Welcome to the Swanson Interventionist, Mental Health, Speech-Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy and ESL team!
We work collaboratively with students, parents, and teachers to help every child reach their highest potential.
This is my second year at Swanson as a Learning Specialist. I have a M.ED and an MA in Clinical Psychology. Last summer I was trained in Intermediate Orton-Gillingham and am excited to use this resource with my students.
I'm a Colorado Native. I enjoy playing ice hockey, hiking, camping and spending time outdoors. I have worked with children in a variety of settings for the majority of my work career (including summer camp, before and after school programs, and at a community mental health center in school based programs.)
Hello! My name is Miss Forch. I live in Lakewood with my kitty furbabies, Abba Zabba, Ollie, and Pippin. I graduated in December 2016 with my Master's degree in Special Education from the University of Colorado at Denver. This is my third year teaching at Swanson Elementary School. I was trained in the Orton-Gillingham approach through the Institute of Multi-sensory Education this summer and can't wait to implement it this year! I enjoy skiing, camping, traveling, and being with friends and family. I look forward to a great year with you and your child!
Hello! This is my 1st year as a literacy interventionist at Swanson! I have been teaching in Jeffco for 12 years with a variety of experience in the primary grades and 17 years in early childhood. I've lived in Colorado most of my life. I love everything from hiking, golfing, fishing, camping and spending time with my family and friends. Ive been married to my amazing husband Corby for 6 years. I have 2 children and 2 step children. Konner who is 21 and is a Senior at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Hailey is 17 and is a Senior at Golden HS. My step daughter Jordan will be a Sophomore at the University of Northern Colorado and finally my step son Brady is a Senior at Arvada West. I'm excited to be are part of the Swanson community.
This is my third year as the Swanson English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher. I have taught primary for nine years and have previously taught at Swanson as a Kindergarten,1st, and 2nd grade teacher. I have been teaching for 12 years. I love spending time with my husband, my 3 year old son Chase, and our dog Rusty. We love spending time outdoors. I have a Master degree in Linguistically Diverse Education and Curriculum from CU-Denver. I am passionate about celebrating diversity and integrating culture into our classrooms. I enjoy learning about different cultures and languages. I look forward to getting to know you and your child this year!
General Education Speech Language Pathologist
I am starting my 4th year at Swanson as the general education SLP. I have been a speech language pathologist for the last ten years. I enjoy spending time with my husband, two children and two dogs. I enjoy hiking, traveling and spending time with my family!
This is my 13th year with Swanson Elementary and my third year as a literacy interventionist. Prior to this role, I taught English as a Second Language and before that I was a fourth grade classroom teacher. I am very excited to help cultivate a love of reading with my students and develop their reading skills to help them succeed academically and beyond. On a personal note, I love to spend time outdoors, hiking and skiing with my friends and family. Also, I am very excited for my 6-year-old, Everett, to be in 1st grade this year!
- 8:15 am - 2:20 pm
I have been an Occupational Therapist for 6 years and my passion is supporting kids in their development to independence! I have worked all around the country in hospitals, home health, early intervention and outpatient clinics. I serve children at Swanson, Weber, Thomson and Lawrence elementary schools. When I am not at schools, I spend as much time as possible outside camping, running, climbing, biking and snowboarding. I can't wait to get to know your little ones!