Jaycie Derrera

Hello, my fellow Roadrunners!

My name is Miss Derrera. 

I went to the University of Northern Colorado from 2016-2020 where I earned my bachelors in mathematics education . Recently, I have earned my masters in learning design and technology at the University of Colorado, Denver. 

My experience in teaching has mostly been in fourth grade! I have also taught third and fifth graders. As far as my personal life, I grew up right here in Arvada with my Mom and her family  who also grew up here. A cool fact is that my cousins went to Vanderhoof as students a long time ago. 

Personally, I love to travel and try new restaurants so I am always looking for recommendations on where to go! One of my favorite things to do is go on weekend getaways in Colorado’s mountain towns.

 I am a big family person and try to spend as much time with them as possible. I have a dog named Burrow and a cat named Tazy who I love dearly.

I am so excited to be your fourth grade teacher this year!


Stephanie Flynn

Hello! I am Stephanie Flynn, a fourth grade teacher at Vanderhoof Elementary School. I am thrilled to be here!

I am originally from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. I moved to Colorado when I was 18 years old to attend the University of Colorado, Boulder. After college, I taught English in Japan for one year and had an opportunity to travel the world. Amazing!  I earned my Master’s degree at the University of Colorado, Denver. 

I am married and have two wonderful children, Molly and Jameson. We have a new puppy, Roscoe, who keeps us very busy!  I love to ski, snowshoe, and hike in the mountains with my family and friends. You can also find me reading a good book (Kate DiCamillo is my favorite), crafting with my kids, or riding my bike around town (possibly in search of ice cream).

I look forward to meeting everyone and please don't hesitate to contact me at:



Ally Janssen

Hello! My name is Ally Janssen and I am so excited to be teaching fourth grade at Vanderhoof this year! 

I grew up in the Colorado Springs area and got my bachelor's at the University of Colorado, Boulder. I taught English in Spain for a year after graduation which was an incredible experience! I have been in Colorado teaching ever since, and earned my masters degree in educational psychology in 2021. 

I just got married in May, and we honeymooned in Africa which was an incredible adventure. We have a big fur family of 2 dogs (Remy and Reina) and 2 cats (Loki and Atlas)! I love to travel, hike, snowboard, try new things, and spend time with my family. I am super lucky that my family is all close by! 

A few of my favorite things... 

Drink: Coffee! 

Food: Pasta 

Color: Purple

Animal: Elephant 

Dessert: Anything chocolate

I can't wait to meet everyone and get this year started! Feel free to reach out to me at anytime. 


Susan Linze

I am excited to teach fourth grade this year. I am a Colorado native.  

I value the education that I received as a student in Jefferson County and am proud to be a part of your child’s education this year at Vanderhoof.  

I have a degree in Journalism from the University of Colorado and a Master’s degree in Education from Regis University.  

I love to travel and you can find me on vacation in the desert, the mountains or on the beach.  I enjoy all sports and am a big Buff, Bronco, Avalanche, Rockies and Nuggets fan.  

I am looking forward to a great school year!