New Staff For The 2018-2019

GCSD New Staff 2018/2019
New StaffDawn Blake will be teaching HS math.  She has 10 years of full time HS math experience and holds a Masters degree in Math Education.

Ann Myers
has been hired to teach grade 6 ELA.  After 4 years as a 6 grade ELA teacher in DPS, she worked at CDE.  Then, moved to the elementary principalship for 10 years in Adams 14 and DPS.  She earned a Masters degree in Bilingual, Multicultural, and Social Foundations of Education.

Mary Kay Morris
will be teaching Preschool Montessori.  She earned a Masters degree in Education and Human Development with Concentration in Early Childhood Education.  She has been working in preschool classrooms since 1985 as an assistant teacher with over 10 of those years in a Montessori preschool.  She is Montessori Education Center of the Rockies (MECR) teacher trained.

Michael O'Connell
joins the HS faculty as a Science teacher.  After 4 years in the Navy, he completed a Bachelor's degree in Biology with Concentration in Ecological/Environmental/Organismal.  He will begin his second year of teaching after one year in DPS as a middle school science teacher.

Katura Sales
​ will be the preschool through 12th grade physical education teacher.  She is a GCHS graduate.  She has experience working with children through the Recreation Center and by coaching youth sports.  She earned her Bachelors degree in Athletic Training and Exercise Science.

Jackie Walby will be teaching 5th grade math this year.  She was hired last year to be a reading interventionist for students in the Montessori Lower El classrooms.  Ms. Walby completed a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education.  She has over 10 years of early childhood and elementary school experience, training preschool experience, training preschool teachers and teaching kindergarten, elementary art, and K-8 technology.  Prior to GCSD, she taught a grade 5 and 6 combination class.

GCSD New Staff for 2018/2019: Standing, left to right, Katura Sales, Michael O'Connell, Jackie Walby; Seated, left to right, Dawn Blake, Ann Myers, Mary Kay Morris.
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