Jaycie Derrera

Hello, my fellow Roadrunners!

My name is Miss Derrera. This year will mark my third year of teaching, and my second year teaching at Vanderhoof Elementary. My experience in teaching has mostly been in fourth grade so I am thrilled to be coming back to fourth! As far as my personal life, I grew up right here in Arvada with my Mom who also grew up here. Additionally, 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 also have a cat named Tazy whom I love dearly.


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:


Jessica Laurita

Hey Families! I am Jessica Laurita and I teach fourth grade at Vanderhoof. This is my first year teaching at Vanderhoof and I can't wait to meet all of you!

I graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2017. I have always lived in Colorado and I grew up in Arvada! My mother worked at Vanderhoof for many years so I have always felt close to the community!

I recently got engaged and my fiancé and I have three dogs, Frigg, Freyja, and Maddox. We love to take them to the mountains and explore all of the beautiful parts of Colorado.

I love to workout and walk with my dogs. My brothers and I are very close and we love trying new places to eat, activities, and going on adventures!

I cannot wait to meet everyone and join the Vanderhoof community. Please feel free to contact me at:

jessica.laurita@jeffco. k12.co.us