Special Education

Meet Deanna Hood
I have been working in Littleton Public Schools since 2009. I am a resource teacher, and provide learning support services to our students. I am certified to teach art, as well as special education, and am completing my master's degree in curriculum and instruction in reading. I was born in Colorado, and feel fortunate to be working at Centennial. I am lucky enough to have three amazing teenagers who all have gone through LPS from kindergarten. They now attend Littleton High School. We have a wonderful frisbee catching mutt named Bodhi, and a bearded dragon named Kramer. In addition to teaching, I  paint and metalsmith, and continue to show my work in galleries and art shows in the summer. In my spare time I enjoy organic gardening, reading, yoga, and hiking with my kids.
 
Meet Christin Worsley - Mrs. Worsley's Website
I am part of the Learning Support Services team here at Centennial, providing Special Education resource services to students. Prior to teaching at Centennial, I was a center-based Special Education teacher in Denver Public Schools for 4 years. I am a California native and have my B.A. in Elementary Education, a Minor in Spanish, a dual teaching licensure in both Elementary and Special Education along with a Master's degree in Special Education. I met and married my husband, who is also a teacher in Littleton Public Schools, here in Colorado. Our family has grown with the additions of our son Dean, who was born in 2010 and our newest son Reed, born in the spring of 2013! Outside of teaching, I enjoy running, baking, sewing, and spending time with my family and friends. I absolutely love my job and am excited to be part of the Centennial team! 
 
Meet Sarah Fischer
I am the center-based special education teacher here at Centennial. I believe that with hard work, every child is capable of learning. I am a Colorado native. I have two pets; a Dachshund dog named Penelope and a Calico cat named Sadie. I recently got married and went to the French Polynesian Islands for our honeymoon; we had the pleasure of scuba diving for the first time. Before teaching in Littleton, I taught five years in Denver Public Schools teaching in the general and special education settings. I enjoy reading, spending time with my family and pets, snowboarding, running, music, and most activities that involve the outdoors.  Email me:  snfischer[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us
 
Meet Karen Byorick
I am part of the Learning Support services team at Centennial Academy and provide school psychological services to students. I have been working with the Centennial students since 2002. Our time together is spent building self-image, expanding social skills, learning coping strategies and understanding feelings. Prior to working in Littleton, I was a school psychologist for the Douglas County School District. I received my Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology and Computer Applications from the University of Notre Dame. While at Notre Dame, I was a competitive swimmer and an avid football fan. Go Irish! After graduating, I continued my education at the University of Denver. I received my Education Specialist degree in the area of School Psychology for children grades K-12. Outside of work, I spend time coaching swimming to young children who are part of the ACES Swim Club. Needless to say, I spend a lot of my day with children! I currently live in Littleton with my husband and two dogs, Raleigh and Roxi.  Email me: kbyorick[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us      Days at Centennial:  Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
 
Meet Suzy Danielson
I have been providing speech and language services at Centennial Academy since 2003. I feel lucky to have a job that I truly enjoy. I am one member of the Learning Support Services team at Centennial. Working throughout the grade levels allows me to become familiar with many of the Centennial students. It is a joy to help out wherever I am needed, and I am extremely proud of the growth and progress that all of our students are making. Prior to moving to Littleton, I spent several years traveling between Colorado and California completing my education and living in a variety of cities. Ultimately, my husband and I decided that Colorado was where we wanted to call home. Shortly after buying a home in Littleton, we started our family. Our son, Garrett, was born in 2006 and our daughter, Leah, was born in 2008. We look forward to having both our kids receive a top-notch education with LPS. Outside of work, I enjoy snow and water skiing, traveling, walking our dog, and spending time with my friends and family.  Email me: sdanielson[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us
 
Meet Jeanie Schultz
I have been working as a School Occupational Therapist in Littleton Public Schools for over ten years. I have had the pleasure of getting to work with a variety of students needing OT services. I am currently working at Centennial and Wilder elementary schools. I believe Littleton Public Schools provides children with the best possible education, no matter what the child's needs are. I am an LPS grad myself, and I currently have two teens who attend Arapahoe High School.  In my spare time, I like to spend time with my kids, husband, and dogs. I like to do anything outdoors, and relish the Colorado sunshine!  Email me at jschultz[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us.  I am currently at Centennial T, W, F.