Welcome to our Swanson Interventionist, Speech-Language Pathology, and Occupational Therapy page!

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

Terry Forch

Learning Specialist

Hello! My name is Ms. Forch. I live in Lakewood with my kitty furbabies, Ollie, Pippin, and Fwankie. I graduated in December 2016 with a Dual Master's degree in Elementary and Special Education from the University of Colorado at Denver. This is my 6th year teaching at Swanson Elementary School. I am trained in the Orton-Gillingham approach to literacy through the Institute of Multi-Sensory Education, and love seeing the progress my students make. I enjoy skiing, camping, traveling, and being with friends and family. I love being a part of our school community, and feel grateful to teach here.



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've lived in Colorado most of my life. I love everything from hiking, golfing, fishing, camping and spending time with my family (Including my furry family) and friends. Ive been married to my amazing husband Corby for 10 years. I have 2 children and 2 step children. Konner is 25 and is Working in Denver, Hailey is 21 and is a Senior at MSU in Bozeman, MT. My step daughter Jorden has graduated from thhe University of Northern Colorado and finally my step son Brady is a Senior at Metro. I love being a part of the Swanson community.

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

Hi! My name is Katie Partyka. This is my fourth year of teaching and my second year at Swanson Elementary. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Special Education from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. I am from Ohio and currently live in Englewood. I enjoy being outdoors and spending time with my friends and family. I am looking forward to having another great year at Swanson Elementary!



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.



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