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 & Administration Team

Steven Bartholomew
Executive Director 

Cecilia Reyes
ELC Director

Sara Kahn
High School Principal

Claudia Baylon
Operations Director

Aeron LeCrosby
ELC Assistant Director

Joy Hettich
ELC Curriculum Coordinator & Coach

Amanda McRae 
School Nurse

Roxana Cadena 
Administrative Assistant

Julisa Dorado
Administrative Assistant

Early Learning Center (ELC)

Veronica Arellano
Infant Assistant Teacher

Perla DeLaRosa
Toddler Lead Teacher

Teresa Flores
Pre- Kindergarten Lead Teacher 

Emmatt Jackson
Toddler Lead Teacher 

Shaquatta Lewis
Toddler Lead Teacher

Elyssa Bardon
Infant Assistant Teacher

Marsha Smith
Toddler Lead Teacher 

Yolanda Romero
Infant Assistant Teacher

TBD
Infant Lead Teacher

Sydney Ewing
Pre-Kindergarten Assistant Teacher

Ruby Perez
Toddler Assistant Teacher

High School Staff 

Dallana Alvarado
EL Teacher & Coordinator and Math Teacher

Ellie Baker
Social Worker

Corina Bose
Special Education Teacher

Summer Lash
Humanities Teacher

Andrea Rojas
Mental Health Counselor 

Tara Duvall
Real-World Learning Coordinator

Bemar Martinez
Family/Student Advocate

Nate Malkemus
Curriculum & Instruction Coach

Julia Reyes
Perinatal/Neonatal Coordinator

Lillian Schillinger
Urban Servant Corps Student Advocate

Jennifer Stephens
Parenting Educator 

    Katherine Herz
Colorado for a Change: Student Engagement

Joshua Suber
Math Teacher

Don Seese
Science Teacher

Lisa Chavez
Aurora Mental Health Center – LPC

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