Middle School Directory

    Karen Cromer

    Middle School Lead Upper Math Teacher

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    Phone Ext: 1319

    Mrs. Cromer has been teaching mathematics at Monument Academy since March 2006. When she first taught here, MA was a high school and in addition to teaching Algebra and Geometry, she taught the IB Math which included Calculus. Mrs. Cromer runs an after school Math Club and is the coach of MA’s MathCounts competition team. Mrs. Cromer has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Grove City College, a Master of Science degree in Statistics from Wright State University, and a Master of Education degree from University of Massachusetts at Lowell. Her past work experience includes working as an Operations Research Analyst in the Air Force, several years working for TRW as a Logistics Engineer, and tutoring mathematics at a Sylvan Learning Center.

        Corey Bates

        Middle School Math Teacher

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        Phone Ext: 1326

            Robert Kemble

            Middle School Math Teacher

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            Phone Ext: 1317

            Mr. Kemble joined Monument Academy as a 5th grade teacher in 2010. The following year, he moved up to Middle School to fulfill a passion for teaching kids math. Prior to MA, Mr. Kemble taught combined Grades 5-8 for three years at a small, rural schoolhouse in northern Montana. He received his teaching credentials from Montana State University – Billings and holds a Bachelor’s Degree earned in 1979 from the University of California, Irvine. As a second-career teacher, Mr. Kemble finds the experience and rewards as “more than he ever thought possible”, and looks forward to spending the rest of his golden years in the math classroom.

              Howard Bonser

              Middle School Math Teacher

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              Phone Ext. 1214

                Thomas Herndon

                Middle School Language Arts Teacher

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                Phone Ext: 1307

                    Rachel Gesner

                    Middle School Language Arts Teacher

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                    Phone Ext: 1309

                        Nathan Piotrowski

                        Middle School Language Arts Teacher

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                        Phone Ext: 1311

                            Julie Seymour

                            Middle School Lead Science Teacher

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                            Phone Ext: 1104

                            Julie Seymour was born in Kansas City, MO. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from The University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS. After college, she married George Seymour and moved to Denver where she taught 8th grade science for seven years in Aurora Public Schools and Douglas County school districts. Julie and George lived in Albuquerque, NM for 2 years, and returned to the Colorado Springs area in 2002. They have three children; Connor (senior at Palmer Ridge), Jack (sophomore at Palmer Ridge), and Ava (6th grader at Monument Academy). All three children have attended Monument Academy since kindergarten.

                            Julie began teaching at Monument Academy in 2008 in the newly-opened pre-school. This is her 8th year teaching at Monument Academy, and her fifth year in sixth-grade science. Julie also organizes and leads the science fair club at Monument Academy and co-leads the Girls’ STEM club. She has a passion for encouraging students and loves the middle school years.

                                Karl Brown

                                Middle School Science Teacher

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                                Phone Ext: 1313

                                    Christopher Menefee

                                    Middle School Science Teacher

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                                    Phone Ext: 1312

                                        Michael Herbert

                                        Middle School Lead Social Studies Teacher

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                                        Phone Ext: 1328

                                        Mr. Herbert grew up the son of a Navy helicopter pilot, so naturally he moved around a lot. Nearly 20 times, in fact. Colorado, Texas, California, Washington, D.C., Florida, New Mexico, and Virginia have all been called home at some point in his life.

                                        Mr. Herbert began his teaching career at the age of sixteen when he became a swim instructor for elementary students at his local pool. Upon graduating from the University of California at Santa Barbara with his undergraduate degree, he went on to receive his Master’s Degree in Education and his California Teaching Credential from Azusa Pacific University.

                                        This is Mr. Herbert’s 14th year in education and his 3rd year at Monument Academy. He has taught from 2nd grade to college students but his heart is in teaching middle school students the fascinating world of History.

                                        Besides teaching World History, Mr. Herbert is also the advisor for the middle school Student Council, as well as the student run Risk Club.

                                        In his other life, he enjoys fly fishing, gardening, and planning his motorcycle trip around the world.

                                            Tiffaney Alexander

                                            Middle School Social Studies Teacher

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                                            Phone Ext: 1323

                                            Tiffaney Alexander was born in Colorado Springs in 1983. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas. After college, Tiffaney was a paraprofessional at a middle school in Kansas. She moved back to Colorado Springs in 2007 and began teaching at a small Christian school in the Springs. She also got involved in coaching basketball which has been her lifelong passion in life. Tiffaney has been at Monument Academy for two years teaching 6th grade history and also coaching the middle school girls basketball team.

                                                Richard Dahlman

                                                Middle School Social Studies Teacher

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                                                Phone Ext: 1321

                                                Rick Dahlman is a proud native of Colorado, born and raised in Westminster. He graduated from The University of Northern Colorado in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences and a Secondary Teaching Certification. Additionally, he completed a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Regis University in the summer of 2015. This is his first year at Monument Charter Academy and he brings with him 7 years of classroom experience and a solid track record of student performance, parent satisfaction, and communication. He enjoys challenging students to carefully critique events throughout history and not simply memorize the text. Furthermore, he encourages students to think for themselves and not believe everything they hear or read. When not at work, Rick will be doing outdoorsy activities with his wife and two children, listening and playing to a variety of music, or golfing. He is elated to be joining the team at Monument Academy!

                                                    Richard Hart

                                                    Middle School Art Teacher

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                                                    Phone Ext: 1308

                                                    Richard Hart has been teaching at Monument Academy since 2007 and has enjoyed being an art educator since 1984. He graduated from Northwestern University in 1981 with a Master’s in Education. Previously, he graduated from California Institute of the Arts with a Master’s in Fine Art. He has resided in Colorado since 2000, a beautiful mountain setting that provides for his love of hiking and skiing. His experience includes working as a free-lance artist in Aspen and a few lucrative years with real estate in his home state of Wisconsin. After realizing, that once again, his true calling was teaching, he returned to the Front Range to continue his career in education at Monument Academy. He loves his students and is inspired every day by their genuine, positive enthusiasm. As well as an educator, Richard is an active artist with exhibitions in Denver and Santa Fe. Richard is proud of his son who is stationed in Oahu with the Air Force and has no problem making a commitment to visit his son on a yearly basis.

                                                        John Patterson

                                                        Middle School Band / Music Teacher

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                                                        PHone Ext: 1403

                                                            Desiree Floyd

                                                            Middle School Choir / Music Teacher

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                                                            Phone Ext: 1401

                                                            Desiree Floyd is thrilled to be starting her first year at Monument Academy. She is a Colorado native from the small town of Peyton, where she graduated high school in 2008. After that, she pursued a Bachelor’s degree in music education at Colorado State University-Pueblo. Upon graduating in 2013, Miss Floyd was offered a teaching position at Peyton Elementary where she taught band, orchestra, and K-6 general music for the past two years. Though she loved working with elementary students, she greatly looks forward to working with middle school students! On the weekends, Miss Floyd travels to Pueblo where she teaches piano and voice lessons and also serves on her church’s worship team. In her free time, Miss Floyd enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

                                                                Christy Inama

                                                                Middle School Drama/Speech/Forensics

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                                                                Phone Ext: 1402

                                                                Christy Inama is the new drama teacher for the 2015-16 school year. Originally from the Philadelphia area, she went to college at Oral Roberts University in Oklahoma and studied Drama/Television/and Film Performance. For the last twenty years, Christy and her husband, Matt, have served in ministry by leading teams of youth and adults overseas in service and evangelistic projects. Christy enjoys all forms of visual arts, most specifically anything and everything involving the works of Jane Austen, British literature, British actors, or even just watching British sheep grazing on the countryside. Before teaching at MA, Christy was the 4th grade Para. Before that, she was and still is an MA Momma! All six Inama kids attend MA…and love it!

                                                                    Natalie Chabot

                                                                    Middle School French Teacher

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                                                                    Phone Ext: 1324

                                                                        Collin Vinchattle

                                                                        Middle School PE Teacher

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                                                                        Phone Ext: 1226

                                                                        Collin Vinchattle has been at Monument Academy for one year, teaching physical education. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Colorado in Sport and Exercise Science with a focus on physical education. He has his Master’s degree from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs in Leadership with a principal licensure. This is Collin’s ninth year in education with six years at Banning Lewis Ranch Academy and two years at Space, Technology, and Arts Academy. Collin’s passion for teaching is to help students become physically active for a lifetime.

                                                                            Wendy Wilhide

                                                                            Middle School Spanish Teacher

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                                                                            Phone Ext: 1324

                                                                                Marty Venticinque

                                                                                Assessment Coordinator/Athletics Director, Honors Science Teacher

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                                                                                Phone Ext: 1314

                                                                                Marty Venticinque was born in Chicago in 1972, and has lived in Colorado since 1995. He received a Bachelor’s Degree of Science from the Metropolitan State College of Denver with a major in Meteorology, and a minor in Mathematics. During college, Marty began working as a Student Assistant at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado, and upon graduating was hired as an Associate Scientist. During the summer of 1999, he began working part-time as a Meteorologist for KRDO-TV in Colorado Springs, and in November of 1999, he began working full-time at KRDO-TV, while continuing as a consultant with NCAR. Marty moved to Monument in early 2000, and continued to work as a Meteorologist at KRDO until July of 2014. In August of 2014 he began working as a Science Teacher and Athletic Director at Monument Academy. Marty has 3 children, all of whom have attended Monument Academy since kindergarten. In his spare time, Marty is a football coach, runs his kids to their activities, works around the house, chases thunderstorms, and enjoys being outdoors.

                                                                                    Dorothea Mapp

                                                                                    Director of Literacy & Intervention

                                                                                    Phone Ext: 1117

                                                                                        Cristin Patterson

                                                                                        Strings / Music Teacher

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                                                                                        Phone Ext: 1110

                                                                                        Cristin Patterson is new to Monument Academy and Monument this year, teaching 4th and 5th grade Strings and Middle School Orchestras. She is a professional musician who has lived in Colorado since she was five years old. She attended Cherry Creek High School in Centennial, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Cristin has performed in numerous orchestras, chamber music groups, marching bands, and rock bands, across the U.S. and internationally. She has taught private piano, violin, viola, and cello lessons in her home in Highlands Ranch, to students of all ages and abilities, for 19 years. Mrs. Patterson is passionate about keeping the joy of music alive and growing in our homes and schools. She enjoys spending time with her husband, John, and their two children.

                                                                                            Benjamin Honeycutt

                                                                                            Middle School Technology Teacher

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                                                                                            Phone Ext: 1257

                                                                                                Kelly Collier

                                                                                                Librarian

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                                                                                                Phone Ext: 1720

                                                                                                    Pam Cassady

                                                                                                    Library Assistant

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                                                                                                    Phone Ext: 1720