Personalized Learning

Kathy Boerth - Occupational Therapist

kathryn.boerth@dcsdk12.org

Kathy Boerth has been an Occupational Therapist at Eldorado Elementary for 7 years and with Douglas County for 10 years. She also works at Trailblazer Elementary and Redstone Elementary.

Jackie Carland - Learning Specialist

Jackie.Carland@dcsdk12.org

Jackie Carland has been teaching moderate needs students at Eldorado Elementary for 14 years. Prior to teaching in Douglas County she taught in Rock Springs, Wyoming for 7 years. She works with students and teachers in grades K-6. Jackie is the team lead for the special education team, a member of the Learning & Leadership Team and is one of Eldorado's Personalized Learning Leaders.

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Emily Cooper - School Psychology Intern

ebcooper@dcsdk12.org

Emily Cooper is the school psychology intern at Eldorado Elementary on Thursday and Friday. Emily is currently in the process of completing her Educational Specialist degree through the University of Northern Colorado and will graduate this upcoming May. She has worked in the district since August 2011. In the last six years, Emily has taught at Rock Canyon High School. There she taught Social Studies, specifically, Advanced Placement Psychology, Psychology, and United States History. Emily has received her Bachelor's in Secondary Education from Grand Valley State University in Michigan.

Cheri Epps - Learning Specialist

Cheri.Epps@dcsdk12.org

Rebecca Collins - Gifted and Talented

rcollins@dcsdk12.org

Rebecca Collins has been teaching in Douglas County for the past 6 years, first as a substitute teacher and then as a member of Eldorado’s Intervention Team. Prior to coming to DCSD she taught in Jefferson County for 12 years and enjoyed being a stay at home mom for 8. Rebecca earned her Bachelor’s degree in Education and Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado and has a Master’s in Curriculum and Design from CU Denver. She is currently working towards an Endorsement in Gifted and Talented Programming through the DCSD/UNC Cohort and looks forward to her role as Gifted and Talented Coordinator here at Eldorado.

Jessica McCague - SED

jmccague@dcsdk12.org

Jessica McCague started in Douglas County in March of 2017, to cover a Center Based Program in Castle Rock, and joined Eldorado Elementary School to open their K-3 Center Based Program in August, 2017. Prior to being in Douglas County she taught for 10 years in both the public school and alternative school environments in the Chicagoland suburbs, working with students identified as having serious emotional disabilities.

Emily Montgomery, LSW - School Social Worker

emily.montgomery@dcsdk12.org

(303) 387-6391

Emily Montgomery is the school social worker at Eldorado Elementary Monday through Thursday. She is a member of the Special Education Team and a leader of the PRIDE committee. Emily has worked at Eldorado since March 2014. She received her Master's of Social Work from the University of Denver and her Bachelor's of Social Work from Colorado State University. Prior to working in education, Emily practiced social work in the medical field and in a residential treatment facility for adolescents.

Eldorado Elementary School (M-Th, F: Off)

Ms. Montgomery's Website

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Emily Penrod - Speech/Language Pathologist

Emily.Penrod@dcsdk12.org

Cindy Ninneman - Psychologist

Cindy Ninneman is the school psychologist at Eldorado, and is in the building on Wednesdays and Thursdays. She joined our team in October, 2017. Cindy received her Ph.D. in School Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado. Before coming to Eldorado, she worked for Denver Public Schools and Eagle County School District.

Andi Resnick - Learning Specialist

ajresnick@dcsdk12.org

Andi Resnick joined the Eldorado Elementary team in August 2014. Prior to joining Eldorado, Andi received her Masters of Arts in Teaching Special Education at Metropolitan State University. She spent her last semester completing her student teaching with the SSN and Special Education team at Roxborough Elementary. At Eldorado Elementary she overlooks the Significant Support Needs program and is a member of her school's Response to Intervention Committee. In 2011, Andi graduated from University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in anthropology and minor in religious studies.

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English as a Second Language (ESL)

Valerie Gusdorf

vdgusdorf@dcsdk12.org

Valerie Gusdorf has been in education for 20 years in various teaching and leadership positions. She moved to Colorado three years ago from New Mexico. This is her second year teaching in Douglas County Schools.

Intervention Support

Darlene Beaton - RtI Teacher and Assessment Coordinator

dbeaton@dcsdk12.org

Darlene Beaton is new to Eldorado and to Douglas County. Darlene has teaching experience in elementary through high school classrooms, and has been a literacy coach and a college instructor. She grew up in the Denver area and graduated from Alameda High School. Darlene holds degrees from the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs and Metropolitan State College of Denver. Darlene serves on the Eldorado Advocacy Team, teaches intervention groups and coordinates testing.

Misty Rhodes - Math Intervention

mmrhodes@dcsdk12.org

Misty Rhodes is currently an Educational Assistant in 5th grade and Math Interventionist at Eldorado Elementary. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Westmont College, Misty obtained her Elementary Education teaching certification from California State University, Northridge. This is Misty’s sixth year in education, and she has taught 4th, 5th, and 8th grades in California and Colorado. She loves being a part of the Eldorado community!

Kris Yokley - Literacy Intervention

ksyokley@dcsdk12.org

Kris has been in DCSD since 1994 and is excited to join the EE community. Over the past 20+ years, she has taught 4th grade, 1st grade, and kindergarten. With a passion for supporting students who struggle as readers, Kris is halfway through her Masters in Reading with a Reading Specialist K-12 Endorsement from Regis University. She lives in Highlands Ranch with her husband, two kids, and two grey tabby cats. In her free time, Kris likes to read, scrapbook, golf, and bowl.