Staff Directory

Welcome to the SVA Staff Directory!

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Julie Schnell

Middle School / High School Teacher

I have the pleasure of teaching for over 26 years in the public and private education field. I absolutely love teaching and feel it is a blessing to go to work everyday and enjoy the things I love to do! I have three children who have gone through SVA and have loved their education here.…Read More
Biography

I have the pleasure of teaching for over 26 years in the public and private education field. I absolutely love teaching and feel it is a blessing to go to work everyday and enjoy the things I love to do! I have three children who have gone through SVA and have loved their education here. I love spending time with my family and watching movies, seeing shows, and playing games.

Favorite Things

College/University: Wartburg College- Degree in Music Education and Vocal Performance.
Office Hours: 7:30am – 5:00pm
Year started at SVA: 2013

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Troy Schobinger

Facilities Manager

I owned my own company for 25 years, and worked for Paul Mitchell for 5 years as a warehouse manager/purchase agent. I love to camp, and hang out with my family. I love this job, it's a great family. Favorite Things College/University: Metropolitan State University Office Hours: Year started at SVA: 2015Read More
Administration/Office/Facilities
Biography

I owned my own company for 25 years, and worked for Paul Mitchell for 5 years as a warehouse manager/purchase agent. I love to camp, and hang out with my family. I love this job, it’s a great family.

Favorite Things

College/University: Metropolitan State University
Office Hours:
Year started at SVA: 2015

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Anna Shubin

ELL Teacher

I am thrilled to be joining the SkyView team this year as an ELD Instructor working with our dual language students! Although I am originally from Colorado and grew up in Summit County and Buena Vista, I had to move away in elementary school and have missed Colorado ever since. I went to college and graduate school in NYC and began teaching ESL in Japan.…Read More
ELL
Biography

I am thrilled to be joining the SkyView team this year as an ELD Instructor working with our dual language students! Although I am originally from Colorado and grew up in Summit County and Buena Vista, I had to move away in elementary school and have missed Colorado ever since. I went to college and graduate school in NYC and began teaching ESL in Japan. I have been working as a special education teacher at an elementary school in Manhattan, NY for the past several years before recently finding myself back in Colorado. I love the Harry Potter series, camping, reading, cooking, and traveling, and am looking forward to being a part of the SVA community!

Favorite Things

College/University: BA – College of Mt. St. Vincent; MFA – CUNY City College of New York; MS Ed. – CUNY Brooklyn College
Year Started at SVA: 2020

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Suzanna Shugert

Elementary School Teacher

I am thrilled to be joining the Elementary Spanish team for my first year at SkyView. A Colorado native, I received my undergrad from Colorado State University before living in Mexico for two years as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant. Among my favorite things about living in Mexico are the street vendors selling delicious treats, the warmth of the people and the richness of cultural traditions dating back centuries.…Read More
Elementary School
Biography

I am thrilled to be joining the Elementary Spanish team for my first year at SkyView. A Colorado native, I received my undergrad from Colorado State University before living in Mexico for two years as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant. Among my favorite things about living in Mexico are the street vendors selling delicious treats, the warmth of the people and the richness of cultural traditions dating back centuries. It is my joy to share the Spanish language and the culture of those who speak it with SkyView students while making language learning meaningful and engaging. When not with students, I enjoy hiking in the mountains, making music and spending time with my family!

Favorite Things

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

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Tim Smith

High School Teacher

Hi there! I'm the SVA Science Department head, primarily in charge of the Freshman biology course. I am the most fortunate person in the world because I get to explore questions in science with other curious minds. Over the past seven years I've been at SkyView, I've been very proud to watch many of my students go on to win honors at regional, state and international contests.…Read More
High School
Biography

Hi there! I’m the SVA Science Department head, primarily in charge of the Freshman biology course. I am the most fortunate person in the world because I get to explore questions in science with other curious minds. Over the past seven years I’ve been at SkyView, I’ve been very proud to watch many of my students go on to win honors at regional, state and international contests. When I am not facilitating massive science success at SVA, I enjoy spending time fishing, hiking, searching for fossils, working out, and and just about anything outdoors with my friends, kids, wife and family. Go Hawks!

Favorite Things

College/University: BS Abilene Christian University, MS University of Illinois
Office Hours:
Year started at SVA: 2012

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Jennifer Spruce

Receptionist

I am new to the Front Office this school year. SVA has been very welcoming and I have enjoyed meeting and getting to know all of the friendly faces! If we have not met, please come to the front desk, I would love to meet you! Prior to coming to SVA, I was a preschool teacher in Arapahoe County for 11 years.…Read More
Administration/Office/Facilities
Biography

I am new to the Front Office this school year. SVA has been very welcoming and I have enjoyed meeting and getting to know all of the friendly faces! If we have not met, please come to the front desk, I would love to meet you! Prior to coming to SVA, I was a preschool teacher in Arapahoe County for 11 years. I also served as an Assistant Registrar at Colorado Christian University, and was a Medical Assistant for an Internal Medicine practice and Ophthalmology. My husband, Allan and I have been married for 28 years and have a daughter in Jr. High School. We also have two lovable dogs. My faith, family and friends are what I treasure most in life!

Favorite Things

College/University: Colorado Christian University, BS
Year started at SVA: 2019

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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!

Favorite Things

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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Rita Swartzentruber

High School Teacher

I am super excited to be starting my second year at SkyView teaching High School Math! I am a huge math nerd and love sharing that with my students. Outside of school I enjoy mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, really anything that has to do with the great outdoors. Favorite Things College/University: Linfield College Year Started SVA: 2019Read More
High School
Biography

I am super excited to be starting my second year at SkyView teaching High School Math! I am a huge math nerd and love sharing that with my students. Outside of school I enjoy mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, really anything that has to do with the great outdoors.

Favorite Things

College/University: Linfield College
Year Started SVA: 2019

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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.

Favorite Things

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

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Olivia Touhey

Preschool Assistant

I am the Pre-k/BASE assistant director and have been for about a year. I love that my job gives me the opportunity to work with all age groups. I get to be with the little during the day and then be with k-8th during my afternoon. For fun I enjoy taking my dog on hikes and spending time with family/friends.…Read More
Preschool
Biography

I am the Pre-k/BASE assistant director and have been for about a year. I love that my job gives me the opportunity to work with all age groups. I get to be with the little during the day and then be with k-8th during my afternoon. For fun I enjoy taking my dog on hikes and spending time with family/friends.

Favorite Things

College/University: Metro 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.

Favorite Things

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.

Favorite Things

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

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Paula Vann

Elementary School Teacher

I am the elementary art teacher for SkyView Academy. This is my 6th year teaching at SkyView. I love the enthusiasm of elementary students and enjoy guiding their discovery of art and art history. I have 4 daughters all here in Colorado and a 12 year old lab.I paint landscapes and love photography in all its aspects.…Read More
Elementary School
Biography

I am the elementary art teacher for SkyView Academy. This is my 6th year teaching at SkyView. I love the enthusiasm of elementary students and enjoy guiding their discovery of art and art history. I have 4 daughters all here in Colorado and a 12 year old lab.I paint landscapes and love photography in all its aspects.

Favorite things

College/University: CU-Denver, UNC
Office Hours:
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!

Favorite Things

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.

Favorite Things

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 Miss Volkman and I’ve been teaching for 7 years. This is my 5th year in 4th at SkyView. I grew up in Appleton, WI but I moved to Colorado 6 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 Miss Volkman and I’ve been teaching for 7 years. This is my 5th year in 4th at SkyView. I grew up in Appleton, WI but I moved to Colorado 6 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!

Favorite Things

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

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Alicia Voss

Athletics Assistant

This is my 2nd year working at SVA. I provide admin support for the Athletics Department and I love still being able to still interact with students even though I'm not in a classroom. I have 3 kids who all attend SkyView (on their 3rd year) and we just love this school! I love spending time with my kids swimming, shopping, cooking, and just hanging out.…Read More
Administration/Office/Facilities
Biography

This is my 2nd year working at SVA. I provide admin support for the Athletics Department and I love still being able to still interact with students even though I’m not in a classroom. I have 3 kids who all attend SkyView (on their 3rd year) and we just love this school! I love spending time with my kids swimming, shopping, cooking, and just hanging out.

Favorite Things

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

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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.

Favorite Things

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!

Favorite Things

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.

Favorite Things

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