DeAnna Biltoft

Hi! My Name is Mrs. Biltoft and I live in Thornton, CO with my husband Tim and our two boys, Gregory and Elliott. Gregory will be in 4th grade at Vanderhoof this year, and Elliott will be in 2nd. I enjoy scrapbooking, gardening, geocaching and spending time with friends and family!

This is my 9th year at Vanderhoof and my 15th year of teaching! I have taught both Kindergarten and First Grade.

I graduated with a Bachelor's of Arts in Human Communication from the University of Northern Colorado. I also received my Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Northern Colorado at Denver.

I am so excited to meet all of my new Kindergarten students! It's going to be a great year of learning!



Food: Tacos

Movie: Clueless

Book: Peanut Butter & Cupcake

Color: Green

Drink: Iced Mocha

Season: Fall

Sports: Baseball & Golf

Fast Food: Chick Fil' A

Singer: Taylor Swift

Hobby: Crafting

Subject: Science

Store: Target

Dessert: Anything Chocolate


Feel free to contact me at:

Office: (303) 982-2744

VM (303) 982-1023

Missy Vais

Hello!! My name is Mrs. Vais and I was born and raised here in Arvada, CO where I live with my husband Danny and three children Cooper, Brody and Maddie. I enjoy all things sports and being with my family and friends.!

I taught Special Education for 4 years and this will be my 11th year teaching Kindergarten. Being an Arvada native I attended our very own Vanderhoof Elementary and am thrilled to be here teaching at my alma mater!!

I graduated with a Bachelor's of Arts in Elementary Education and a minor in Special Education from University of Northern Colorado. I also received my Master's Degree in Early Childhood Education from University of Colorado at Denver.

I am SO excited to embark on another year of teaching your sweet children and am thrilled to meet each and everyone of them!!



Food: Mexican

Movie: The Notebook

Book: Anything written by Mo Willems

Color: Pink

Drink: Peach Iced Tea

Season: Summer

Sports: Baseball and Basketball

Fast Food: Chick Fil' A

Singer: Sam Hunt

Hobby: Working Out

Subject: Reading

Store: Target

Dessert: Cookies


Feel free to contact me at:

Office: (303) 982-2744

VM (303) 982-2746

Megan Magnison

Hello! My name is Miss Magnison and I live in Broomfield with my fiancé, Greg, and our puppy Bodhi. We just adopted him this summer and he has been an amazing/hilarious addition to our home! When we're not playing with Bodhi, Greg and I enjoy going out to dinner & movies, playing anything Mario, and hiking.

I graduated from a small rural high school in Northwestern Oklahoma in 2001 and attended classes part-time at UCO until I moved to Colorado in 2005. After many years in the service industry I found myself ready for a major change in life. In 2010, I made the decision to return to school at Metropolitan State University and in 2015 I graduated Magna Cum Laude with my bachelor’s in Psychology and a minor in Elementary Education.

I am entering my fifth year of teaching at Vanderhoof and I have loved every minute! This is an incredible community to be a part of and I am thankful to work alongside such amazing teammates and families. I am super excited to meet my new students and know we are going to have a great year together!



Food: Cheeseburgers

Movie/TV Show: Golden Girls

Book: Oh The Places You'll Go & Twilight

Color: Brown/Teal

Drink: Cherry Coke

Season: Summer/Fall

Sports: Anything Olympics!

Fast Food: Chick Fil' A or Freddy's

Music: Classic Rock

Hobby: Hiking/Swimming

Subject: Science/Social Studies

Store: Costco

Dessert: Chocolate!!


Feel free to contact me via email at

Or by phone at

Office: 303-982-2744

VM: 303-982-2700