Staff Directory

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Amy Stephens

Elementary School Teacher

Hello! My name is Amy Stephens and I am delighted to have the opportunity to teach 5th grade at Sky View! I adore working with children and have had the privilege of teaching for 16 years. I graduated from Metropolitan State College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Science and Child Psychology. I have earned a Masters of Education degree from Regis University with an emphasis in Multicultural Children’s Literature.…Read More
Elementary School
Biography

Hello! My name is Amy Stephens and I am delighted to have the opportunity to teach 5th grade at Sky View! I adore working with children and have had the privilege of teaching for 16 years. I graduated from Metropolitan State College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Science and Child Psychology. I have earned a Masters of Education degree from Regis University with an emphasis in Multicultural Children’s Literature.

 

College/University: Regis University
Year Started at SVA: 2020-21
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Hannah Sunberg

Middle School Teacher

I am looking forward to continuing working with students and families here at SVA to help support students in their growth as people and knowledge of history! I am also excited to continuing helping coach with the high school soccer programs here at SVA. I graduated from Colorado Christian University with a Bachelor's Degree in History and a specialization in Secondary Education, as well as played soccer for CCU all four years.…Read More
Middle School
Biography

I am looking forward to continuing working with students and families here at SVA to help support students in their growth as people and knowledge of history! I am also excited to continuing helping coach with the high school soccer programs here at SVA. I graduated from Colorado Christian University with a Bachelor’s Degree in History and a specialization in Secondary Education, as well as played soccer for CCU all four years. I am originally from Longmont, Colorado and love Colorado. I enjoy being in the mountains for many things but especially skiing. I also enjoy traveling and have had the chance to visit multiple countries, including a trip with Athletes in Action to use soccer as a means of community support and most recently traveling with my brother in Europe which I am hoping to share with some of the topics of history we cover in 7th grade. Looking forward to this year!

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College/University: Colorado Christian University
Office Hours: Planning Periods 1 and 2 (M,T,F): 8:00 – 9:40; Planning Periods 1 and 2 (W, Th): 8:00-9:35; After and Before School by Appointment
Year started at SVA: 2012

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Matt Swanson

Middle School Teacher

I grew up in Albuquerque, NM and moved to Indiana for college, but the end goal was always to move to the Denver area. My wife Sheila and I love living in Colorado. We spend our free time cheering on the local teams, enjoying as many concerts as we can fit in, and sitting on patios.…Read More
Middle School
Biography

I grew up in Albuquerque, NM and moved to Indiana for college, but the end goal was always to move to the Denver area. My wife Sheila and I love living in Colorado. We spend our free time cheering on the local teams, enjoying as many concerts as we can fit in, and sitting on patios. I am very excited to be back at SVA. I love the community, spirit, and mission of SkyView. I am also looking forward to the opportunity to teach MS Tech.

 

College/University: Valparaiso University and University of Colorado at Denver
Year started at SVA: 2020-21
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Jenna Touhey

High School SPED Paraprofessional

I have been a part of the SVA family for 2 years. I assist high school and junior high students providing academic support. I have worked in schools for over 10 years and I love helping kids learn and understand in and out of the classroom. For fun I enjoy family time with my kids.…Read More
High School
Biography

I have been a part of the SVA family for 2 years. I assist high school and junior high students providing academic support. I have worked in schools for over 10 years and I love helping kids learn and understand in and out of the classroom. For fun I enjoy family time with my kids.

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College/University: Metropolitan State University 
Office Hours:
Year started at SVA: 2018

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Amanda Turecek

Office Assistant

I'm married and have 2 boys that attend SVA. Both my sons are into baseball and basketball. In the summers you can find me at baseball field and in the winter find me in a gym cheering my boys. As a family we like to attend sporting events and enjoy all of what Colorado outdoors has to offer, skiing, hiking and camping.…Read More
Administration/Office/Facilities Work Phone: 303-471-8439 x272
Biography

I’m married and have 2 boys that attend SVA. Both my sons are into baseball and basketball. In the summers you can find me at baseball field and in the winter find me in a gym cheering my boys. As a family we like to attend sporting events and enjoy all of what Colorado outdoors has to offer, skiing, hiking and camping.

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College/University: Arapahoe Community College
Office Hours:
Year started at SVA: 2015

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Lori Twehues

High School Teacher

I teach Computer Science Principles, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Computer Science A, Advanced Programming and Integrated Science at SkyView High School. This will be my 3rd teaching at SkyView, although I have been a member of the SkyView family for 8 years as a parent to 2 SkyView Academy students. I love the opportunity I have at SkyView to form relationships with students who share my love of technology and science.…Read More
High School
Biography

I teach Computer Science Principles, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Computer Science A, Advanced Programming and Integrated Science at SkyView High School. This will be my 3rd teaching at SkyView, although I have been a member of the SkyView family for 8 years as a parent to 2 SkyView Academy students. I love the opportunity I have at SkyView to form relationships with students who share my love of technology and science. In my free time, I like to read, garden, hike and drive my kids around. When I have extra free time, I like to tinker with electronics and code.

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College/University: Wayne State University
Office Hours:
Year started at SVA: 2017

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Paula Vann

Elementary School Teacher

I have lived in Denver since I was a teenager and love it here. I have triplet daughters that are 27 and a younger daughter who is 25 and everyone lives in Denver. My hobbies are photography, painting, reading and walking my dog. I have a silver lab puppy named Wiley, who is 4 months old and a wonderful companion.…Read More
Elementary School
Biography

I have lived in Denver since I was a teenager and love it here. I have triplet daughters that are 27 and a younger daughter who is 25 and everyone lives in Denver. My hobbies are photography, painting, reading and walking my dog. I have a silver lab puppy named Wiley, who is 4 months old and a wonderful companion.

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College/University: I have a BS in Accounting from Regis College. I have a BFA in Photography from University of Colorado Denver and an MA in Art Education from University of Northern Colorado
Year started at SVA: 2013

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Callie Vessar

Middle School Teacher

Hello! I am so excited to be here at SVA for my first year of teaching. I recently moved here to Colorado from Kansas where I graduated with a degree in Art and Community Outreach with and Emphasis in Education at Emporia State University! I really enjoy going to antique shops and stopping by the local Goodwill to find some hidden treasures!…Read More
Middle School
Biography

Hello! I am so excited to be here at SVA for my first year of teaching. I recently moved here to Colorado from Kansas where I graduated with a degree in Art and Community Outreach with and Emphasis in Education at Emporia State University! I really enjoy going to antique shops and stopping by the local Goodwill to find some hidden treasures! I have a sweet orange cat named Cheddar who is the love of my life! I can’t wait to have an awesome year creating art with our students!

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College/University: Emporia State University  
Office Hours:
Year started at SVA: 2019

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Stephanie Vitulli

Middle School Teacher

Mrs. Vitulli is a Colorado native with a BA in Theater from the University of Colorado at Denver. Her family is a Year One family. Her children Caleb, Carter and Cambrie have attended SkyView since the doors opened in 2009 and she's been teaching at SkyView since 2013. Outside of school, Mrs. Vitulli enjoys wandering through antique stores, traveling, gardening, cooking, hiking, reading and taking care of her flock of backyard chickens, and her dachshund, Scout.…Read More
Middle School
Biography

Mrs. Vitulli is a Colorado native with a BA in Theater from the University of Colorado at Denver. Her family is a Year One family. Her children Caleb, Carter and Cambrie have attended SkyView since the doors opened in 2009 and she’s been teaching at SkyView since 2013. Outside of school, Mrs. Vitulli enjoys wandering through antique stores, traveling, gardening, cooking, hiking, reading and taking care of her flock of backyard chickens, and her dachshund, Scout.

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College/University: University of Colorado at Denver
Office Hours: Meetings by appointment. Available by email Monday-Friday from 8am to 4pm. Please allow 48 hours for an email response.
Year started at SVA: 2013

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Malleri Vogel

Elementary School Teacher

My name is Mrs. Vogel and I’ve been teaching for 8 years. This is my 6th year in 4th at SkyView. I grew up in Appleton, WI but I moved to Colorado 7 years ago. When I am not teaching, I love hiking, cooking, reading, and shopping. I love working with children and watching them grow and learn!…Read More
Elementary School
Biography

My name is Mrs. Vogel and I’ve been teaching for 8 years. This is my 6th year in 4th at SkyView. I grew up in Appleton, WI but I moved to Colorado 7 years ago. When I am not teaching, I love hiking, cooking, reading, and shopping. I love working with children and watching them grow and learn! I am so excited to spend this year with you!

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College/University: University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Office Hours:
Year started at SVA: 2014

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Andy Ward

Elementary School Teacher

I have worked at SkyView for the past four and a half years. I worked as a special education para for K-5, then taught fourth grade for two years. This is my second year teaching fifth grade. My wife, Patti, also teaches kindergarten at SkyView. I feel very fortunate to be part of a school community with such involved and dedicated staff, parents, and students.…Read More
Elementary School
Biography

I have worked at SkyView for the past four and a half years. I worked as a special education para for K-5, then taught fourth grade for two years. This is my second year teaching fifth grade. My wife, Patti, also teaches kindergarten at SkyView. I feel very fortunate to be part of a school community with such involved and dedicated staff, parents, and students.

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College/University: CSU, UWF, CSU Global
Office Hours:
Year started at SVA: 2013

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Patti Ward

Elementary School Teacher

I am so happy to be starting my 8th year teaching at SkyView Academy! After four years teaching preschool, and three years of teaching kindergarten, I can definitely say I have found my perfect fit. I absolutely love teaching kindergarten! When I'm not at school, I enjoy reading, crafting, and spending time with my husband and two mini schnauzers.…Read More
Elementary School
Biography

I am so happy to be starting my 8th year teaching at SkyView Academy! After four years teaching preschool, and three years of teaching kindergarten, I can definitely say I have found my perfect fit. I absolutely love teaching kindergarten! When I’m not at school, I enjoy reading, crafting, and spending time with my husband and two mini schnauzers. We are also absolutely thrilled to be welcoming our first child, a baby boy, this January!

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College/University: Colorado State University
Office Hours:
Year started at SVA: 2012

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Lora Wellette

Elementary School Health Assistant

I love working at SVA! I also love spending time with my family. I am married with two daughters and two sweet puppies. We love to travel and explore Colorado together. We just bought a new home in Castle Rock so I am looking forward to learning about my new city. I also love to read and bake.…Read More
Administration/Office/Facilities Work Phone: 303-471-8439 x211
Biography

I love working at SVA! I also love spending time with my family. I am married with two daughters and two sweet puppies. We love to travel and explore Colorado together. We just bought a new home in Castle Rock so I am looking forward to learning about my new city. I also love to read and bake.

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College/University: Tulsa Community College and Rhema Bible College
Office Hours: 7:45am – 4:15pm
Year started at SVA: 2013

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Noelle West

High School Teacher

Hmmm. Let's see. I am currently the 9th grade English teacher at SkyView Academy; this is my 4th year in this position. Even though I have lived in Colorado for 19 years, I am a Texas Native and love sharing all of my "Texas-isms" with my students. Honestly, they just flow out, and it is a lot of fun when they do.…Read More
High School
Biography

Hmmm. Let’s see. I am currently the 9th grade English teacher at SkyView Academy; this is my 4th year in this position. Even though I have lived in Colorado for 19 years, I am a Texas Native and love sharing all of my “Texas-isms” with my students. Honestly, they just flow out, and it is a lot of fun when they do. I am one of those people that is living the dream. I love this moment. Every moment. No other job has ever compared to the joy I receive in building relationships with students and being a stepping stone toward their own dreams. My hope is that every student leaves my classroom knowing they are valued and capable no matter how “quirky” they feel. End Transmission.

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College/University: Grand Canyon University
Office Hours:
Year started at SVA: 2016

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Tammy White

Office Assistant

Administration/Office/Facilities
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Meredith Wilemon

Middle School Teacher

Hello all! This is my third year teaching at SVA and my first year teaching 7th grade science. I'm not a native Coloradan (spent a few years in California and Texas) but I'm happy to call Colorado my home. When I’m not teaching chemistry and biology to crazy 7th graders, I'm either somewhere reading a good book, watching a movie, or enjoying the great outdoors of Colorado.…Read More
Middle School
Biography

Hello all! This is my third year teaching at SVA and my first year teaching 7th grade science. I’m not a native Coloradan (spent a few years in California and Texas) but I’m happy to call Colorado my home. When I’m not teaching chemistry and biology to crazy 7th graders, I’m either somewhere reading a good book, watching a movie, or enjoying the great outdoors of Colorado. Whatever happens this year, I’m so glad to be here at SVA!

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College/University: University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Year started at SVA: 2018

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Michelle Wiley

Elementary School Teacher

Hello! My name is Michelle Wiley and I teach first grade . This will be my fifth year at SkyView Academy and I love it here ! I love exploring the great outdoors. Also, go Broncos! Favorite Things College/University: Colorado State University Office Hours: Year started at SVA: 2014Read More
Elementary School
Biography

Hello! My name is Michelle Wiley and I teach first grade . This will be my fifth year at SkyView Academy and I love it here ! I love exploring the great outdoors. Also, go Broncos!

Favorite Things

College/University: Colorado State University
Office Hours:
Year started at SVA: 2014

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Karen Wilhoite

High School Teacher

This is my 7th year teaching at SVA.  I teach Algebra 1, Trigonometry/Precalculus, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, and AP Physics. I love to challenge the students and teach them “how to think” and not “what to think”.  In my former life I was an electrical engineer and therefore can answer that question every math student has: "When will I ever use this?"!!!!  …Read More
High School
Biography
This is my 7th year teaching at SVA.  I teach Algebra 1, Trigonometry/Precalculus, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, and AP Physics. I love to challenge the students and teach them “how to think” and not “what to think”.  In my former life I was an electrical engineer and therefore can answer that question every math student has: “When will I ever use this?”!!!!  In my free time I like to work-out at the gym and spend time with my husband and three children.

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College/University: University of Central Florida and California State University at Long Beach
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Year started at SVA: 2013

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Autumn Woodfield

Elementary School Teacher

My name is Autumn Woodfield and I’ve been in education for 9 years.This is my 3rd year at SkyView and 2nd year teaching 4th grade and I love it!! I grew up in Arlington, TX, but moved to Colorado 4 years ago. When I am not teaching, I love spending time with my husband of 18 years & our 2 amazing kiddos.…Read More
Elementary School
Biography

My name is Autumn Woodfield and I’ve been in education for 9 years.This is my 3rd year at SkyView and 2nd year teaching 4th grade and I love it!! I grew up in Arlington, TX, but moved to Colorado 4 years ago. When I am not teaching, I love spending time with my husband of 18 years & our 2 amazing kiddos. I love hiking, cooking and watching our kiddos play sports.

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College/University: Texas A&M Commerce
Office Hours:
Year started at SVA: 2016

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Janet Worley

Head of Schools

John C. Maxwell said, “Students don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” I subscribe to this claim completely. Further, I believe and fully support the vision and mission of SkyView. During my time at SkyView, I have had the privilege of investing in the lives of our students and families in a tangible way.…Read More
Administration/Office/Facilities Work Phone: 303-471-8439 ext. 258
Biography

John C. Maxwell said, “Students don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” I subscribe to this claim completely. Further, I believe and fully support the vision and mission of SkyView. During my time at SkyView, I have had the privilege of investing in the lives of our students and families in a tangible way. I serve the community alongside some of the most amazing educators in the field, and I am humbled by the opportunity to serve the SkyView community in the role of Head of Schools. My educational journey led me to SkyView in 2012. I graduated from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo in 1992 with a degree in English. I continued my education at Bethany College in Scotts Valley, California in 1994 where I completed graduate school for Educator Licensing and Curriculum and Instruction. Before moving to Colorado with my husband Paul, whom I have known since elementary school, I taught middle school English for five years. I taught in Colorado for five years before deciding to stay home for a few years with my two beautiful children, Maddy and Hunter. I returned to education once they were established in their own learning journey. I believe to my core we are educating the future to change the world. As educators, I believe we are called to meet students where they are and develop them holistically.   To that end, I am committed to ensuring we prioritize the academic, emotional, social, physical, and mental development of the students in our charge.

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College/University: Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo (Undergrad) Bethany College (Grad)
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Year started at SVA: 2011

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