Director of ESS
Phone Ext: 1315
Brandi West graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education and from Saint Joseph’s University with a Master’s of Science in Special Education. In addition, she is certified in the Wilson Reading System. Brandi has been working at Monument Academy since 2009. She is passionate about teaching children of all ability levels and helping them to reach their full potential. In her free time, Brandi enjoys spending time with her husband and three children hiking, biking, and skiing in the beautiful mountains of Colorado.
ESS Teacher Assistant
Phone Ext: 1320
Phone Ext: 1114
Dana Lynn Simpson has been an Occupational Therapist for over 19 years and has specialized in pediatrics for the last 8 years. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina, as well as a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with a Minor in Marketing from Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska. Dana is married to a retired Air Force pilot and has 2 children. Although she grew up in Colorado, Dana has lived and worked all over the country including Mississippi, South Carolina, Washington, Florida, Texas, and California. She also spent 3 years working in Germany prior to returning to Colorado in 2009. Dana has been at Monument Academy for over 4 years and her goal is to help every child develop to their fullest potential. She loves what she does and is dedicated to helping children succeed.
ESS Para/Occupational Therapy AssistantEmail
ESS Admin AssistantEmail
Phone Ext: 1721
Allison Wise has taught K – 8th grade English Learners at Monument Academy, part time and then full time, since 2008. Originally from California, Allison has lived in Monument since 2005. Starting at San Diego State University, Allison graduated from Cal State Northridge with a Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistics. She has taught English as a Second Language to adults, teens & children for almost 20 years. Other accomplishments include appearing on Jeopardy! (twice) and hiking the Incline (once). Besides reading, Allison’s hobbies are genealogy research and hiking with her husband and two children.