The Greater Than One Collective (GTO) is a partnership of three community organizations, coming together to support students and families: CHIC, Launch, and Kids Above Everything.
Sadé Cooper – CHIC – firstname.lastname@example.org
Justin Darnell – Launch – email@example.com
I am the co-founder and Chief Navigator of the Launch Network, and we are fortunate to partner with Stedman to serve our kids and families most deserving of support. Before co-creating Launch, I helped create and implement the Teacher Leadership and Collaboration strategy (2013-2017) and professional development systems for teachers (2011-2012) in Denver Public Schools. I also spent 6 years as a science teacher at Bryant Webster ECE-8, being selected as the 2010 Colorado Teacher of the Year, when I was incredibly humbled and fortunate to have shaken hands with President Obama. Read more here: https://www.cde.state.co.us/cdeawards/teacheroftheyear_2010
Sarah Robinson – Launch – firstname.lastname@example.org
I am so grateful to be part of the innovative and passionate Stedman community. Working alongside students, families and the community, I hope to provide opportunities in which all students can be empowered to realize their full potential and thrive. Throughout my eight years in DPS classrooms, I have guided students in community organizing, taught literacy at all K-5 levels, coached educators, and helped guide a school to creating a rigorous, supportive school culture. I hope to bring everything I have learned from these experiences to support the Launch and Stedman community. In my free time, I love spending time with my family and new husband, running, reading, hiking, skiing, and traveling.
Kirk Stevenson – Kids Above Everything – email@example.com
Kirk is the Co-Founder and Director of School Partnerships at Kids Above Everything (KAE). Kirk co-founded KAE because he saw a need and wanted to use his 20 years of coaching experience to make a difference in the lives of children who need it the most. He helps children see their value, builds their confidence, and holds them accountable by being a consistent presence and by showing unconditional love and support. Kirk recognizes the importance of developing the whole child and uses non-traditional approaches to engage the family unit to teach social emotional skills. Kirk is passionate and committed to impacting the youth who live in the neighborhoods he grew up in.
Dane Washington – Kids Above Everything – firstname.lastname@example.org
Yvette Crowe – Email: email@example.com
Jambo, I am Yvette Crowe. It has been my lifelong dream to give back to the Park Hill community in which I was raised and to my Alma Mater Stedman Elementary. A few of my main goals are to promote equality, condemn bias as well as injustices through enhancing educational and social-emotional practices to embrace the Whole Stedman Family. In addition, I am a member of the Launch Network team here to support smooth take-offs and safe landings for all students. ”Education is Rocket Science!”
Crystal Griego (Reading Specialist, Senior Team Lead) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Samantha Sims (Mild-Moderate Teacher, Senior Team Lead) – Email: email@example.com
Devon Reece (Literacy, 1st-2nd) – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Devon Reese and I am a Student Teacher at Stedman. I am currently a Senior at the Center for Urban Education and will graduate in December with my teaching licenses in Elementary Education. I chose to pursue a degree in education because growing up, I didn’t always feel like I belonged in the classroom. Luckily for me, I ended up with a teacher who was a “Warm demander”. I am very passionate about providing that to the next generation.
“Warm demanders expect a great deal from students, convince them of their brilliance, and help them to reach their potential in a disciplined and structured environment.” -Lisa Delpit
Megan Walsh (English Language Development) – Email: email@example.com
My name is Megan Walsh and this is my 6th year at Stedman! I am currently the ELD teacher with over a decade of teaching experience and a Master’s degree with Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Education. I was born and raised in Denver and attended DPS schools up until high school. Upon graduating from CSU, I started my teaching career in New Orleans. It was there where I learned about the atrocious disparates in the educational system and have since worked in helping to ensure all students receive a worthy education. I have two young sons who keep me very busy! With my husband, we enjoy being outside, visiting museums, exploring new places, baking…and reading!
Rhonda Lee, Restorative Justice Coordinator – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
My name is Rhonda D. Lee and I’m the new secretary at Stedman Elementary. I started at Stedman in 2013 as a part of the cafeteria team but I always knew that I had more to offer. I’ve worked with children as a cheerleading coach, managed a beauty school and I have two beautiful daughters of my own. In my spare time I enjoy dancing, walks, and drawing. I’m glad I have the opportunity be a part of the Stedman front office team. GO STEDMAN KNIGHTS!!!!!
Angela Trujillo, Mild-Moderate Special Education – email@example.com
Heather Showman, Social Worker – firstname.lastname@example.org
I am Heather Showman and am your School Social Worker! I started working at Stedman late in the 2016-2017 school year, and have loved getting to know our students and community! I was born in Indiana, but spent most of my childhood in South Carolina. Shortly after moving to Denver four years ago, I was surprised to learn that my Great Great Grandfather was a Denver native and I have had so much fun learning about my Denver roots!
Prior to coming to Stedman, I spent four years as a school social worker and school-based therapist on the Fort Apache Reservation in Arizona, then moved to Denver to work as a school-based therapist working with the refugee communities in the metro area. I love Indiana Basketball, Carolina Football, hiking, reading, and my two cats. I am excited to be a part of Team DPS and return to Stedman as your school social worker!
Jerri Succo, Technology Support – email@example.com
Christine Webb, Speech-Language Pathologist – Christine_webb@dpsk12.org
Amy Barrett, Gifted/Talented – firstname.lastname@example.org
Kaeli O’Donnell, Psychologist (Intern) – Email: KAELI_O’DONNELL@dpsk12.org
Emily Warren, Occupational Therapist
Ali Monroe Larson, Family Services Liaison – Email: email@example.com
Facilities Manager: Brandon Mercadel
Facilities Assistant Crew Lead: Denise Hysaw
Part-time Custodian: Kevin Yearling
Manager: Annalisa Simmons