Special Education & Intervention

Meet Mrs. Allen

Hi!  My name is Karen Allen.  I am the special education learning specialist for kindergarten, first, third and fourth grades.  I have been at Peiffer for 20 years.  I enjoy the long term relationships I get to build with my students and families.  At home my family and I enjoy sailing, paddle boats and good ol’ relaxing!               Mrs. Allen's Email:  karen.allen@jeffco.k12.co.us                                                                                           Mrs. Allen's Voicemail:  303-982-4819

Meet Mrs. Colaizzi                                                                                                                                          

Hi, my name is Michelle Colaizzi and I will be the new social worker for Peiffer.  I am so excited to be here and have been working in the district for the last 5 years.  I have a 6 year old son and just recently was a surrogate for my best friend and her husband.  I love to bake, hike and travel.                                          

Mrs. Colaizzi's Email:  michelle.colaizzi@jeffco.k12.co.us                                                                             Mrs. Colaizzi's Voicemail:  303-982-2103

Meet Mrs. Howe

Hi!  My name is Colleen Howe and I am thrilled to join the Peiffer community as an interventionist.  My husband and I have a sixth-grader in Jeffco Schools.  We enjoy spending time with family and friends (and our cat, Tito) as well as hiking, skiing, cycling and reading.   My eleven years in Jeffco include experience as a classroom teacher, an ESL teacher and an interventionist.  One more fun fact about me is that I speak Spanish.  I look forward to cultivating a relationship with you.                                                                     

Mrs. Howe's Email:  colleen.howe@jeffco.k12.co.us                                                                                     Mrs. Howe's Voicemail:  303-982-4800

Meet Mrs. Styles - Speech Language Pathologist

I am Peiffer’s  Speech Therapist.  I really enjoy working with the Peiffer staff and community!  I have been lucky enough to work at Peiffer since 2006.  The kids here keep me smiling!  It is wonderful to be able to see the world through the eyes of a child.  If we can take their perspective, it reminds us to be hopeful, to expect great things from all people and to enjoy the simple things in life.  I have moved around the United States a little and love Colorado!  I received my B.A. in Speech-Language Pathology from Minot State University in Minot, ND and my M.A. at New Mexico State University.  I have had the opportunity to work with students with diverse disabilities ranging in age from 3 years to 22 years.   I have worked with students  with articulation disorders, auditory processing disorders, autism, cerebral palsy, executive function disorders, language disorders, learning disabilities, developmental disabilities, oral-motor deficits, phonological disorders, stuttering and students who are non-verbal.

Mrs. Styles' Email:  tjurgens@jeffco.k12.co.us                                                                                               Mrs. Styles' Voicemail:  303-982-9947

Meet Ms. Riveria - Occupational Therapist
Mrs. Rivera's Email:  @jeffco.k12.co.us                                                                                                         Mrs. Rivera's Voicemail:  303-982-

Meet Ms. Russel - Physical Therapist
Mrs. Tyson's Email:  @jeffco.k12.co.us                                                                                                       Mrs. Tyson's Voicemail:  303-982-  

Meet Ms. Ives
Mrs. Ives's Email:  @jeffco.k12.co.us                                                                                                        Mrs. Ive's Voicemail:  303-982-  

Meet Mr. Wickoren          
Mr. Wickoren's Email:  @jeffco.k12.co.us                                                                                                       Mr. Wickoren's Voicemail:  303-982-