Congratulations to this October’s Teacher of the Month, Cindy Cannon! Cindy is in her fourth year as a math teacher at D’Evelyn and consistently makes our school a better place for students to learn. Her dedication to kids is seen daily as she always makes herself available not only to her students, but all kids at D’Evelyn. She is commended for being “an outstanding educator that brings energy and life to a difficult subject. She has improved math instruction since the moment she arrived and is always looking for ways to help students more.” In addition, Cindy is described by her students as “having a beautiful soul” with a great personality who is fantastic to be around. The love she has for students and the love students have for her is apparent.
Please join us in congratulating Cindy on being tremendously valued by her peers and students. Congratulations, Cindy and keep up the great work!
Please join me in congratulating the September 2018 Teacher of the Month, Brennan Gause! Brennan is in his 10th year as an educator and started at D’Evelyn in 2017 teaching Junior High Social Studies. His positive impact has been strongly felt throughout the community and we are thankful for all his efforts.
Brennan was recognized by many students and peers for his efforts to maximize student learning while creating a positive environment in his classroom. He’s described as making learning clear, easy, supportive and fun. In addition, he is “always willing to go out of his way to help students and be excited to teach.” His students describe him as “very good at explaining the lesson and getting work done quickly and efficiently.”
We are lucky to have so many outstanding members in our community, like Brennan, to make this a great place to teach and work! Please congratulate Brennan for the hard work and dedication he’s demonstrated during his brief but meaningful time at D’Evelyn. Congrats, Brennan! Keep up the great work and thank you for all that you do to help our kids grow.
By Josh Griffin, Principal
Please join me in welcoming new members of the D’Evelyn faculty/staff. We are pleased to add this talented, experienced, and passionate group of teachers and administrators to our D’Evelyn community.
Sheryl Beaton, Chemistry & AP Chemistry - Mrs. Beaton will teach Chemistry and AP Chemistry this year at D’Evelyn. She joins our faculty from Red Rocks Community College, where she taught Chemistry for 12 years, in addition to her previous work as a Science teacher at Douglas County High School and Skyview High School.
Megan Bender, Spanish - Mrs. Bender will teach Spanish 1 and 2. Mrs. Bender brings five years of Spanish teaching experience to D’Evelyn, most recently at Rocky Heights Middle School in Douglas County Schools and Hawthorne High School in North Carolina.
Chris Boswell, Junior High Geography & U.S. History - Mr. Boswell will teach junior high social studies beginning next year. Mr. Boswell has worked at Hamilton Middle School in Denver Public Schools for the past two years, and prior to that worked as a middle school and high school teacher at Perspectives Leadership Academy in Chicago, IL.
Rush Daly, High School Social Studies - Mr. Daly joined the D’Evelyn faculty from McLain Community High School in Lakewood. Prior to teaching at McLain, Mr. Daly taught at Everitt Middle School in Wheat Ridge. He will teach 9th grade Eastern Civilizations and 12th grade Government and Economics.
Donna Li, French - Due to increasing demand for French classes at D’Evelyn, Mrs. Li joins the D’Evelyn faculty and will teach two sections of French 1. Prior to joining the D’Evelyn faculty, Mrs. Li taught French at Oberon Junior High School and Alameda High School.
Kristine Sweney, English 8, Literature & Composition - Mrs. Sweney was hired to continue in her role as English teacher in grades 8 and 9. Mrs. Sweney began teaching at D’Evelyn on a temporary assignment in January 2018, and will continue in this role in the 2018-2019 school year.
William White, Vocal Music - Mr. White has been hired to teach junior and senior high vocal music. Prior to joining the D’Evelyn faculty, Mr. White taught at Fairview Elementary in Denver Public Schools, and has extensive experience working with both vocal and instrumental music groups of all ages, from elementary school through collegiate levels.
Dan Wille has joined the administrative team for the 2018-2019 school year. Additionally, he will be teaching two sections of 7th grade Geography. Mr. Wille taught at D’Evelyn for three years and, as a member of the D’Evelyn Class of 2005, is the first D’Evelyn graduate to fill an administrative role in the school.
Tim Schmeckpeper joined the administration after five years as an AP at Chaparral High School in Douglas County Public Schools. Prior to working at Chaparral, Mr. Schmeckpeper (or Mr. Schmeck, as he is commonly known) served as a teacher, dean, and administrator at Mullen High School for 34 years. The 2018-2019 school year marks Mr. Schmeckpeper’s 40th year working in education.
Teacher of the Month
Each month, the D’Evelyn administration will recognize a winner of the Teacher of the Month Award. The award recipients will be chosen based upon nominations from students, parents, and members of the D’Evelyn faculty and staff. Teachers may be nominated and subsequently recognized for Instructional Excellence, Peer Support, Community Service, Dedication, or Leadership.