Morgridge Academy: Staff Information

 Kunsberg School Staff

 

 Meet our:

 

Administrators

  • John Reid, Director, has his Master's Degree in School Administration from the University of Arkansas and has been in the educational field for more than 30 years as a teacher and an administrator. He is originally from Arkansas. He has been with Morgridge Academy since 2005.
  • Sarah Lent, Administrative Assistant, has a degree in Music Education from Clearwater Christian College. Before coming to Morgridge Academy, Sarah worked in Denver Public Schools. Sarah is originally from Pennsylvania and has been with Morgridge Academy since the summer of 2012.

 

Teachers 

  • Mary Lou Ray, MA, is the kindergarten and first grade teacher and has worked at Morgridge Academy since 2006. She holds a teaching certificate and a Master's Degree from Louisiana State University in Special Education.
  • Lorrie Schroeck, MA, has a Master's in Elementary Education from the University of Florida. She is the 2nd and 3rd grade teacher and has been at Morgridge Academy since 1995.
  • Kat Kimling has been our 3rd/4th grade teacher since 2008. She holds a teaching certificate and is currently working on her Master's Degree in Special Education.
  • Holly Huppert, MA, joined us in the fall of 2008 as our 5th grade teacher. She holds a teaching certificate and Master's Degree in Special Education.
  • Janet White, MA,  is our 6th/7th grade teacher. She holds a teaching certificate and a Master's Degree in Special Education. She has worked in schools across the Denver metro area and has been at Morgridge Academy since 2008.
  • Kelly Dresser, MA, is our 7th/8th grade teacher. Ms. Dresser joined us in the fall of 2012 and holds a teaching certificate and Master's Degree in Education.

 

Special Program Instructors

  • Katie Tilton, MA,  is our Education Media Specialist in the library. She has been at National Jewish Health since 2008. She holds a Colorado Teaching License and has her Master's in Information Learning Technologies.  
  • Jim Gianvito, MA, has worked as a physical education instructor at Morgridge Academy since 1985. He earned a Master’s Degree in Therapeutic Recreation.
  • Mary Morrissey has been the fine arts teacher since December 1999 and holds a teaching certificate. She has been at Morgridge Academy since September of 1985. Prior to becoming the fine arts teacher, Mary worked in a variety of classroom settings in grades 1-12 and as an assistant with testing.

 

Nurses

  • Amy Schouten, RN, is our Coordinator of Medical Health Services and one of our school nurses. She has been with Morgridge Academy since 2005. She has been an RN since 1994, graduating from the University of Colorado.
  • Karen Musselman, RN, is one of our school nurses and has been at Morgridge Academy since 1997. She received her RN from St. Luke's Hospital School of Nursing in Sioux City, IA, and her BSN from Mesa College in Grand Junction, CO.
  • Kathi Carney, RN, is one of our school nurses and joined Morgridge Academy in the fall of 2012. 

 

Child Advocate

  • Wally Lederer, MA, has worked at National Jewish Health since 1984. He has been at Morgridge Academy since 1993. He has his Master’s Degree in education and currently serves as our child advocate.   

 

Counselor

  • Jessica Burchinal, MA, is our school counselor. She received her Bachelor’s degree in psychology and her teaching license from the University of Colorado Boulder in 2009. She received her Master's Degree in school counseling from the University of Colorado Denver in May 2013. She has been at National Jewish Health since 2009.