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    Sandra Bujandahttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/sandra_bujanda.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/sandra_bujanda.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Sandra BujandaSCHOOL SUPPORT ASSISTANT, Health Room ParaGP0|#ea44123c-4a50-491d-9124-40184c7c9200;L0|#0ea44123c-4a50-491d-9124-40184c7c9200|Administration;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#a2b06d31-c461-4bcb-b12b-273c96e77b9b;GPP|#6ad9fbb3-bf89-49b8-9e36-ddd3131d80d6;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff;GP0|#c76a9110-4108-40bd-91e8-4d8fa5e7f612;L0|#0c76a9110-4108-40bd-91e8-4d8fa5e7f612|Health Room720-561-3812sandra.bujanda@bvsd.orgRoom 60<p>Being a Colorado native, I like spending time in the mountains with my 3 children.  I began at Creekside in 2005 as a Healthroom Para, Special Ed Para and in the office. ​​ I love working at Creekside which will always hold a special piece of my heart as all 3 of my children have attended Creekeside!​</p>
    Michele Lefflerhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/michele_leffler.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/michele_leffler.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Michele LefflerPRINCIPALS ASSISTANTGP0|#ea44123c-4a50-491d-9124-40184c7c9200;L0|#0ea44123c-4a50-491d-9124-40184c7c9200|Administration;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#a2b06d31-c461-4bcb-b12b-273c96e77b9b;GPP|#6ad9fbb3-bf89-49b8-9e36-ddd3131d80d6;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff720-561-3800michele.leffler@bvsd.org720-561-5511<p>​Colorado became my home in 1978 when I moved here from Pittsburgh, PA.  After living briefly in Kansas, I moved back to Boulder in 2006.  I worked from 2006 to 2015 at High Peaks Elementary, moving to Creekside for the 15-16 school year.  It is great to be at Creekside and work with a great community of students, parents and staff.</p><p>My interests are wide and varied.  You can usually find me riding my horses, reading to my grandson, cooking meals or decorating custom sugar cookies.  Travelling, hiking and snow shoeing are also favorite pastimes.  ​​</p>
    Francine Eufemiahttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/francine_eufemia.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/francine_eufemia.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Francine EufemiaPRINCIPALGP0|#ea44123c-4a50-491d-9124-40184c7c9200;L0|#0ea44123c-4a50-491d-9124-40184c7c9200|Administration;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#a2b06d31-c461-4bcb-b12b-273c96e77b9b;GPP|#6ad9fbb3-bf89-49b8-9e36-ddd3131d80d6;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff720-561-3800francine.eufemia@bvsd.org<p>​<span class="s1">I am thrilled and honored to be the new principal at Creekside Elementary, and eager to have the opportunity to work with the children, families, and community members in the Boulder Valley School District. I have been in the education field for 25 wonderful years. I started my career as a classroom teacher and have taught a variety of grades at elementary and middle school. For the past eleven years I have been an administrator with the Collier County School District in Naples, Florida. The last six, as an elementary principal. I am committed to collaborativ​e leadership, building a positive learning environment for students, and creating strategic alliances with community partners. I look forward to building on the great practices already in place as we strive to get even better!</span>​</p>
    Amber Godardhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/amber_godard.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/amber_godard.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Amber GodardSCHOOL SUPPORT ASSISTANT, REGISTRARGP0|#ea44123c-4a50-491d-9124-40184c7c9200;L0|#0ea44123c-4a50-491d-9124-40184c7c9200|Administration;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#a2b06d31-c461-4bcb-b12b-273c96e77b9b;GPP|#6ad9fbb3-bf89-49b8-9e36-ddd3131d80d6;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff;GP0|#d5a7ab98-a5df-42fa-ba2b-5a42863066da;L0|#0d5a7ab98-a5df-42fa-ba2b-5a42863066da|Support720-561-3838amber.godard@bvsd.org<p>I grew up in LA and then in NYC.  In college I studied ECE, but my passion was music.  I was fortunate in being able to study opera abroad in Vienna and sing in multiple countries.  I also sang in my father's jazz band while living in LA  ​I married a Boulder native and have 2 teenage children; a son and a daughter.  </p><p>My interest in music continues as my husband and I sing in local coffee houses and micro breweries.  My other hobbies are hiking, cooking, and spending time with my family!<br></p>

     

     

    Stefani Andersonhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/stefani_anderson.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/stefani_anderson.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Stefani AndersonTEACHERGP0|#286b5d4a-5656-4f8d-a040-39d64ecaef4d;L0|#0286b5d4a-5656-4f8d-a040-39d64ecaef4d|Full day;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#45745477-98e9-4dd1-8631-080d7cb0482a;GPP|#07b53fa8-c2a8-4f4d-9b2a-5d157a6d7826;GPP|#fcb3d91a-5cf6-4a61-a3a4-04ac8b9fba73;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff;GP0|#45745477-98e9-4dd1-8631-080d7cb0482a;L0|#045745477-98e9-4dd1-8631-080d7cb0482a|Kindergarten720-561-3835stefani.anderson@bvsd.orgRoom 3​I am thankful and blessed to be in my fifth year teaching at Creekside. I started out teaching Kindergarten for the first two years and moved to first grade in the 2010-11 school year. I earned my BA in Psychology from Idaho State University and received my teaching license through an alternative teaching program at Friends’ School in Boulder. In 2010, I graduated from the University of Colorado, Denver with an MA in educational psychology. I have two awesome teenagers, two giant cats, and a sweet dog. I love any kind of outdoor physical activity, so Colorado is definitely my ideal place to live! I also love to cook, read, play word games, drink coffee and eat chocolate. That about sums me up!<br>
    Stephanie Ballhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/stephanie_ball.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/stephanie_ball.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Stephanie BallTEACHER, SPECIAL EDUCATIONGP0|#f0c4c5b0-a36a-4c92-81a1-0a24d0f593c9;L0|#0f0c4c5b0-a36a-4c92-81a1-0a24d0f593c9|Special Education;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#ac90095b-9ee0-42c4-9b52-26efaebea9b3;GPP|#6ad9fbb3-bf89-49b8-9e36-ddd3131d80d6;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff720-561-3810stephanie.ball@bvsd.orgRoom 15​My name is Stephanie Ball and I’m honored to say this is my fourth year at Creekside Elementary. Originally a New Yorker, my husband and I stumbled upon Boulder as we traveled out west with all of our belongings loaded in our Honda wagon. It was the summer of 1990 and as we walked on the Pearl Street Mall we knew we had to stay. One career later, I received my masters and certification in Special Education from the University of Northern Colorado in 2004. We have two girls, two canine boys, a cat, an anole and three fish. In my free time I love to be with my family and friends, read, and paint and explore in mixed media. My everyday goal for myself is to try my hardest to make a genuine connection with my students and to educate and honor the whole child. I’m happy to say this is celebrated at Creekside Elementary.​<br>
    Lorna Blameyhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/lorna_blamey.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/lorna_blamey.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Lorna BlameyPARAEDUCATOR720-561-3815lorna.blamey@bvsd.org​My name is Lorna Blamey and I have worked at Creekside for almost 14 years. My children, who are grown, attended Creekside too. I have 4 children and 5 grandsons. When I'm not at school, I like to take long walks, read, and cook new foods.<br>
    Sandra Bujandahttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/sandra_bujanda.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/sandra_bujanda.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Sandra BujandaSCHOOL SUPPORT ASSISTANT, Health Room ParaGP0|#ea44123c-4a50-491d-9124-40184c7c9200;L0|#0ea44123c-4a50-491d-9124-40184c7c9200|Administration;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#a2b06d31-c461-4bcb-b12b-273c96e77b9b;GPP|#6ad9fbb3-bf89-49b8-9e36-ddd3131d80d6;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff;GP0|#c76a9110-4108-40bd-91e8-4d8fa5e7f612;L0|#0c76a9110-4108-40bd-91e8-4d8fa5e7f612|Health Room720-561-3812sandra.bujanda@bvsd.orgRoom 60<p>Being a Colorado native, I like spending time in the mountains with my 3 children.  I began at Creekside in 2005 as a Healthroom Para, Special Ed Para and in the office. ​​ I love working at Creekside which will always hold a special piece of my heart as all 3 of my children have attended Creekeside!​</p>
    Sheila Cullenhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/Sheila_Cullen.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/Sheila_Cullen.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Sheila CullenTeacherGP0|#76c88f82-80a0-4839-83db-f3bde73356d4;L0|#076c88f82-80a0-4839-83db-f3bde73356d4|3rd grade;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#07b53fa8-c2a8-4f4d-9b2a-5d157a6d7826;GPP|#fcb3d91a-5cf6-4a61-a3a4-04ac8b9fba73;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff720-561-3819sheila.cullen@bvsd.orgRoom 15 This is my ​fourteenth​ year at Creekside. My undergraduate degree is in Spanish literature and Elementary Education and I have an ESL endorsement, I am currently working on my masters in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education. ​<br>I have had extensive training in early literacy and it is my passion. I strongly believe that children should be treated with dignity and respect and that we need to educate the whole child. We have these little ones for such a short time in their lives and it is our job to inspire a love of learning and a "wonderment​" for the world and their place in it. <div>In my free time I love to travel, read, do yoga, make jewelry, run, hike with my dogs and spend time with my family.<br></div>

     

     

    Claudia Da Silvahttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/claudia_dasilva.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/claudia_dasilva.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Claudia Da SilvaTEACHER, ESL, ELGP0|#8ccb8109-77f3-417f-a335-93a695a2c33d;L0|#08ccb8109-77f3-417f-a335-93a695a2c33d|English Language Development;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#ac90095b-9ee0-42c4-9b52-26efaebea9b3;GPP|#6ad9fbb3-bf89-49b8-9e36-ddd3131d80d6;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ffELL/ELD720-561-3820claudia.dasilva@bvsd.orgRoom 30<p>​​My name is Claudia Da Silva. I was born and raised in Brazil. My undergraduate majors were in history and anthropology. I earned a master’s degree from CU-Boulder in Socio Multicultural Bilingual Foundation. I speak English, Portuguese, Spanish and French. I enjoy traveling with my family. I have two children who are in sixth and eighth grade. This is my fifth year of teaching at Creekside. I love the diverse, vibrant and supportive community of our elementary school.​</p>
    Jeri Dowehttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/jeri_dowe.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/jeri_dowe.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Jeri DowePARAEDUCATORGP0|#d5a7ab98-a5df-42fa-ba2b-5a42863066da;L0|#0d5a7ab98-a5df-42fa-ba2b-5a42863066da|Support;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#a2b06d31-c461-4bcb-b12b-273c96e77b9b;GPP|#6ad9fbb3-bf89-49b8-9e36-ddd3131d80d6;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff720-561-3800jeri.dowe@bvsd.org
    Traci Dunnuckhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/traci_dunnuck.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/traci_dunnuck.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Traci DunnuckTEACHERGP0|#3e0a92e2-c13d-4fe6-b05d-f38bff7e7309;L0|#03e0a92e2-c13d-4fe6-b05d-f38bff7e7309|4th grade;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#07b53fa8-c2a8-4f4d-9b2a-5d157a6d7826;GPP|#fcb3d91a-5cf6-4a61-a3a4-04ac8b9fba73;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff720-561-3827traci.dunnuck@bvsd.orgRoom 36<p>​​</p>
    Francine Eufemiahttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/francine_eufemia.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/francine_eufemia.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Francine EufemiaPRINCIPALGP0|#ea44123c-4a50-491d-9124-40184c7c9200;L0|#0ea44123c-4a50-491d-9124-40184c7c9200|Administration;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#a2b06d31-c461-4bcb-b12b-273c96e77b9b;GPP|#6ad9fbb3-bf89-49b8-9e36-ddd3131d80d6;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff720-561-3800francine.eufemia@bvsd.org<p>​<span class="s1">I am thrilled and honored to be the new principal at Creekside Elementary, and eager to have the opportunity to work with the children, families, and community members in the Boulder Valley School District. I have been in the education field for 25 wonderful years. I started my career as a classroom teacher and have taught a variety of grades at elementary and middle school. For the past eleven years I have been an administrator with the Collier County School District in Naples, Florida. The last six, as an elementary principal. I am committed to collaborativ​e leadership, building a positive learning environment for students, and creating strategic alliances with community partners. I look forward to building on the great practices already in place as we strive to get even better!</span>​</p>

     

     

    Amber Godardhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/amber_godard.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/amber_godard.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Amber GodardSCHOOL SUPPORT ASSISTANT, REGISTRARGP0|#ea44123c-4a50-491d-9124-40184c7c9200;L0|#0ea44123c-4a50-491d-9124-40184c7c9200|Administration;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#a2b06d31-c461-4bcb-b12b-273c96e77b9b;GPP|#6ad9fbb3-bf89-49b8-9e36-ddd3131d80d6;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff;GP0|#d5a7ab98-a5df-42fa-ba2b-5a42863066da;L0|#0d5a7ab98-a5df-42fa-ba2b-5a42863066da|Support720-561-3838amber.godard@bvsd.org<p>I grew up in LA and then in NYC.  In college I studied ECE, but my passion was music.  I was fortunate in being able to study opera abroad in Vienna and sing in multiple countries.  I also sang in my father's jazz band while living in LA  ​I married a Boulder native and have 2 teenage children; a son and a daughter.  </p><p>My interest in music continues as my husband and I sing in local coffee houses and micro breweries.  My other hobbies are hiking, cooking, and spending time with my family!<br></p>
    Nicole Griffinhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/nicole_seifert.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/nicole_seifert.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Nicole GriffinPARAEDUCATOR, PRESCHOOLGP0|#b619b159-dfeb-4180-b67c-63a4bc480d90;L0|#0b619b159-dfeb-4180-b67c-63a4bc480d90|Preschool;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#07b53fa8-c2a8-4f4d-9b2a-5d157a6d7826;GPP|#fcb3d91a-5cf6-4a61-a3a4-04ac8b9fba73;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff720-561-3869nicole.seifert@bvsd.orgRoom 7
    Heather Grosnickhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/heather_bost.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/heather_bost.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Heather GrosnickTEACHER, PRE-K,FD17GP0|#b619b159-dfeb-4180-b67c-63a4bc480d90;L0|#0b619b159-dfeb-4180-b67c-63a4bc480d90|Preschool;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#07b53fa8-c2a8-4f4d-9b2a-5d157a6d7826;GPP|#fcb3d91a-5cf6-4a61-a3a4-04ac8b9fba73;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff720-561-5802heather.grosnick@bvsd.orgRoom 5<p>​​​Hi!  My name is Heather Grosnick and I've been a preschool teacher for Boulder Valley School District since 2006.  I'm originally from Geneva, NY but I love living in Colorado!  I have 2 kids and love spending time with them at The Children's Museum and the pool.  Also, I like to go hiking and snowshoeing in my free time.  </p>
    Heather Henningshttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/heather_hennings.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/heather_hennings.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Heather HenningsTEACHER, PRE-KGP0|#b619b159-dfeb-4180-b67c-63a4bc480d90;L0|#0b619b159-dfeb-4180-b67c-63a4bc480d90|Preschool;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#07b53fa8-c2a8-4f4d-9b2a-5d157a6d7826;GPP|#fcb3d91a-5cf6-4a61-a3a4-04ac8b9fba73;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff720-561-3869heather.hennings@bvsd.orgRoom 7<p>​Hello! My name is Heather Hennings and I am one of the preschool teachers at Creekside Elementary. This is my 11th year teaching preschool at Creekside. My favorite thing about preschool is watching children learn through their play and creating an environment full of exciting new experiences. I love teaching preschool! My family includes my husband Jason, our two daughters, Riley and Taylor and our yellow lab, Lily. When I am not at school I enjoy running, snowboarding, soccer and spending time with my family and friends. Thank you for the opportunity to share your child’s first school experience with you!​</p>

     

     

    David Jacksonhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/david_jackson.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/david_jackson.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}David JacksonCUSTODIAN, HEADGP0|#d5a7ab98-a5df-42fa-ba2b-5a42863066da;L0|#0d5a7ab98-a5df-42fa-ba2b-5a42863066da|Support;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#a2b06d31-c461-4bcb-b12b-273c96e77b9b;GPP|#6ad9fbb3-bf89-49b8-9e36-ddd3131d80d6;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ffHead Custodian720-561-5222david.jackson@bvsd.org
    Sara Jenkinshttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/sara_jenkins.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/sara_jenkins.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Sara JenkinsSPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTGP0|#549cc945-b672-43d1-843e-840a6b16c0c4;L0|#0549cc945-b672-43d1-843e-840a6b16c0c4|Specialists;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#a2b06d31-c461-4bcb-b12b-273c96e77b9b;GPP|#6ad9fbb3-bf89-49b8-9e36-ddd3131d80d6;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff;GP0|#a3f84e0e-1eb9-4e8c-8d1c-e5bcccdd3413;L0|#0a3f84e0e-1eb9-4e8c-8d1c-e5bcccdd3413|Resource;GPP|#ac90095b-9ee0-42c4-9b52-26efaebea9b3XXX-XXX-XXXXsara.jenkins@bvsd.orgRoom 8​​I have been practicing speech-language pathology for the past 11 years, with 7 of those being at Creekside! I am originally from Indiana, where I received my B.A. from Indiana University in Communication Sciences and Disorders. I went on to get my B.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from Rush University in Chicago, IL. I moved to Colorado with my husband in 2004. We have a daughter (5), a son (2), and 1 dog. I love spending my free time with my family (preferably outdoors) enjoying the Colorado sunshine. I have always enjoyed what I do, and I am very happy to be a part of the Creekside community!​<br>
    Ann Jenningshttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/annmarie_jennings.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/annmarie_jennings.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Ann JenningsTEACHER, SPECIAL EDUCATIONGP0|#f0c4c5b0-a36a-4c92-81a1-0a24d0f593c9;L0|#0f0c4c5b0-a36a-4c92-81a1-0a24d0f593c9|Special Education;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#ac90095b-9ee0-42c4-9b52-26efaebea9b3;GPP|#6ad9fbb3-bf89-49b8-9e36-ddd3131d80d6;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff720-561-3842annmarie.jennings@bvsd.orgRoom 27<p>​​Hi!  My formal education includes: a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Biology from The College of William and Mary, a Master's degree in Special Education specializing in Learning Disabled and Emotionally Disturbed from The University of Northern Colorado (UNC), and an Administrative (Principal) license from UNC. Since 1987, I have been either a special education teacher or assistant principal, working with pre-K through 9<sup>th</sup> grade. Both my children attended Creekside Elementary and had wonderful learning experiences! The teachers at Creekside work really hard to ensure optimal learning for all. I am proud to be part of this community!</p>
    Sachiko Kleinkopfhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/sachiko_kleinkopf.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/sachiko_kleinkopf.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Sachiko KleinkopfPARAEDUCATOR, PRESCHOOL FD29GP0|#b619b159-dfeb-4180-b67c-63a4bc480d90;L0|#0b619b159-dfeb-4180-b67c-63a4bc480d90|Preschool;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#07b53fa8-c2a8-4f4d-9b2a-5d157a6d7826;GPP|#fcb3d91a-5cf6-4a61-a3a4-04ac8b9fba73;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff720-561-3815sachiko.kleinkopf@bvsd.orgRoom 5​My name is Sachiko Kleinkopf and I am a preschool paraprofessional. This is my 12th year. I was born in Tokyo, Japan, and grew up in Hamamatsu City. I taught Japanese to foreign people in Japan after I got a Japanese teaching certificate. I moved here after I got married in 1992. I have two sons in college and one daughter in high school and they all went to Creekside Elementary. I enjoy making jewelry, sewing, traveling and spending time with my family. I'm very happy that I work at Creekside.<br>
    Ann Kordahttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/ann_korda.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/ann_korda.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Ann KordaKITCHEN SATELLITE LEADGP0|#d5a7ab98-a5df-42fa-ba2b-5a42863066da;L0|#0d5a7ab98-a5df-42fa-ba2b-5a42863066da|Support;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#a2b06d31-c461-4bcb-b12b-273c96e77b9b;GPP|#6ad9fbb3-bf89-49b8-9e36-ddd3131d80d6;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff720-561-3782ann.korda@bvsd.org
    Kristy Kowalczykhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/kristy_kowalczyk.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/kristy_kowalczyk.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Kristy KowalczykTEACHERGP0|#3e0a92e2-c13d-4fe6-b05d-f38bff7e7309;L0|#03e0a92e2-c13d-4fe6-b05d-f38bff7e7309|4th grade;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#07b53fa8-c2a8-4f4d-9b2a-5d157a6d7826;GPP|#fcb3d91a-5cf6-4a61-a3a4-04ac8b9fba73;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff720-561-3846kristy.kowalczyk@bvsd.orgRoom 34​​My name is Kristy Kowalczyk and I am the teacher who has been teaching at Creekside the longest! I am teaching fourth grade with Traci Dunnuck. This is my twenty ninth year of teaching, twenty four of those years have been here at Creekside. I’ve mostly taught fourth grade during all those years. I was raised in Michigan and received my degree in Elementary Education at Michigan State University. I moved to Colorado in 1981 to start my teaching career. I have been married since 1987 and I have two teenagers, Georgia and Wyatt. Fourth graders are the best because they are ready to be independent learners, plus they make me giggle! Creekside is amazing because of all its diversity.<br>
    Kaleena Kreagerhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/kaleena_kreager.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/kaleena_kreager.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Kaleena KreagerTEACHERGP0|#76c88f82-80a0-4839-83db-f3bde73356d4;L0|#076c88f82-80a0-4839-83db-f3bde73356d4|3rd grade;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#07b53fa8-c2a8-4f4d-9b2a-5d157a6d7826;GPP|#fcb3d91a-5cf6-4a61-a3a4-04ac8b9fba73;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff720-561-3851kaleena.kreager@bvsd.orgRoom 32<p>​My name is Kaleena Kreager. I have taught kindergarten, second grade and fourth grade at Creekside and enjoy being a part of this school community. I received my bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado in elementary education and my master’s degree from the University of Colorado in linguistically and culturally diverse education. In my free time I enjoy playing and coaching sports like basketball, softball and golf. I enjoy working with the students, parents and staff at Creekside because of the passion and determination to provide all the students opportunities to be successful and achieve. I look forward to many more years to come at Creekside.​</p>
    Tangi Lancasterhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/tangi_lancaster.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/tangi_lancaster.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Tangi LancasterCOMMUNITY LIAISON, FUND 17720-561-3800tangi.lancaster@bvsd.orgRoom 6<p>​​​</p>
    Paul Lealmanhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/paul_lealman.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/paul_lealman.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Paul LealmanTEACHER, PEGP0|#375485de-6b54-4f6b-8500-155f61867ebc;L0|#0375485de-6b54-4f6b-8500-155f61867ebc|Physical Education;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#ac90095b-9ee0-42c4-9b52-26efaebea9b3;GPP|#6ad9fbb3-bf89-49b8-9e36-ddd3131d80d6;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff720-561-3849paul.lealman@bvsd.orgRoom 24​My name is Paul Lealman (a.k.a. Coach L.). I am starting my 10th Creekside. After High School, I earned my AA degree from Brevard Community College. I was accepted at The University of Florida (this is why I’m a big Gator fan), where I took mostly business courses. I needed a break from school, so I worked for several years at various jobs; an ice cream route salesman, a boat builder, a business owner and a customer service rep. It was after working for those years that I decided to go back to college to pursue a P.E. teaching degree. I graduated from The University of South Florida, Tampa in 1986. I began my teaching career in Plant City, FL., where I also taught P.E. at a K – 12 public school for 7 years. I found my calling and have a deep passion for teaching children. Outside of school, my hobbies include sailboat racing and cruising, travelling, and building and fixing things around my home. With me in my profile picture is Alex Deibold, Bronze medalist in Snowboard Cross at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games.​<br>
    Michele Lefflerhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/michele_leffler.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/michele_leffler.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Michele LefflerPRINCIPALS ASSISTANTGP0|#ea44123c-4a50-491d-9124-40184c7c9200;L0|#0ea44123c-4a50-491d-9124-40184c7c9200|Administration;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#a2b06d31-c461-4bcb-b12b-273c96e77b9b;GPP|#6ad9fbb3-bf89-49b8-9e36-ddd3131d80d6;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff720-561-3800michele.leffler@bvsd.org720-561-5511<p>​Colorado became my home in 1978 when I moved here from Pittsburgh, PA.  After living briefly in Kansas, I moved back to Boulder in 2006.  I worked from 2006 to 2015 at High Peaks Elementary, moving to Creekside for the 15-16 school year.  It is great to be at Creekside and work with a great community of students, parents and staff.</p><p>My interests are wide and varied.  You can usually find me riding my horses, reading to my grandson, cooking meals or decorating custom sugar cookies.  Travelling, hiking and snow shoeing are also favorite pastimes.  ​​</p>
    Becky Legghttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/becky_legg.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/becky_legg.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Becky LeggTEACHERGP0|#932cbbe0-469c-429d-9c1b-b8d7a8a01e2f;L0|#0932cbbe0-469c-429d-9c1b-b8d7a8a01e2f|1st grade;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#07b53fa8-c2a8-4f4d-9b2a-5d157a6d7826;GPP|#fcb3d91a-5cf6-4a61-a3a4-04ac8b9fba73;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff720-561-3850rebecca.legg@bvsd.orgRoom 11https://sites.google.com/a/bvsd.org/creekside2016-17/home, https://sites.google.com/a/bvsd.org/creekside2016-17/home​​​I grew up in Lexington, Kentucky, then attended CU Boulder. I graduated with a BS in business, then pursued my teaching certificate in elementary education. I also have a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction, and have taught full time for 21 years. I began my teaching career in Glendale, Arizona, where I lived and worked for 6 years, before returning to Colorado. I have been teaching in BVSD at Creekside for the past 15 years. I currently teach Kindergarten, and I love it! The children are so enthusiastic at this age. I have two children of my own; my daughter is in college and my son is a senior in high school. In my limited free time I enjoy hiking, cooking, reading, Ebaying and wildlife photography.<br>

     

     

    Patricia Machenhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/patty_machen.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/patty_machen.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Patricia MachenTEACHER, LITERACY, ELDGP0|#93eceeb4-111f-4be0-b468-dcd4ac7025df;L0|#093eceeb4-111f-4be0-b468-dcd4ac7025df|Literacy;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#ac90095b-9ee0-42c4-9b52-26efaebea9b3;GPP|#6ad9fbb3-bf89-49b8-9e36-ddd3131d80d6;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff;GP0|#8ccb8109-77f3-417f-a335-93a695a2c33d;L0|#08ccb8109-77f3-417f-a335-93a695a2c33d|English Language DevelopmentReading Recovery720-561-3839patty.machen@bvsd.org<p>​​​Hi, my name is Patty Machen. I grew up in New Mexico but have been in Colorado since 1988. I've been teaching in the district since 1997, and have been here at Creekside since 2006. I was first a special education and literacy teacher, and now teach only literacy, doing Reading Recovery and Leveled Literacy Intervention. I love working with children and seeing them as the amazing individuals they are, building from their strengths and supporting them in feeling safe and confident when learning to read and write. I have a daughter and a son, two very fat cats, a wonderful husband, and I love to read, hike, ski, and spend time with family and friends.</p>
    Ruby Wagner-Mowenhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/ruby_wagner-mowen.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/ruby_wagner-mowen.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Ruby Wagner-MowenTEACHERGP0|#69bde3f6-b7fd-4e3c-9844-a73a1ba44a23;L0|#069bde3f6-b7fd-4e3c-9844-a73a1ba44a23|2nd grade;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#07b53fa8-c2a8-4f4d-9b2a-5d157a6d7826;GPP|#fcb3d91a-5cf6-4a61-a3a4-04ac8b9fba73;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff720-561-3873ruby.wagner-mowen@bvsd.orgRoom 14

     

     

    Jeanette Petershttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/jeanette_peters.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/jeanette_peters.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Jeanette PetersTEACHER, ARTGP0|#319e2779-1fe7-40db-b532-5fb6f634a898;L0|#0319e2779-1fe7-40db-b532-5fb6f634a898|Art;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#ac90095b-9ee0-42c4-9b52-26efaebea9b3;GPP|#6ad9fbb3-bf89-49b8-9e36-ddd3131d80d6;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff720-561-4057jeanette.peters@bvsd.orgRoom 70<p>Hi, my name is Jeanette Peters. I began teaching Art at Creekside in 2011 and also teach Elementary Art at Monarch K-8 in Louisville. Before moving to Colorado, I taught in New York State for 8 years. I have both my Bachelors and Masters in Art Education. I absolutely love teaching art and am so excited to be working with Creekside’s amazing young artists! When I’m not teaching I like to spend my time making art, taking yoga classes, spending time with my husband and pets, reading, and going for hikes.</p>
    Eileen Ruddhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/eileen_rudd.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/eileen_rudd.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Eileen RuddPARAEDUCATORGP0|#d5a7ab98-a5df-42fa-ba2b-5a42863066da;L0|#0d5a7ab98-a5df-42fa-ba2b-5a42863066da|Support;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#a2b06d31-c461-4bcb-b12b-273c96e77b9b;GPP|#6ad9fbb3-bf89-49b8-9e36-ddd3131d80d6;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff;GP0|#0aa1e5d4-96bd-43c0-9df0-d2fb025febce;L0|#00aa1e5d4-96bd-43c0-9df0-d2fb025febce|Talented and Gifted;GPP|#ac90095b-9ee0-42c4-9b52-26efaebea9b3Para Educator720-561-3869eileen.rudd@bvsd.org<p>​My name is Eileen Rudd and I am starting my 8th year at Creekside. I am a para educator supporting Stefani Anderson in kindergarten and 2nd grade literacy. I have spent 7 years with preschool. Looking at life through the eyes of young children keep me young and entertained! I was raised in Michigan and graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a degree in Communication & Marketing. I have been married since 1993. We moved to New Mexico in 2003 and than to Colorado in 2005 due to my husband's job. I have two beautiful daughters, Natalie and Tess that attend CU-Boulder and Monarch HS, respectively. I love the diversity and community of Creekside!</p>

     

     

    Claudia Da Silvahttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/claudia_dasilva.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/claudia_dasilva.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Claudia Da SilvaTEACHER, ESL, ELGP0|#8ccb8109-77f3-417f-a335-93a695a2c33d;L0|#08ccb8109-77f3-417f-a335-93a695a2c33d|English Language Development;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#ac90095b-9ee0-42c4-9b52-26efaebea9b3;GPP|#6ad9fbb3-bf89-49b8-9e36-ddd3131d80d6;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ffELL/ELD720-561-3820claudia.dasilva@bvsd.orgRoom 30<p>​​My name is Claudia Da Silva. I was born and raised in Brazil. My undergraduate majors were in history and anthropology. I earned a master’s degree from CU-Boulder in Socio Multicultural Bilingual Foundation. I speak English, Portuguese, Spanish and French. I enjoy traveling with my family. I have two children who are in sixth and eighth grade. This is my fifth year of teaching at Creekside. I love the diverse, vibrant and supportive community of our elementary school.​</p>
    Mary Strinehttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/mary_strine.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/mary_strine.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Mary StrineTEACHERGP0|#16bece83-9589-49bd-9f15-61a69f81fa11;L0|#016bece83-9589-49bd-9f15-61a69f81fa11|5th grade;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#07b53fa8-c2a8-4f4d-9b2a-5d157a6d7826;GPP|#fcb3d91a-5cf6-4a61-a3a4-04ac8b9fba73;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff720-561-3824mary.strine@bvsd.orgRoom 33https://20162017mrsstrines5thgradeclass.shutterfly.com/, https://20162017mrsstrines5thgradeclass.shutterfly.com/​My name is Mary Strine and I’ve been at Creekside for 18 years. I did a job share in fourth grade with Kristy Kowalczyk for 8 years, taught third for 8 years and am now in fifth grade. This is my third year as a fifth grade teacher. I have my M.A. in Bilingual Education from CU. I love teaching and I think I found my niche in fifth grade. I have run the Chess Club for over ten years, and a Chess Travel team for three years. I’ve been the teacher lead for the Garden to Table for over eight years. I enjoy running many after school activities and think Creekside has the best parents in the district. I have a passion for ice hockey and coach a disabled team as well as play on many women’s teams. GO COUGARS!​<br>
    Lisa Troxelhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/lisa_troxel.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/lisa_troxel.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Lisa TroxelTEACHERGP0|#932cbbe0-469c-429d-9c1b-b8d7a8a01e2f;L0|#0932cbbe0-469c-429d-9c1b-b8d7a8a01e2f|1st grade;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#07b53fa8-c2a8-4f4d-9b2a-5d157a6d7826;GPP|#fcb3d91a-5cf6-4a61-a3a4-04ac8b9fba73;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff720-561-3828lisa.troxel@bvsd.orghttps://sites.google.com/a/bvsd.org/creekside2016-17/home, https://sites.google.com/a/bvsd.org/creekside2016-17/home

     

     

    Ruby Wagner-Mowenhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/ruby_wagner-mowen.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/ruby_wagner-mowen.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Ruby Wagner-MowenTEACHERGP0|#69bde3f6-b7fd-4e3c-9844-a73a1ba44a23;L0|#069bde3f6-b7fd-4e3c-9844-a73a1ba44a23|2nd grade;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#07b53fa8-c2a8-4f4d-9b2a-5d157a6d7826;GPP|#fcb3d91a-5cf6-4a61-a3a4-04ac8b9fba73;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff720-561-3873ruby.wagner-mowen@bvsd.orgRoom 14
    Kathryn Webbhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/katie_webb.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/katie_webb.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Kathryn WebbTEACHERGP0|#69bde3f6-b7fd-4e3c-9844-a73a1ba44a23;L0|#069bde3f6-b7fd-4e3c-9844-a73a1ba44a23|2nd grade;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#07b53fa8-c2a8-4f4d-9b2a-5d157a6d7826;GPP|#fcb3d91a-5cf6-4a61-a3a4-04ac8b9fba73;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff720-561-3847katie.webb@bvsd.orgRoom 12​Hi, I’m Katie Webb and am so excited to be teaching 2nd grade! Creekside is such a fortunate school to have such a diverse population of students. As well as teaching the standard subjects, I enjoy incorporating lessons from the school garden as it lends itself to innovative lessons including math, language arts, science, cooking/health, and technology. Originally I am from California, but have been in Colorado since 2000. My family and I love the active, healthy lifestyle of Boulder and I encourage my students to get out and play whenever possible.<br>
    Curt Weinbergerhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/curt_weinberger.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/curt_weinberger.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Curt WeinbergerCUSTODIANGP0|#d5a7ab98-a5df-42fa-ba2b-5a42863066da;L0|#0d5a7ab98-a5df-42fa-ba2b-5a42863066da|Support;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#a2b06d31-c461-4bcb-b12b-273c96e77b9b;GPP|#6ad9fbb3-bf89-49b8-9e36-ddd3131d80d6;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ffEvening Custodian720-561-3800curt.weinberger@bvsd.org
    Ari Wilsonhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/ari_wilson.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/ari_wilson.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Ari WilsonPARAEDUCATOR, SPED, FUND 22GP0|#f0c4c5b0-a36a-4c92-81a1-0a24d0f593c9;L0|#0f0c4c5b0-a36a-4c92-81a1-0a24d0f593c9|Special Education;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#ac90095b-9ee0-42c4-9b52-26efaebea9b3;GPP|#6ad9fbb3-bf89-49b8-9e36-ddd3131d80d6;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff720-561-3800ari.wilson@bvsd.orgRoom 23<p>​​</p>
    Barbara Woodburyhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/barb_woodbury.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/barb_woodbury.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Barbara WoodburyOCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST, FD 17GP0|#a3f84e0e-1eb9-4e8c-8d1c-e5bcccdd3413;L0|#0a3f84e0e-1eb9-4e8c-8d1c-e5bcccdd3413|Resource;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#ac90095b-9ee0-42c4-9b52-26efaebea9b3;GPP|#6ad9fbb3-bf89-49b8-9e36-ddd3131d80d6;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff720-561-5661barb.woodbury@bvsd.orgRoom 69<p>​My name is Barb Woodbury and I am one of the occupational therapists here at Creekside. I have a BA in Sociology and Anthropology from Middlebury College in Vermont and my MS degree in occupational therapy is from Colorado State University. I’ve worked in this building for most of my 16 year career with BVSD – primarily as the preschool OT and the OT for the Intensive Learning Center. I love working with the kids here and at my other schools. I’m also a Creekside parent – my daughter, Grace Mei Matassa, is a fifth grader in Mr. Tomich's class. On my free time I enjoy skiing, fishing, hiking with my family, cycling and watercolor painting.​</p>
    Donna Younghttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/donna_young.aspxhttp://cre.bvsd.org/About/directory/Pages/donna_young.aspx{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}Donna YoungTEACHERGP0|#286b5d4a-5656-4f8d-a040-39d64ecaef4d;L0|#0286b5d4a-5656-4f8d-a040-39d64ecaef4d|Full day;GTSet|#047c81e0-37dc-4eae-934f-e677abc2b456;GPP|#45745477-98e9-4dd1-8631-080d7cb0482a;GPP|#07b53fa8-c2a8-4f4d-9b2a-5d157a6d7826;GPP|#fcb3d91a-5cf6-4a61-a3a4-04ac8b9fba73;GPP|#4d055820-42d8-4f9b-843d-27bc329df1ff;GP0|#45745477-98e9-4dd1-8631-080d7cb0482a;L0|#045745477-98e9-4dd1-8631-080d7cb0482a|Kindergarten720-561-3875donna.young@bvsd.orgRoom 1<p>I am a Colorado native, having grown up in Louisville. I have been teaching at Creekside since 2005 - two years as a literacy tutor/teacher and kindergarten since 2007. Both of my amazing children attended Creekside (K-5th) and went to kindergarten in Room 1! My daughter, Alex, attends CU Boulder. My son, Noah, attends Fairview. My wonderful husband, David, runs his own IT business, Free Range Geeks, here in Boulder. <span style="background-color:transparent;">My favorite things about Creekside are the diversity and family-feel of the school. I have a BA in psychology, an elementary teaching license, a Master's in Literacy and Curriculum Development, and a Master's in Multicultural Education - all from CU Boulder. I love teaching kindergarten because I get to explore, learn, and laugh every day with my students. For fun, I like to read, hike in the mountains, travel, play board games, create projects with all kinds of art materials, drink tea, and eat ice cream!</span></p>

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