Meet Us

The Aurora AWARE Team

AWARE Director:

Jessica O'Muireadhaigh - Director of Social, Emotional and Behavioral Health

jdomuireadhaigh@aurorak12.org

303-326-2000 ext. 28531

Our team includes an AWARE Coordinator, four AWARE Coaches, and an educational technologist:

  • Kim Kaspar, AWARE Coordinator
  • Bridget Jackson, AWARE Coach
  • Erin Fawkes, AWARE Coach
  • Nicole Iselin, AWARE Coach
  • John Damhof, Educational Technologist

Jessica O'Muireadhaigh, Director of Social, Emotional and Behavioral Health

Team Bios and Contact Information

Kim Kaspar MSW

AWARE Coordinator

ESC 1- Suite #217

kakaspar@aurorak12.org

303-326-2000 ext. 29276

Kim received her master’s degree in social work from the University of Denver. Kim has served the community of Aurora as a school social worker, PBIS district level coach, & MTSS Community Partner for the last 10 years, and has currently been in this role for 4 years. She has a passion for promoting social, emotional and behavioral health of students. In addition to her expertise as a mental health worker, Kim has been an integral piece of PBIS implementation district wide in Aurora Public Schools. Kim enjoys spending time with her friends and family.

Bridget Jackson

AWARE Coach

Serving Learning Community E

bejacksonmcanally@aurorak12.org

303-326-2000 ext. 28385

Bridget has worked as a School Social Worker in Aurora Public Schools for the last 13 years, was a school-based therapist in Adams County prior to that and has spent the last 4 years as an AWARE Coach. She graduated from Colorado State University with an undergraduate degree in Social Work and then from the University of Washington with a Master’s in Social Work. In 2004 she obtained her license and became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. While with Aurora Public Schools she has worked in many schools around the district as well as on the Behavior Evaluation and Support Team.

Erin Fawkes

AWARE Coach

Serving Learning Community P

elfawkes@aurorak12.org

303-326-2000 ext. 28965

Erin was a teacher for 15 years teaching pre-school through 6th graders in both public and private schools and has spend the last 4 years in her current position. . She gained teaching experience in Missouri, Hawaii, Singapore, and Colorado in both general education and special education. Erin has been with Aurora Public Schools for nine years as a general education teacher, math coach, and for the last four years as a school psychologist. Erin has a deep passion for working to support the social, emotional, and behavioral development of students and consulting with other youth-serving adults.

Nicole Iselin

AWARE Coach

Serving Learning Communities L and A

nliselin@aurorak12.org

303-326-2000 ext. 29237

A Colorado Native, Nicole spent her first 6 years in education as a middle school mathematics teacher in the St. Vrain Valley School District and has spent the last 4 years in this current position. Upon deciding a different life path while still remaining within the educational system, she decided to become a School Psychologist and eventually graduated from the University of Colorado Denver program with an Educational Specialist degree as well as a Traumatic Brain Injury Specialization Certificate. Following graduation, Nicole practiced as a School Psychologist in Jefferson County for 4 years before joining Aurora Public Schools as a Prevention Specialist then as an AWARE Coach supporting Communites L and A. In her spare time, Nicole enjoys spending time with family and friends, being outdoors, listening to and playing music, and cooking and eating.

John Damhof

AWARE Mental Health Technologist

Supporting Systems Through Technology

jpdamhof@aurorak12.org

John has worked as a Secondary Social Studies Teacher for 9 years in Denver Public Schools and Aurora Public Schools before transitioning into his 2nd year as an Education Technologist for the AWARE Team. John received his undergraduate degree in Secondary Education from the University of Minnesota Duluth. John grew up on a small farm town in Minnesota and ventured out to Colorado 12 years ago to start his teaching career. When not working, John enjoys spending time outdoors or with his wife and two daughters.