Office Staff

  • Main Phone: (303) 387-6325
  • Attendance: (303) 387-6327
  • Weather Phone: (303) 387-SNOW (7669)

Christine Chacon - - Registrar

Alyx Wheeler - Administrative Assistant to the Principal/Bookeeper -

Health Assistant

Natasha Barba -


Andrea Smyth -


Rebecca Collins -

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.

Educational Assistants

Johnathan Clarke - Educational Assistant -

Joy Dasher - Educational Assistant -

Heather Dopke - Educational Assistant -

This is Heather Dopke's first year back working in DCSD after staying home with her children for almost 8 years. Prior to staying home she was a Learning Specialist for 5 years in Illinois and Colorado. Heather has a passion for health and wellness and is excited for her role as Kindergarten EA and Panther Pathways EA.

Nicki Eaton - Educational Assistant - Coding/Robotics Facilitator -

Nicki is thrilled to be apart of the Kindergarten Team for the 2nd year! Previously she worked at Eldorado supporting children with significant needs, which drove Nicki to pursue her passion and go back to school to get a teaching degree. As well as being a part of kindergarten this year, she will also be teaching our new Coding & Robotics Double Specials every Thursday!

Kim Fisher - Educational Assistant - Super Science Facilitator-

Kim Fisher graduated from the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University. She has worked as an Environmental Health and Safety consultant for a multitude of industries and a Emergency Preparedness manager in the healthcare field. Science has always been a passion and she looks forward to encouraging Eldorado students to discover the magic of science in their lives.

Xan Gregory - Educational Assistant -

This is Xan Gregory's third year at Eldorado. She worked in DCSD for 12 years at Pine Grove Elementary and Cougar Run Elementary, before staying home with her children. She is originally from Rochester, Minnesota. Xan attended The University of Dayton where she obtain her Bachelor of Science in Education. She later received her Masters in Education from Grand Canyon University.

Kamryn Grover - Educational Assistant -

Haley Harder - Instructional Interventionists -

Monika Hartman - Educational Assistant -

Darlene Loflin - Educational Assistant -

Kelly Maxam - Mindful Movement Facilitator -

Kelly Maxam is thrilled to be back at Eldorado Elementary for the second year in a row (last year working with our students each day at lunch and recess). This year she will be teaching our new Double Special- Mindful Movement. It's an easy transition for her as exercise, staying fit, and trying to find balance (as a small business owner and mom) are passions of hers. She is excited to be back with the students this year and helping them maintain balance, mindfulness and in this busy world, staying "present" each day.

Misty Rhodes - Educational Assistant -

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!

Lynda Sayers - Educational Assistant -

Hanna Tegel - Educational Assistant -

Building Engineer

Keven Allen -

This is Keven Allen's third year with Eldorado Elementary as the Building Engineer and his 8th year with Douglas County Schools. Keven worked at Rock Canyon High School for three years and then two years at Roxborough Intermediate. Keven is in charge of fixing things around the school, if Eldorado needs it fixed Keven will get it done! Keven also plows the school grounds in the winter and puts down ice melt to keep the students safe.

Kitchen Manager

Patti Vessa -

Information Technology/Website

Jerri Puralewski - Instructional Assistant - Keyboarding/Web Design Facilitator-

Jerri Puralewski has taught high school mathematics, English in China, and has previously worked at the IT department at Western State Colorado University. Jerri is the IT technician at Eldorado Elementary and has recently redesigned the Eldorado website. She is excited to facilitate keyboard instruction and web design to the students at Eldorado for the Double Specials rotations.