The Studio School An Arts-Integration Magnet School

The Studio School Staff

Sharla Kaczar, Principal
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Lenise Veno, Secretary

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Paul T. Bath, Head Custodian

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Wanda Geisbush, Office Manager

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Diann Hilliard, Health Aide

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Ashley Von Hatten, Teacher,

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I am originally from St. Louis, MO. My undergraduate degree is from Washington University. While in St. Louis I also taught for two years as an art studio and reading support teacher. I moved to Colorado several years ago to complete my M.A. in Educational Psychology from CU Denver. I have also worked and studied at the Boulder Journey School, a Reggio-Emilia inspired school in Boulder, CO.

Natalie Von Feldt, Teacher,
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M.A. Integrated Teaching Through the Arts, Lesley University (Fall 2012 Completion)

I graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in Liberal Studies, emphasis in elementary education with a concentration in mathematics. I play piano and have taught for several years. Dancing is another passion of mine. I have instructed tap and jazz classes for the past six years. "Dancing is the poetry of the foot."


Marion Ingersoll, Teacher,
First Grade
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Sarah Voigt, Teacher,
First Grade
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Miss Capobianco, Teacher,
Second Grade
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I grew up in a small town in New Jersey playing sports, camping, fishing, and spending time at the beach. All things that I still love to do to this day. In 2009, I came to Colorado to study education and now hold a Masters in Educational Psychology from the University of Colorado at Denver, and an Elementary Teaching Certification from The Friends' School Teacher Preparation Program in Boulder. My most recent endeavor was becoming a certified yoga instructor and I now enjoy sharing yoga with children.  Spending my days working with children and helping them grow and learn through the arts is a passion of mine.

Katherine Martin, Teacher,
Second Grade
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M.A. University of Denver, Curriculum and Instruction; Education Leadership, 2009. B.A. Dance Education, Colorado State University. For many years I have taught dance, and developed dance curriculum, choreography workshops, and dance theater programs. With a lifetime of involvement in the arts, and now as a classroom teacher, it is a great privilege to be here at The Studio School where I can be passionate about academics and arts in one place. I am excited daily as I see students grasp onto learning with the unique framework this school provides.

Kira Johnson, Teacher,
Third Grade

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Stuart Sanks, Teacher,
Third Grade

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Margaret Tetley, Teacher,
Fourth Grade
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Rachelle Kastle, Teacher,
Fourth Grade

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Jodi Connelly, Teacher,
Fifth Grade
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Keri Hamilton, Teacher,
Fifth Grade

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Lisa Fletcher, Teacher,
Art Studio
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M.A. Integrated Teaching Through the Arts, Lesley University B.A. Fine Arts and teacher licensure, University of Northern Colorado

I have loved making art for as long as I can remember.  Making art gave me a chance to explore and make connection with the world as a child, and then became a vehicle for expression as I grew. It’s my hope that I can offer these same experiences to the children that I teach.



Melissa Heagle, Teacher,
Ceramics Studio
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Jonathan Davis, Teacher,
Performing Arts Studio
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Jim Irwin, Teacher,

Music Studio
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Dave Weinand, Teacher,
Strings Studio
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Pat Adelman, Para-professional






Vickie Wood, Para-professional







Batoul Baydoun, Digital Literacy Teacher
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Chanal Wright, Counselor

Debra Bolger, Learning Support
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Mrs. Kreiman, ELL
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  Melinda Arellano, Instructional Coach 

Megan Riesgaard, Speech
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Karen Otto, Occupational Therapist


Brenda Roybal, Media Clerk


Custodial Staff


Phil Ornelas, Custodian


Rich Lyons, Custodian


BASE Staff


Christine Hughes, BASE Site Director


Kelle Wilkison, BASE Recreation Leader


Beca Rich, BASE Recreation Leader/Student Monitor


Chris Williams, BASE Recreation Leader/Student Monitor


Laura Burton, BASE Recreation Aide


Chris Moquin, Recreation Aide


Kitchen Staff


Diane Waken, Kitchen Manager


Geri Veltkamp, Assistant Kitchen Manager


Diane Waken, Senior Cook