Mrs. Amidon

Speech Language Pathologist

kmamidon@dcsdk12.org

I have a passion for what I do as a pediatric speech/language
pathologist—empowering children! I love incorporating a child’s energy
and natural desire for fun into activities that help them grow in their
speech and language skills.


I am lucky to be in a profession that has so many different areas of
focus, but feel I am particularly specialized in articulation disorders
(childhood apraxia of speech, phonological processes, developmental
sound errors) and working on functional and pre-academic receptive
and expressive language skills.


I graduated with both my Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees
in communicative disorders from California State University Long Beach
in southern California. I have more than 20 years of experience in
pediatric speech/language pathology in schools, early intervention,
private practice and home health. I moved to Colorado a few years ago
with my husband and two young boys. You’ll frequently find me
playing tennis, skiing, hitting the gym, reading or playing in the
backyard with my family. I am also slightly addicted to Words with
Friends.

Mrs. Bruns

GT Facilitator

jennifer.bruns@dcsdk12.org

I am a Colorado native, but I have also lived and taught 4th and 5th grade in Las Vegas, NV and Manassas, VA. I have been teaching since 2004; I’ve taught all grades K-6 since 2007 in the Douglas County School District. My current role is the Gifted and Talented Facilitator; I am working to complete my full endorsement from the University of Northern Colorado. This is my second year at Coyote Creek Elementary and I couldn't be more excited. 

 

I have a beautiful family and am very proud of my twins Natalie and Nicholas; they were born in January 2012. They are beautiful second graders and keep me entertained and busy. In April 2015, we welcomed the beautiful baby Ella, who is a very busy preschooler. I have a loving wonderful husband, a gorgeous black cat named Paris, and a super sweet golden retriever named Fergus-- we have a full house! I will share pictures of my family and I am looking forward to getting to know each of you and learning about your families, pets, etc.  In my free time (what little there is...), I like to practice pilates, run, shop, paint, scrapbook, or read a good book. I also enjoy traveling and photography when time allows!

Mrs. Bialkowski

Learning Specialist

cbialkowski@dcsdk12.org

Hello!  My name is Chiara Bialkowski and I am an Education Specialist at Coyote Creek Elementary School.  I earned my bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California Davis, and my teaching credential and master’s in Special Education from National University, graduating magna cum laude and receiving the Pathways to Success award for outstanding academic achievement.  I have been working with students for eight years, in public, private and charter programs.  I am passionate about providing my students with the best possible academic support while making their time at Coyote Creek educational, memorable and enriching.  I am always happy to speak with parents regarding their students, or to answer any questions I may be able to assist with in the special education arena.  Please feel free to reach out to me at cbialkowski@dcsdk12.org.

Mrs. Edmundson

Learning Specialist

lmedmundson@dcsdk12.org

Hello Wonderful Families,

 

My name is Lindsy Edmundson and I am proud to be a Learning Specialist here at Coyote Creek Elementary. I was born and raised in Indiana- GO HOOSIERS! I received my bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in Elementary/ Mild Intervention. After moving to Colorado, I obtained my master’s degree at the University of Colorado in Special Education. While I have taught a variety of grade levels throughout my career, working with children one-on-one to develop skills they find challenging, is my passion! I look forward to collaborating with you and supporting your child’s academic achievement this year.   

 

When I’m not at school, you can find me with my husband and three children enjoying the beautiful outdoors of Colorado! We love camping, hiking, fishing, skiing together, sports, traveling and working on our 5-acre home in Sedalia. Please always feel free to contact me at lmedmundson@dcsdk12.org.  Your questions are my priority! 

Mrs. Edwards

Counselor

dedwards2@dcsdk12.org

I am a farm girl from North Dakota who moved to Colorado for a change of landscape almost 25 years ago. Since then I earned my MA in Counseling at Denver Seminary, met my husband, had our son and still love the mountains! But I’ve never wandered far from my rural roots. I appreciate the satisfaction that comes with hard work, I don’t mind getting my hands dirty, and I find encouragement in watching things grow!

 

As a counselor and educator for the past 15 years I have had the opportunity to watch many people, young and old, grow and change and discover their potential in life. Seeing lives changed inspires me! I have always had a soft spot in my heart for children and families dealing with the many and varied stressors life can throw our way. And as the mother of an elementary age child, I’m discovering more and more what that looks like! Therefore, I am excited to be serving Coyote Creek as your School Counselor, to guide and encourage students, parents, and staff through the ups and downs of life.

 

I have been married to Shawn for 11 years and we have a 9 year old son and a pet fish. Together (minus the fish) we enjoy skiing, hiking, camping and exploring National Parks. I relax and de-stress by reading and spending time outdoors, walking, gardening, or just sitting still for a moment to soak up the sun. 

Mrs. Goodman

Interventionist

jennifer.goodman@dcsdk12.org

My name is Jennifer Goodman and I am the Response to Intervention teacher at Coyote Creek. I grew up here in Littleton, Colorado and graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in 1994.  I went back to get my Master's of Education with an emphasis in Instruction and Curriculum in 1998. I was lucky enough to get a first grade position here at CCE, many, many years ago. I quickly moved into a kindergarten position, which I taught for over 20 years. I just recently shifted into this new role.

 

I have three kids, Tommi (25), Reid (22) and Jared (19). When I am not working, I enjoy playing soccer on a few "old lady" teams, hanging out with my kids and husband, playing with my three dogs, reading and running. 

Dr. Hammond

School Psychologist

kristine.hammond@dcsdk12.org

I am the school psychologist at Coyote Creek Elementary School and the current school year is my twelfth year in this school.  I am originally from the Midwest and I attended Loyola University Chicago for my undergraduate and graduate degrees.  Prior to my working in Douglas County, I worked several years in a large district in Illinois as well as several years in a school district in California.  Being a mental provider at Coyote Creek, I have the opportunity to work with students who have a variety of needs.   My role as a school psychologist includes my working to:

  • Provide solution and skill-focused mental health services to allow students to access the general education curriculum

  • Assess cognitive, social/emotional, and behavioral skills of students as a member of the personalized learning team for initial and continued eligibility for special education services

  • Provide support for classroom teachers, administration, and other school staff in problem-solving to improve student learning

  • Assist to create a physically and emotionally safe environment for all students, staff and families
     

If you would like to discuss a particular issue regarding your child, please feel free to contact me.  I am in the building generally on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.  I am easiest to reach by email at Kristine.Hammond@dcsdk12.org.  If you prefer, I also have a confidential voicemail (303 387-6192).

Mrs. Krier

SSN Teacher

chelsea.krier@dcsdk12.org

 

 

My name is Chelsea Krier. I have my Bachelor's in Special Education and my Masters in Intervention Specialist with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis. I am hoping to be a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) by the end of this school year. I have two kids (ages 4 and 9 months) that constantly keep me on my toes! In my free time, I love to travel and cook. My husband and I love to try all different types of food! 

Mrs. Bruns

GT Facilitator

jennifer.bruns@dcsdk12.org

I am a Colorado native, but I have also lived and taught 4th and 5th grade in Las Vegas, NV and Manassas, VA. I have been teaching since 2004; I’ve taught all grades K-6 since 2007 in the Douglas County School District. My current role is the Gifted and Talented Facilitator; I am working to complete my full endorsement from the University of Northern Colorado. This is my second year at Coyote Creek Elementary and I couldn't be more excited. 

 

I have a beautiful family and am very proud of my twins Natalie and Nicholas; they were born in January 2012. They are beautiful second graders and keep me entertained and busy. In April 2015, we welcomed the beautiful baby Ella, who is a very busy preschooler. I have a loving wonderful husband, a gorgeous black cat named Paris, and a super sweet golden retriever named Fergus-- we have a full house! I will share pictures of my family and I am looking forward to getting to know each of you and learning about your families, pets, etc.  In my free time (what little there is...), I like to practice pilates, run, shop, paint, scrapbook, or read a good book. I also enjoy traveling and photography when time allows!

Mrs. Bialkowski

Learning Specialist

cbialkowski@dcsdk12.org

Hello!  My name is Chiara Bialkowski and I am an Education Specialist at Coyote Creek Elementary School.  I earned my bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California Davis, and my teaching credential and master’s in Special Education from National University, graduating magna cum laude and receiving the Pathways to Success award for outstanding academic achievement.  I have been working with students for eight years, in public, private and charter programs.  I am passionate about providing my students with the best possible academic support while making their time at Coyote Creek educational, memorable and enriching.  I am always happy to speak with parents regarding their students, or to answer any questions I may be able to assist with in the special education arena.  Please feel free to reach out to me at cbialkowski@dcsdk12.org.

Mrs. Edmundson

Learning Specialist

lmedmundson@dcsdk12.org

Hello Wonderful Families,

 

My name is Lindsy Edmundson and I am proud to be a Learning Specialist here at Coyote Creek Elementary. I was born and raised in Indiana- GO HOOSIERS! I received my bachelor’s degree from Indiana University in Elementary/ Mild Intervention. After moving to Colorado, I obtained my master’s degree at the University of Colorado in Special Education. While I have taught a variety of grade levels throughout my career, working with children one-on-one to develop skills they find challenging, is my passion! I look forward to collaborating with you and supporting your child’s academic achievement this year.   

 

When I’m not at school, you can find me with my husband and three children enjoying the beautiful outdoors of Colorado! We love camping, hiking, fishing, skiing together, sports, traveling and working on our 5-acre home in Sedalia. Please always feel free to contact me at lmedmundson@dcsdk12.org.  Your questions are my priority! 

Mrs. Edwards

Counselor

dedwards2@dcsdk12.org

I am a farm girl from North Dakota who moved to Colorado for a change of landscape almost 25 years ago. Since then I earned my MA in Counseling at Denver Seminary, met my husband, had our son and still love the mountains! But I’ve never wandered far from my rural roots. I appreciate the satisfaction that comes with hard work, I don’t mind getting my hands dirty, and I find encouragement in watching things grow!

 

As a counselor and educator for the past 15 years I have had the opportunity to watch many people, young and old, grow and change and discover their potential in life. Seeing lives changed inspires me! I have always had a soft spot in my heart for children and families dealing with the many and varied stressors life can throw our way. And as the mother of an elementary age child, I’m discovering more and more what that looks like! Therefore, I am excited to be serving Coyote Creek as your School Counselor, to guide and encourage students, parents, and staff through the ups and downs of life.

 

I have been married to Shawn for 11 years and we have a 9 year old son and a pet fish. Together (minus the fish) we enjoy skiing, hiking, camping and exploring National Parks. I relax and de-stress by reading and spending time outdoors, walking, gardening, or just sitting still for a moment to soak up the sun. 

Mrs. Goodman

Interventionist

jennifer.goodman@dcsdk12.org

My name is Jennifer Goodman and I am the Response to Intervention teacher at Coyote Creek. I grew up here in Littleton, Colorado and graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in 1994.  I went back to get my Master's of Education with an emphasis in Instruction and Curriculum in 1998. I was lucky enough to get a first grade position here at CCE, many, many years ago. I quickly moved into a kindergarten position, which I taught for over 20 years. I just recently shifted into this new role.

 

I have three kids, Tommi (25), Reid (22) and Jared (19). When I am not working, I enjoy playing soccer on a few "old lady" teams, hanging out with my kids and husband, playing with my three dogs, reading and running. 

Dr. Hammond

School Psychologist

kristine.hammond@dcsdk12.org

I am the school psychologist at Coyote Creek Elementary School and the current school year is my thirteenth year in this school.  I am originally from the Midwest and I attended Loyola University Chicago for my undergraduate and graduate degrees.  Prior to my working in Douglas County, I worked several years in a large district in Illinois as well as several years in a school district in California.  Being a mental provider at Coyote Creek, I have the opportunity to work with students who have a variety of needs.   My role as a school psychologist includes my working to:

 

  • Provide solution and skill-focused mental health services to allow students to access the general education curriculum

  • Assess cognitive, social/emotional, and behavioral skills of students as a member of the personalized learning team for initial and continued eligibility for special education services

  • Provide support for classroom teachers, administration, and other school staff in problem-solving to improve student learning

  • Assist to create a physically and emotionally safe environment for all students, staff and families
     

If you would like to discuss a particular issue regarding your child, please feel free to contact me.  I am in the building generally on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.  I am easiest to reach by email at Kristine.Hammond@dcsdk12.org.  If you prefer, I also have a confidential voicemail (303 387-6192).

Mrs. Krier

SSN Teacher

chelsea.krier@dcsdk12.org

 

 

My name is Chelsea Krier. I have my Bachelor's in Special Education and my Masters in Intervention Specialist with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis. I am hoping to be a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) by the end of this school year. I have two kids (ages 4 and 9 months) that constantly keep me on my toes! In my free time, I love to travel and cook. My husband and I love to try all different types of food! 

Mrs. Sealock

Speech/Language Pathologist

amy.sealock@dcsdk12.org

Hi there!

 

My name is Amy Sealock.  I am one of the Speech Language Pathologists at Coyote Creek. I have been an SLP for 25 years and I LOVE MY JOB!!!  I have worked at CCE for 12 years and in DCSD for 15 years! Prior to working in DCSD, I worked for DPS for 10 years. I am originally from Chicago, Illinois and moved to Denver (on a whim!) over 20 years ago.  As much as I love living in Colorado, I am a loyal Cubs fan!!! Everybody In!! I have been married for 18 years and have two adventurous teenagers and two spunky dogs at home. We are a very active family and enjoy hiking, boating, skiing/snowboarding, motor cross, camping, and exploring Colorado. 

 

Throughout my career, I have worked with students in all populations: elementary, middle, and high schools.  However, being in the elementary school is by far my favorite as I am a strong advocate for early intervention!  For the past several years, I have had the amazing opportunity to allow me to work solely with the Significant Support Needs population.  It is a privilege to empower these students to communicate through a variety of creative and alternative methods. I love to collaborate with families and support staff to best assist the needs of the students. My therapy style is just like me...quirky, silly, and fun!!  

 

This year, I am excited to be back at work full time. I am looking forward to a great year!!  You can reach me at Amy.Sealock@dcsdk12.org

Mrs. Short

Interventionist

keiko.short@dcsdk12.org

Hello!  I am so excited to be starting my second year at Coyote Creek Elementary.  This year, I will be in a new role as a Learning Interventionist for grades 3rd through 6th.  This will be my 16th year of teaching. I have taught in grades first through fifth and I have been a reading specialist at in independent school in Massachusetts.  My last position prior to joining Coyote Creek was as a 4th grade science and social studies teacher at Aspen Academy.  

 

Although I love having a classroom of my own, I am really looking forward to working with small groups of students for reading and math support.  I believe that all students learn in different ways and at varying rates. One of the most important aspects of teaching is to develop a child’s self confidence and passion for learning.  I hope that I can help students believe in their abilities and spark a love for learning.

 

When I am not teaching, I love spending time with my family and friends.  My husband and I have twin daughters who are starting their second year of college and a son who is starting 6th grade.  I love running, traveling, cooking, and reading. I have loved living in beautiful Colorado for the past six years, and I am grateful for the amazing community I have found at CCE!

Mrs. Voelker

Special Education

Team Lead

barbara.voelker@dcsdk12.org

Hello! I am the full-time Learning Specialist and Special Education Team Lead at Coyote Creek.I have been working in DCSD for over 20 years and have been at CCE since 1999.Prior to working in Douglas County, I worked for the Fargo, ND Public School District.

 

My position at Coyote Creek involves evaluating, determining eligibility and delivering academic services to students who qualify for special education as having a specific learning disability. If you have questions or concerns about the Special Education process, feel free to contact me. You may contact me at barbara.voelker@dcsdk12.org.

Mrs. Wentworth

Occupational

Therapist

tanya.wentworth@dcsdk12.org

Douglas County School District Nondiscrimination Notice:

In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, the Douglas County School District RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate against otherwise qualified students, employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age, genetic information, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law.

Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public.

The School District’s Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator to address complaints alleging sexual harassment under Title IX is Ted Knight, Assistant Superintendent, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, complianceofficer@dcsdk12.org, 303-387-0067. 

Complaints regarding violations of Title VI, (race, national origin), Title IX (sex, gender), Section 504/ADA (handicap or disability), may be filed directly with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204. Complaints regarding violations of Title VII (employment) and the ADEA (prohibiting age discrimination in employment) may be filed directly with the Federal Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 303 E. 17th Ave., Suite 510, Denver, CO 80202, or the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1050, Denver, CO 80202.