Elementary Staff Directory

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Allison Ailes

4th Grade Teacher

BA, Elementary Education, Purdue University. MA, Arts Leadership and Cultural Management, Colorado State University. State Certified, ACSI in process. Teaching Experience since 2016. At RCS since 2018.



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Kellie Ash

3rd Grade Teacher

BA Elementary Ed., UNC. ACSI and State certified. At RCS from 2017 to present.



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Hedy Lu Bares

First Grade Teacher

BA from UNC in Elementary Education with a concentration in Language Arts and a minor in Reading. Masters in Early Childhood Education and Curriculum Studies. ACSI & State Certified. Teaching since 2004. At RCS from 2016 to present.



Website: Teacher Website
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Lori Boland

Health Aide

Volunteer at RCS from 2013 to 2017. Health Aide at RCS from 2017 to present.



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Jessica Brzeinski

Kindergarten Teacher

AA, Interdisciplinary Studies, Eastern Wyoming College. BA, Elementary Education, Colorado Christian University. Qualified in Linguistically Diverse Education. State Certified, ACSI in process. Teaching Experience since 2008. At RCS since 2018.



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Sheila Burgess

Elementary Educational Assistant

BA, Communications and English, Evangel University. Professional Education Assistant Experience since 2014. At RCS since 2018.



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Jason Conrad

Elementary P.E. Teacher

BA in Health and Human Performance – University of Montana. Sixteen years experience teaching/coaching, personal trainer. ACSI Certified. Head Coach Girls Basketball. Teaching since 1999. At RCS from 2013 to present.



Website: Teacher’s Website
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Christine Ells

4th Grade Teacher

BA, Humanities/Elem. Ed., Fort Lewis College. State and ACSI Certified. Teaching since 1991. At RCS from 2004 to present.



Website: Teacher Website
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Jami Evans

ES Teacher’s Aide

Medical Assistant, diploma from Institute of Business & Medical Careers. Working with kids since 2016. At RCS from 2017 to present.



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Jane Galbo

Kindergarten Teacher

B.S.E. in Elementary Ed., Early Childhood, Ouachita Baptist University. ACSI and State certified. Teaching since 1978. At RCS from 2017 to present.



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Olivia Gallagher

1st Grade Teacher

BS, Special Education and Middle Childhood Early Adolescence, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. State Certified, ACSI in process. Teaching Experience since 2014. At RCS since 2018.



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Michelle Graff

5th Grade Teacher

BA, Elementary Ed., CCU. State and ACSI Certified. Teaching at RCS from 2009 to present.



Website: Fifth grade site
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Betsy Green

Kindergarten Teacher

BS in Communication Disorders from Texas Tech. Certified K-6 in TX and CO. ACSI certified. Teaching since 2010. At RCS from 2016 to present.



Website: Kindergarten Website
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Penny Haimson

ES Academic Coach

BA, Elementary Education, Minor in Science Education, University of Northern Colorado.  At RCS since 2012.



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Inta Hand

3rd Grade Teacher

BS in Elementary Ed., Union College, Lincoln, NE. ACSI and State certified. Teaching since 1995. At RCS since 2017.



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Patty Hoppe

Elementary School Principal

BS from Illinois State University, Major in Elementary Education / Minor in Reading. MA from University of Northern Colorado in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies. CO State and ACSI certified. Taught from 1989 to 2011. Elementary administrator since 2011. At RCS from 2013 to present.



Website: Department Page
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Allen Howlett

Superintendent / Pastor

BS, Math Ed., CSU. MA Ed., Supervision and Instruction, Univ. of Phoenix. State and ACSI Certified Administrator.  Taught from 1990 to 1996. Administrator since 1996. RCS Superintendent from 2005 to present.



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SuzAnne Howlett

Elementary PE Teacher

BA, Kinesiology: emphasis in Physical Education K-12, Minor in Special Education, University of Northern Colorado,State and ACSI Certified. Five years at RCS. Teaching since 1995. Fourteen years coaching experience. At RCS from 2008 to present.



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Michelle Ireland

2nd Grade Teacher

BA, Elementary Ed., CCU. State and ACSI Certified. Teaching at RCS from 2012 to present.



Website: Teacher Website
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Rachel Isler

5th Grade Teacher

BA Liberal Studies in Elementary Ed. with emphasis in Spanish, CA State University of San Marcos. ACSI and State certified. Teaching since 2009. At RCS from 2017 to present.



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Kendra Keller

4th Grade Teacher

BA Elementary Education, MA Special Education, emphasis in teaching gifted and talented, UNC. State and ACSI certified. Teaching since 1984. At RCS from 2014 to present.



Website: Teacher Website
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Elizabeth Kleiber

4th Grade Teacher

BS in Elementary Ed., William Carey University in Miss., M.Ed. in Mathematical Curriculum & Development, University of Concordia. ACSI and State certified. Teaching since 2007. At RCS from 2017 to present.



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Erin Kraft

2nd Grade Teacher

BA Elementary Ed., UNC Greeley. ACSI and State certified. Teaching since 2015. At RCS from 2017 to present.



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Kirsten Lewis

Elementary Administrative Assistant

BS, Marine Biology, University of North Carolina Wilmington. Office Experience since 2016. At RCS since 2018.



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Amy Magruder

ES Music

BA Music Performance, UNC. ACSI certified. Teaching since 2004. At RCS from 2017 to present.



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Kimberly Martin

Kindergarten Teacher

BA in Liberal Studies, California State University; MA Elementary Education, University of Northern Colorado. State and ACSI certified. At RCS from 2015 to present.



Website: Kindergarten Website
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Michele Mayes

Nurse

BSN in Nursing from Eastern Mennonite University. Nurse for 21 years. Nurse at RCS from 2014 to present.



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Madison McCreery

2nd Grade Teacher

BA, Elementary Education, University of Northern Colorado. State Certified, ACSI in process. Teaching Experience since 2016. At RCS since 2018.



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Jeannette McNair

Elementary Admin. Assistant

AA, Applied Science & Court Reporting, Front Range Community College. Office experience since 2007. At RCS from 2011 to present.



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Sue Meyer

Elementary Teachers’ Aide

Licensed nurse from Our Lady of Fatima in RI. Teacher Aide experience since 2003. At RCS from 2014 to present.



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Angie Miller

5th Grade Teacher

BS, Elementary Ed., KSU. State and ACSI Certified. Teaching since 1990. At RCS from 2007 to present.



Website: Fifth Grade Website
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Tess Murrow

3rd Grade Teacher

BS Elementary Ed., Sterling College. ACSI and State certified. At RCS from 2017 to present.



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Lucas Ness

5th Grade Teacher

BA, Elementary Education/ Geography, University of Northern Colorado. State Certified, ACSI in process. Teaching experience since 2016. At RCS since 2018.



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Nicole Pilgrim

3rd Grade Teacher

BS Interdisciplinary Studies with emphasis in reading, Texas A&M University. ACSI and State certified. Teaching since 2009. At RCS from 2017 to present.



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Emily Ritzer

ES Art

BA in Visual Art, Milliken University. MA Elementary Ed, Benedictine University. State and ACSI certified. Teaching since 2009. At RCS from 2017 to present.



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Trudi Romero

Kindergarten Teacher

BS, Psychology & Sociology, University of Wyoming. Fourteen years volunteer experience in Christian Education. RCS Teacher’s Aide from 2008 to 2017. Kindergarten teacher at RCS from 2017 to present.



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Hayley Rost

1st Grade Teacher

BA, Elementary Education, ESL Endorsement, Wheaton College. State Certified, ACSI in process. Teaching Experience since 2017. At RCS since 2018.



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Bonnie Scherr

ES Academic Coach

B.A. in elementary education, with an emphasis in early childhood, UNC. MA in elementary reading, UNC. Teaching since 1986, and coaching since 2006. At RCS from 2017 to present.



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Misti Serrano

RCS Cafe Support

CNA, Colorado Mesa University. Experience working with children since 2006. At RCS Cafe since 2018.



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Cami Shupe

Second Grade Teacher

BA in Psychology from Seattle Pacific University. ACSI certified. Teaching since 2007. At RCS from 2016 to present.



Website: Teacher Website
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Casey White

1st Grade Teacher

BS in Early Childhood Education, John Brown University. State and ACSI certified.Teaching since 2013. At RCS from 2014 to present.



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Tim Wilson

K-5th Grade Computer Teacher

BS Civil Engineering, University of Arizona, 16 years in children ministry. IT experience since 1999. ACSI certified. Teaching at RCS from 2014 to present.



Website: Teacher website