1st Grade

Mrs. Elson, Mrs. DeFelice and Mrs. Givens

Chelsea DeFelice - 1st Grade Teacher

This will be Chelsea DeFelice's seventh year teaching at Eldorado. After earning her bachelor's degree in psychology at CU-Boulder, she obtained her teaching license and master's with the University of Phoenix. She has taught 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade in Colorado Springs and in Douglas County.

Mrs. DeFelice's Website


Lindsay Givens - 1st Grade Teacher

Lindsay Givens has been teaching at Eldorado Elementary for 8 years and in Douglas County for a total of 14 years. She has previously taught in Harrison School District 2 in Colorado Springs for three years. She believes in being a life long learner with her degree in Communications from Colorado University and a Masters Degree in Arts of Education and Learning from Regis University. At Eldorado she is the 1st Grade representative to the PTO and SAC.

Mrs. Givens' Website


Jeannean Elson - 1st Grade Teacher

Jeannean Elson has been teaching at Eldorado Elementary School for 9 years. She is currently teaching 1st grade at Eldorado. She has been teaching in Douglas County School District for 13 years. Her first 16 years were with Mesa Public Schools in Mesa, Arizona. This is her 29th year of teaching and she has taught kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade. Jeannean is a member of the Learning and Leadership Team, a member of the CITE 6 Team, and the Eldorado Leadership Council. Jeannean was also the Apple Award nominee from Eldorado for the 2013-14 school year.

Mrs. Elson's Website