Our Staff

We are a mission-aligned team who are hard-working, collaborative, passionate, and flexible. We are individuals from diverse backgrounds who thrive in a student-centered environment of respect, trust, and high expectations. We are also individuals who are relational and care deeply about meeting the needs of young parents through a strong academic program.

School Leadership Team

Steven Bartholomew
Executive Director

Claudia Baylon
Operations Director 

Ceci Reyes
ELC Director 

Sara Kahn
High School Principal

Aeron LeCrosby
ELC Assistant Director 

Megan Rains
High School
Assistant Principal 

Joy Hettich
ELC Curriculum Coordinator & Coach

School Administration

Amanda McRae 
School Nurse

Roxana Cadena 
Administrative Assistant

Julisa Dorado
Administrative Assistant

Early Learning Center

Evelyn Akullo
Infant Lead Teacher 

Travon Askew
Pre-Kindergarten Assistant Teacher

Perla DeLaRosa
Toddler Lead Teacher

Teresa Flores
Pre- Kindergarten Lead Teacher 

Emmatt Jackson
Toddler Lead Teacher 

Shaquatta Lewis
Infant Lead Teacher

Nuriya Mubarak
Infant Assistant Teacher

Marsha Smith
Toddler Lead Teacher 

Roberta Toliver
Infant Assistant Teacher

Charlotte DeSouza
Toddler Lead Teacher

Sydney Ewing
Urban Servant Corps – ELC Assistant

High School Staff 

Dallana Alvarado

EL Teacher & Coordinator and Math Teacher

Ellie Baker
Social Worker

Mandy Cristos
Language Arts 

Alex Galanagugh
Art and Health & Wellness Teacher

Elizabeth Gouveia
School Counselor

Melissa Hummel Romero
Family/Student Advocate

Nate Malkemus
Humanities Teacher 

Corina Bose
Special Education Teacher

Julia Reyes
Home Based Educator 

Andrea Rojas
Mental Health Counselor 

    Mikhail Talley         Colorado for a Change Associate

Jennifer Stephens
Parenting Educator 

Adam Stewart 
Math Teacher

Don Seese
Science Teacher

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