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Julie Schmitz

ELD Teacher

I love my family, husband of many years and two grown daughters, and one new son-in-law. My passions are spending time with family and friends, hiking in the mountains, being outdoors, traveling, and good food. I've taught for many years, German and some history and English Language Development. Year Started at SVA: 2022 Favorite Things College/University: Colorado State University Read More
High School
Biography

I love my family, husband of many years and two grown daughters, and one new son-in-law. My passions are spending time with family and friends, hiking in the mountains, being outdoors, traveling, and good food. I've taught for many years, German and some history and English Language Development.

Year Started at SVA: 2022
Favorite Things
College/University: Colorado State University

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Julie Schnell

Middle School / High School Teacher

My name is Julie Schnell, and I have been teaching music and theatre for over 30 years. I have been happily married for 31 years and have three children who graduated from SkyView Academy. I love teaching students about music and theatre and love working at SkyView. Year Started at SVA: 2013 Favorite Things College/University: Wartburg College- Degree in Music Education and Vocal Performance.Read More
Biography

My name is Julie Schnell, and I have been teaching music and theatre for over 30 years. I have been happily married for 31 years and have three children who graduated from SkyView Academy. I love teaching students about music and theatre and love working at SkyView.

Year Started at SVA: 2013
Favorite Things
College/University: Wartburg College- Degree in Music Education and Vocal Performance.

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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. Year Started at SVA: 2015 Favorite Things College/University: Metropolitan State UniversityRead 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.

Year Started at SVA: 2015
Favorite Things
College/University: Metropolitan State University

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Kirsten Schuman

High School Teacher / High School Dean of Students

I graduated from Cherry Creek High School in 2006. Following, I attended Northern State University and graduated in 2010 with my Bachelors of Science in Education with an emphasis in 7-12 grade social studies education. While completing my undergraduate work, I also played Division II women’s soccer. In 2011, my husband and I taught English overseas in South Korea, and we were also able to travel across Southeast Asia.…Read More
High School
Biography

I graduated from Cherry Creek High School in 2006. Following, I attended Northern State University and graduated in 2010 with my Bachelors of Science in Education with an emphasis in 7-12 grade social studies education. While completing my undergraduate work, I also played Division II women’s soccer. In 2011, my husband and I taught English overseas in South Korea, and we were also able to travel across Southeast Asia. Upon our return to the United States, I taught 7-12 grade social studies on the western slope at Paonia Junior/Senior High School for several years. I have been teaching at SkyView since 2014. Currently, I teach ninth-grade ancient world history and AP Psychology. I also serve as one of the high school Deans. I love spending time with my husband and two daughters, hiking, playing soccer, and listening to live music. Go, Hawks

Year Started at SVA: 2014
Favorite Things
College/University: Northern State University (undergraduate); Pennsylvania State University (Masters)

 

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Morgan Scott

Elementary Teacher

My husband and I moved to beautiful Colorado 12 years ago from Texas, and we love it here. I have two amazing children, Ava and Duke, who also attend SVA. As a family, we love sports, hiking, SUP, and movies. We also have the cutest pup named Jack. He typically goes everywhere with us, even on the SUP.…Read More
Elementary School
Biography

My husband and I moved to beautiful Colorado 12 years ago from Texas, and we love it here. I have two amazing children, Ava and Duke, who also attend SVA. As a family, we love sports, hiking, SUP, and movies. We also have the cutest pup named Jack. He typically goes everywhere with us, even on the SUP. My passion is helping students grow in their learning and foster an environment they feel loved. This is my 7th year teaching and first year at SVA. I am so excited to join the SVA community!

Year Started at SVA: 2023
Favorite Things
College/University: University of North Texas

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Lauren Seiwert

Middle School Teacher

I grew up in Kansas and received my teaching degree from Kansas State University. I taught at my old school in Kansas for my first year and then moved to Colorado with my husband for his job. I've taught grades 6-12. This is my 8th year teaching, and I'm currently working on my Master's degree in English education.…Read More
Middle School
Biography

I grew up in Kansas and received my teaching degree from Kansas State University. I taught at my old school in Kansas for my first year and then moved to Colorado with my husband for his job. I've taught grades 6-12. This is my 8th year teaching, and I'm currently working on my Master's degree in English education. I love playing video games, reading, music, K-State, and the Chiefs. We have two cats and occasionally venture out of our house to go tubing, kayaking, and skiing.

Year Started at SVA: 2019
Favorite Things

College/University: Kansas State University

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Jennifer Spruce

Receptionist

My name is Jennifer Spruce, and I am beginning my fifth year at Skyview Academy as an Office Assistant at the Front Office. I love having the opportunity each day to serve our students, staff, parents, and community! The greatest joys in my life are my husband of 32 years, our 16 year old daughter, my faith, and family and friends.…Read More
Administration/Office/Facilities
Biography

My name is Jennifer Spruce, and I am beginning my fifth year at Skyview Academy as an Office Assistant at the Front Office. I love having the opportunity each day to serve our students, staff, parents, and community! The greatest joys in my life are my husband of 32 years, our 16 year old daughter, my faith, and family and friends. I enjoy cooking, gardening, and watching movies.

Year Started at SVA: 2019
Favorite Things
College/University: Colorado Christian University, BS

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Marygrace Stermole

Receptionist

A little bit about me is that I love to be outdoors, love to run, read, drink coffee, and spend time with my amazing kiddos, family, and friends! Year Started at SVA: 2022 Favorite Things College/University: Colorado State UniversityRead More
Administration/Office/Facilities
Biography

A little bit about me is that I love to be outdoors, love to run, read, drink coffee, and spend time with my amazing kiddos, family, and friends!

Year Started at SVA: 2022
Favorite Things
College/University: Colorado State University

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Megan Stewart

High School Teacher

This is my third year at SkyView and my third year in the history department (the best one) teaching World History, Ancient Civilizations, and Honors Ancient Civilizations. I also hold the incredibly important title of staff sponsor for the Swiftie club in the high school while helping out with the upper school plays and musicals. Year Started at SVA: 2021 Favorite Things College/University: Northwest University Read More
High School
Biography

This is my third year at SkyView and my third year in the history department (the best one) teaching World History, Ancient Civilizations, and Honors Ancient Civilizations. I also hold the incredibly important title of staff sponsor for the Swiftie club in the high school while helping out with the upper school plays and musicals.

Year Started at SVA: 2021
Favorite Things
College/University: Northwest University

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Hannah Sunberg

Middle School Teacher

I have been teaching at SVA since 2013 and am looking forward to continuing working with students and families in supporting the all-around growth of students through teaching history! I also look forward to continuing coaching with the high school soccer programs here at SVA as an assistant coach for the boy's program and head coach of the girl's program.…Read More
Middle School
Biography

I have been teaching at SVA since 2013 and am looking forward to continuing working with students and families in supporting the all-around growth of students through teaching history! I also look forward to continuing coaching with the high school soccer programs here at SVA as an assistant coach for the boy's program and head coach of the girl's program. 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. I am originally from Longmont, Colorado, and I love calling Colorado home while also enjoying traveling. I continue to play soccer and enjoy being in the mountains for many things but especially skiing.

Year Started at SVA: 2012
Favorite Things
College/University: Colorado Christian University

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Jacob Susud

Facilities Tech

I am new to SkyView and on the facilities team. I am married to my wife Laura. We love hiking, playing sports, and playing board games together. Year Started at SkyView: 2023 Favorite Things College/University: Taylor UniversityRead More
Administration/Office/Facilities
Biography

I am new to SkyView and on the facilities team. I am married to my wife Laura. We love hiking, playing sports, and playing board games together.

Year Started at SkyView: 2023
Favorite Things
College/University: Taylor University

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Matt Swanson

Middle/High 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/High 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 look forward to the opportunity to teach technology courses in the middle and high schools. I also coach MS volleyball and basketball.

Year Started at SVA: 2020
Favorite Things
College/University: BA Valparaiso University, MA University Colorado Denver

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Pamela Tan

Elementary Teacher

Although I was born in New York, I moved to Costa Rica when I was four years old and graduated from high school there. I am fluent in English and Spanish and am fairly proficient in Korean as well. I have two daughters who both attend SkyView, and we love being a SkyView family. I began substitute teaching at SkyView in 2020 and have been in several different classrooms, but the subject I most enjoy teaching is Spanish.…Read More
Elementary School
Biography

Although I was born in New York, I moved to Costa Rica when I was four years old and graduated from high school there. I am fluent in English and Spanish and am fairly proficient in Korean as well. I have two daughters who both attend SkyView, and we love being a SkyView family. I began substitute teaching at SkyView in 2020 and have been in several different classrooms, but the subject I most enjoy teaching is Spanish. I have experienced firsthand the advantages and opportunities that come with speaking another language and hope to impart to the students my enthusiasm for Spanish and the joy of learning about other cultures and countries.

Year Started as SVA: 2022
Favorite Things
College/University: Cornell University, Northwestern University School of Law

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Danny Thornton

Elementary Teacher

My name is Danny Thornton. I have been teaching for 10 years. I am so excited to be teaching fifth grade this year. I love spending time with family and playing golf. Year Started at SVA: 2023 Favorite Things College/University:Read More
Elementary School
Biography

My name is Danny Thornton. I have been teaching for 10 years. I am so excited to be teaching fifth grade this year. I love spending time with family and playing golf.

Year Started at SVA: 2023
Favorite Things
College/University:

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Sean Torrez

Facilities Technician

I am new to SVA and have a daughter in Pre-K. I moved here from New Mexico in June 2023. I look forward to becoming a part of the SVA community. Year Started at SVA: 2023 Favorite Things College/University: Central New Mexico CCRead More
Administration/Office/Facilities
Biography

I am new to SVA and have a daughter in Pre-K. I moved here from New Mexico in June 2023. I look forward to becoming a part of the SVA community.

Year Started at SVA: 2023
Favorite Things
College/University: Central New Mexico CC

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Jenna Touhey

Social Worker

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. Year started at SVA: 2018 Favorite Things College/University: Metropolitan State University 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.

Year started at SVA: 2018
Favorite Things

College/University: Metropolitan State University 

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Stacie Troyer

Elementary School Teacher

Hi! I am a Second Grade Teacher at SVA! I have also taught Kindergarten. I am a Colorado Native, and my husband and I live in Castle Rock. We enjoy golfing and watching movies. I also coach competitive volleyball. Year Started at SVA: 2020 Favorite Things College/University: Metro State University Read More
Elementary School
Biography

Hi! I am a Second Grade Teacher at SVA! I have also taught Kindergarten. I am a Colorado Native, and my husband and I live in Castle Rock. We enjoy golfing and watching movies. I also coach competitive volleyball.

Year Started at SVA: 2020
Favorite Things
College/University: Metro State University

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Amanda Turecek

Office Assistant

Amanda, a dedicated Middle School Office Assistant, and Upper School Attendance. But Amanda's life isn't all work and no play. She has a love for the outdoors, travel, and cooking/baking. Family and friends are the cornerstones of Amanda's personal life. She cherishes spending time with her loved ones, weaving a network of strong relationships that enrich her life in countless ways.…Read More
Administration/Office/Facilities Work Phone: 303-471-8439 x272
Biography

Amanda, a dedicated Middle School Office Assistant, and Upper School Attendance. But Amanda's life isn't all work and no play. She has a love for the outdoors, travel, and cooking/baking. Family and friends are the cornerstones of Amanda's personal life. She cherishes spending time with her loved ones, weaving a network of strong relationships that enrich her life in countless ways.

Year Started at SVA: 2015
Favorite Things
College/University:

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Paula Vann

Elementary School Teacher

Hello! My name is Paula Vann, and I have been teaching Art at SkyView Academy since 2013. Previously I taught middle and high school in Denver. A couple of my favorite things about teaching art at the elementary level are being able to watch children grow and develop over the course of years and seeing children's creativity take flight as their skills are nurtured.…Read More
Elementary School
Biography

Hello! My name is Paula Vann, and I have been teaching Art at SkyView Academy since 2013. Previously I taught middle and high school in Denver. A couple of my favorite things about teaching art at the elementary level are being able to watch children grow and develop over the course of years and seeing children's creativity take flight as their skills are nurtured. When I am not in school, I enjoy photography, travel, painting, reading, and walking my dog. I have 4 grown daughters who all live in Denver and twin granddaughters!

Year Started at SVA: 2013
Favorite things
College/University: University of Colorado Denver (Undergrad), University of Northern Colorado (Grad)

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Brigitta Venette

Elementary Teacher

I am Brigitta Venette the new physical education teacher for elementary. This is my first year teaching at SkyView. I am excited to join the community and create lifelong movers and learners. Year Started at SVA: 2023 Favorite Things College/University: University of WyomingRead More
Elementary School
Biography

I am Brigitta Venette the new physical education teacher for elementary. This is my first year teaching at SkyView. I am excited to join the community and create lifelong movers and learners.

Year Started at SVA: 2023
Favorite Things
College/University: University of Wyoming

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