Principal - Nicolette Vander Velde


Contact Ms. Vander Velde

Email: nvandervelde[at][dot]us

Phone: (303) 347-4700



Contact Ms. McKone

Email: lmckone[at][dot]us

Phone: (303) 347-4715

Twitter: @LauraMckone

Instructional Coach - Laura McKone

I have the best job in the world!  Teaching combines my passions of life-long learning alongside making a difference for others.  While it is a difficult job, it is good and meaningful work that I love.  My favorite subjects are math, writing, and reading which is likely due to the paths that I chose- I went to CU-Boulder and obtained degrees in English and Political Science, and then completed my Master's in Education with an emphasis on math.  

The most challenging professional development that I have done was becoming a Nationally Board Certified Teacher.  It was challenging work, but the process of reflecting upon my teaching methods and student work is something that I use daily.  I also have my endorsement in Gifted and Talented education.

Outside of work, I have a wonderful (and adorable) daughter named Cameryn; she is also a proud Twain Tiger.  I enjoy reading, skiing, practicing yoga, cooking, and simply spending time with Cameryn and our dog, Dunkin.