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!
Year started at SVA: 2015
College/University: Colorado State University
Hello! I have been teaching at SkyView since 2020 and I am excited for another year! I moved to Colorado in 2020 and I could not have moved to a more beautiful state! I graduated with my degree in elementary education and I am thrilled to be teaching 6th grade literature. I love hiking, cooking and spending time with my family.
Year Started at SVA: 2020
College/University: Western Oregon University
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.
Year Started at SVA: 2016
I am originally from New York, which is where I moved back to and started teaching after graduating. I hold my B.S. and Masters both in Special Education. This is my eleventh year teaching, and I love being a part of the SkyView community! My husband and I recently welcomed our daughter Madelyn in May, and we’ve been having a great time learning how to be parents and watching her grow.
Year Started at SVA: 2021
College/University: Miami University of Ohio and Concordia University
My bachelor's degree is from Colorado State University in Human Development and Family Studies, and my first master’s degree is from the University of Colorado in Early Childhood Special Education. Recently, I received a second master’s degree in Business Administration from the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver.
My career began in public PK-12 classrooms, and the journey that followed included master teaching/training, charter school start-up, and staff recruitment. In all, I have worked to create 17 new public charter schools across the nation serving all grade levels. This work includes the recruitment and development of governing boards, foundations, and building corporations, as well as related advocacy efforts, financial planning, operations, and facility acquisition/renovation. In addition, I have fifteen years of administrative and leadership experience, including consultant work managing local and state grant and evaluation programs. I worked for the Colorado League of Charter Schools for 5 years and for the Colorado Association of Charter School Authorizers for 2 years. Currently, I am serving as the Director of Finance, Operations, and Human Resources at SkyView Academy Charter School. I am a founder of SkyView, and both of my boys attended for 10 years.
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College/University: Colorado State, University of Colorado, University of Denver
¡Hola! I'm Sra. Johnson, and I get the pleasure of teaching Spanish 1B in the Middle School. I studied Spanish and Education at CU Boulder (Go Buffs), and this is my third year at SkyView. 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. You will also find me out on the field most days since I am the Middle School Cross Country and Track coach. 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!
Year Started at SVA: 2019
College/University: CU Boulder
I have been at SkyView since 2018 as the 3rd-5th grade Literacy Interventionist. My passion is for struggling readers to achieve reading success. I have my Master of Education in Special Education with an emphasis on the Orton Gillingham approach to literacy instruction. I am grateful to be a part of the SVA community as a teacher and also as a parent, as all four of my children attend SkyView. In my free time, I enjoy reading, being outdoors, biking and skiing.
Year started at SVA: 2018
College/University: California State University, Chico - B.A. & King's College M.Ed.
I joined the SkyView Academy team in the Summer of 2020 as the High School College & Career Counselor. My family and I relocated to CO that same summer after retiring from the University of New Mexico with 26 years of service. I earned my BA in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from the University of New Mexico and earned my Masters degree in Guidance and Counseling from New Mexico Highlands University. I currently hold a CO Professional Special Services License.
Working as the College & Career Counselor at SkyView Academy has allowed me to help ALL SkyView students with their college exploration, career exploration, and helping them prepare for what is to come once they graduate and move on into the real world. I am passionate about my work and the connections I build with our students.
I am also the SkyView Academy Middle School Girls Volleyball A Team Coach. Being involved with the SVA community in this way has allowed me to bridge that connection between the middle and the high schools. I will continue to uphold the Vision and the Mission of SkyView Academy and the High School Leadership Team. I am honored and proud to be a part of the wonderful SkyView Academy community.
Year Started at SVA: 2020-21
College/University: BA in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from the University of New Mexico and Masters degree in Guidance and Counseling from New Mexico Highlands University
I'm so excited to be a part of the SkyView community! I have lived in Colorado my whole life, except for a brief 6-year sabbatical to the midwest for college. My husband and I have been married since 2004. We have three daughters who attend SkyView, and one unemployed housecat who has yet to show any ambition.
Year Started at SVA: 2022
College/University: Grace University
I am originally from New Jersey and lived in NYC before moving to Colorado 8 years ago. I have worked at SkyView since 2015 in the student support services department. I have twin boys, Gavin and Bryce, who are entering third grade. We have a boxer named Archie. During my free time, you can find me and my husband watching the boys playing lacrosse and soccer.
Year Started at SVA: 2015
College/University: I got my undergrad at Binghamton University and my Masters at Hunter College
This is my 6th year teaching first grade here at SkyView Academy! I love spending time outside, running, skiing, and trying new adventures! My favorite part of my job is spending time with my students and creating our own little community!
Year Started at SVA: 2017
College/University: University of Northern Colorado
Steve was born in Grand Junction, CO and moved to the Denver area before he was one year old. He and his family currently reside in Highlands Ranch. Since 2005 he has worked at the same business. The global company where he works is based out of Melbourne, Australia, and he is the Head of I.T. Business Services. He is actively involved in serving on his church’s Tech Arts team as a Video Director. Previously, he volunteered as a Scholar Director for the scholarship organization Education First. He is the father of 4 kids, all of whom attend SkyView Academy. His 3 daughters are currently in the 6th, 4th and 2nd grades and his son is also in the 2nd grade. He holds the distinct honor of being SVA’s first Watch D.O.G.S. volunteer. In his spare time, Steve is actively involved in the organ transplant community (being a kidney recipient himself in 2016). In his spare time, he enjoys photography, hiking, golf, basketball, ping pong (and won a gold medal in ping pong at the 2018 Transplant Games of America along with a silver medal in golf).
My name is Steve Kuffel. I was born and raised in my hometown of Kewanee, Illinois. I went on to get degrees at Iowa State University and Southern Illinois University. I enjoy outdoor activities, sports, reading, and guitar playing. I have been a science teacher for 34 years in Missouri, Illinois, Northern Ireland, and Colorado.
Year Started at SVA: 2011
College/University: Iowa State University and Southern Illinois University
¡Hola! I am Señora Langton, and I am going to be teaching Elementary Spanish at SkyView. I am so excited to share my love of the Spanish language with my students. My family is from Ecuador, South America and Spanish was my first language. I have been fortunate enough to have made many foreign trips to learn about many different cultures. Learning a new language can be intimidating, but I believe that my enthusiastic, cultural approach to teaching Spanish will help students to acquire language skills in a manner that keeps them interested and motivated. I can not wait to meet my new students!
Year Started at SVA: 2023
College/University: Penn State University (Kinesiology) & University of Denver (MBA & MSIT)
Hi, my name is Amy Largent, and I teach Pre-K at SkyView! I'm originally from South Dakota but have lived in Colorado for over 20 years. I love music, hiking, reading, and Colorado Hockey! GO AVALANCHE! I absolutely love Pre-K because they love learning, and the connections I make with the students and families are incredible. Something funny is always happening in the classroom with 4 and 5 year olds!
Year Started SVA: 2022