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    Jessica Coote

    Director - ESS

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    Phone Ext: 1318

    Born in New Zealand, Jessica Coote has been given the opportunity to teach both in America and abroad after studying education and earning her teaching degree and licensure at the University of Northern Colorado.  Over recent years traveling between the two countries, Ms. Coote has expanded her toolbox of approaches and practices to better educate all children.  She has worked with students of all ages and abilities in a variety of schools.  Ms. Coote has been teaching at Monument Academy since 2014 and has been a part of the school since its opening in 1996.  On her off time, Ms. Coote loves to read, hike, and adventure!

      Carrie Howarth

      Social Worker

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      Phone Ext: 1322

      Carrie started volunteering in the counseling department at Monument Academy in 2015 and presently is the school’s Social Worker. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of West Florida in Psychology, Master’s degree in social work from the University of Texas San Antonio, and is a licensed Social Worker with the state of Colorado. Carrie brings many years of experience and enthusiasm to the students and staff at Monument Academy. She has a long history working with children and adolescents in the areas of crisis intervention, running elementary and middle school groups, developing, and maintaining mental health programs. Her focus has been on anger management and suicide awareness as well as working with high-risk adolescents and teaching them social and life skills.

      Carrie has been married since 1999, she and her husband have 5 daughters with 4 of them attending Monument Academy and the other previously acting in a teaching capacity. They have been a part of the military community for the last 19 years, have lived in many places and are happy to call Monument home! Carrie enjoys hiking, skiing, traveling, watching her girls play soccer, basketball, gymnastics, cheer, and track while creating lasting memories with family and friends.

          Emily Woodhouse

          ESS Teacher (K-3)

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          Phone Ext: 1320

              Jeannine Loar

              ESS Teacher (4-5)

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              Phone Ext: 1316

                  Allison Wise

                  ELL Staff

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                  Phone Ext: 1508

                  Allison Wise has taught K – 8th grade English Learners at Monument Academy, part time and then full time, since 2008.  She is also the coach of the MA Matchwits Team. 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 since 1996. 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.

                      Cristin Knapek

                      Occupational Therapist

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                      Phone Ext: 1114

                          Eva Coleman

                          COTA

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                          Phone Ext: 1114

                              Sarah Thompson

                              ESS Teacher Assistant

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                              Sarah Thompson was born in Southern California and moved to Monument, CO in 1991. She graduated from Lewis Palmer High School and went on to get her degree in nursing. After working in the nursing field for several years, an opportunity arose to work with some very special students in the ESS department at Monument Academy. Sarah jumped at the prospect of changing career paths and has truly enjoyed working in the ESS department since 2011. She is a Wilson Dyslexia Practitioner and has her WRS Level 1 Certification. In addition to teaching, she is also the head cheer coach at MA. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, watching movies, singing, photography, and spending time with her husband, daughter, and 2 dogs.

                                  Michelle Dukes

                                  ESS Para

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                                      Kara Giroux

                                      ESS Para

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                                          Danielle Hoyt

                                          ESS Para

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                                              JoAnne Kienle

                                              ESS Para

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                                                  Tracy Ray

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                                                      Katie Seabolt

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                                                          Kelly Sivess

                                                          ESS Para

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                                                              Thorin Wang

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