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 – email@example.com
Justin Darnell – Launch – firstname.lastname@example.org
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 – email@example.com
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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 – email@example.com
Yvette Crowe – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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!”
Brooke Trexler (Math Interventionist) – Email: email@example.com
Hello Stedman families! I’m Brooke Trexler ! This is my ninth year of teaching, and in that time I’ve taught students from 1st through 8th grade.
I grew up in the Denver area and graduated from Englewood High School and CU-Boulder. I live in Denver with my husband, Andrew, and two children, Soren and Amelia. My kids grew up going to DPS schools and are now in middle school and high school. On weekends you might find us skiing or hiking in the beautiful Rockies, exploring Denver’s amazing parks and museums, or continuing our quest to find the absolute best pizza in Denver (suggestions welcome!).
My goal for my students is to help them develop the skills to do anything they can dream of, as well as things we can’t even begin to imagine will be possible someday. I want them to ask big questions, think flexibly and creatively as problem-solvers, and have the confidence and communication skills to advocate for themselves in middle school, high school and beyond. I am excited to work with all of you this year and welcome any communication and feedback as we work towards our goals!
Megan Walsh (English Language Development) – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Heather Showman, Social Worker – email@example.com
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Christine Webb, Speech-Language Pathologist – Christine_webb@dpsk12.org
Amy Barrett, Gifted/Talented – email@example.com
Kaeli O’Donnell, Psychologist (Intern) – Email: KAELI_O’DONNELL@dpsk12.org
Emily Warren, Occupational Therapist
Ali Monroe Larson, Family Services Liaison – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Facilities Manager: Brandon Mercadel
Facilities Assistant Crew Lead: Denise Hysaw
Part-time Custodian: Kevin Yearling
Manager: Annalisa Simmons