 8th in Morrison, CO! My name will change from Miss Campbell to Mrs. Goddard. When I am not teaching, you will find me enjoying a good cup of coffee, reading, traveling, interior decorating, and spending time with friends and family. I am thrilled to teach at SkyView Academy!

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College/University: Azusa Pacific University
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Year started at SVA: 2016

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Drew Greer

Instructional Support Professional

After a few years of being a touring musician, I discovered a passion for kids while working with children in the foster care system in Colorado Springs. After that time, I moved to Denver and took a position at SkyView in the preschool. I am currently the 5th grade para. Favorite Things College/University: PPCC, Arapahoe Community College Office Hours: Year started at SVA: 2014Read More
Elementary School
Biography

After a few years of being a touring musician, I discovered a passion for kids while working with children in the foster care system in Colorado Springs. After that time, I moved to Denver and took a position at SkyView in the preschool. I am currently the 5th grade para.

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College/University: PPCC, Arapahoe Community College
Office Hours:
Year started at SVA: 2014

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Ariana Haag

Speech Pathologist

I am super excited to be the new SLP at SkyView Academy! My favorite part about being a speech therapist is the connections I get to make with the students and their families. I just moved to Colorado this September, and I love exploring my new home. In my free time, you can find me at the gym, playing video games, reading, or hanging out with friends.…Read More
Administration/Office/Facilities
Biography

I am super excited to be the new SLP at SkyView Academy! My favorite part about being a speech therapist is the connections I get to make with the students and their families. I just moved to Colorado this September, and I love exploring my new home. In my free time, you can find me at the gym, playing video games, reading, or hanging out with friends.

College/University: Kansas State University
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Shelby Hamlin

Instructional Support Professional

Originally from California. Proud Poms/cheer mom. Love to rhinestone uniforms and costumes. It is my happy place. Played collegiate soccer. Was a ballet dancer. Favorite Things College/University: Cypress College Office Hours: Year started at SVA:Read More
Elementary School
Biography

Originally from California. Proud Poms/cheer mom. Love to rhinestone uniforms and costumes. It is my happy place. Played collegiate soccer. Was a ballet dancer.

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College/University: Cypress College
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Makayla Hansen

Instructional Support Professional

This is my first year at SkyView Academy. I have lived in Colorado for one year now. I am originally from a small town in South Dakota. I graduated from Southeast Technical College with an associates degree in Early Childhood Specialist. On my free time I love to hangout at home with my husband and my Miniature Schnauzer.…Read More
Preschool
Biography

This is my first year at SkyView Academy. I have lived in Colorado for one year now. I am originally from a small town in South Dakota. I graduated from Southeast Technical College with an associates degree in Early Childhood Specialist. On my free time I love to hangout at home with my husband and my Miniature Schnauzer.

 

College/University: Southeast Technical College
Year Started at SVA: 2020-21
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Samantha Hansing

Elementary Learning Specialist

My name is Samantha Hansing, and this is my second year teaching at SkyView Academy as an Elementary Learning Specialist. The best part about my job is watching students achieving their academic goals. Besides helping students achieve their goals, I especially enjoy giving students strategies and tools that they can take with them throughout their journey into adulthood.…Read More
Elementary School
Biography

My name is Samantha Hansing, and this is my second year teaching at SkyView Academy as an Elementary Learning Specialist. The best part about my job is watching students achieving their academic goals. Besides helping students achieve their goals, I especially enjoy giving students strategies and tools that they can take with them throughout their journey into adulthood. In my free time, I enjoy playing competitive volleyball, hiking, sporting events, and spending time with family, friends, and my Siberian Husky, Aurora.

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Rob Harris

High School Principal

I was born in raised in Oklahoma. I moved to Colorado in 2000 and have enjoyed my time here ever since. I love running, hiking, and biking with my family. I have a wonderful wife Gina, and we have one son RJ. I am honored to be on staff here at SVA where we train up lifelong learners and honorable leaders!…Read More
High School
Biography

I was born in raised in Oklahoma. I moved to Colorado in 2000 and have enjoyed my time here ever since. I love running, hiking, and biking with my family. I have a wonderful wife Gina, and we have one son RJ. I am honored to be on staff here at SVA where we train up lifelong learners and honorable leaders!

College/University: Southern Nazarene University BS, Colorado Christian University MACI
Year Started at SVA: 2020-21
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Paula Harrison

Elementary Assistant Principal

I have been teaching for 20 years all in Colorado Charter Schools. I am the mother of two wonderful children, and I have a beautiful granddaughter. The outdoors are where I like to be when I am not at school. I love to hike, camp, go to sporting events, and hang out with friends and family.…Read More
Administration/Office/Facilities
Biography

I have been teaching for 20 years all in Colorado Charter Schools. I am the mother of two wonderful children, and I have a beautiful granddaughter. The outdoors are where I like to be when I am not at school. I love to hike, camp, go to sporting events, and hang out with friends and family.

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College/University: Southern Illinois University
Office Hours: 7:00am – 5:00pm
Year started at SVA: 2015

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Karin Heywood

Business Assistant

I am the Human Resources Associate and have been at SkyView for 6 years. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Phoenix and have experience in Corporate, Public and Tax Accounting. I have 2 wonderful boys who are in college and in my spare time I enjoy running, playing tennis and spending time with family and friends.…Read More
Administration/Office/Facilities Work Phone: 303-471-8439 x250
Biography

I am the Human Resources Associate and have been at SkyView for 6 years. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Phoenix and have experience in Corporate, Public and Tax Accounting. I have 2 wonderful boys who are in college and in my spare time I enjoy running, playing tennis and spending time with family and friends.

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College/University: University of Phoenix
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Year started at SVA: 2012

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Kimberley Holland

Elementary School Teacher

My name is Mrs. Holland and I’ve been teaching for 10 years. I grew up in Madison, Mississippi but I love living in Colorado! I graduated from Mississippi State University (Go Bulldogs)! Garett and I got married two years ago and just had our first child! Holden was born May 15th and being a mom is the best thing ever!…Read More
Elementary School
Biography

My name is Mrs. Holland and I’ve been teaching for 10 years. I grew up in Madison, Mississippi but I love living in Colorado! I graduated from Mississippi State University (Go Bulldogs)! Garett and I got married two years ago and just had our first child! Holden was born May 15th and being a mom is the best thing ever! I am so excited for this year!

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College/University: Mississippi State University
Office Hours: 7:45am -8:00am & 3:45pm – 4:30pm
Year started at SVA: 2015

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Dwight Humphrey

Technology Director

I love the challenge of providing and maintaining an innovative learning environment that makes a difference for our students, staff and our entire SVA community. I have had wonderful opportunities for over 20+ years working with great educators and technology professionals along the front range. My passions include my faith, family and friends enjoying every minute of our precious time together.…Read More
Administration/Office/Facilities Work Phone: 303-471-8439 x245
Biography

I love the challenge of providing and maintaining an innovative learning environment that makes a difference for our students, staff and our entire SVA community. I have had wonderful opportunities for over 20+ years working with great educators and technology professionals along the front range. My passions include my faith, family and friends enjoying every minute of our precious time together. I have been married to my wonderful wife, Terri for over 30 years and have three children and 2 grandchildren. Life is good!

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College/University: Colorado State
Office Hours: 7:30am – 2:30pm
Year started at SVA: 2015

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Haleigh Hurt

Middle School Teacher

Hello! I am new to Colorado and SkyView this year. This is also my first year as a teacher and I am so excited to be here! I graduated with my degree in elementary education and I am thrilled to be teaching 6th grade literature this year! I love hiking, cooking and spending time with my family.…Read More
Middle School
Biography

Hello! I am new to Colorado and SkyView this year. This is also my first year as a teacher and I am so excited to be here! I graduated with my degree in elementary education and I am thrilled to be teaching 6th grade literature this year! I love hiking, cooking and spending time with my family.

College/University: Western Oregon University
Year Started at SVA: 2020-21
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Cynthia Hurtado-Cox

Elementary School Teacher

Welcome SVA families! My name is Cynthia Hurtado and this will be my 8th year at SVA! I will be teaching Technology to our elementary students! I am originally from Mexico City. My family moved to the United States when I was eight years old and I am very lucky to call Colorado my home.…Read More
Elementary School
Biography

Welcome SVA families! My name is Cynthia Hurtado and this will be my 8th year at SVA! I will be teaching Technology to our elementary students!

I am originally from Mexico City. My family moved to the United States when I was eight years old and I am very lucky to call Colorado my home. I graduated from the University of Colorado at Denver and I started my teaching career as a homeroom teacher in Aurora Public Schools. After three years I decided to get an endorsement in Spanish and I found a home here at SVA! I taught Spanish at SVA for five years and I enjoyed having the opportunity to share the Spanish language with my students.

Throughout my teaching career, one of my passions has always been using technology in the classroom and figuring out educational ways to integrate it into every lesson. I love that Technology has the potential to give every student a voice by offering a digital platform to collaborate and to learn. I earned my Technology K-12 endorsement from the Colorado Department of Education. This will be my third year serving as your child’s Technology teacher. My goal is to motivate students to engage in deeper learning, help them become agents of their own learning and to inspire them to lead in this digital age. I will incorporate Google Classroom at the elementary level and use it as a tool for my students to build community and collaborate with one other! I am excited for this upcoming school year and I look forward to working and learning with your child!

Feel free to contact me via email at: churtado@svak12.org

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College/University:  Colorado University
Year started at SVA: 2011

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Beth Jackson

Middle School Teacher

I'm currently teaching 6th and 7th graders, Math 7. Middles schoolers are my favorite students to teach. I love the challenge of coaching students to change their mindset and believe they are able to be better in math if they weren't already. Growth mindset is foundational in my class. I"m originally from VT which is a lot like CO but on a much smaller scale.…Read More
Middle School
Biography

I’m currently teaching 6th and 7th graders, Math 7. Middles schoolers are my favorite students to teach. I love the challenge of coaching students to change their mindset and believe they are able to be better in math if they weren’t already. Growth mindset is foundational in my class. I”m originally from VT which is a lot like CO but on a much smaller scale. SkyView has been a great experience for me professionally as the leadership is phenomenal and my colleagues are some of my favorite people.

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College/University: Southern University
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Year started at SVA: This is my second year at SVA but my 24th year in Education.

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Melissa Jacob

Registrar

I worked for seven years as a teacher in California before moving to Colorado in 2004. While I stayed home with my boys for twelve years, I remained involved in education by substituting at SkyView. Luckily, the job of Registrar became available while on a long-term assignment and I joined SkyView full-time in 2016. I enjoy reading, gardening, movies, remodeling and traveling in my spare time.…Read More
Administration/Office/Facilities Work Phone: 303-471-8439 x255
Biography

I worked for seven years as a teacher in California before moving to Colorado in 2004. While I stayed home with my boys for twelve years, I remained involved in education by substituting at SkyView. Luckily, the job of Registrar became available while on a long-term assignment and I joined SkyView full-time in 2016. I enjoy reading, gardening, movies, remodeling and traveling in my spare time.

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College/University: USC
Office Hours: 7:45am – 4:00pm
Year started at SVA: 2016

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Alicia Johnson

Athletics Assistant

I provide admin support for the Director of Athletics. I love being able to still interact with students even though I’m not in a classroom. I have 3 kids who all attend SkyView and love it - my oldest is graduating this year! I have recently remarried and am loving our new family dynamic. Our family loves cooking, shopping, being in the sun, and just hanging out.…Read More
Administration/Office/Facilities
Biography

I provide admin support for the Director of Athletics. I love being able to still interact with students even though I’m not in a classroom. I have 3 kids who all attend SkyView and love it – my oldest is graduating this year! I have recently remarried and am loving our new family dynamic. Our family loves cooking, shopping, being in the sun, and just hanging out.

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College/University: Biola University
Year started at SVA: 2018

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Kelly Johnson

Middle School Teacher

Hola! I'm Sra. Johnson. I teach Spanish 1B in the Middle School. I have recently graduated from the University of Colorado- Boulder (SKO Buffs). This is my first year at SkyView, and I could not be more excited to be part of this school and community. I love getting to spend my days practicing another language with students and learning about different cultures.…Read More
Middle School
Biography

Hola! I’m Sra. Johnson. I teach Spanish 1B in the Middle School. I have recently graduated from the University of Colorado- Boulder (SKO Buffs). This is my first year at SkyView, and I could not be more excited to be part of this school and community. I love getting to spend my days practicing another language with students and learning about different cultures. In my free time, you will probably find me running in the mountains or trying out a new recipe. I love my job and am a proud SVA Hawks fan!

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College/University: University of Colorado at Boulder
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Year started at SVA: 2019

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Nicolette Johnson

Literacy Specialist Grades 3-5

This is my second year teaching small group reading instruction at SVA. As a Certified Academic Language Practitioner I provide explicit, systematic Multisensory Structured Language instruction to develop and strengthen reading and writing. I love the community of SkyView as a teacher who but also as a parent, as all four of my children attend SkyView.…Read More
Elementary School
Biography

This is my second year teaching small group reading instruction at SVA. As a Certified Academic Language Practitioner I provide explicit, systematic Multisensory Structured Language instruction to develop and strengthen reading and writing. I love the community of SkyView as a teacher who but also as a parent, as all four of my children attend SkyView. In my free time I enjoy reading, being with family, biking and skiing.

Favorite Things

College/University: California State University, Chico
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Year started at SVA: 2018