Meet Your DTLs

Meet Mrs. Johnson
 Hello! I am very excited to my begin 5th year as the Digital Teacher Librarian (DTL) here at Fairmount and I am super excited to job share with Mrs. Veldman! For the past 20 years, I have worked in the libraries at West Woods Elementary, Excel Academy, Peck Elementary, and I love being a full-fledged Fairmount Firebird! Two of my passions are helping students use tech tools to enhance their learning and fostering a love of reading, an important key to being a lifelong learner. I also get to work with ALL students in grades K-5. I'm a lucky gal! 

My husband, Dennis, and I have lived in Arvada for 21 years. Our young adult children, Zach and Rachel, both graduated from Ralston Valley High School and live and work in the Denver area. I enjoy walking and hiking, reading, and hanging out with my family and friends. Here's to a great year! 

Andi Johnson, Digital Teacher Librarian 
Voicemail: 303-982-4159 
Meet Mrs. Veldman

Hello Everyone. I am so excited to be starting my 1st year as a digital teacher librarian here at Fairmount Elementary.  I spent the past 5 years as a Fairmount 5th grade teacher and 15 additional years teaching K-2 in Florida. I have a strong love for reading and for helping students discover what they are passionate about.  I can’t wait to work with all of Fairmount’s fabulous Firebirds! 

My husband Paul and I just celebrated our 26th anniversary. We live in beautiful Golden and have 2 sons - Brett is 22 and Jackson is 20.  We also have an 8 year old Border Collie/Corgi mix ("Borgi") named Jessie. In our free time we like to hike, travel, and explore area restaurants.  I am looking forward to a fantastic year!

Suzie Veldman, Digital Teacher Librarian


Voicemail:  303-982-5395 

Meet Ms. Suzie
 Hi there!  This is my third year as the Para-Librarian in Fairmount’s beautiful library.  I love being Mrs. Johnson’s sidekick … helping kids find and check out books and aiding in keeping the library neat and inviting.  Before coming to Fairmount I lived and worked in Mexico City for 16 years.  During my time there I was a kindergarten and first grade teacher and a librarian in a private elementary school.   I love kids and books so Fairmount’s library is a great place to be!  In my free time I enjoy walking my dog, reading, drawing and painting, and perusing thrift and antique stores.

Suzie Fink
Library Paraprofessional