New teachers welcomed for 2002-03
The following are Steamboat Springs School District new teachers and support staff for the 2002-03 school year:
Anne Barbier is teaching mathematics to freshmen and sophomores. She has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Colorado at Boulder and her teacher’s certificate from Metro State College of Denver.
Megan Hitchcock is teaching ninth through 11th grade. She has a bachelor’s degree in math from the University of Wyoming and a bachelor’s degree in secondary education in math from the University of Wyoming.
Danica Moss will be the affective needs teacher for the Day Treatment Program at the high school and middle school. Moss has a bachelor’s degree in geography with a minor in history from the University of California in Santa Barbara. She has a degree in school counseling from National University.
Bill Spyker is a resource teacher for 10th- and 12th-grade students. He will teach a literacy class and a skills lab in addition to being in the regular American Studies classroom.
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Dexter Mahaffey is an American literature and world literature teacher at the high school. He has a master’s degree from the Bread Loaf School of English.
Kelly Erickson is an American history and world history teacher at the high school. She has a bachelor’s degree in history from Colorado College.
Elisabeth Simeri is the ceramics, photography and yearbook teacher at the high school. She has a bachelor’s degree in studio art from DePauw University in Greencastle, Ind., and a degree in culinary art from the Colorado Institute of Art.
Erica Mills is teaching Spanish, levels I, II and III, at the high school. She has a bacherlor’s degree in Spanish from Colorado State University.
Tara Rigby is an American history, world geography and psychology teacher at the high school. She has a bachelor’s degree in sociology with a minor in professional writing. She has a master’s degree in educational leadership and sociology.
Paula Lotz is a high school severe needs aide. She has a bachelor’s degree in specialized education from Western Ilinois University.
Nicole Goode is a French teacher at the high school. She has a bachelor’s degree in French and economics from Smith College and a master’s degree in education from the University of California in Santa Barbara.
Allie Lehmann is the physical education, active living and weight training teacher. She has a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology.
Karen Crowe is a severe need teacher at the middle school. She has a bachelor’s degree in special education from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville.
Angela Nilsen is a seventh-grade math teacher. She has a bachelor’s degree in math with a minor in French from Fort Lewis College.
Suzy Davenport is a teacher at the North Routt Charter School. She is a graduate of Wake Forest University.
Maureen McCabe is a teacher at the North Routt Charter School. She has a master’s degree in curriculum development from Adams State College.
Matt Anderson is a sixth-grade math and science teacher. He has a bachelor’s degree in biology and secondary education.
Ben Barbier is an eighth-grade science and math teacher. He is a Steamboat Springs High School graduate. He has a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology and biochemistry from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has a master’s degree in instruction and curriculum from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Information on the following new teachers was not available:
Anne Boler, counselor at the high school; Heather Brown, severe needs aide; Tara Burdick, severe needs aide; Sheila Cain, severe needs aide; Dana Colgan, sever needs aide; Debbie Cortonovis, ESL tutor; Amy Cosgrove, reading teacher at Soda Creek Elementary; Katrina Fernandez, severe needs aide; Karen Goodman, third-grade teacher at Strawberry Park Elementary; Betty Dickey, food service specialist; Amy Jones, counselor at Strawberry Park Elementary; Dan Juba, severe needs aide; Jeffrey Keller, science teacher at Steamboat Springs Middle School; Amy Kokesh, speech language pathologist at Soda Creek Elementary and the high school; Genie Love, severe needs aide; Kellie Madsen, food service specialist; Matthew Mayer, custodian; Dan McKenna, math teacher at the high school; Dana Perry, severe needs aide; Cristen Recknagel, media aide at the middle school; Belinda Taylor, media specialist at the middle school and James Van Loenen, English teacher at the high school.
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