Staff Directory

Welcome to the SVA Staff Directory!

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Drew Greer

Elementary School Paraprofessional

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.

Favorite Things

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

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Shelby Hamlin

Elementary School Paraprofessional

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.

Favorite Things

College/University: Cypress College
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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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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.

Favorite Things

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.

Favorite Things

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!

Favorite Things

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

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Tifiny Howard

High School Teacher

This is my 7th year at SkyView. I teach high school math and absolutely love it! The staff and students are so great. Students enjoy learning and we have so much in class. I have a wonderful husband and 3 amazing sons. Two of my boys have graduated from SkyView and my third is currently a freshman.…Read More
High School
Biography

This is my 7th year at SkyView. I teach high school math and absolutely love it! The staff and students are so great. Students enjoy learning and we have so much in class. I have a wonderful husband and 3 amazing sons. Two of my boys have graduated from SkyView and my third is currently a freshman. We enjoy camping, waterskiing and atv-ing. Love my job, love my life!

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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!

Favorite Things

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

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Cynthia Hurtado

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

Favorite Things

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.

Favorite Things

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.

Favorite Things

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

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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!

Favorite Things

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

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Matthew Justice

High School Teacher

I am the new Chemistry teacher at SkyView and teach Chemistry I, II, and Honors. I absolutely love the fact I get to illustrate points from a text book and then get "show" the points in a laboratory experience where the point being learned is actually applied. I am excited about getting students excited about research.…Read More
High School
Biography

I am the new Chemistry teacher at SkyView and teach Chemistry I, II, and Honors. I absolutely love the fact I get to illustrate points from a text book and then get “show” the points in a laboratory experience where the point being learned is actually applied. I am excited about getting students excited about research. For fun, I like to hike, golf, ski, work on cars, and garden.

Favorite Things

College/University: Indiana University and Purdue   
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Year started at SVA: 2019

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Srivandana Kilambi

Elementary School Paraprofessional

My name is Srivandana Kilambi. I was born and raised in culturally diverse and colorfully chaotic India. I have a masters in Environmental Sciences and a doctoral degree in Aerobiology from Andhra University. I have been living in Highlands Ranch with my husband and daughter since 1999. In my spare time I like to read any book that I can get a hand on, go on nature walks, watch TV (different languages, with subtitles of course) and sleep or do nothing at all.…Read More
High School, Elementary School
Biography

My name is Srivandana Kilambi. I was born and raised in culturally diverse and colorfully chaotic India. I have a masters in Environmental Sciences and a doctoral degree in Aerobiology from Andhra University. I have been living in Highlands Ranch with my husband and daughter since 1999. In my spare time I like to read any book that I can get a hand on, go on nature walks, watch TV (different languages, with subtitles of course) and sleep or do nothing at all.

Favorite Things

College/University: Andhra University, India
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Year started at SVA: 2015

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Jackie King

Elementary Learning Specialist

I am one of the elementary school Learning Specialists. This will be my fifth year at SkyView and my tenth year teaching. I love working with my students and seeing their growth year after year. I love hiking, skiing, going to concerts and sporting events, traveling and spending time with my husband and twin boys.…Read More
Elementary School Work Phone: 303-471-8439 x217
Biography

I am one of the elementary school Learning Specialists. This will be my fifth year at SkyView and my tenth year teaching. I love working with my students and seeing their growth year after year. I love hiking, skiing, going to concerts and sporting events, traveling and spending time with my husband and twin boys.

Favorite Things

College/University: Binghamton University (Undergrad) and Hunter College (Masters)
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Year started at SVA: 2014

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Kenzie King

Elementary School Teacher

Hi there! My name is Kenzie King and this is my third year teaching first grade at SkyView. I absolutely love teaching first grade and the community here at our school. It is so great to spend each day with my students, we have so much fun and love to learn from each other everyday.…Read More
Elementary School
Biography

Hi there! My name is Kenzie King and this is my third year teaching first grade at SkyView. I absolutely love teaching first grade and the community here at our school. It is so great to spend each day with my students, we have so much fun and love to learn from each other everyday. I am born and raised in Colorado and enjoy spending time with my family. I love to iced coffee and love to explore and spend most weekends outdoors either hiking or skiing.

Favorite Things

College/University: University of Northern Colorado
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Year started at SVA: 2017

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Christy Kloter

Middle School Teacher

My name is Christy Kloter. I am a mom to four awesome children and wife to Warren. I love teaching children of all ages. When I'm not at school you can find me with my family outside, traveling, and spending as much time together as possible. Favorite Things College/University: Colorado Christian University Office Hours: 7:30am - 4:00pm Year started at SVA: 2015Read More
Middle School
Biography

My name is Christy Kloter. I am a mom to four awesome children and wife to Warren. I love teaching children of all ages. When I’m not at school you can find me with my family outside, traveling, and spending as much time together as possible.

Favorite Things

College/University: Colorado Christian University
Office Hours: 7:30am – 4:00pm
Year started at SVA: 2015

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Teresa Knapp

Elementary Health Assistant

For years I've heard amazing things about SkyView Academy so I am thrilled to work here now as an Assistant in the Elementary Health Room! For 6 years prior to coming to SVA I was a caregiver for my mother who had a stroke. It was something I'll never regret but it's time to move on to the next chapter.…Read More
Administration/Office/Facilities
Biography

For years I’ve heard amazing things about SkyView Academy so I am thrilled to work here now as an Assistant in the Elementary Health Room! For 6 years prior to coming to SVA I was a caregiver for my mother who had a stroke. It was something I’ll never regret but it’s time to move on to the next chapter. I love kids and cheering them up with Lora in the Health Room is awesome! Helping children with their needs brings me such joy each day!

My husband, Steve, and I have been married for 26 years. I’m originally from Texas and he’s from Michigan. We met in Vail and have been enjoying the Colorado outdoors ever since! We’ve been blessed with two awesome kids, Ashley who is 20 and a junior at CU Boulder and Austin, age 14, a freshman in High School. We also have a sweet Border Collie named Roxy. My faith along with my family are all very important to me.

In my spare time I enjoy doing anything with my family especially traveling. I also love walking our dog, biking, playing Pickleball and getting together with friends.

Favorite Things

College/University: Arapahoe Community
Year started at SVA: 2019

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Steve Kuffel

Middle School Teacher

I grew up in Illinois as the son of a veterinarian. I attended Iowa State University and Southern Illinois University to obtain my science degree and teaching credentials. I have taught in Missouri, Illinois, Northern Ireland and Colorado. I enjoy sports, outdoor activities, reading and playing guitar in my free time. I am looking forward to retirement.…Read More
Middle School
Biography

I grew up in Illinois as the son of a veterinarian. I attended Iowa State University and Southern Illinois University to obtain my science degree and teaching credentials. I have taught in Missouri, Illinois, Northern Ireland and Colorado. I enjoy sports, outdoor activities, reading and playing guitar in my free time. I am looking forward to retirement.

Favorite Things

College/University: Iowa state University
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Year started at SVA: 2011