Welcome to our Swanson Specialist page.

We work collaboratively with students, parents, and teachers to help every child reach their highest potential. 

Wendy Legault

Literacy Interventionist

Hello! This is my 5th year as a literacy interventionist at Swanson! I have been teaching in Jeffco for 16 years with a variety of experience in the primary grades and 17 years in early childhood.  I am trained in the Orton-Gillingham approach to literacy through the Institute of Multi-Sensory Education.  I love working with students helping them to become life-long readers. Outside of school, I've lived in Colorado most of my life, I love everything from hiking, golfing, fishing, camping and spending time with my family which includes my amazing husband Corby, my 2 children Konner,26 and Hailey,22 and my step-daughter Jorden 23, my step-son Brady who is also 22 then last by not least my furry family, Stella and Roxie located in the pictures to the left. I love being a part of the Swanson community and I look forward to each new year with Swanson Families!

CONTACT:  wendy.legault@jeffco.k12.co.us

Michelle Coolidge

Occupational Therapist 

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!  



Katie Partyka

Learning Specialist

My name is Katie Partyka. This is my third year at Swanson Elementary and my first year being full-time in the building! I am excited to build consistency and rapport with my students this year as we work on improving progress in their academic IEP goals. Outside of school, I enjoy being outdoors and spending time with my family and friends. I am looking forward to new adventures this school year!



Lisa Parker

Speech Language Pathologist Assistant

My name is Lisa Parker, and I am a Speech Language Pathologist Assistant. This is my first year at Swanson Elementary and 13th year in the district. I have specialized in the deaf and hard of hearing K-12 center-based programs over my career in Jeffco and look forward to this new chapter working with your student! I will be here every Tuesday and Thursday. 



Jenny Howard

Speech Language Pathologist

Hi! This is my first year at Swanson Elementary and 4th year in the district. My passion is working with students to ensure they have the communication supports necessary achieve academic success. I have lived in Colorado for 28 years, been married to my better half Brian for 26 years, and raised two amazing boys, Aaron (25) and Logan (19).  I am so excited to be part of the Swanson Elementary Community and  look forward to enriching the lives of your kiddos.



(303) 982-4520

Devin Madrid

Learning Specialist

Hello, I am Devin Madrid and this is my first year at Swanson Elementary and my first year teaching. Growing up, I was a struggling learner and as many kids do, I received  Special Education services. Now, I am very passionate about helping kids build their academic skills and to see their potential as learners. I look forward to working with your students and building a strong relationship with them! Feel free to contact me anytime with questions.

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