SUSAN CALKIN — FOUNDING TEACHER, LEAD Kinder – 2nd TEACHER
Susan is a highly accomplished teacher, artist, athlete, musician and outdoorswoman with an unparalleled passion for whole child education. Susan is a 4th generation teacher and the daughter of an education psychologist and music composer. Her breadth of professional experience, passion for 21st century education, and tireless problem-solving attitude make her the ideal teacher to bring Highlands Micro School to life. Susan’s accomplishments include numerous honors and awards during her graduate studies and teaching career, cycling for national teams, and awards for her sculptures and paintings. She has developed art, music and general education programs for schools and museums from New York to Denver.
JAIME CARRAHER — LEAD 3rd – 5th GRADE TEACHER
Jaime joins Highlands Micro School bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience from many years of teaching in independent and charter schools. She has taught grades K-5, PE, STEAM, and Literacy Intervention over the course of her career. In addition, she’s a trained yoga instructor who brings yoga and movement into the classroom. Jaime’s work in diversity, equity and inclusion has led her to become a co-presenter at a National Association of Independent Schools conference. Her passion for social justice education is a thread that flows throughout her instruction. When she’s not teaching, she’s busy wrangling her two young children and leading them on grand adventures that include road tripping, hiking, skiing, swimming, and exploring the natural world.
KATE GIACOMINI — RIGHT HAND, SUPPORT STAFF
Kate received her K-6 teaching license through University of Northern Colorado and taught Kindergarten for 8 years, mostly with Denver Public Schools. She took a hiatus from full time teaching when her son was born, and she enjoyed volunteering her time and experience in her son’s classroom and school, from teaching small reading groups to heading up the teacher appreciation committee in the PTA. This is Kate’s 5th year at Micro working as support staff, small group instructor, substitute teacher and with her English degree is counted on frequently as staff editor, proofreader and spell checker. 😉 In addition this year, she is taking on management of the art studio space. Kate also runs a small online business making and selling crochet blankets. In her spare time, she loves to garden, read, watch baseball, spend time on her family’s ranch, and travel with her husband and son.
LINDSAY POULSON — RIGHT HAND, SUPPORT STAFF, LIFE SKILLS BLOCK TEACHER
Lindsay moved from Philadelphia to Colorado just a year ago. Earning her degree in Elementary Education from Bloomsburg University, Lindsay’s passions for teaching focus around math, the sciences, and outdoor education. She has worked for various schools in the suburbs of Philadelphia, was a caregiver to many children over the years, and is a private tutor for Math and Science, K-8th grade. Lindsay enjoys spending time with her husband and 9 yr dog Osker, exploring the beauties of Colorado, seeing live music, cooking, and yoga. She is eager to be a part of the Highlands Micro School community!
HANNAH GAMACHE — OPPORTUNITY WRANGLER
Hannah is a Jill-of-all-trades around here. She has held a wide variety of roles around Micro. Currently she offers mostly remote support, but can be seen around the school as needed. Hannah enjoys spending time with her young daughters, baking, hiking through the Rockies, and swing dancing. Hannah has been with Micro since the beginning, and loves to be apart of this amazing community.
ANNE WINTEMUTE — DIRECTOR
Anne Wintemute is the Founder and Director of Highlands Micro School. Anne believes that a great education demands small class sizes, individualized support and expert teachers. By combining her passion for research-supported, evidence-based practices and her background in business development, Anne has created an outstanding school choice in Northwest Denver.
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